Tag Archives: CBS

$#*! My Dad Says Theme Song

2010

Man, this is going to be bad for the search engines—so, from hereon after, we shall refer to this theme song as the Shit My Dad Says theme song. Or, what it was really meant to be.

Oh by the way, they officially pronounce this as “bleep my dad says” so this is also the Bleep My Dad Says theme song.

The theme song for Shit My Dad Says is “Your Dogs” by Ben Folds. It is originally from his album Lonely Avenue, which in reality is a collaboration between him and English novelist Nick Hornby—all lyrics of the eleven songs was Hornby’s. The album was released just September of this year.

It is rare that I post first before YouTubers “hack” a copy of the intro or of episodes online, so, in the meantime, enjoy an official trailer for the series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueH2gWJjiiQ

I will update this post when an opening sequence is available.

The Equalizer Theme Song

1985–1989

I swear I remember this show. R.I.P. Edward Woodward 1930-2009, so let this post be a tribute.

The song is an untitled one, so it most definitely is just referred to as “The Equalizer Theme”. However, what’s cool about the song is that it was composed by Stewart Copeland. If who don’t know who he is, shame on you. He is The Police’s drummer. No wonder it is very percussion-y.

Below is said 1-minute opening (don’t you just miss those times?).

The Defenders Theme Song

2010

Let’s see how long this show will last. Well, at least it has got some stars (fallen?) in it—Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell. The show is about two defense attorneys from Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s supposed to be funny, wait, correction, it is supposed to be a comedy-drama—so anytime you find it unfunny, that is the drama side of things.

The show has a 10-second opening sequence set on catchy tune that starts out as a jazz shuffle. Not much information about it except that (currently) 4 episodes of original music is credited to Jeff Cardoni.

So anyway, see below for said sequence.

Medium Theme Song

2005–present

I’m surprised this show has been at it for 5 years and it has not reached our shores. Good thing it was recommended to my by a colleague. I just love it when I have 5 seasons worth of good shows to marathon.

Anyway, the theme from Medium reminds me of the theme from Fringe. Just a random thought, however, there is no connection.

The song was composed by Canadian composer Mychael Danna with additional arrangement by Jeff Beal. In television, Mychael Danna also did the theme for Psych, while Jeff Beal is known for his work on Monk and In Plain Sight among others.

Below is the intro song and opening sequence.

Blue Bloods Theme Song

2010

I just finished watching the first episode of Blue Bloods and it looks interesting, and quite star-studded at that—that is if you consider Donnie Wahlberg a star. Although to be honest, anything with Bridget Moynahan.

The opening song is apparently called “Reagan’s Theme,” after the Reagan family of police officers characters—with Tom Selleck’s character, Francis “Frank” Reagan as the father. As for the composer, nothing sure yet as of this moment but IMDb credits Rob Simonsen for 4 episodes. However, the series is not yet credited in his official site. So either it’s an outdated site or it’s not really him. We’ll get this straight once more information surfaces.

Below is said theme and opening sequence.

Seriously, there is an ongoing, unspoken theme common among police dramas. I can’t quite describe it but they (composers) can make it sound police-like without sounding like the next police series’ theme.

Flashpoint Theme Song

2008–present

And now it’s time to conquer CBS.

The Flashpoint theme is the kind that grows on you slowly, and is television police drama appropriate—kind of like the Criminal Minds theme where you slowly find yourself jamming to it as you watch more and more episodes.

Anyhow, the song was composed by Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner. The same team composed music for the animated series Get Ed, which garnered them an Emmy nomination for Best Music Score.

I believe the song has gone through a couple of slight remixes throughout the seasons (3 for now). Below are two versions of it. Thank you to YouTube dude, bonjovi0810. Can you spot the difference?

Gary Unmarried Theme Song

2008–2010

Well, well, I just want to commemorate this short-lived television series that had barely-a-song of a theme song. Gary Unmarried starred Jay Mohr with a bunch of out-of-his-league babes. It aired its last episode on March 17, 2010; to be honest, it had its moments.

Forward on to 4:46 to view the 5-second song and sequence featuring the infamous pizza box logo.

IMDb solely lists Paul Buckley series original music composer—for 33 episodes.

The Price Is Right Theme Song

1972–present

“Come on down!”

Hey wait a minute, did you know that the super original The Price Is Right was not the one hosted by Bob Barker? That’s right, the first The Price Is Right aired between 1956 and 1965, and was hosted by Bill Cullen. So, the official hosts are: Bill Cullen, Bob Barker, and Drew Carey.

Jesus, Bob Barker hosted the show for 35 years (1972-2007). If Drew would last that long, I guess it’s bye bye funny Drew.

Well, I’m assuming you are looking for the Bob Barker/Drew Carey-era theme song, right? The opening song did not really change, it’s probably just a remixed re-recording of sorts.

There are a number of user-made videos for The Price Is Right’s theme song in YouTube. So, let’s be a little different and show a real opening sequence (with theme song of course) from an episode way back in 1991.

So, about the composer—both Wikipedia and IMDb credits Edd Kalehoff as composer, but check it—Edd Kalehoff’s Wikipedia page has this line: “Composer of about 1,000 pieces…his credits include the majority of cues used on The Price is Right (although the 1972 theme is officially attributed to Sheila Cole).”

So there, it’s not quite clear but it’s most probably one of those two—Edd Kalehoff and Sheila Cole.

Mary Tyler Moore Theme Song

1970–1977; also, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song”

The Mary Tyler Moore Show starred, well, Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards. It was an American sitcom created by James L. Brooks (The Simpsons), and Allan Burns. Let’s just say this show is an acclaimed, award-winning show—especially because it featured a strong, never-married career woman as the central character, which was rather odd (or new) during its time.

Its theme song, played during the opening sequence, is “Love Is All Around”. It was written and performed by Sonny Curtis, an American singer and songwriter. Wikipedia lists “Love Is All Around” as “probably” his most famous work.

I believe the show has had many revisions of its opening sequence (using the same song) throughout its seven-season run. Below is the opening sequence for season one.

Mary Tyler Moore theme song lyrics

(Full song, non-show edit)

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it’s you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don’t you take it
You’re gonna make it after all
You’re gonna make it after all

How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you’re all alone
But it’s time you started living
It’s time you let someone else do some giving

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don’t you take it
You’re gonna make it after all
You’re gonna make it after all

Wonder Woman Theme Song

1975–1979

Ah, Lynda Carter at her finest.

First, let’s get all our facts straight. The Wonder Woman television series lasted 3 seasons. Its first season was in ABC in 1975. It was oficially called The New Original Wonder Woman. This was probably so because there was a television movie made in 1974 (also for ABC) entitled Wonder Woman that starred Cathy Lee Crosby.

Below is the theme song of The New Original Wonder Woman season 1.

Season 2 was not picked up by ABC so the series went to CBS where it was officially titled The New Adventures of Wonder Woman. According to Wikipedia, the theme was re-written to reflect the series’ new present-day setting. In the middle of the season, the song was again changed to an instrumental version.

Below is the non-instrumental first version of season two’s theme, shown with the original opening sequence.

Below is the instrumental (semi-instrumental actually) second version of season two’s theme, again shown with the original opening sequence.

Now on to season 3. Again according to Wikipedia, the theme was once again reworked, this time to a disco beat (ah, the late 70s). According however to the YouTube dude we’ve been stealing our videos from, season 3 also had 2 versions of the theme songs (not sure about the difference though, I’m tired, maybe you can point it out for me).

Below is the first version of the season 3 theme song, again with original title sequence.

Now for version 2 of season 3.

About the song

The song’s music was composed by Charles Fox. The lyrics, by Norman Gimbel. The two are also known for their collaboration in “Killing Me Softly with His Song”.

Wonder Woman theme song lyrics

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

All the world is waiting for you
and the power you possess
In your satin tights
fighting for your rights
And the old red white and blue

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

Now the world is ready for you
and the wonders you can do
Make a hawk a dove
stop a war with love
Make a liar tell the truth

Wonder Woman
Get us out from under, Wonder Woman

All our hopes are pinned upon you
and the magic that you do
Stop a bullet cold
make the axis fold
change their minds and change the world

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

You’re a wonder, Wonder Woman