Some friends were recently discussing TV theme songs/scores. We are all old enough to remember when theme music lasted longer than 10 seconds. I thought it would be interesting to get some input from the Daniweb community. My top three favourite TV themes are:

  1. Man In a Suitcase by Ron Grainer
  2. The Avengers by Laurie Johnson
  3. Peter Gunn by Henry Mancini

Honorable mention goes to Perry Mason by Fred Steiner

Ron Grainer, by the way, was also the composer for the themes for the shows The Prisoner and Dr. Who. These scores were good enough that I would gladly sit through the entire closing credits just to hear the music.

The first is called Funeral March of the Marionettes. It's amazing how hearing that can take me right back to that time.

Funeral March of a Marionette by Charles Gounod.

Twin Peaks and Green Hornet are the first that come to mind. Twilight Zone is a good third.