Last month, an article was published and listed National Geographic as having the #2 top branded sound among the most addictive sounds in the world.
And I have to say, having worked at National Geographic Channel for almost five years, anytime someone hears where I work — I get to hear their own personal rendition of it. People know it and can hum this instrumental opening on command. People tend to even be nostalgic about it, telling me stories of sitting in school and being excited to hear the opening before a whole new world was opened to them via National Geographic’s latest television documentary.
So when our digital team got permission to use this noted and beloved tune to encourage viewers to submit their own versions for the 25th anniversary of Explorer, we were thrilled. After all, people are already creating their own versions and posting them to YouTube.
Why not encourage these innovations in celebration of Explorer, which is the longest-running documentary series in the history of cable television? We are also challenging our fellow National Geographic Channel staffers to submit their own creations inspired by it.
So here it is for your enjoyment… listen to the original and see what people are submitting, or submit your own interpretation!