Monday, October 9, 2006

Crime TV Themes: S.W.A.T.

Spotlighting the great themes from mystery/crime TV shows ...

S.W.A.T.
An Aaron Spelling production, S.W.A.T. aired from Febuary, 1975 until April, 1976. The cast included Steve Forrest, Robert Urich and Mark Shera.The disco-fied theme song for this short-lived spinoff of The Rookies went to No. 1 on the pop charts for Rhythm Heritage in 1976. The group's Michael Omartian, who co-produced and arranged the track, went on to an illustrious career as a Grammy-winning producer for Christopher Cross, Donna Summer, The Imperials, and dozens more.

More info (and episode guide) at TV.com.
Theme online at Classic Television Images and Theme Songs.
S.W.A.T. DVD news at TVShowsOnDVD.com

OPENING CREDITS




More themes:
PETER GUNN
ROCKFORD FILES
SIMON & SIMON
STARSKY & HUTCH
T.J. HOOKER

3 comments:

  1. Chris--I saw your post on DorothyL. Two of the coolest theme songs ever have to be Hawaii Five-O and Mission Impossible.

    Julia

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  2. Dude, I am so flashing back to my childhood. I loved S.W.A.T.! I was 12 the year that was on TV. I didn't recall it being a spin off of The Rookies, though. I loved that show as well.

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  3. My favorite TV theme music was from "Peter Gunn."
    rs

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