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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:

TOM SHAUGHNESSY (TJDOOWOP@AOL.COM) says:
HI
THERE WAS A T SHOW ABOUT A TENAGE GIRL HER DAD WAS PRESIDENT OF USA HER HOME THE WHITE HOUSE.
MY QUESTION IS THIS
AT THE START AND END OF THE SHOW SOMEONE SANG THE THEME SONG ALSO THE GALS NAME IT WAS KAREN
CAN YOU HELP ME IM LOOKING FOR THE FOLKS WHO SANG THIS SONG
AND WHERE I MIGHT PURCHASE IT?.
THANKS TOM (05-25-2006)

Ian t. (tunnacliffe@hotmail.com) says:
I suspect this question was answered a couple of years ago...but could anybody please tell me the name of a TV show broadcast in the UK in the 80's that used Elvis' "Guitar Man" as its' theme tune?. Apparently it may have been a comedy, set in Mexico about a girl on the run.
Also,I'm looking for the title of a 70's TV show starring Gordon Rollings & Tommy Godfrey, where the catchphrase "It Must Have Bee A Figbox Of My Imagination" was often used. Thanks for your help, everyone... (05-18-2006)

NBC (legalservices@nbc.com) says:
Angelica Hayden performed and sang the international main title theme song "You Make Me Home", Tim Truman wrote the music and lyrics and composed the arrangement. (05-07-2006)

MELISSA (floorgle@aim.com) says:
please could you email me sheet music in flutophone for the theme song of "the price is right" much thx (04-24-2006)

Bake (dhjkdh@dfjk.com) says:
spanish flea was played when the men would enter during "the dating game" (04-18-2006)

elmo (corrielinnell@hotmail.com) says:
MAN! its hard looking for those few tv theme songs. I am looking fo a couple of songs. 1. "My girl and me". It was a UK tv show. One of my fav's. 2. "Charlottes Web". 3. A New zealand tv theme song - "3:45 Live". 4. "Denver The Last Dinosaur". 5 "Thats Incredible" - USA Tv show. & last 6. The famous "Munch Bunch".

For those who may have em, please feel free and email me those missing themes also with your request from my list.

Many thanks. (03-18-2006)

mannie (mannie_oyewo@hotmail.com) says:
Hi, how is everyone? I am sooooo into the bbc drama series HUSTLE.... does anyone know the name of the theme tune, i've been whistleing it on and off for yrs lmao, driving me nuts now!! (03-09-2006)

Amador (amgarj69@msn.com) says:
I think I have the answer to Mark's question for Six Million Dollar Man theme.
LOOKS GOOD NASA 1...ROGER...BFR SWITCHES ON...OK VICTOR...LANDING ROCKET ARM SWITCHES ON, HERE COMES THE THROTLE, CIRCUT BREAKERS IN...WE HAVE SEPARATION...IN-BOARD, OUT-BOARD ARE ON...COMING FORWARD WITH THE SWITCH STICK...LOOKS GOOD...I'VE GOT A BLOW-OUT, VAPOR 3...PITCH TO ZERO...PITCH IS OUT, I CAN'T HOLD ALTITUDE...CHANGE ALTITUDE, OVER...EMERGENCY, EMERGENCY, FLIGHT CALL...I CAN'T HOLD IT...SHE'S BREAKING UP, SHE'S BREAKING UP............CRASH SOUNDS (02-05-2006)

karen lashley (karenlashley@hotmail.com) says:
I think the best theme tune from a t.v. show has to be "the littlest hobo" what a great song, and a great show for kids! does anyone remember it?

It was about a lost dog who was looking for his master and used to help people with there problems, and at the end he would move on to another town. Very sad if you were 8! (12-14-2005)

dina (freedink@yahoo.com) says:
Could you please send me. The word or lyrics to the tv show call good times. it show during the 70's. I know that stevie wonder was back-up singer jim gilstrap and blinky williams, who did several duets with anent double-o-soul edwin starr. (11-11-2005)

Sammy Reed says:
I got this album from an antique store yesterday! Now I've got both volumes! (11-04-2005)

Derek (deltech.computers@ntlworld.com) says:
does anyone know the name of the piece of music that plays in the movie Cannonball Run, quite early on, when Farrah Fawcett is going on about how one of her favourite things is to sit beneath the trees and let the wind blow, blah blah blah...... (10-29-2005)

Emily Anderson (Emily@vsavt.org) says:
Hi,
I'm also looking for the words to the theme song for the Pippi Longstocking tv show. I think that show only ran in Europe so I don't even know if the words are in English.

Thanks for your help!

Emily (10-03-2005)

Hannibal says:
the prettiest woman on the cover is Michael Landon. (09-30-2005)

mark (cordboyz@yahoo.com) says:
does anyone know the exact words to the opening of the six million dollar man..beforrrrre he crashes...been wondering a while...ie"we have separation"...blah blah blah...whats the rest (09-18-2005)

Kevin Bowling (klbowling@fuse.net) says:
Spanish Flea. Wasn't that the theme to "The Dating Game" or maybe "The Newlywed Game". (08-30-2005)

Christine (sparrow@multiline.com.au) says:
I've searched and searched. Someone please help. I have to hear the song from The littlest hobo, that stats with....Travellin around from town to town, sometimes I think I'll settle down, but I know I hunger to be free, roamin's the only life for me.....I'm driftin, the world is my home, I'm travelin....etc
The few versions that I have found on the net, don't say these words. Maybe you have a copy and could email it to me and put me out of my misery.
Gee, I sure hope so. This is torture ! (08-23-2005)

Tim Truman (ifnotnow@aol.com) says:
I composed & produced the International Main Title theme to "Providence". Angelica Hayden was hired by me to sing the song.
Please update sites that credit her with writing the song.
Thank you, TIM TRUMAN (ASCAP (08-15-2005)

Zudz says:
Looks like the cover artist only had reference materials for SOME of the stars. Anyway, an impressive effort-- I'm sure he spent at least a half an hour on it! (07-31-2005)

Marky Mark (themes@jediville.freeserve.co.uk) says:
Hey everyone,

I'm onto the Spanish Flea theme aswell. I've been trying to track down the TV show for years, but am now of the conclusion that it's such a well known tune and has been used as incidental music in numerous shows and adverts that people have assumed that it appeared in an old TV show.

It is also my belief that it has characteristics of a number of other shows from the 60s and 70s, e.g. the coconut solo that sounds like part of Steptoe and Son.

If anyone has any guesses please post them here and I'll try and dig out the old themes and compare them.

It definitely wasn't Man About the House.

It was definitely sung in the Simpsons by Homer - he even put words to it.

Never give up! If it was used in a show I know that one day we'll find it. (07-16-2005)






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