The Picard Song is a remix track created by the musician DarkMateria, which uses sequenced quotes by the character Jean-Luc Picard from the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The song rose to fame online after being featured in a YTMND page in April of 2004.
On May 21st, 2004, Newgrounds user WarG0blin uploaded a flash video titled \"The Picard Song\", which featured crude animations of Picard with the DarkMateria song playing in the background. On June 21st, an Urban Dictionary definition for \"Picard Song\" was submitted by user Mister Ignorant, referring to it as \"the best song ever on YTMND.\" On July 7th, \"The Picard Song\" was featured in another flash animation by Newgrounds user Jeremy Lokken (shown below, left). On September 10th, 2006, YouTuber CoJux uploaded a video titled \"The Picard Video\" (shown below, right), featuring Picard-related video clips and images accompanied by the DarkMateria song. Within six years, the video accumulated over 2 million views and 5,600 comments.
The Picard Song is a remix track created by the musician DarkMateria, which uses sequenced quotes by the character Jean-Luc Picard from the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (the preceding sentence is one I wrote myself, which I totally didn't find on knowyourmeme.com and just copy & paste into this article). Segments of the song serve as an intro and lead-out of every Greatest Generation podcast; brief clips of the song also serve as bumpers between various segments & ads within each podcast.
Despite Adam and Ben giving credit & thanks to DarkMateria for the song in each podcast, and despite the ease of entering the words \"picard song\" into any search engine & receiving dozens of results, viewers continue to pester Adam and Ben for information about the song.
As Data puts on a record, just before his final \"death\" inside of his quantum simulation, we hear a lush, loving version of \"Blue Skies,\" sung by a woman. The person singing is Picard actor Isa Briones! And, as of right now, Lakeshore Records has released Briones' version of the song as a single, from the forthcoming Star Trek: Picard soundtrack album, composed by Jeff Russo.
In it, Briones talks about her family's history in musical theater (BTW, she was also part of the touring cast for Hamilton) and how excited she was to be giving a \"call-back to Star Trek: Nemesis.\" It's an awesome special segment for fans and seeing Briones record the song with Jeff Russo is totally heartwarming. Here it is!
Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody.This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Picard Song that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996.For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.
I've seen most of the movies so you might call me a Trekkie. Whatever, this was great no matter what your fandom is. I really do love this song. It's just great to see this animation. It seems like most of your \"Star Trek\" stuff has been removed from here! I'm glad this one is still here.
It's just fun to see all the characters act so goofy. Of course I'm familiar with this song. I just love Patrick Stewart's voice in this. He deserves to be a meme. I'd love to see more stuff like this.
The Picard song was one of the earliest fads. As with most 2004 fads, lines from the song would be edited into other quotes, or different portions of the song would be used. The Picard Song became a key fad during this time.
Some users seem to believe that the \"Luc\" in \"Jean-Luc\" is not spoken in the sound file used for the site. The \"Luc\" is present, but it is difficult to hear because of the electronic beats that comprise the percussion of the song. Nevertheless, some users maintain that the \"Luc\" is absent.
Additionally, some users believe that Shitty himself wrote the Picard song, and that he and Dark Materia are the same person. This confusion may have occurred since at the time of the site's creation, YTMND creators were not yet able to cite their source materials. Shitty McShit has updated the sources for his site (pointing to Dark Materia's site) now that source citing is possible.
Most Picard sites do not involve the song, but rather scenes of him from Star Trek. The Picard Song fad helped to boost Picard and Star Trek's popularity. Picard has also yielded other fads like \"Art Class\" and \"Chunk is Indestructible\". Most early 04-ers see Picard as one of the main and classic YTMND characters. Picard will almost always show up on any YTMND conglomerate.
Many people have made \"Picard-song-style\" YTMNDs of other Star Trek captains. These remix sites include Captain Kirk, Captain Sisko, Captain Janeway, Captain Sulu, and \"Captain Geordi Laforge\". Unlike the Picard song, these users had to create the background music themselves as there was no existing music. So, there are many variations of at least some of these songs.
Me, Myself & Us, the band's first album, was released in April 2007. Seven months later the album was platinum in Canada with more than 100,000 sold copies. The album's first single, \"Gate 22\", stayed in the Top 50 Anglophone chart in Quebec for 12 weeks and is in rotation on the CBC.CA Canadian singer/songwriters radio stream.
Dr. Agnes Jurati (Alison Pill) sings a famous 1980s pop song in Star Trek: Picard season 2, episode 6 but listen closely and the song choice reveals a lot about the twisted relationship between Agnes and the Borg Queen (Annie Wersching). As Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the motley crew attempt to protect Jean-Luc's great-great-great aunt, Renée Picard (Penelope Mitchell) at the Europa Mission Gala, they are all completely unaware that the Borg Queen has assimilated Dr. Jurati. The Borg Queen sinks her hooks even further into Agnes so that, after her showstopping performance, the Queen has completely taken possession of Jurati.
Agnes stole the show in Star Trek: Picard season 2, episode 6, \"Two of One,\" by performing Pat Benatar's 1982 hit \"Shadows of the Night.\" This is no random song choice, however. The lyrics Agnes sang were, \"We're running with the shadows of the night / So baby, take my hand, you'll be alright / Surrender all your dreams to me tonight / They'll come true in the end...\" Throughout their bond, the Borg Queen preyed on Agnes' insecurity and fears that she is destined to always be alone. In fact, the Queen mocked Jurati by claiming that her trans-temporal awareness allowed her to see that Agnes is alone in every timeline. But with the Borg Queen now a part of her, Jurati is no longer alone. The lyrics of \"Shadows of the Night\" are essentially the Borg Queen describing their newfound relationship. The song is saying Agnes' dream of no longer being alone has come true because she surrendered herself to the Queen.
The use of contemporary songs in Star Trek is always striking, right down to the Beastie Boys' \"Sabotage\" playing such a prominent role in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek movies. But Star Trek: Picard season 2's 21st-century setting is an ideal vehicle to utilize familiar songs to give the show the proper feel of being in current times, even if the song Jurati sang topped the charts back in 1982. Pat Benatar's \"Shadows of the Night\" was an ingenious pick that truly served the story of the Borg Queen and Agnes Jurati in Star Trek: Picard season 2.
In 2401, the song played on the bridge of the USS Stargazer as the Borg Queen boarded the ship and accessed its systems. (PIC: \"The Star Gazer\") Picard later realized the Borg Queen, recalling his conversation with Agnes Jurati about the song, was using the song as a message to him. (PIC: \"Farewell\")
While showing Jean-Luc a version of Château Picard in an alternate 2401, Q snapped his fingers, causing a record player to play a rendition of the song performed by Édith Piaf. (PIC: \"Penance\")
The season finale of Star Trek: Picard featured the song \"Blue Skies,\" a song that was used also in the first episode of the season and that calls back to when Data sang it in the film Star Trek: Nemesis. In the Picard finale, the song is sung by star Isa Briones, who plays Data's daughters Soji and Dahj Asha. \"This is obviously a bit of a throwback to Star Trek: Nemesis, when Data sang 'Blue Skies,' so it's really cool that Data's daughter kind of gets to sing it as well,\" Briones says in a featurette filmed during the recording to the song. \"My parents are musical theater actors, so I kind of grew up around it and when I was 19 I had moved to New York and my first audition in New York was Hamilton and I got to do Hamilton on tour and so that was kind of my first bigger musical theater experience and right after I left Hamilton jumped right into this.\"
Star Trek: Picard composer Jeff Russo came up with the song's new arrangement for Briones. \"This song was always going to play,\" Russo says. \"I think Alex [Kurtzman] and Michael [Chabon] had talked about it as a means to sort of bookend this season and I was talking with Alex about it and he said, 'You know, maybe we do our version of the song' and I said, 'Oh, well, what a great idea. Why I do a version of the song and we'll find a singer to sing it for us' And he was like, 'Well, you know, Isa is a singer.'
\"The instrumentation is close to our score. It's a little bit smaller of an orchestra and that's because it's a very intimate song and I wanted it to feel very close to your heart. But it's strings, it's woodwinds, it's some brass, and a lot of it is very textual because really the main part of the song is the lyric and the melody so you really want to be able to keep that front and center so we didn't want anything too loud or too much to jump in front of that vocal.\"
Russo and Briones both also discussed the song's place in the finale and its symbolism. \"Admiral Picard has a theoretical meeting and discussion with Data and at the end of this conversation, he asks Jean-Luc Picard to basically unplug him from life support because he would like his life and his emotions and his relationships to have the kind of meaning that they can only have if his life was finite,\" Russo says. \"That's where this song will play and the song plays kind of across that whole section of him going and doing and interacting with the rest of the cast in order to do that.\" 153554b96e