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Television Themes: 16 Most Requested Songs [Soundtrack]

Various Artists Audio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)


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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Bandstand Boogie (Album Version)Les Elgart 2:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. I Love Lucy (Album Version)Desi Arnaz 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Blue Star (Album Version)Felicia Sanders 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Syncopated Clock (Album Version)Percy Faith 2:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett (Album Version)Fess Parker & Buddy Epsen 1:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Green Acres (Single Version)Eddie Albert 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Petticoat Junction (Album Version)Lester Flatt 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Ballad Of Paladin (Album Version)Johnny Western 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Rebel - Johnny Yuma (Album Version)Johnny Cash 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Get Smart (Album Version)Bob Crane & His Orchestra 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Ballad Of Jed Clampett (Album Version)Lester Flatt 1:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. RawhideFrankie Laine with Jimmy Carroll & His Orchestra 2:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. The Virginian (From the NBC-TV series, "The Virginian")Percy Faith 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Theme From Hogan's Heroes (Album Version)Bob Crane 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Park Avenue Beat (Album Version)Ray Conniff & His Orchestra 2:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Theme From Hill Street Blues (Album Version)Rodney Franklin 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 



Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 31, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000002931
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,333 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The most popular television themes from the '50s and 60s on one CD! Includes Flatt & Scruggs' The Ballad of Jed Clampett and Eddie Albert's Green Acres and over a dozen more.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I hoped for June 1, 2001
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Listeners should beware that these are not all the originals from the TV shows, most notably the Park Avenue Beat, Hill Street Blues theme, Green Acres and Petticoat Junction. However, Syncopated Clock, Bandstand Boogie and I Love Lucy are the real deal and enjoyable. Most disappointing was Park Avenue Beat (them from Perry Mason Show). I would love to find the original, driving, brassy theme but cannot locate it anywhere on this site or elsewhere. Any suggestions?
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Missing Pieces...But Still Fun November 29, 2000
Format:Audio CD
You all but expected these selections on an album like this. But you cannot help wondering why some of the truly majestic television themes didn't make the cut - I mean, do you really prefer "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" over "Theme From Naked City" (the Nelson Riddle Orchestra version, please, with that exquisitely urbane and lonely saxophone and the fiery finale), "Petticoat Junction" over "Route 66" (Riddle again), or "Flight of the Bumblebee (The Green Hornet)" (come on, even the jaded have to love Al Hirt's jaw-dropping trumpet shredding)?
On the other hand, this isn't exactly meant to be a collection of serious music, either, and you have to love a set which includes THE version of Leroy Anderson's charming "Syncopated Clock" (you know it better as the longtime signature theme for New York CBS's "The Early Show" and "The Late Show" television movies, right?), by Percy Faith and His Orchestra, as opposed to the insulting synthesiser rendition which made the cut for the legendary "Television's Greatest Hits" series of albums. This "Syncopated Clock" alone make the set worth the price. Not that you can't have fun with the others regardless, even those infernal hayseed themes...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the originals January 8, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Most of these seem to be done in the same time period and even by the original artist, but don't seem to be the versions played in the shows. For example, Eddie Albert sings "Green Acres", but Eva Gabor is missing completely. The "Bob Crane" pieces barely sound like the originals. I would like to see a compilation of the originals as we knew and loved them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This one completed my search for TV Tunes December 14, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
All the original themes & Artists! I had to search to find these the way I heard & remembered them
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