TV Land Presents Favorite TV Theme Songs

TV Land Presents Favorite TV Theme Songs

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Overview

Over the years, there have been plenty of compilations of television theme songs, but for scope, selection, and value, none beat Rhino's 2002 collection, TV Land Presents Favorite TV Theme Songs. Containing a generous 40 tracks, the disc runs the gamut from I Love Lucy to The Golden Girls (after the '80s, theme songs kind of faded away from network TV, replaced by jingles on Seinfeld and Frasier, though Friends, The Simpsons, The Sopranos, and Six Feet Under all had themes worthy of inclusion in a future volume of this kind), and it hits nearly all of the big, memorable themes, including The Twilight Zone, Bonanza, Batman, Star Trek, The Brady Bunch, "Movin' On Up," The Rockford Files, Barney Miller, Chico and the Man, "Theme from the Dukes of Hazzard," and "Theme from Greatest American Hero (Believe it or Not)," among others. Really, the only major theme missing is that from WKRP In Cincinnati, but given the number of tracks on this compilation, it's hard to carp about absences, particularly since the fidelity is about as good as it could be. This isn't the kind of collection that you'd listen to all that often, but it's nice to have it around whenever you need a fix of nostalgia.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/2002
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227823122
catalogNumber: 78231

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Forsythe   Narrator
Rod Serling   Narrator

Technical Credits

Lalo Schifrin   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
José Feliciano   Composer
John Sebastian   Composer
Bob James   Composer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Allyn Ferguson   Composer
Jack Marshall   Composer
Barry De Vorzon   Composer
Gloria Loring   Composer
Mike Post   Composer
Andrew Gold   Composer
Frank deVol   Composer
Victor Mizzy   Composer
Hugo Montenegro   Composer
Bill Conti   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Tommy Boyce   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Pete Carpenter   Composer
Alexander Courage   Composer
Dave Grusin   Composer
Wes Farrell   Composer
Charles Fox   Composer
Stephen Geyer   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Bobby Hart   Composer
Buddy Kaye   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Mort Stevens   Composer
Charles Strouse   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
George Wyle   Composer
Danny Janssen   Composer
Jack Elliott   Composer
Alan Ferguson   Composer
Dean Schachtel   Licensing
Walter Schumann   Composer
Sherwood Schwartz   Composer
Alan Thicke   Composer
Burton   Composer
Marius Constant   Composer
Eliot Daniel   Composer
Ja'net Dubois   Composer
Tim Scanlin   Liner Note Coordination
Paul Henning   Composer
Lee Adams   Composer

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