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Top five TV show themes


This is probably the best one ever written.

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This one is a very close second. I considered placing it first.

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Very cool. I've never heard them before. I will look for some that I like.

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This one is a little obscure but still one of the better TV show themes.

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One of the best shows on TV at the moment is "Belin Station". This is their theme song which I love but they only play a small portion of the song.

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Number four on my list is this classic theme song.

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I can't hear these, but the Perry Mason one is my favorite. I was really disappointed when the Perry Mason TV revivals didn't use it.
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This is one of two great themes for the original Outer Limits TV series. Both of them are good but this is my favorite.

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Very cool. I've never heard them before. I will look for some that I like.



I'd like to hear anybody's list. There are a lot of good TV show themes to choose from. I just picked five that I consider to be the best. There are other ones almost as good such as the theme from "Maverick" and the one from "The Rifleman." The themes from the "Munsters" and "The Untouchables" are also among the better ones.
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Monsterpiece Theater aka as Masterpiece Theatre theme.

i also like westworld theme, and games of thrown.

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One that I had forgotten that probably belongs in any list of the top five TV show themes is this one. It's the theme from a show called "Hollywood and the Stars."

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One of the best shows on TV at the moment is "Belin Station". This is their theme song which I love but they only play a small portion of the song.



Bowie's song is an interesting choice for theme song for the show "Berlin Station."

I prefer that some original composition written specifically for the show serve as the theme of a TV show but using a song already written can work.
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Monsterpiece Theater aka as Masterpiece Theatre theme.

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I like the Masterpiece Theatre theme but the other two are a little bland and dour by my standards.

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I can't hear these, but the Perry Mason one is my favorite. I was really disappointed when the Perry Mason TV revivals didn't use it.



Yes, the Perry Mason theme is still a popular piece of music. It stands out among TV show themes.
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This show wasn't a network TV show (aired on PBS in the US), but I liked the introduction music to the Agatha Christie's Poirot series.

(I'm not sure if I am linking this correctly.)

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Okay ... sorry, I've got it!




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I like it. Not on the level of the classic Peter Gunn or Perry Mason themes but pretty good.

I like for composers to try their hand at composing original themes for TV shows and films. Producers shouldn't need to look to music already written for their theme songs.
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I like it. Not on the level of the classic Peter Gunn or Perry Mason themes but pretty good.

I like for composers to try their hand at composing original themes for TV shows and films. Producers shouldn't need to look to music already written for their theme songs.



Have you ever heard the Peter Gunn theme performed by the late guitarist Roy Buchanan? In case you haven't, I thought you might be curious to hear it.

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The Buchanan version of the Peter Gun theme is interesting but there's one big flaw. Do you know what it is?
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I enjoy music, but haven't studied it, although I'd like to hear what you have noted as a flaw so I can listen closer.

Also, ]this page may be of interest to you.

I see "The Jetsons" theme listed there, I liked that, come to think of it!

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The Buchanan version is too up tempo. The original Peter Gunn theme has a significantly slower tempo which helps make it a more "driving" and "bad ass" version.

Some musicians seem to think a faster tempo is better or just naturally drift in that direction. It's not always better.
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Some very good TV show themes listed on that page. My favorite by far is the theme from the Munsters. That's one that I've played many times.
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The Alabama three:

Theme from the Soprano's.

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The theme from six feet under:

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The Buchanan version is too up tempo. The original Peter Gunn theme has a significantly slower tempo which helps make it a more "driving" and "bad ass" version.

Some musicians seem to think a faster tempo is better or just naturally drift in that direction. It's not always better.




I agree that Buchanan probably should have slowed that down. It's odd because he was really a blues guitarist and many of his works display a kind of "slowness" to them that many guitar players don't do.

In reading a linked page from the link I posted about, it's interesting how one musician applied his talents to so many T.V. theme songs.
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Movie theme: Once upon a time in the west.

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If we are going to include film themes written by Italians there is none greater than this one. It's truly magnificent.

It may bring tears to your eyes. It's that good.

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That's a little too mild for me.

Mission impossible [From first movie]

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The arrangement may be a bit on the mild side but the beautiful, powerful melody of the Mondo Cane theme isn't too mild which is always key to the quality of a TV or movie theme.

That Mission Impossible theme from the first movie is a modern update with synthesizer riffs of the theme of the original Mission Impossible TV series. One of the better TV show themes. It's just not quite at the level of the other ones I've mentioned.
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