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Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 6: Remote Control [Soundtrack]

Various ArtistsAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 5, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: March 25, 1986
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: TVT
  • ASIN: B000000GP0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,298 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fish
2. Night Court
3. What's Happening?
4. Diff'rent Strokes
5. Mr. Belvedere
6. Growing Pains
7. Charles In Charge
8. Silver Spoons
9. Webster
10. Too Close For Comfort
11. Who's The Boss
12. Perfect Strangers
13. Alice
14. It's A Living
15. Angie
16. 227
17. The Golden Girls
18. ALF
19. Mork And Mindy
20. Police Squad
See all 65 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Television's Greatest Hits, Vol.6: Remote Control. 65 TV Themes! From The 70's And 80's.

Customer Reviews

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hand me the remote control. January 28, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is a collection of 65 TV themes from the '70s and '80s. They all seem to be the original versions of the themes, unlike some of the earlier volumes in the series, which had some rerecordings. These are the TV shows I grew up with, so there is a lot of nostalgia here for me. I like the sitcom themes the best, because that is mostly what I watched when I was a kid. A lot of them are really cheesy, but I love 'em. If you watched too much TV during the '70s and '80s, you will probably get a kick out of this CD.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Original TV versions! April 23, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I was relieved when I found this CD had all original TV versions, compared to the usual unfamiliar orchestra versions you usually get on a compilation - that really frustrates me. Especially when I came to "The Dukes of Hazzard" - the version Waylon Jennings released on record just didn't have the same drive or edge to it as the one played on TV. That has always been disapointing for me until I saw here the original on CD.
Themes like "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Alf" and "The Golden Girls" are really refreshing and a reminder of the old familiar innocence and laid back atmosphere of TV family comedy, while "Airwolf", "Doctor Who" and "People's Court" and "Monday Night Football" give a lively and yet serious feel.
However, I think there might be an error in the CD liner notes; they describe the theme to "James at 15" as vintage 70s pop/rock, and say the song itself is called "It's all up to you."
I never saw this show, and the words "It's all up to you" do not appear in the song. I would like to know if anyone can enlighten me as to whether or not this was a mistake, as with the exception of this theme being vaguely reminiscent of Elton John's piano and harmonica style of pop/rock, I find this hard to believe.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pass me the Remote Control, will ya? January 20, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Although I've taken a look at and sampled many TV show theme compilation CDs, I've never found one that had more than just a few of my fave telly tunes until this one came along. Several of my most beloved themes, including `Night Court', `Benny Hill', Knight Rider', `Hunter', `Airwolf', `Monday Night Football', and `Doctor Who' are included here, along with tons of other melodies from various late 70s & 80s shows that I viewed and enjoyed back in the day. I even discovered a new-found fave in the super-rockin' `Hardcastle & McCormick' number! And the absolutely silly `BJ and The Bear' is a great piece to goof on. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that all of the tracks here are the original ones that were actually used on the programs. Most other TV tunes compilations I've checked to don't have the original versions. I've also found this collection to be great for `guess the TV show' trivia challenges I play with my fanboy buds!
But, I did discover a few downsides to owning this recording, one being the fact that none of the closing credits music to the shows are included. I was hoping to get the end themes from `Knight Rider' and `Airwolf', which were slightly extended (and in my opinion superior) versions of their opening counterparts. It also sounds like a few of the tracks, including `Hunter' and 70s/80s rendition of `Monday Night Football', have had a few seconds cropped from them (syndiaation cuts, perhaps?). Then there's my disappointment over the exclusion of the themes to `The A-Team', `Magnum P.I.', and `Taxi'. Instead, they throw in the opening numbers to `Fish' and `Angie', whose combined prime-time endurance was a mere 2.5 seasons! Finally, I was somewhat miffed by how pricey this CD was. If I hadn't received this as a gift, I doubt I would've plunked down the couple of sawbucks necessary to purchase this platter. Thank goodness for the holiday season...
`Late
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's got "Mr. Belvedere"! December 5, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Listen, this isn't the strongest entry in the television theme song pantheon, but for including "Mr. Belvedere," the "Monday Night Football" theme (which always makes me feel like going back to school and playing in the leaves...), "Siskel & Ebert" AND "The People's Court," it gets my vote of confidence. Buy this and listen to it in the comfort of your home on a Sunday afternoon when all the reruns on TV are worthless and you need to be reminded of your childhood. (That is, if your childhood was the late '70s and early '80s.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Supervehicle Heaven January 4, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I really bought this for the Super Vehicle (mid-80s) themes such as Airwolf (1st Season Opening Theme - no 'Lady' rotors at the start!) and Knight Rider ('Pilot' Extended Closing Theme - no overdub by Richard Basehart), The Fall Guy (complete opening song by Lee Majors) and The Dukes Of Hazard (Opening Theme - no voice-overs or Sheriff Roscoe "Kyuh, Kyuh, Kyuh, Kyuh").
But for the first time, these ARE the 'original' off-air themes, unlike many so-called television albums with limp renditions, these are all the real McCoy.
And while there are some obvious omissions such as 'Street Hawk', 'The Highwayman' and 'Blue Thunder', it was well worth the money and I highly recommend it for the range that is here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not all good but... January 15, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Let's face it, from this series, you cannot expect to find one single volume that has all the songs that you want. However, gems in volume 6 are just too irresistable such as The Unknown Stuntman from the TV show The Fall Guy, the ever cheerful Benny Hill Theme and memorable growing up themes from Growing Pains, Charles in Charge, Silver Spoons and Who's the Boss. A very good starting CD if you plan to get more like myself.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars TV themes fan
I enjoyed the tv themes that i haven't heard in years. this one is for any one who like old tv theme from the 50's and 60's.
Published 1 month ago by Kurt Mstoecklhuber
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!!!
Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 6: Remote Control Is awesome And Brought back lots of memories. I waited 5-7 years trying to find it somewhere and buy it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by alan freeman
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories...
I am a child of the 80's no doubt about it. i grew up on alot of these themes. the one inclusion that made me want to buy this CD? V : The Series. Read more
Published 13 months ago by C. MARTIN
5.0 out of 5 stars TELEVISION'S GREATEST HITS, VOL. 6, REMOTE CONTROL
As i stated in my last reviews, i love old stuff is why i bought this and also because im nostolgic.
Published 15 months ago by Karen M. Herzog
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD!
Hi. I just purchased this CD, and I wanted to say how pleased I am with it!

All of these tracks sound just Great.. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Augustus
4.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER SOLID VOLUME OF TV THEMES!
It's hard to complain when your getting 65 themes in one collection, but this volume has some disappointing themes on it. Read more
Published on June 11, 2009 by ! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best TV themes compilation I own
Out of all the CDs (TV themes) I own, this one easily is the best for me. The only one that I can press play at the beginning and allow to go all the way through. Read more
Published on March 4, 2009 by Patrick Edwards
1.0 out of 5 stars BIG DISAPOINTMENT!!!
Growing up during the '80's I saw almost all of these shows listed on this CD. I specifically bought this CD for one theme in particular, "Hardcastle & Mccormick", which I could... Read more
Published on April 22, 2008 by David A. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars TV hits
Again, one of the great CD's that will get you reminiscing!!!
Great for parties and long drives.
Published on August 4, 2007 by Avid Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars From TV LAnd to AOL getting soon re runs of series...This is a MUST!
Well, it seems that from TV LAnd to Nick at Night even AOL which is on the way to create a service that will allows his users to view series from th 60's to now, people WANT good... Read more
Published on December 26, 2005 by Pascal Gillon
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