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Music Videos were first produced during the third series in 1992. These videos featured their own songs, primarily sung by local British children's choirs, with television series veterans Mike O'Donnell and Junior Campbell occasionally providing backing vocals or taking the lead. This lasted until the tail-end of the model series, and the songs have since been sung by professional singers. Since Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, some songs have been sung by the characters, a format that specials used exclusively. From 1994 to 2003, the songs were based on the theme tunes of a specific character, place or type of job that the engines would do, which were composed by both Mike O'Donnell and Junior Campbell. Several have been released on CD as audiobooks or music albums. At the end of all six episodes of "Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales", "Thomas' Anthem" would play during the end credits instead of "Shining Time Station Theme Song". This was a short lived spin off series of "Shining Time Station" and aired on October 6, 1996 and ended on November 11, 1996. The series ran for six episodes and starred the late George Carlin as Mr. Conductor.

After O'Donnell and Campbell left the series after twenty years, Robert Hartshorne began composing the music for the series, while Ed Welch wrote the songs, both starting from the eighth series in 2004. Welch left in 2009, leaving Hartshorne to take over composing the songs. In 2011, Peter Hartshorne, Robert's son, helped him score Day of the Diesels and would join him as a co-composer thereafter. Peter composed the 2015 film The Adventure Begins by himself, primarily basing the score off of O’Donnell and Campbell's music from the early series and recomposing two of their songs. The Hartshornes left the programme after their contracts with HiT Entertainment ended in 2015 and Chris Renshaw and Oliver Davis took over as composers. Steve D'Angelo and his company Eggplant LF compose, write and produce songs for the television series while Davis composes and produces songs for the specials, The Great Race and Journey Beyond Sodor. Kevin Roberge, Carl Taylor and Noah Berg also wrote and composed songs from the twenty-first to the twenty-third series.

The music videos are known for using clips from the series along with deleted scenes which would not be seen in the episodes themselves. Some music videos have specially-shot footage, which would only happen if the song did not have the required clips from the archives.

Series 3

Series 4

Series 5

Thomas and the Magic Railroad

Series 6

Series 7

Series 8

Calling All Engines!

Series 9

Jack and the Sodor Construction Company

Series 10

Series 11

The Great Discovery

Series 12

  • Engine Roll Call (CGI face version)

Hero of the Rails

Series 13

Misty Island Rescue

Series 14

Day of the Diesels

Series 15

Blue Mountain Mystery

Series 16

King of the Railway

Series 17

Tale of the Brave

Series 18

Thomas' YouTube World Tour

  • A World Around You (CGI version)
  • Down by the Docks (CGI version)
  • Navigation (CGI version)
  • Never, Never, Never Give Up (CGI version)
  • It's Great to be an Engine (CGI version)
  • Thomas' Anthem (CGI version)
  • The Island Song (CGI version)
  • The Whistle Song (CGI version)
  • Night Train (CGI version)
  • Ode to Gordon (CGI version)
  • Rules and Regulations
  • That's What Friends are For

The Adventure Begins

  • Really Useful Engine (different singers, lyrics and footage)
  • Troublesome Trucks (different singers, lyrics and footage)

Series 19

Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure

Series 20

The Great Race

Series 21

Journey Beyond Sodor

Big World! Big Adventures!

Series 22

Series 23

Series 24

Digital Albums

Other Music Videos

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