While the theme for the Sprpanos is fitting, along with that of The Wire, nostalgia plays a big part in what will you will later regard as a classic. Watching the intro just brings you back to when the family sat on a couch at a predestined time every week. Especially when , growing up in the 70's, there was very little that stood the test of time. Even cheesy stuff like this (littlest hobo)brings a smile. There were a lot of others in that catagory (Grizzly Adams, anyone?) . Possibly my fav theme music ever was from the 70's, and I still think it stands up today. Creepy kids sci-fi from ITV.
Dr Who is up there also of course, but I think that's taken for granted as one of the best ever.
Yeah sure allot of the fun is in remembering some old half forgotten thing but of course TV and perhaps even more so film will have properly scored music. It is interesting as well to listen to what the technology of the time could come up. From a nostalgic point of view most of my favourites are probably gonna be cartoons.
The Sopranos theme was well chosen but what really made it great was the show itself and the accompanying visuals of the drive to Jersey.
What about adaptations? I think Spartacus was meant for The Onedin Line (a series from long, long ago). The music brings rolling waves to mind far more clearly than slavish discontent. In my opinion. See what you think.
What about those not so great theme tunes, intro music you liked much less than the show? I would have preferred to hear Cheryl Crow’s song ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ in the film of the same name but perhaps that wasn’t even possible given that the film came out in the following year.
Can't stand any of the opening credits music for any of the soap operas, from Coronation Street where everyone lived on chips at one time (or they did the last time I saw it), to [INSERT NEWER SOAP HERE].