Original TV Show Themes that are Badass

GenePontecorvoGenePontecorvo 5,612 Posts
edited March 2016 in Music Talk
The "OZ" theme totally rules w/ its horns and percussion.

The theme for "Law & Order" has passed from the sublime to the brilliant. Faux smoky blues...I can almost see the guitarist's face as he bends those notes on the coda.

"Hawaii Five-O" will always be killer.

Name some more.
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  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,182 Posts
    "Ironsides"



    "Hikky Burr"(the first Cosby show)



    shit, just about every Quincy Jones composed TV theme has something to offer.

  • nrichnrich 932 Posts
    co-sign on Hikky-Bur, twas great.

    Was Hanged Man a TV Show?

    Might be getting my TV/movies confused, but there's a Planet of the Apes song that's quite solid that is slipping my mind

  • hammertimehammertime 2,389 Posts
    Night Rider. That bassline is  



  • Mike_BellMike_Bell 5,736 Posts
    SANFORD AND SON



  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,182 Posts

    Was Hanged Man a TV Show?


    in the UK, but I believe it was also the OG "Peoples Court" theme song...the Wapner steez.





  • Starsky & Hutch



  • Mike_BellMike_Bell 5,736 Posts
    SWAT



  • Streets of San Francisco



  • CosmoCosmo 9,761 Posts
    Police Woman.



    Wonder Woman.




  • Was Hanged Man a TV Show?


    in the UK, but I believe it was also the OG "Peoples Court" theme song...the Wapner steez.

    Oh shit! That "People's Court" theme does go hard.

    Fuck, "Miami Vice"!!!! (are they reprising that for the upcoming movie?)

    And....I can't conjure it in my head, but I remember digging the Stewart Copeland-penned theme from "The Equalizer".

  • ArtifactorArtifactor 887 Posts
    SANFORD AND SON

    Cosign. That song is funky as hell.

  • bull_oxbull_ox 5,056 Posts
    Three's Company



    Growing Pains



    Who's the Boss



  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,182 Posts
    SANFORD AND SON

    Cosign. That song is funky as hell.

    Mr. Jones can do little wrong..although a "Different World" was bo-bo.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    Not so much badass as in funk badass, but I could never get enough of these:

    Speed Racer

    Hong Kong Phooey

    Inspector Gadget

  • Mike_BellMike_Bell 5,736 Posts
    SANFORD AND SON

    Cosign. That song is funky as hell.

    Mr. Jones can do little wrong..although a "Different World" was bo-bo.

    That song is the epitome of corn.

  • KaushikKaushik 320 Posts
    I'm a child of the 1970s... my favorites:

    Dr. Who



    The Electric Company



    Kung Fu 




  • earthingsearthings 78 Posts


      

  • Mike_BellMike_Bell 5,736 Posts
    BARNEY MILLER



  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,182 Posts
    BARNEY MILLER

    hell yes. I remember a discussion about this awhile ago...didnt someone say it was from an american library record? cant remember which one.

  • Rich45sRich45s 327 Posts
    Definately Hong Kong Phooey,



    Also Top Cat and Quiller.



  • MjukisMjukis 1,675 Posts
    Night Rider. That bassline is

    Airwolf and A-Team rule too. Does "Say brother" count?

  • DJ_EnkiDJ_Enki 6,471 Posts
    Clarissa Explains It All ("Keep on Dancin'" breakbeatraer!)



  • PlantweedPlantweed 394 Posts
    Peter Gunn
    What's Happening
    Get Smart
    Police Woman
    Hawaiian Eye
    M Squad
    Perry Mason
    Richard Diamond
    Sea Hunt
    Naked City
    The Rockford Files
    Kojak
    Mr. Lucky
    Mystery Movie
    Banacek
    Cannon
    Columbo
    Harry-O
    McCloud
    McMillan & Wife
    The Six Million Dollar Man
    Streets of San Francisco
    Mission Impossible
    77 Sunset Strip
    The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.

  • Mike_BellMike_Bell 5,736 Posts
    didnt someone say it was from an american library record? cant remember which one.


    Plaese to post a link of this thread.

  • Three's Company
    Growing Pains
    Who's the Boss

    I'm sorry, but those last two are not *badass*. Let's not get nostalgia and "badassedness" confused.

  • dollar_bindollar_bin I heartily endorse this product and/or event 2,309 Posts
    The Globetrotters cartoon show has a super badass theme song. 



  • bull_oxbull_ox 5,056 Posts
    Three's Company
    Growing Pains
    Who's the Boss

    I'm sorry, but those last two are not *badass*. Let's not get nostalgia and "badassedness" confused.



    I think they're badass songs, you didn't say they have to be FONKY


  • edpowersedpowers 4,437 Posts
    BARNEY MILLER

  • Three's Company
    Growing Pains
    Who's the Boss

    I'm sorry, but those last two are not *badass*. Let's not get nostalgia and "badassedness" confused.



    I think they're badass songs, you didn't say they have to be FONKY


    FONK is not a criterion.

    "We got each other/sharin the laughter, love" = NOT BADASS!!!!!


  • high_chigh_c 1,384 Posts
    badass songs

    Doogie Howser MD < illl synth steez!



    My Two Dad's < The cool long hair rock n roll dad wrote this banger!



    Small Wonder < I don't remember the music but what a concept for a series!


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