He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Theme Song

1983–1985

By the power of Grayskull! Man, this was definitely one of the animated series that defined my childhood.

The He-Man theme song, if you can call it that, was simply background music set to the more-memorable opening narrative sequence. The tune has its moments—especially during short silences in the narration—but most of the time it is drowned in the background.

Composers for the series include known children’s television program composer duo Shuki Levy and Haim Saban (click on their names to see what we have on them so far), who are both Israeli-American. Additional credits are given to Lou Scheimer and Erika Lane. The former is credited in IMDb and the latter in Wikipedia, but none in both.

Like I said, since the theme is barely one, let’s just focus on the epic opening sequence as a whole. First, the complete and correct narration.

I am Adam, Prince of Eternia, and defender of the secrets of Castle Greyskull. This is Cringer, my fearless friend. Fabulous secret powers were revealed to me the day I held aloft my magic sword and said, “By the power of Greyskull!”

“I have the power!”

Cringer became the mighty Battle Cat. And I became He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe. Only three others share this secret. Our friends the Sorceress, Man-At-Arms and Orko. Together we defend Castle Greyskull from the evil forces of Skeletor.

And now, what you’ve all been waiting for—the introduction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yeA7a0uS3A

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