Best 70's TV Show Theme Song?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by RedneckDerek, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead! Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,074
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Location:
    Beyond Thunderdome
    John Barry - “The Persuaders”

     
    Eric Rowland likes this.
  2. Digidog

    Digidog Member

    Messages:
    2,217
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Location:
    Stockholm; Sweden
    Jaco did this, and I think it's Michael Brecker on the tenor sax solo.

    [EDIT] I also think it's Hirham Bullock on guitar.
     
    Laurence and jiml like this.
  3. Digidog

    Digidog Member

    Messages:
    2,217
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Location:
    Stockholm; Sweden
    As a kid, I loved this show:

     
  4. JCW308

    JCW308 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,984
    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Not a real 70's show though.
     
  5. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,585
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2013
    Location:
    Arizona
  6. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    91,275
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Location:
    ATL
  7. liam77

    liam77 Member

    Messages:
    25
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Location:
    Oz
    Not a theme song but I always loved this one:

     
    JB_SC and chillybilly like this.
  8. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    91,275
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Location:
    ATL
  9. chillybilly

    chillybilly Member

    Messages:
    3,058
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Location:
    NC
    They say smell is the sense linked closest to memory which is why most people recall their mother's kitchen or their dad's aftershave. But I think music runs a close second especially, obviously, among musicians, and instrumental music even more so. That old-timey piano with the flourishes somehow made a kid wistful and nostalgic for an era in which he never lived...after a comedy it signaled that the laughs were over and that only memories were left (in keeping with the more famous opening theme). The visual of the row houses, one after the other, was a bit of a downer implying the anonymity and sameness of it all (a feeling I have actively tried to avoid all my life) but perhaps it was a suggestion that inside each house was a family with as many stories as the Bunkers.

    It seems TV experts ie producers have forgotten how to build and retain an audience through conditioning. The mania for packing in adverts and promos is an exercise in ADD. Now shows close with a couple of credits/title cards and the rest of it is squeezed over as other network shows are plugged. There certainly isn't any closing music.

    I remember this set of visuals well. Little girl 'Joey' who did a star turn opposite Kermit can be see briefly in the blue shirt and pigtails. Unfortunately, the entire opening makes the US look like a poverty-stricken hellhole.

    Barry De Vorzon again!
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
    MrSteve and A-Bone like this.
  10. Trandy

    Trandy Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,346
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2004
    Location:
    Here and there....
    Chuck Berghofer on bass....Dan Ferguson on guitar.
     
    Trevordog and Digidog like this.
  11. Stike

    Stike Member

    Messages:
    12,850
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    Well the thread title was best 70's Show theme song and That 70's Show had two versions of the same song over the run of the series. @jblake and I were not exactly wrong to post what we did. :p

    Real answer? Sanford And Son.
     
    JCW308 likes this.
  12. JCW308

    JCW308 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,984
    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Not the title....

    "Best 70's TV Show" not "Best 70's Show" HA HA
     
  13. Stike

    Stike Member

    Messages:
    12,850
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    Eh close enough. :p
     
    JCW308 likes this.
  14. RJLII

    RJLII Member

    Messages:
    9,571
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Location:
    Michiana
  15. bluesoul

    bluesoul Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,965
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
  16. mikebat

    mikebat Member

    Messages:
    8,515
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Location:
    It's cold outside.
    Not for anything but...most of these are awesome.

    They beat the hell out of "Orange in the New Black" theme....I cannot skip that intro fast enough. Geez....
     
  17. hobbyplayer

    hobbyplayer Member

    Messages:
    1,312
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2012
    Couldn't find the original from 1975 but always loved the opening and closing music for SNL



     
    MrSteve and JB_SC like this.
  18. soundchaser59

    soundchaser59 Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,729
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Location:
    River City / Star City
    It's a toss up between MASH, Night Court, Barney Miller, Mannix, and the Jetsons.
     
  19. RJLII

    RJLII Member

    Messages:
    9,571
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Location:
    Michiana
    The Barney Miller theme had some snappy music, and an epic solo by the late great Tommy Tedesco.
     
    soundchaser59 likes this.
  20. RedneckDerek

    RedneckDerek Member

    Messages:
    2,310
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2013
    Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
    Such a great little tune.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice