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23 May 2019 1:25 p.m. PST
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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2017 10:19 a.m. PST

And to follow up the "favorite TV show" poll, I'd like to suggest THREE polls related to TV theme music:
1. Original Song
2. Original Instrumental (even if someone made up lyrics.)
3. Best Instrumental Music Stolen from Elsewhere.
My nominees?
Original Song: Maverick, Bronco and (sigh) Giligan's Island
Original Instrumental: Wiseguy, Tales of the Gold Monkey, Combat!, Rat Patrol, Remington Steele (first season only) and the NBC Mystery Movie.
Stolen Instrumental: Custer for Garryowen, The Magnificent Seven for guess what, the NBC White Paper for Applachian Spring, and Masterpiece Theater for Mouret "Rondeau."
I suppose there should be a category for Best Stolen Song, but I can't think of one I'd nominate.

Hafen von Schlockenberg05 Jun 2017 10:41 a.m. PST

I'm assuming you didn't see my comment in 1F,so I'll post the link again:

TMP link

No reason not to have another,though.

But I demand that mine run first--I could use the free month!

Norman D Landings05 Jun 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

Original Songs: Tony Christie's 'Avenues & Alleyways' from 'The Protectors': YouTube link

Original instrumentals: The Water Margin: YouTube link
Danger Man (UK theme) YouTube link
'Robinson Crusoe': YouTube link
& 'The Virginian': YouTube link
Elmer Bernstein's 'Arthur of the Britons' : YouTube link

Stolen instrumentals: Yakkity Sax, (Benny Hill) What? No, there's no link. You already know it.
The Journey of the Sorceror,(Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) YouTube link

Stolen songs: 'Over the Hills & Far Away' (Sharpe) YouTube link

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2017 11:42 a.m. PST

Hafen, you are entirely right. I don't know how I missed it, and clearly you should run first. But do let me point out that I specified songs with lyrics sung on the show specifically to keep out the ghastly invented Star Trek song.
I don't see "Secret Agent Man" (the US version: Johnny Rivers) mentioned anywhere, and it should probably on the list for theme songs.

Hafen von Schlockenberg05 Jun 2017 11:57 a.m. PST

It's in there-- top of page 2.

And I tried to keep "non-apearing" lyrics out (believe me,how I tried! This is a major job of cat-herding. As I'm sure you'll see!).

I did enjoy some of those crazy post facto songs,though*.

*Sammy Davis,Jr singing "Hawaii Five-0" has to be a high (or should that be "low"?) point.

And this performance I'd never heard of,of a song I'd never heard of,from a show I'd never heard of:

Anyway,we know what comes of demandimg things of Bill.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2017 12:50 p.m. PST

We demand nothing of Bill. His site; his rules. But surely as a US-based site, we can peacefully petition for redress of grievances? He won't really send in the cossacks?

Hafen von Schlockenberg05 Jun 2017 1:03 p.m. PST

That's a movie,not TV.

And I don't know whether original or stolen:

The secret,I guess,is: don't be that Turkish guy

Cyrus the Great05 Jun 2017 3:56 p.m. PST

Original Instrumentals: Hawaii Five-0, The Avengers, The X-Files.

14Bore05 Jun 2017 4:39 p.m. PST

Mission Impossible
Rockford Files

Cyrus the Great05 Jun 2017 4:57 p.m. PST

Original Instrumental: Twin Peaks.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jan 2018 5:30 a.m. PST

I didn't catch this before it ran, but the best TV theme song ever is Invader Zim. It's a tango.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 4:50 p.m. PST

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