No need to describe to you the distinctive, trumpety wail of the Coronation Street theme tune - it's the siren song that calls you to your armchair on a regular basis. Written by Eric Spear (who was reputedly paid £6 for his troubles) it's been little altered in the almost 50 years that Corrie's been on the telly.
But how does it sound to a dog? A lady called Christine Conway has been telling The Sun that her dog, Percy, yelps along every time he hears the Corrie theme tune. Christine says, "It must be something in the pitch of the music that gets him excited and makes him always want to join in. If he is in his bed and hears the music, he will start moving his head from side to side." It has that effect on me, too, and like me, Percy is unmoved by other soap tunes such as Eastenders or Emmerdale.
I had a little rummage over on YouTube, and apparently Percy is not alone. There's a very pretty collie called Ziggy singing along here, a cute little terrier called Murph adding his own harmonies, and a soulful version from a particularly musical Westie. In fact you could watch dogs howling along to the Corrie tune all day long if you wanted to - but you may find that people start avoiding you.
Click the Continue Reading link for a great YouTube clip of cats auditioning for Coronation Street in 1989, and Bill Waddington (Percy Sugden) grappling with a large ginger tom!