After the past few days’ focus on Neighbours-themed songs, and a request from a friend who will rename unidentified, here’s the theme from the Australian soap Home And Away, to balance things up a bit! The theme song was written by Mike Perjanik and over the years seven different versions have been used, gradually getting shorter with verses and choruses cut to fit time restrictions. The original version of the sung was sung by Karen Boddington and Mark Williams and was released as a single in the UK in 1989, peaking at #74 on the UK Singles Chart.
There’s only one tune suitable to play today and that’s the theme from the brilliant US TV show, The Amazing Race. Since discovering this show on iTunes about a year ago, we’ve binge-watched around fifteen seasons of it, and the first episode of Season 28 was shown last night in the US, ready for us to catch it on iTunes as prime-time Saturday night viewing. I hope you enjoy my piano version of the great all-action theme tune written by John M. Keane.
Today I’m playing the theme from the 1970s TV show Happy Days. Written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox, it was used firstly in the closing credits, but from season 3 onwards also in the opening titles of the show, replacing Rock Around the Clock.
Here’s a bit of a blast from the past as today’s tune: it’s the Theme from the BBC science fiction series Blake’s 7. The theme was written by Australian composer Dudley Simpson who also worked on incidental music for Doctor Who. I hope this brings back memories for fellow late 70s / early 80s children!
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Today I’m playing the theme from the cartoon Top Cat which I remember fondly from my youth. Having done my research before posting the tune I’m amazed to find that there were only ever 30 Top Cat episodes made, so I must have seen all of them many times!
I hope this brings happy memories back for you! For more reworked TV themes, click here, and to hear all of my June songs, click here. If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about why I’m trying to record a piano tune every day here.
Today I’m playing the Frank Sinatra classic Love And Marriage. It dates from 1955 and was written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen. For a generation of TV viewers it is also known as the theme song from the 1980s-1990s sitcom Married With Children. I hope you enjoy today’s tune!
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Today’s tune is the theme tune from the 80s TV show Cagney and Lacey. Admittedly the first 2 and a half minutes are quite different from anything that was ever heard on the show, but again it just goes to show how a good tune works in different styles! Well, hopefully it works… The theme was written by Bill Conti and replaced an earlier opening sequence in the first season of the show which featured the Michael Stull song Ain’t That The Way sung by Marie Cain.
For more reworked TV themes, click here, and to hear all of my June songs, click here. If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about why I’m trying to record a piano tune every day here.
Stop the clock! Today I’m indulging in a bit of 1980s TV nostalgia. I loved watching Treasure Hunt as a child. We’ve been watching back to back seasons of The Amazing Race which we love, so I suppose that’s a modern-day equivalent.
This will hopefully bring back some happy memories for anyone who grew up in the 60s or 70s! Camberwick Green was a BBC1 stop-motion animation series created in the 60s and featured characters such as Captain Snort, Mrs Honeyman and the famous Windy Miller. I’ve put together a wee collection of tunes including the main theme, Mr Murphy’s theme, and Windy Miller’s theme too. I hope you enjoy this nostalgic collection!
A house, with a door, 1 2 3 4, ready to play, what’s the day? It’s Thursday!
Something a bit daft today. This is the theme from the BBC Children’s TV series Playschool which I grew up watching in the 70s. Here’s one example of the opening sequence if you can’t remember what I’m talking about, if you’re not old enough to remember, or if you’re from anywhere other than the UK! The theme changed around 1980 I think, and I’ve put a bit of the new theme into my performance for the younger members of the audience…