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'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' ('BOTB')
Yes, it's time once again for 'Battle Of The Bands' ('BOTB').
Alright, let's get on it. Let's get ON this thing!...
|EUGENE MARTONE VS. JACK BUTLER|
I woke up this morning and I got a glass of gin.
The future's uncertain but tonight will end in sin.
~ 'Roadhouse Blues' (21st Century edition)
When you pause to think about it, a lot of really A-LIST E-TICKET MUSIC has been used as themes for television shows. And in a way, I imagine it's kind of demanding for a musician to create a song that is super-catchy and conveys some idea about a show's premise in just a minute or a minute and a half at most.
There are quite a goodly number of TV series theme songs that I really dig. I even like some theme songs for shows that I actually think stink to high Heaven (e.g., 'Sanford & Son', 'Welcome Back, Kotter', and 'Hill Street Blues').
(Mary, Mary, Quite Extraordinary, please do correct me if I'm wrong, but...) Recently, it occurred to me that no one has ever used TV theme songs in a Battle Of The Bands competition before. (Our good friend Jeffrey Scott once used TV stars singing in BOTB, but not the actual TV show theme songs.)
Since the themes are all so short (approximately one minute), I decided to make it a 3-Way Battle. But which theme songs should I use? Hmmm.... I asked my new Magic 8-Ball (now with the electrolytes that BOTBers crave) but it was of no help a'tall.
So then I just threw up my arms (which, trust me, is very rough on one's throat) and said: "I'll just use my own Top 3 favorites. Who can stop me? I'm da dictator o' de blog!
So, here ya go, my Top 3 favorite TV Theme Songs. Which of the 3 do you like best?
Please remember that I am NOT axing you which of the 3 TV shows you like best, but which of these 3 pieces of music do you like best? However, if you want to tell me in the comment section which of these 3 shows you prefer (even if it's not your favorite of the 3 theme songs presented here), I would LOVE to know. ALSO!... I would be interested to know what is your favorite TV series of all-time, regardless of whether or not it is one of the 3 shows being featured here in this Battle. (In other words, I'm just generally interested in learning a bit more about you and your likes. As Daphne Moon would say: "I don't know why.")
|GOODNIKS VS. NO-GOODNIKS|
|GODZILLA VS. KING KONG|
WKRP IN CINCINNATI
|RIDDLER VS. BATMAN|
[*Please Note that the official Theme Song for the following show ends at the 57-second mark. When Al Jarreau goes into the song 'Since I Fell For You' afterwards, that part don't count a'tall! So don't be countin' it. Don't make me have to come over there!!]
Question: Will M*A*S*H win this Battle?
Magic 8-Ball sez: "My Sources Say No"
Alright now, “you know the gig”... I welcome you (whether I know "you" or not) to vote for your favorite of these songs in the comment section below. And feel free to tell us WHY you chose one song over the other.
After voting here, I suggest - actually I insist - you pop over to the blogs of the other 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' participants to see which songs they have chosen and vote there also. (If their ‘BOTB’ blog bits aren’t posted yet, pour yourself two shots of ‘Grand Marnier’ over ice – do it twice – and then return to their blogs to
Voice Your Vote...
@ ‘TOSSING IT OUT’ by clicking HERE.
@ ‘YOUR DAILY DOSE’ by clicking HERE.
@ 'MIKE'S RAMBLINGS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'CURIOUS AS A CATHY' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING' by clicking HERE
@ 'JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE' by clicking HERE.
As I've done in the past, I will continue to return to my 'BOTB' blog bits on the 7th and 21st of each month to post my own votes and announce the winners in the comment sections.
~ Stephen T. McCarthy