For the franchise Here’s another one of those franchises gone wild. I guess it would be hard to discuss everything released in the name of Mortal Kombat—games, films, series—so let’s just stick to what matters. It all started with Mortal Kombat: The Album, the soundtrack that accompanied the home versionsContinue Reading

This is for the whole franchise Just to recap—because technically there is only one Mission: Impossible theme song—let’s look at what the franchise has come up with so far. From Wikipedia: Mission: Impossible, the original 1966-1973 television series Mission: Impossible, the 1988-1990 television series revival Mission: Impossible, the 1996 filmContinue Reading

2010 Yes, Toy Story 3 is indeed in fact, more than just an animated film. Not sure if this fits as a “theme song” though, but I really want to make an Oscar-related post. Today, Toy Story 3 won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Well actually, composer RandyContinue Reading

I can’t believe I only thought of this now. The Star Wars franchise has a lot of themes, especially for its characters, but possibly the one with the most recall is Darth Vader’s theme. After all, it screams menace and evil. So after this expect to see all Star Wars-relatedContinue Reading

1997 This has been in my to-post list since the birth of this blog. So anyway, for my generation, at least, not knowing what song this is is a rarity. “My Heart Will Go On”, performed by Celine Dion, with lyrics by Will Jennings and music by James Horner isContinue Reading

1966 Dare I say that in this time, this movie’s theme song has probably surpassed the popularity of the film. I mean it only takes a few seconds to be accustomed to the super-catchy tune, which is played virtually everywhere and is used in all sorts of application—ads, shows, andContinue Reading

1998–2004 This is for the television series, because that is what started it all. Actually wait, no, a book started it all. And actually, for the films (for the first at least), the theme song is just a grander, re-worked version of the television theme. The song in question isContinue Reading

1984–1987 This primarily is for the original animated series, because truthfully, music from the motion picture(s) was kind of unorganized. For example, its soundtrack had a lot of songs that weren’t even in the film—typical big flick style, a la Spider Man—and did not give due credit to the filmContinue Reading

1984 Back to regular programming. This post is for the 1984 film, the one that started it all, but I guess it also applies to the 1980s cartoon series The Real Ghostbusters. So anyway, that Ghost Busters (or “Ghostbusters”) theme is such a big hit, right? It is (also) simplyContinue Reading

2004 So I’m trying to stick to a Christmas theme here, and since I’m not really much of a Christmas film buff, I’ll stick to those which I actually know. Up next is music from The Polar Express—that Tom Hanks film. If The Polar Express were to have a themeContinue Reading