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S11LKO
08-27-2018, 03:40 PM
Iím in the U.K. and I love TV theme tunes which, in general, I feel are very underrated. I have so many collected and stored on CD and in iTunes. (I have a pretty large music collection of all genres collected over the last 60 years - somewhere in the region of 1,700 albums and many more singles, cassettes and mp3ís. My family think Iím bonkers! lol)

What is YOUR fave TV theme tune and why?

Iíll love looking up the ones you mention Iíve never heard of.

Thanks.

mikelz777
08-27-2018, 03:55 PM
Jonny Quest!! It really captures the excitement and adventure of the show.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIhEpjnaNlo

S11LKO
08-27-2018, 04:29 PM
I have to admit Mike, in my ignorance I'd never heard of the series, but I love the music, thanks for responding.
I must catch the show now! lol

mikelz777
08-27-2018, 05:12 PM
I have to admit Mike, in my ignorance I'd never heard of the series, but I love the music, thanks for responding.
I must catch the show now! lol

The show only lasted one year 1964-1965 for a total of 26 episodes. (Maybe only in the USA?) As a young boy at the time, the show really piqued a sense of wonder, excitement and adventure in me. Jonny Quest was a boy whose father was a scientist and he didn't attend school like a normal child would but instead he got to travel all over the world and found himself in a lot of great adventures. The show was really well done and I think it's still a lot of fun to watch. I think they tried to bring him back many years later after the original but it just wasn't the same. I don't know why the original only got one year. I think its quality deserved a longer run.

pinkuke
08-27-2018, 06:38 PM
I love TV theme songs too. I don't have a favorite, but these are theme songs I really like: Cheers-Where Everybody Knows Your Name, M*A*S*H-Suicide is Painless, Mickey Mouse Club March, Secret Agent Man, Gilligan's Island, Game of Thrones intro and the Big Bang Theory.

Swamp Yankee
08-28-2018, 03:06 AM
Jonny Quest!! It really captures the excitement and adventure of the show.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIhEpjnaNlo

Sim Sim Salabim! That show was BOSS!

Swamp Yankee
08-28-2018, 03:09 AM
my favorite has got to be Sanford & Son

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl71DM84Wc4

Pukulele Pete
08-28-2018, 03:36 AM
I'm a little old so my favorite is the theme from Palladin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F63ImH5tk28

ampeep
08-28-2018, 10:34 PM
This is the theme song from The Medic - Blue Star, from 1955. I'd bet that nobody else would pick this song!

Found it while viewing videos of Japanese surf bands; it's also been recorded by the Shadows & Ventures.

https://youtu.be/2rF3hX30nbY

S11LKO
08-28-2018, 11:08 PM
Some great suggestions there people. I've had fun listening to them - some of which I'd never previously heard of here in the UK.

In my original post I neglected to mention MINE lol.

Two of my favourites are the classic theme from 'Thunderbirds':



https://youtu.be/BfIAKj3Gl1E

and a British adventure series from the 70's/80's called 'The Professionals':


https://youtu.be/PCFVEvZvo3g

wickedwahine11
08-30-2018, 07:59 PM
Hands down easy answer for me, Game of Thrones.


https://youtu.be/s7L2PVdrb_8

DelGriff
11-23-2018, 08:10 PM
Gotta be this one:


https://youtu.be/zedq1VhaS90

CeeJay
11-24-2018, 01:20 AM
my favorite has got to be Sanford & Son

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl71DM84Wc4

I'll see your Sanford and Son theme and raise you one Steptoe and Son (The Original) theme "Old Ned".


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7ly_tp-9SY

Django57
11-24-2018, 01:29 AM
Pink Panther Theme Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OPc7MRm4Y8

CeeJay
11-24-2018, 01:33 AM
My faves are , from 1963 to : Z Cars, Dr Who, Thunderbirds, Iron Horse,Ivanhoe , Captain Scarlet, Pink Panther (Tele show), Captain Pugwash (Trumpet hornpipe) Blue Peter (sort of Sailor's Hornpipe) Alias Smith and Jones, Black Beauty, Old Ned (Steptoe and Son) and then it all goes a bit nothingy from the late 70s onward .The selection are from pre teen to late teen years, perhaps I stopped watching so much tele later on LOL I used to seek out albums like Geoff Love plays TV Themes and get extended versions of the tunes. Also film Theme tunes. But that's another subject LOL.

Orton Pearson
11-24-2018, 06:22 AM
The Prisoner opening titles, music written by Ron Grainer :-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE-EMinj69o

Ron Grainer was commissioned and was paid to write the Doctor Who theme but he merely wrote a note giving a 'mood' outline to Delia Derbyshire of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, went away and collected the finished work a couple of weeks later. First episode opening titles November 1963 :-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrYaLHJEZwk

Orton Pearson
11-24-2018, 06:03 PM
Inspector Morse Theme - Barrington Phelung Orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKsmF3DNYVM

jimavery
12-01-2018, 10:12 AM
The theme to "Family Guy". Claire and I always sing along. It's one of the most challenging tunes to strum on the ukulele too, and will be deeply satisfying if I can ever nail it so well that I can strum along whenever it comes on the telly.

S11LKO
12-01-2018, 10:30 AM
The theme to "Family Guy". Claire and I always sing along. It's one of the most challenging tunes to strum on the ukulele too, and will be deeply satisfying if I can ever nail it so well that I can strum along whenever it comes on the telly.

Tee hee! I love Family Guy. Even as a 62 year old it makes me chuckle like a naughty schoolboy having said a rude word!! lol