Tune In! 10 Classic TV Theme Songs Where Guitar Is the Star
Sometimes the best part of an old TV show is the music running over the opening credits.
Holy hitmaker, Batman!
The weirdest thing about Neil Hefti’s popular theme is that it charted four different times, at the hands of four different artists, all in 1966!
Same Bat song, different Bat channel!
03. "Beverly Hills 90210"
The perfect hair-metal chord progression, laid over a lame keyboard lick and a heavily processed trumpet. Hmmm… “perfect hair,” “lame” and “heavily processed.” Sounds like the cast of the show.
02. "Law & Order"
Mike “Rockford Files” Post proved that TV tunes were songs, too, meaning they could even reach heights on the charts. Here super-stiff yet amazingly tasty blues plucks merge with a heavy, measured rhythm section to create feelings of simmering introspection and patience – both of which you’ll need, incidentally, to get through the show.
01. "Barney Miller"
Barney’s wacky 12th Precinct in New York City seems an unlikely setting to have inspired this Larry Carlton sound-alike to jam out over a funk-fusion rhythm track. But add the inscrutable presence of Wojo and Fish, and it all seems to make sense.
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