I was a musician once upon a time and have always had a special appreciation for instrumental music,mostly progressive rock,but there is a subgenre of music that gets overlooked a lot...themesongs.
I think part of the reason is we only get about 1 and a half minutes and then the show starts...or a commercial blares in.But if you ever get to hear the extended versions,some of them are incredible.It dosnt hurt if just hearing the first few note conjures up warm fuzzies from the past or lets you know something good is about to happen.
Some of my favorites are...
Voyage to the bottom of the sea...moody,dramatic and really fit the show.
Space 1999...wow,mega jumping bass,pseudo porn track guitar alternating with blaring horns and strings...too freakin' cool.
Mission Impossible...inyer face bassline,jazzy flute,big horns...KAT cool man.
Monty Pythons flying circus...wth!?...this is some countries national anthem,they played it every morning while my flight marched by in the morning(EARLY in the morning) while I was in bootcamp.We got in trouble EVERY morning for laughing as we went by...guess the DI wasnt a PBS viewer.
Peter Gunn...many a stripper twirled her tassles to this one...its just plain raunchy.
Red Dwarf...hard to picture this song with a scifi show...til you know the story about Lister's plans for life after the space corp."goldfish shoals nibbling at my toes"
Lost in Space...spectacular John Williams.There were 2 of them and both were great.
Dr. Who...weeeeiiiiiiiirrrrrrrd man.
Buck Rogers in the 25th century...show was silly but the theme was terrific.(WILMA DEARING! oh my!)SouthPark did a hilarious take on the whole opening montage with Cartman...you gotta see it if you were even a minor Buck Rogers fan.
James Bond...the main theme is truly iconic and 2 of the movie title themes were among my favs...You only live twice,and Tomorrow never dies.
So what are some of you favorites?
a free place to hear some...quality fair but I bet you could find much better...mine are from cd's. http://www.televisiontunes.com/index.php