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Any Major TV Theme Songs Vol. 3

March 19th, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

Any Major TV Theme Songs Vol. 3

Here’s a third mix of the full versions of TV themes, some the original songs that were picked up as the title melody, and others extended versions of the short themes.

In the case of the former, there sometimes are incongruities. For example, what does a 1990s grunge song, great though it is, have to do with a TV series set in the 1920s, as we have with The Brian Jonestown Massacre providing the theme for Boardwalk Empire?

I have seen at least one episode of 16 of the featured 24 shows, and of these I have faithfully watched (or, in the case of Better Call Saul, will watch) at least one season in nine cases. How about you?

There will still be a fourth and final mix.

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R and includes home-couchpotatoed covers.

1. Mike Post – Theme from Magnum P.I. (1982)
2. Bill Conti – Theme from Cagney And Lacey (1982)
3. Sammy Davis Jr – Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow (Baretta) (1976)
4. Heinz Kiessling – Temptation Sensation (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) (1970s)
5. Jeff Beal – Main Theme of House Of Cards (2013)
6. Dave Porter – Theme from Better Call Saul (2015)
7. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Straight Up And Down (Boardwalk Empire)(1996)
8. Curtis Stigers & The Forest Rangers – This Life (Sons Of Anarchy) (2011)
9. Washed Out – Feel It All Around (Portlandia) (2009)
10. The Scrantones – Theme of The Office (2005)
11. Mike Post – Main Theme of Quantum Leap (1989)
12. Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson – Theme from Barney Miller (1975)
13. Tom Scott – Gotcha (Starsky & Hutch) (1977)
14. Lalo Schifrin – Theme from Mission Impossible (1967)
15. Quincy Jones – The Streetbeater (Sanford & Son) (1973)
16. Sonny Curtis – Love Is All Around (The Mary Tyler More Show) (1970)
17. W.G. Snuffy Walden & Stewart Levin – Main Theme from thirtysomething (1991)
18. Angelo Badalamenti – Theme from Twin Peaks (1990)
19. James Newton Howard – Theme from E.R. (1994)
20. Triple X – The Truth (X-Files Theme) (1995)
21. PSAPP – Cosy In The Rocket (Grey’s Anatomy) (2005)
22. Bear McCreary – Main Theme from The Walking Dead (2013)
23. The Presidents of the United States of America – Cleveland Rocks (The Drew Carey Show) (1998)
24. Morning Runner – Gone Up In Flames (The Inbetweeners) (2005)

GET IT!

Any Major TV Theme Songs Vol. 1
Any Major TV Theme Songs Vol. 2
84 Original Length TV Themes
More TV themes stuff

 

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  1. halfhearteddude
    March 19th, 2015 at 07:41 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. GarthJeff
    March 19th, 2015 at 12:51 | #2

    Many Thanks for these. I’m embarrassed to say that there are only 3 titles of your collection…..I haven’t seen. Maybe my square eyes are a result of watching too much TV. ‘Portlandia’, ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ and ‘Better Call Saul’. Looking at the release dates AMD……you’re giving your age away, like me. Or, maybe they were re-runs. The Office and The Inbetweeners being my picks. Nothing like British humour.

  3. dogbreath
    March 19th, 2015 at 14:58 | #3

    Although I haven’t seen 75% of the shows (note to self: must stay in more & switch on TV) I’ve probably heard the theme music on the radio at some time, such as Tom Scott’s excellent “Gotcha”. Interesting collection for which many thanks.

  4. Trod
    March 19th, 2015 at 17:41 | #4

    Tied your 16 and beat your 9 with 13. Mixed emotions about the results.

    Anyway, thanks for refreshing my memory about some old favorites. MI is still watchable (Netflix), as is Barney Miller. I’ll pass on the others.

  5. Dave B
    March 19th, 2015 at 18:15 | #5

    Is Mike Post the most prolific TV theme song writer ever?
    Theme from “The Greatest American Hero” has to be on vol. 4, no? I love that one.

  6. CatButler
    May 10th, 2015 at 21:13 | #6

    It’s a fact that Pete Townshend of the Who liked the music of Mike Post so much he wrote a song, “Mike Post Theme” which appeared on Endless Wire, which eventually led to those Who songs being used for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation series themes. (I will refrain from “The Who Sell Out” comments here.)

  7. halfhearteddude
    May 10th, 2015 at 21:44 | #7

    That’s excellent. I didn’t know that.

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