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TV Theme Songs (Part 2)

posted by Nell Minow

More great TV show theme songs! This time, I’m going to focus on shows about cops and detectives and crime.

The “Hawaii Five-O” theme suggests the pounding surf and adrenalin.

The theme of “The Rockford Files” has its hero’s rumpled charm.

No one wrote better theme music than Lalo Schifrin. His most famous is probably the theme for “Mission Impossible.” But I love his theme for “Mannix.”

The cool jazz theme for “The Man from UNCLE” gave it a James Bond feeling.

The trailer for the new “A-Team” movie has a nice reference to the classic theme with its slightly military tone.

Jan Hammer’s techno theme song for “Miami Vice” was electrifying.



  • Vince

    What? No “Law and Order”? No “Homicide”? No “Dragnet”? For shame!
    I’m a massive animation junkie, so naturally, my favorite theme songs are all from cartoons: Josie and the Pussycats, Speed Racer, Star Blazers, Spider-Man (the 1960′s theme song), Bucky O’Hare, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Fairly Oddparents, etc.
    The short lived cartoon Stripperella had an excellent theme song by Kid Rock, but oddly, the dvd of the show uses a different theme that’s not as good. I guess they didn’t want to pay him royalties. Oh well.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    All great choices, Vince! I will be posting more soon, so keep checking.

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