TV and movie theme songs

which were your favorites?

Sunday, March 29, 2009 by I.R. Brainiac | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

I was a musician once upon a time and have always had a special appreciation for instrumental music,mostly progressive rock,but there is a subgenre of music that gets overlooked a lot...themesongs.

 

I think part of the reason is we only get about 1 and a half minutes and then the show starts...or a commercial blares in.But if you ever get to hear the extended versions,some of them are incredible.It dosnt hurt if just hearing the first few note conjures up warm fuzzies from the past or lets you know something good is about to happen.

 

Some of my favorites are...

 

Voyage to the bottom of the sea...moody,dramatic and really fit the show.

Space 1999...wow,mega jumping bass,pseudo porn track guitar  alternating with blaring horns and strings...too freakin' cool.

Mission Impossible...inyer face bassline,jazzy flute,big horns...KAT cool man.

Monty Pythons flying circus...wth!?...this is some countries national anthem,they played it every morning while my flight marched by in the morning(EARLY in the morning) while I was in bootcamp.We got in trouble EVERY morning for laughing as we went by...guess the DI wasnt a PBS viewer.

Peter Gunn...many a stripper twirled her tassles to this one...its just plain raunchy.

Red Dwarf...hard to picture this song with a scifi show...til you know the story about Lister's plans for life after the space corp."goldfish shoals nibbling at my toes"

Lost in Space...spectacular John Williams.There were 2 of them and both were great.

Dr. Who...weeeeiiiiiiiirrrrrrrd man.

Buck Rogers in the 25th century...show was silly but the theme was terrific.(WILMA DEARING! oh my!)SouthPark did a hilarious take on the whole opening montage with Cartman...you gotta see it if you were even a minor Buck Rogers fan.

James Bond...the main theme is truly iconic and 2 of the movie title themes were among my favs...You only live twice,and Tomorrow never dies.

 

So what are some of you favorites?

 

a free place to hear some...quality fair but I bet you could find much better...mine are from cd's.  http://www.televisiontunes.com/index.php

 

 

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Lantec
Reply #1 Sunday, March 29, 2009 4:51 PM

Pink Panther

Hogan's Heroes

Star Trek Enterprise

1941

Rockford Files

Giligan's Island (sticks in my head for hours once I hear it)

Hardcastle & MCCormick

 

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #2 Sunday, March 29, 2009 4:57 PM

I've never heard that last one or 1941 but all of those others are great...especially Hogan's heroes.Enterprise theme version 1 was,to me,better than what they changed it to.

Ausvet
Reply #3 Sunday, March 29, 2009 5:29 PM

Monty Python theme is Sousa's Liberty Bell, played at Obama's Inauguration and caused few chuckles here due to its Monty Python associations. This version is cool but no terminal fart !

Red Dwarf is meant to have a 21st Birthhday special this year - ITV finances not good though. Ending song sounded Christmas to me = it's cold outside..................fun, fun, fun in the sun

Hawaii 5-0 aka US National Anthem as in "The Dish" movie.

Tales of the Unexpected

McGyver

21 Jump Street

A-Team

Magnum PI

Miami Vice

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #4 Sunday, March 29, 2009 5:39 PM

Monty Python theme is Sousa's Liberty Bell, played at Obama's Inauguration and caused few chuckles here due to its Monty Python associations.

I didnt know that...hehehheeheh...I never did find out which country was using it for their morning wakeup song...the DI just said it was that contry's anthem.

Red Dwarf is meant to have a 21st Birthhday special this year

one can pray it happens!

 

I dont remember McGyvers or 21 jump street's theme.

Hawaii 50?...somebody had to go there...ahahahaha...great one.

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #5 Sunday, March 29, 2009 5:40 PM

crap!,now hawaii 50's theme is stuck in me head...gggaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!

 

there are some sites that will let you listen to these...heres one...quality was fair but I bet there are better ones.

http://www.televisiontunes.com/index.php

2of3
Reply #6 Sunday, March 29, 2009 5:44 PM

Enterprise theme version 1 was,to me,better than what they changed it to.

I called the second version for the Hokey Hay Dance Enterprise

 

The 4400

BSG (not the 70's one)

MASH (not the movie)

 

 

I actually like the theme for DS9 too. Maybe because it was the best Star Trek series made

DrJBHL
Reply #7 Sunday, March 29, 2009 5:47 PM

Miami Vice (all the music)

Somewhere in Time

Almost all of John Williams' work...Out of Africa, Chaplin, Dances With Wolves (majestic and haunting), James Bond...Octopussy

BSG ... incredible melange of styles, vocals and instrumentals...

Pink Panther (pure fun music)

NYPD Blue.

ST...TNG and Voyager.

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #8 Sunday, March 29, 2009 5:51 PM

Voyager
that one is pretty mellow but very good

 

When I mentioned Voyage to the bottom of the Sea I meant the tv show not the movie...the movies theme was awful.

 

oh,how could I forget Sanford and Son and the Jeffersons.

and Simon and Simon

Ausvet
Reply #9 Sunday, March 29, 2009 5:58 PM

crap!,now hawaii 50's theme is stuck in me head...gggaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!

Put on the Hits of the Ventures, hehe such fast drummin and guitar pickin. Wipeout.

2of3
Reply #10 Sunday, March 29, 2009 5:58 PM
I.R. Brainiac
Reply #11 Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:01 PM

Californication
hadnt heard that one...noot bad.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DF9nDJZrdA     Space 1999 intro

 

HG_Eliminator
Reply #12 Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:07 PM

Miami Vice
I actually have this on my Ipod...

elvee
Reply #13 Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:16 PM

[quote who="I.R. Brainiac" reply="2" id="2118129"]I've never heard that last one or 1941 but all of those others are great...especially Hogan's heroes.Enterprise theme version 1 was,to me,better than what they changed it to.[/quote]

 

The 1941 that i know of is a cult classic movie from Steven Spielberg that kinda flopped at the Box Office that starred John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and an all star supporting cast.

elvee
Reply #14 Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:21 PM

Welcome back, Kotter!!! FTW

HG_Eliminator
Reply #15 Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:24 PM

M.A.S.H. ( suicide is painless)

Cheers.

WKRP in cincinnati.

 

 

DigitalT
Reply #16 Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:24 PM

What no Knight Rider!!!!

Linky

(the original)

Thats my ringtone

2of3
Reply #17 Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:33 PM

WKRP in cincinnati.

Lonnie Anderson

 

Good ol Boy (the dukes)

 

Daisy Duke

HG_Eliminator
Reply #18 Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:34 PM

Daisy Duke

 

Katherine Bach.. hubba hubba

DigitalT
Reply #19 Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:36 PM



 

Daisy Duke

 

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #20 Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:41 PM

WKRP in cincinnati.

that was a good one  and i'll take Bailey Quarters over Lonnie Anderson anyday(dont remember the actresses name)

 

 

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