TV Theme orgy!

I’ve been doing some work on an uptempo TV Theme style musical composition in the style of 80s composer Mike Post. As a result I’ve been listening to a lot of old TV themes from that era. I have to say, many of these tunes, especially by Post, are just fabby.

One interesting bit of trivia I picked up: Did you know the quite famous “lite metal” theme for “Magnum P.I.” was not the first theme used? Here’s the original with a completely different flavor.

The first funky part ain’t so bad, but then it gets into that gay light jazz. Let’s wash our brain with the ultimate, much cooler theme.

Here’s one I’d almost forgotten about – the theme to the classic 80s action drama “The Equalizer.” Interesting how the main melody doesn’t appear until halfway into the piece.

Here’s another blast from the past: Riptide! Note the Beach Boys homage.

Here’s I’ve always loved: “Simon and Simon” which I now realize was set in San Diego.

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