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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 12:43 PM
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Shows with the best theme music?
My choice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cfRjmZX7_U (Game of Thrones. Never saw the show itself but do like the theme music.)
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:05 PM
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1. "The Big Bang Theory"
Here's the full song. The rest is even better than what gets played on the TV show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldkw1YE7J-o
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:28 PM
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2. Old school: WKRP, Cheers,Taxi
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LoveMyCali Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:41 PM
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8. As long as you're going old school
Don't forget Barney Miller.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:50 PM
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9. Of course...one of the coolest tunes ever! n/t
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 06:31 AM
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33. or MASH
nt
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 06:33 AM
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35. "MASH" has lyrics.
It's called "Suicide Is Painless," and it was co-written by the son of Robert Altman, the director of the film on which the show was based.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 08:54 AM
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36. heh. I know, I am old enough to remember
Edited on Sat Dec-03-11 08:55 AM by JanMichael
the movie in the theaters. :) The TV show however, did not use the lyrics.
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 12:25 AM
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50. If we're going old school...
The Monkees
http://youtu.be/pxPppXaPonY

They actually put out some pretty cool tunes:

Last Train to Clarksville
http://youtu.be/RUZeZ1e441A

Pleasant Valley Sunday
http://youtu.be/sUzs5dlLrm0

You Just May Be the One
http://youtu.be/_nLPO-Dhe7s
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 05:53 PM
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56. Pleasant Valley Sunday
is as solid a piece of 60's pop as you will ever hear. Written by Goffin/King-just great stuff.
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dawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:28 PM
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3. Star Trek: Enterprise
Just kidding! :P
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:29 PM
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4. NO!
The cheese just oozes from that song.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 12:58 PM
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43. Yes it does.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 01:32 PM
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45. oops, wrong place
Edited on Sat Dec-03-11 01:33 PM by Deep13
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:31 PM
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5. Psych, ST: TNG, Terriers
There's so many to choose from.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:37 PM
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6. Four way tie
Rockford Files
St. Elsewhere
Hill Street Blues
Liebling Kreuzberg (German series of the 1980s)
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:40 PM
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7. Yes! Rockford rocks! n/t
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cyberswede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:11 PM
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10. Hawaii 5-0 ... Mission Impossible ... Ironside n/t
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:50 PM
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11. Pillars of the Earth
It's only a minute long, though I wish it was longer.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:00 PM
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12. ST:TNG and Hawaii Five-O
Edited on Fri Dec-02-11 03:03 PM by hifiguy
were both tres cool. But the mack daddy of great TV themes was Henry Mancini's music for Peter Gunn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcflCzZlLcQ
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 04:48 AM
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30. Peter Gunn = Thread OVER!
I was going to suggest Jerrold Immel's theme from "Dallas," but I have just been outGunned.

:bounce:
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:16 PM
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13. I liked Northern Exposure. In fact they turned me on to more good music than any other show.
I once had the opportunity to ask Diane Frolov, who was one of the writers and played a part in music selection, about their choices. She just said they really loved a wide variety of music and had great researchers who had helped them have the greatest personal music collections ever.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:21 PM
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14. Peter Gunn, Mission Impossible, Hill Street Blues, ST: TNG n/t
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:02 PM
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15. Since I like BJM, I'll go with Boardwalk Empire
'Straight up and Down' by Brian Jonestown Massacre

Long version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJDq4UdESno

Short version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45HPaTF0u7U
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:58 PM
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21. Oops, didn't notice you posted this already
I love BE theme music.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:46 PM
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24. Check out the whole album
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:24 PM
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29. Thanks, I will!
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:06 PM
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16. Oh, and Squidbillies (Warrior Man)
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:15 PM
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17. Hill Street Blues & Hawaii 5-0.
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IcyPeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:25 PM
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18. True Blood and The Wire
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Sky Masterson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:40 PM
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19. Scrubs
Lazlo Bane. I'm no Superman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLTSBvXRwMI
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:55 PM
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20. Boardwalk Empire
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:03 PM
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22. Oh oh.. Boardwalk Empire! . .I LOVE the opening theme
And I love the Magritte-ish image of Nuckie standing on the shore.. And that his shoes are clean and dry when the bottle tide goes out.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:45 PM
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23. Straight Up and Down by Brian Jonestown Massacre; album Take it from the Man!
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:03 PM
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26. Thanks!
(bugging my kid to find it for me)
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:52 PM
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25. "The Streets of San Francisco"
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:03 PM
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27. CSI has Baba O'riley by the Who.
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:10 PM
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28. I like the whole opening of Game of Thrones,
the music and the art. Reminds me of Carnivale, which had that same great opening combo too.
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flying rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 04:52 AM
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31. Magnum PI and
Sanford and Son
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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 06:10 AM
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32. Fat Albert
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Graybeard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 06:32 AM
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34. Perry Mason
The "gritty blues" theme for Perry Mason by Fred Steiner

is still memorable after all these years.
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 05:51 PM
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55. And "Della Street" was the best name for a "Girl Friday" ever!
n/t
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 09:30 AM
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37. True Blood. n/t
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 09:59 AM
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38. Hawaii 5-0 nt
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 11:40 AM
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39. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Heinz Kiessling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idoYCVLh2qI

Still can't figure out why I like it.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 11:48 AM
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40. Dexter
Not just the music but the whole opening, I've seen it a bazillion times and still watch it.
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 12:03 PM
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41. Best western theme songs: Bonanza and Rawhide.
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Doc_Technical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 12:23 PM
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42. The Prisoner
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 12:59 PM
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44. Cowboy Bebop
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 01:36 PM
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46. These will date me, but here they are.
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 02:02 PM
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47. Any show with Mike Post's imprint on it
Mike Post and Pete Carpenter understood the hook
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 02:07 PM
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48. The Muppet Show!
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Tabasco_Dave Donating Member (744 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 12:07 AM
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49. S.W.A.T
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 12:37 AM
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51. HUNG.....also, Treme
Didn't know about the Black Keys until I
heard the theme on the show.
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 05:31 AM
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52. Treme has the best music you can hear on TV, period.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 06:39 AM
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53. Batman (1966)
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Supply Side Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:42 AM
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54. what are you waiting for? watch it!!
!!
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