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£1,000,000 Lose Cue

Description

When a contestant answers the last question wrong.

First Country

Japan

First Date

October 12, 2000

First Contestant

LaSalle Ishii

Latest Country

Russia

Latest Date

November 11, 2017

Latest Contestants

Viktor Vasilyev and Gavriil Gordeyev

$1,000,000 Lose - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

$1,000,000 Lose - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

The most dreadful sound to hear from the WWTBAM soundtrack

The million pound lose cue is among the scariest of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? music cues. It will be played should a particular contestant get the final question wrong, and lose a lot of money (usually 468,000 units of the local currency). The sound is a heavily edited version of the last few seconds of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? theme song, made to sound like something from a horror movie, and played in C minor. Despite many countries switching to the new formats and retiring most of the old Strachan musical scores, this frightening tune has unfortunately been kept.

Since contestants are usually careful enough to not get the last question wrong and lose their money, the cue is rarely heard.

The cue is featured on the UK version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: The Album" as the 61st track and has also been included in the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire video games.

Another scary and least popular sound on the show is the klaxon.

PlayedEdit

JapanEdit

  • October 12, 2000
  • April 5, 2001
  • October 18, 2001
  • November 8, 2001
  • November 15, 2001
  • November 22, 2002
  • May 2, 2002
  • July 18, 2002
  • October 3, 2002
  • November 14, 2002
  • December 19, 2002
  • Yt icon 2017 April 3, 2003 (twice)
  • September 4, 2003 (twice)
  • December 18, 2003
  • January 2, 2004
  • May 6, 2004
  • May 27, 2004
  • July 8, 2004
  • August 26, 2004
  • September 2, 2004
  • September 30, 2004
  • January 20, 2005
  • October 6, 2005
  • November 10, 2005
  • November 17, 2005
  • January 2, 2006
  • January 19, 2006
  • March 23, 2006
  • July 13, 2006 (twice)
  • August 31, 2006
  • Yt icon 2017 November 23, 2006
  • November 30, 2006
  • January 2, 2007
  • February 22, 2007
  • Yt icon 2017 March 8, 2007
  • March 29, 2007
  • May 3, 2007
  • July 5, 2007
  • August 29, 2007
  • December 23, 2007
  • March 27, 2008
  • Yt icon 2017 September 18, 2008

Norway Edit

  • March 2, 2001

India (Hindi) Edit

Greece Edit

Hong Kong Edit

  • November 9, 2001

Bulgaria Edit

Poland Edit

  • June 2, 2002

Croatia Edit

  • May 8, 2003

Netherlands Edit

Russia Edit

Australia Edit

United States Edit

Costa Rica Edit

Denmark Edit

Turkey Edit

Germany Edit

Philippines Edit

  • August 23, 2015

Nigeria Edit

  • March 7, 2016

Unplayed Edit

United Kingdom Edit

United States Edit


TriviaEdit

  • The first time it was heard worldwide is when LaSalle Ishii answered the ¥10,000,000 question wrong on October 12, 2000.
  • It, along with the klaxon, is among the most unpopular and frightening of the Millionaire musical themes.
  • Even though it has heard rarely than the £1,000,000 win cue, it was played first before the winning cue in Costa Rica, Greece, Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Australia's spin-off.
  • It was also played in Chile, even though nobody answered the final question wrong.
  • The only time it was heard in the U.S. version was when Ken Basin missed his million dollar question during the 10th Anniversary Primetime Celebration.
  • Thankfully, despite it being originally made in the United Kingdom, it was never played on Chris Tarrant's programme as when Laurence and Jackie Llewellyn Bowen missed their (flawed) final question, it was instead replaced by the £500,000 lose cue. It is, however, included in PAL versions of the video games.
  • When Kevin Short answered his $1,000,000 question wrong on Millionaire Hot Seat, this music is played low pitched.

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