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Old 06-23-2006, 03:06 PM   #31
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Default ...and by the way, 'james'....

....you'll have to wait until the DVD box sets of "TAXI" are released to see the full one-minute opening theme and title of virtually every episode (if they haven't been, already!). I can't stand those 30 second "reissue" titles!!

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Old 06-23-2006, 03:28 PM   #32
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Default ...and then there's.......

.....a few other random notes:

*"THE MONKEES" was specifically created to generate radio airplay with the songs "performed" on the show, concurrently released on Colgems records {the label of the TV show's studio, Screen Gems/Columbia}. All of the songs heard on the show were written especially for the group, including the theme by the group's "architects", Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart.

*"THE LONE RANGER" used Rossini's "William Tell Overture" because the radio show had used that as its theme since the series began in 1933- and primarily because of economic measures; it was cheaper to use "public domain" symphonic works as musical cues for the radio show, as George Washington Trendle, owner of WXYZ in Detroit [where the show originated] and the owner of "The Lone Ranger" until he sold out to Jack Wrather in 1955, was a cheapskate himself. He had a complete transcription package of classical music cues (and some of the Republic "Lone Ranger" serial scores) recorded in Mexico in 1940- from then until the radio show ceased production in 1954, that music was used on every radio AND TV episode. You've heard those cues a million times, I'll bet! And it wasn't until the final TV season in 1956-'57 that Wrather commissioned new music for the episodes HE produced- the theme was still the same, as it was too well known to be re-recorded.

And don't forget that, during the first few episodes of "EVENING SHADE" in 1990, Fats Domino's recording of "Blueberry Hill" was used as the opening theme.
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Old 06-24-2006, 11:38 PM   #33
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...Bob James' arrangement of "THE BOB NEWHART SHOW" theme {"Home To Emily"} wasn't used until the beginning of the fourth [1975-'76] season, thank you for confirming that, 'megaman'!

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Old 06-30-2006, 08:35 PM   #34
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:43 PM   #36
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Pardon me if anyone has already said this one, but I just heard the theme song that was used on this show called China Beach on the radio and that song, too was heard on radio, before it was heard on TV.

So, China Beach's theme song.
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What I Like About You- What I Like About You by The Romantics (Covered by Lillax)

Also, the theme song for Reba "I'm a Survivor", was originally a CD song, but the show's theme has some lyric change from the original.

The CD Version:
I was born three months too early
The doctor gave me thirty days
But I must have had my Mama's will
And God's amazing grace

I guess I'll keep on livin'
Even if this love's to die for
Cause your bags are packed and I ain't cryin'
You're walkin' out and I'm not tryin'
To change your mind cause I was born to be

The baby girl without a chance
A victim of circumstance
The one who out to give up
But she's just too hard headed
A single mom who works two jobs
Who loves her kids and never stops
With gentle hands and the heart of fighter
I'm a survivor

I don't believe in self pity
It only brings your down
Maybe the queen of broken hearts
But I don't hide behind the crown
When the deck is stacked against me
I just play a different game

My roots are planted in the past
Although my life is changin' fast
Who I am is who I wanna be

The baby girl without a chance
A victim of circumstance
The one who out to give up
But she's just too hard headed
A single mom who works two jobs
Who loves her kids and never stops
With gentle hands and the heart of fighter
I'm a survivor

The Shows:
My roots are planted in the past. Though my life is changing fast. Who I am is who I wanna be. A single mom who works too hard who loves her kids and never stops, with gentle hands and the heart of a fighter. I'm a Survivor.
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Actually S.W.A.T. was really done by Barry De Vorzon, who also co-wrote the theme song to the Young and the Restless w/ Perry Botkin, Jr. (who also did the theme to Mork and Mindy)
Barry De Vorzon is correct although he was credited as Rhythm Heritage. The Theme from S.W.A.T also holds the distinction of being the first tv theme to hit #1 on the Billboard singles charts.
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All of the C.S.I.'s use popular songs by The Who. "Who Are You," "Bob O'Reilly" (Teenage Wasteland), and...and that other one.

I think the theme song to Ed was released by the Foo Fighters before the show ever aired. I'm not sure of the title. "In the Sky Tonight," maybe?
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Everybody Loves Raymond used The Steve Miller Band's "Jungle Love" as their theme for a little while.
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Actually, it was Joey Scarbury who sang that song.

Mike Post, OTOH, did the theme song for Hill Street Blues from about the same time.

Good songs!
Speaking of Mike Post, it's ironic how during early to mid 1981, he was really hard at work composing three TV theme songs for three networks simultaneously.

Magnum, P.I. (started in the 2nd half of S1 in early 1981); CBS
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Greatest American Hero, The; ABC
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Young and the Restless, The - show started on March 26, 1973, but the theme song actually started in 1971 as "Nadia's Theme."
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All of the C.S.I.'s use popular songs by The Who. "Who Are You," "Bob O'Reilly" (Teenage Wasteland), and...and that other one.

Who Are You is the theme of the original CSI, Baba O'Reilly (points, though, for knowing that the title is not Teenage Wasteland LOL!) is the theme for CSI:NY, and Won't Get Fooled Again is the theme for Miami.
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Where You Lead, from Carole King's 1971 album Tapestry, was later used as the theme song for Gilmore Girls.
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Who Are You is the theme of the original CSI, Baba O'Reilly (points, though, for knowing that the title is not Teenage Wasteland LOL!) is the theme for CSI:NY, and Won't Get Fooled Again is the theme for Miami.
Blame Mr 88Keys- he always said it was Bob!

And the theme from Ed is called "Next Year." Duh. Don't know why I couldn't remember it earlier; I love that song!
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