Monday, December 10, 2012

Badass TV Cop Show Themes

The Rookies (1972-1976)  Thank you, Elmer Bernstein

Composer Morton Stevens masterpiece.  Ohhhhh, man!!!  You better check your pulse if this one doesn't get you going.  Hawaii Five-0 (1968-1980)

Sammy Davis Jr adds vocals over Dave Grusin and Morgan Ames "Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow".  Baretta (1975-1978)

S.W.A.T. (1975-1976) Performed by Rhythm Heritage and composed by Barry de Vorzon of The Warriors (1979) fame. 

Adam-12 (1968-1975)  Composed by Frank Comstock

Jack Elliott composed the soundtrack to Jiggle Television.  Charlies Angels (1976-1981)

Vega$ (1978-1981) Dominic Frontiere got P.I. Dan Tanna dancing.

QT loves Quincy Jones.  You should, too.  Ironside (1967-1975)

The Starsky & Hutch (1975-1979) theme music changed throughout the shows run.  Tom Scott's theme is the one that I'm most familiar with.  Turns out Season 1 had a theme written by Lalo Schifrin. Awesome.  Check it out on youtube. 

The Streets of San Francisco (1972-1977)  Composed by Partick Williams

TJ Hooker (1982-1985) Mark Snow knows you can't go wrong with horns.

CHiPs (1977-1983) John Parker knows you can't go wrong with horns, too.

I know, it's a horrible theme song, but I love Kojak!!!

Morton Stevens did Hawaii Five-0 AND Police Woman (1974-1978)?!?!?!  Genius!

The Mod Squad (1968-1973)  Earl Hagen composed this thumping masterpiece. 

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