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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Television Show Themes

I miss television shows that had great theme songs.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Hill Street Blues
I loved this show.  The theme song was written and performed by Mike Post, and it had the same kind of quality feel to it that really represented the show.  I have this in my Sony Walkman and play it often.

Lost In Space
Lost In Space had two different opening theme songs; the better of the two was used in seasons 2 & 3 (I think...).  When I hear this it reminds me of how, when I was a little kid, space exploration was about really big stuff...that somehow the future was this wide-open space, full of possibilities.  Now days?  We have a couple of tubes in orbit that we call an international space station.  At least we are discovering extra-solar planets.  Performed by John Williams.

I was never really a fan of Cheers, but I always liked the theme song.  Performed by Gary Portnoy.

Johnny Quest
I loved this show as a kid.  Oh, and I always thought that Johnny looked more like "Race" Bannon than he did his dad.  Hmmmmm...

Black Sheep Squadron
Another performance by Mike Post.  It fits perfectly with the images of the Vought F4 Corsair.

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