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Themes From Hit TV Shows

Peter Pan records presents your favorite TV themes.

The music on this Peter Pan record is a lot like the cover art: bland, homogenous, and bearing only a mild resemblence to the original article. Millions of kids across the country must have been vaguely disappointed when they figured out that these low-budget arrangements of their favorite TV themes were decidedly not the original songs by the original artists. Who wouldn't have been at least slightly let down to discover that they'd just purchased a version of the Six Million Dollar Man theme that skips over the entire spoken-word introduction?

I have learned that there's usually a gem in every box of junk, and the prize on this one is probably the Hawaii Five-O theme, a tune which the "Pop Singers and Orchestra" take right over the top and back.

If only I had the two releases advertised on the back of the jacket -- Themes from Hit TV Shows Volume 1, and something called Disco Duck Dance Party -- my life would be (almost) complete. Thanks, Peter Pan, wherever you are!

Themes From Hit TV Shows
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Songs:

Hawaii Five-O (MP3) One of the craziest renditions of the classic Ventures tune anywhere!
Sanford and Son (MP3) The Sanford and Son theme is so funky that even this cheezebox rendition is pretty good.
One Day at a Time (Real Audio) I didn't know One Day at a Time was a country song -- did you?

See Also: We're The Banana Splits, Fonzie, Fonzie, He's Our Man, The Kids from the Brady Bunch

Your Comments:

Patrick Van Cleef (Patrickvancleef@hotmail.com) says:
The "Naked City" theme IS an all time classic due to that sexy trumpet solo but I think the best ever for sheer atmosphere bordering on classic "noir" is the Perry Mason theme. Even the re launch of the series with Raymond Burr in the 80's didn't even try out a new theme tune. (03-22-2010)

eb says:
omg i just pulled this out of my collection and listened to it scratches and all (10-21-2009)

Aaron Handy III (ah07_1999@yahoo.com) says:
Gak! This makes whatever cheesy remakes Tee Vee Toons made of TV themes soiund great! :-P (05-16-2009)

Mister E. (doublemre@hotmail.com) says:
Hehe! --That version of the Five-O theme is realy weird. The only version I've heard that is even more odd is Sammy Davis, Jr.'s vocal version. :D (02-10-2009)

Kevin (carterfan77@yahoo.com) says:
I own both Themes From Hit TV Shows volumes 1 & 2. What makes me mad it that on volume 1 the cartoon of Kojak's bald head is covering where Laverne's 'L' always is. (01-03-2009)

Susan Ramsey (Suzy3852@aol.com) says:
does anyone have the song high hopes that song by i think by laverne and shirley, tv series? (12-21-2008)

suzanne (suzanne_g_75@yahoo.com.au) says:
hi there everyone,
i'm searching for pippi longstockings theme song lyrics too. i love her movie heaps. i now have a young daughter and want to introduce pippi to her. if any one knows all of the lyrics from her movie eg; the theme song, scrubbing day and all the others. I also would love the movie on dvd but here in Australia it isnt released yet on dvd please help thank you all (09-27-2008)

Blanche G. says:
I love this song! It`s true. And I love Pippi Longstocking.. (02-09-2008)

Andy (kornfedinla07@yahoo.com) says:
You never disappoint.
I'd say "One Day at a Time" is more "Old-Man-try " You know the sound. The sound when your Dad plays his Chet Atkins Albums. He pulls out his 60 year old "Electric Geetar " and your night sounds like an episode of the "Beverly Hillbillies". (01-31-2008)

Arnold says:
More 70s TV-show rip-off crap, probably unlicensed like that Fonzie rip-off album. Who bought this junk anyway? Must have been in the 99-cent bins even when it was new. (01-15-2008)

Lisa Warren (roraboris@hotmail.com) says:
Does anybody know the actual name and artist of the song that blends a bunch of tv show themes, Like "that girl", "happy days" "lavern and shirley". I've been hearing it on the radio, but never hear the name or artist....
Thanks (01-12-2008)

Lea (musicqueen89@hotmail.com) says:
The song you're talking about is for the The New Adventures of Pippi Longstockings made in 1988 not the T.V. series or the original Swedish version but here are the lyrics to the 1988 movie

Freedom calls and Pippi runs,
The Girl who never heard she couldn't do something,
Watch out world,
cause here she comes and shes bound to teach you more than one thing,

Pippi Longstocking is coming into your town,
The one no one can be down,
Oh no no no the one whos fun to be around,
Whoa-oh Pippi Longstocking is coming into your world,
A freckled face red hed girl,
You wanna know,
She'll blow your life into a whirl,

She dreams dreams like me and you,
And yes it seems she always makes her dreams come true,
She love trees and roaring seas,
And the mountains please her more than toys do,

Pippi Longstocking is coming into your town,
The one noone can be down,
Oh no no no the one whos fun to be around,
Whoa-oh Pippi Longstocking is coming into your world,
A freckled face red head girl,
You wanna know,
She'll blow your life into a whirl,

She dreams dreams like me and you,
And yes it seems she always makes her dreams come true,
She love trees and roaring seas,
And the mountains please her more than toys do,

Pippi Longstocking is coming into your town,
The one no one can be down,
Oh no no no the one whos fun to be around,
Whoa-oh Pippi Longstocking is coming into your world,
A freckled face red head girl,
You wanna know,
She'll blow your life into a whirl,

Pippi Longstocking is coming into your town,
The one noone can be down,
Oh no no no the one whos fun to be around,
Pippi Longstocking is coming into your world,
A freckled face red head girl,
You wanna know,
She'll blow your life into a whirl.

Pippi Longstocking is coming into your town,
The one noone can be down,
Oh no no no the one whos fun to be around,
Pippi Longstocking is coming into your world,
A freckled face red head girl,
You wanna know,
She'll blow your life into a whirl. (01-11-2008)

Sam (clinch3120@aol.com) says:
hi, i'm looking for the words to the opening credits of pippi longstocking (09-24-2007)

Jess says:
The Mash lyrics (song is called "Suicide is Painless") is as follows:

Through early morning fog I see

visions of the things to be

the pains that are withheld for me

I realize and I can see...

[REFRAIN]:

that suicide is painless

It brings on many changes

and I can take or leave it if I please.

I try to find a way to make

all our little joys relate

without that ever-present hate

but now I know that it's too late, and...

[REFRAIN]

The game of life is hard to play

I'm gonna lose it anyway

The losing card I'll someday lay

so this is all I have to say.

[REFRAIN]

The only way to win is cheat

And lay it down before I'm beat

and to another give my seat

for that's the only painless feat.

[REFRAIN]

The sword of time will pierce our skins

It doesn't hurt when it begins

But as it works its way on in

The pain grows stronger...watch it grin, but...

[REFRAIN]

A brave man once requested me

to answer questions that are key

is it to be or not to be

and I replied 'oh why ask me?'

[REFRAIN]

'Cause suicide is painless

it brings on many changes

and I can take or leave it if I please.

...and you can do the same thing if you please. (08-05-2007)

Vinda licious (hot@tasmail.com) says:
Very licious like me i come up with a new ending it goes "we'll see you in a little while from vinda and all his slaves owh owh"

Thanks Babe! 8)

(06-13-2007)

scott says:
Actually, I liked these almost as well as the originals, and I liked the SANFORD one better than the original...that harmonica was wailin'
in just the right parts! (04-20-2007)

Micky says:
the Pippi Longstocking lyrics are something like

'Woah Woah
Pippi Longstocking is coming into your world.
Freckle-faced-red-head-girl you'll wanna meet.
She'll turn your life into a whirl.'

We had a youth leader who was obsessed with it and we all learned the lyrics. (04-13-2007)

patti (pattihig4@hotmail.com) says:
this is kind of gruesome. I found a person who had committed suicide this week. The theme from Mash keeps going through my head but I can't remember the exact words. Wasn't there something said about suicide in this song? (04-13-2007)

james (bfh_ya06@hotmail.com) says:
I recall that the pilot movie for The Six Million Dollar Man had a theme song, something like "He's Man-Made". Anybody can tell me where to get a copy of this song? pls email me at bfh_ya06@hotmail.com. Thanks! (02-06-2007)

Ronald (ronald_headland@hotmail.com) says:
I'm looking for the theme music to the 1950s TV series "Foreign Intrigue". The series starred James Daly and later Gerald Mohr. I watched this show as a child. Would love to find it. Help out there? (12-30-2006)






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