S02E07: Please ‘B’ Mine

This episode, packed with 46 opening and closing theme tunes, will focus on the theme music to seven series, each from a different decade from the 1950s up to the present, and all of them with titles beginning with the letter B. Here are the series and theme tunes included in this episode:

BLONDIE
(1957)
1957 opening and closing titles

Music composed by Leon Klatzkin; opening screeching by Arthur Lake
BONUS THEMES:
THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN
1952-1958 opening titles
Music composed by Leon Klatzkin
BLONDIE (1968 revival)
1968-1969 opening titles
Music composed by Al Brodax & Bernard Green; lyrics written by Dennis Marks; performed by Patricia Harty and Will Hutchins


BURKE’S LAW/AMOS BURKE-SECRET AGENT
(1963-1966)
1963-1965 opening and closing titles
Music composed by Herschel Burke Gilbert
1965-1966 opening and closing titles

Music composed by Herschel Burke Gilbert
BONUS THEMES:
HONEY WEST

1965-1966 opening titles
Music composed by Herschel Burke Gilbert
BURKE’S LAW (1994 revival)

1994-1994 opening titles
Music composed by John E. Davis


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BARNEY MILLER
(1975-1982)
January 1975-September 1975 opening and closing titles
Music composed by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson
September 1975-1976 opening and closing titles

Music composed by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson
1976-1977 opening and closing titles

Music composed by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson
1977-1982 opening and closing titles

Music composed by Jack Elliott & Ferguson
BONUS THEMES:
FISH

1977-1978 opening and closing titles
Music composed by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson
PISTOLS ‘N’ PETTICOATS

1966-1967 opening titles
Music and lyrics written by Jack Elliott
THE NEW DICK VAN DYKE SHOW

1971-1972 opening titles
Music composed by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson
LOTSA LUCK!

1973-1974 opening titles
Music and lyrics written by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson, with Bill Persky & Sam Denoff; performed by the cast
CHARLIE’S ANGELS

1976-1977 opening titles
Music composed by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson; narrated by John Forsythe
NIGHT COURT

1984-1992 opening titles
Music composed by Jack Elliott


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
(1987-1990)
1987-1989 opening titles
Music composed by Lee Holdridge; dialogue by Ron Perlman & Linda Hamilton
BONUS THEMES:
GEMINI MAN

1976 opening titles
Music composed by Lee Holdridge and Mark Snow
CODE R

1977 opening titles
Music composed by Lee Holdridge
EIGHT IS ENOUGH

1978-1981 opening titles
Music composed by Lee Holdridge; lyrics written by Molly-Ann Leikin; performed by Grant Goodeve
MOONLIGHTING

1985-1988 opening titles
Music composed by Lee Holdridge; lyrics written and performed by Al Jarreau


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BEVERLY HILLS, 90210
(1990-2000)
1990-1991 opening titles
Music composed by John E. Davis
1991-1992 opening titles

Music composed by John E. Davis
1992-1993 opening titles

Music composed by John E. Davis
1993-1994 opening titles

Music composed by John E. Davis
1994-2000 opening titles

Music composed by John E. Davis
1994-1995 closing titles

Music composed by John E. Davis
BONUS THEMES:
MELROSE PLACE

1992-1999 opening titles
Music composed by Tim Truman
90210

2008-2009 opening titles
Music composed in 1990 by John E. Davis
MELROSE PLACE (2009 revival)

2009-2010 opening titles
Music composed by Danny Lux (based on Tim Truman’s 1992 theme music to MELROSE PLACE)


THE BIG BANG THEORY
(2007-present)
2007-present opening and closing titles
Music and lyrics (used in opening titles only) written and performed by The Barenaked Ladies (Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart)


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
(2012-2016)
2012-2013 opening and closing titles
Music composed by Claude Foisy
2013-2015 opening and closing titles

Music composed by Jim Guttridge & Sean Hosein
2015-2016 opening and closing titles

Music composed by Jim Guttridge & Sean Hosein

Also included are vintage promos for many of the series featured in this episode, as well as some ads that my podcasting friends provided to me to promote their own great podcasts; be sure to check them out.

Many, many thanks to Zerbinator for his continued support. His encouragement and expertise are very much appreciated by me. You can find all of his fun-to-listen-to podcasts here, including my favorite, “Please Stand By.” And I’d also like especially to thank him for providing the opening and closing theme music for Tube Tunes; all of his fantastic music can be found here. And, again, thanks are in order for him for providing TUBE TUNES with the “We’ll Be Right Back” drops heard during the podcast. Thanks, Burford.

I would also like to again thank Rob “Flack” O’Hara and Sean Johnson for adding TUBE TUNES to The Throwback Network. It’s a great place to find just about any retro-themed podcast you can think of. Please check out the network here.

I also need to thank the Free Music Archive for the following musical artists and songs that were used in this episode under the Creative Commons License: “Jingle Time” and “Ladybirds’ Theme” by David Szestay; “Tech Strings” by Dave Depper, “Step On” and “Echoes” by Jahzzar; and “Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version)” by Josh Woodward.

Finally, my thanks to Ferg of The Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast. His inspiration and dedication to covering every game cartridge ever made for the Atari 2600 (I think over 1000 of them!) is what gave me the courage to begin this podcast. And his continued support and promotion of TUBE TUNES on his excellent podcast is greatly appreciated by yours truly. Please, check out his podcast, even if you’re not an Atari 2600 collector; or at least visit his website here.

Next Episode: “S02E09: You’re In the Army Now (Part 1)” (available April 2017)

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