From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.
Love Don't Roam is a song from the early 21st Century written by the Doctor Who composer Murray Gold and recorded by Neil Hannon. It was written specifically for the scene in which it was played and its lyrics directly allude to the Doctor's thoughts and feelings. The song is played during the wedding reception of Donna Noble, and its lyrics referencing a lover vanishing, coupled with the sight of a young blonde woman dancing, sparks a brief, but intense memory in the Doctor of his recently-lost companion Rose Tyler. (DW: The Runaway Bride)
Behind the Scenes
- "Love Don't Roam" was the second original song commissioned for the revived Doctor Who series, and the first to appear "diegetically" (that is, it is heard by the characters and plays a part of the scene). It was released on the Series One and Two soundtrack album (although it technically appears in Series Three and other music from The Runaway Bride would be released on the Series Three soundtrack album). A second version of the song was performed by Gary Williams during the Music and Monsters special concert in late 2006.
- One line of the song includes the words "All the strange, strange creatures." This would later be used by Gold as the title for his secondry theme composition which would also be known as the "trailer theme" for its frequent use in trailers. Under this title, it leads off the Third Series soundtrack CD.