TOP SIX THEREMIN MOMENTS IN POP CULTURE ACCORDING TO ME.
Thanks, @nathanveshecco! I really loved the theremin. I will add: this was all done from memory. However! I did confirm through Google (made one incorrect assumption listed as an honorable mention).
- •The Day the Earth Stood Still - definitely the most famous theremin appearance in a film.
- •"Whole Lotta Love" by none other than THE ZEPP. Less spacey and more ominous and AWESOME.
- •The theme to the brilliantly campy TV show Dark Shadows.
- •"Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys uses an electro-theremin (controlled mechanically, not with one's hands).
- •Used in "Mysterons" by Portishead, also one of my favorites.
- •The TV show Hannibal (one of my current favorites, FYI, please watch) features the instrument in a subplot where Hannibal teaches his lover how to play it.
- •Honorable mention:
- •The Doctor Who theme. Does not use a theremin, but the instrumentation evokes the same eerie tones to delightful effect!