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Hardcastle and McCormick Theme Song

There are two theme songs associated with Hardcastle and McCormick—“Drive” by David Morgan, and “Back to Back” by Joey Scarbury. “Drive” was used in season one; “Back to Back” was used on the first part of the second season, but was reverted back to “Drive” on the latter parts (second season) because of viewer criticism. “Drive” was then used in the third and last season of the series.

Both “Drive” and “Back to Back” were composed by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter.

Additional

Joey Scarbury who sang “Back to Back” also performed the theme from The Greatest American Hero.

The Coyote X, the car which McCormick drove, was based on the McLaren M6BGT.

“Drive” lyrics

Drive!
Push it to the floor till the engine screams.
Drive!
Drivin’ like the demon that drives your beat.

You’re on a hard road, nobody cares
If you hit the breaks.
You gotta think fast, keep it in gear,
One slip is all it takes.
You gotta keep your wheels on the straight and narrow,
If you wanna survive.

Drive!
Push it to the floor till the engine screams.
Drive!
Drivin’ like the demon that drives the beat.
Drive!

Watch & Listen to “Drive”

Watch & Listen to “Back to Back”