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Guiding Light set the standard for soap opera music early on in the genre’s development. Over the years, the show has tried to keep in temper with the times, employing all varieties of music to do so. Its use of the organ, for the religious connotations which it easily roused in viewers, became a staple of the genre, even as background music moved from the spiritual to elevator music and disco. In recent years, the music itself has become quite popular and the show received Emmy nominations for its almost omnipresent Jammy-themed songs.