Favorite version or versions of a TV theme song

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  1. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Really an encapsulation of what Sorkin wrote, wasn't it? :agree:
  2. mr. k

    mr. k Master of the Rummage (retired)

    The Netherlands
    In my humble view the definitive version of the "Peter Gunn" theme was by Duane Eddy:

  3. jbmcb

    jbmcb Forum Resident

    Troy, MI, USA
    Holy moly! Is that the LP with the DMX Krew remix of Cats on Mars? That's a great track, too. I've only ever found bootlegs floating around the internet.
  4. Jimmy Disco D

    Jimmy Disco D Forum Resident

    Shropshire, UK
    Yep, I remember buying it for a pound in the bargain bin around the time of it’s release. When I stopped dj’ing I sold it, for a good price but not the crazy money it goes for now. I never realised they were all remixes from a tv show soundtrack.
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  5. "Compass of the sky"?

    "Conquerors of the sky." Innit?
  6. JackBnimble

    JackBnimble Forum Resident

    Love the News Radio opening theme
  7. John B

    John B Once Blue Gort,<br>now just blue.

    Toronto, Canada
    You are correct!
  8. Greg Gee

    Greg Gee Forum Resident

    Peter Gunn by Roy Buchanan
    from the album Dancing On The Edge
  9. HenryH

    HenryH Forum Resident

  10. Stewart Copeland had an entire album called "The Equalizer and Other Cliffhangers" on the No Speak sublabel of IRS. I'm sure there was long version of the Equalizer theme on it, but here's an even longer version (probably an 'extended' version, from some 12") that I just stumbled on...

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  11. Raylinds

    Raylinds Martinis, music and glowing tubes

    The first thing that I thought of.
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  12. Raylinds

    Raylinds Martinis, music and glowing tubes

    I have a few CD compilations of TV Themes. I love the full length version of the Burke's Law theme.
  13. roblog

    roblog Forum Resident

    Morris Plains, NJ
    Don't know if this was posted but Joan Jett does a great MTM - Love is all around. Its on YouTube from the Letterman show, great stuff.
  14. Hyacinth House

    Hyacinth House Active Member

    Vancouver, WA
    I wasn’t aware of this. Thanks for sharing it, I loved it!
  15. JakeKlas

    JakeKlas Impatiently waiting for an 8-track revival

    United States
    Space: 1999... two seasons, two versions of the theme song.

    As a kid, I was more into the action-oriented Season 2, so that’s the theme version I’m linking to.

    But when I bought the complete series 1 and 2 on DVD some years back, I grew to appreciate those Season 1 stories, and I think the theme song was pretty good for that season, too.

    Between the two, you could clearly see and hear confirmation of the change they were forced to make in terms of jacking up the action in Season 2.

  16. Saint Johnny

    Saint Johnny Forum Resident

    Asbury Park
    Anyone remember this?
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  17. KevinP

    KevinP Forum introvert

    Vividly. That's the version of the song I most remember too.
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  18. KevinP

    KevinP Forum introvert


    I'm sharing this for the theme song, which I certainly liked as a kid. But I picked the episode with the song that anyone who remembers the show will remember.
  19. KevinP

    KevinP Forum introvert


    This would be the second most remembered song from the show.
  20. KevinP

    KevinP Forum introvert


    There was only one actual version of this (I think), but it was edited to pieces later, at least in syndication.
  21. Saint Johnny

    Saint Johnny Forum Resident

    Asbury Park
  22. Gary7704

    Gary7704 Jesus saves, Esposito scores on the rebound.

    Estero Florida
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  23. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Guess that was after I was a kid. I can picture my old man seeing that and walking over to turn it off, just to show me who was REALLY important.
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  24. SomeCallMeTim

    SomeCallMeTim Forum Resident

    Rockville, CT

    This version competed with Neal Hefti's original on the radio in 1966. I think this one rocks.
  25. SonOfAlerik

    SonOfAlerik Forum Resident

    Westland, MI USA
    I also love this version

    The Rockford Files Theme

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