Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs

Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs

by Mark A. Robinson




Featuring 1,000 detailed entries, this encylopedia examines the phenomenon of television theme songs. Organized alphabetically by TV series from The A-Team to Zorro, the individual themes are designated by title, composer, lyricist and performer, with an analysis of how the theme captured the show’s spirit. Each entry also includes the series’ cast credits, its network, the years of its original run, and an in-depth program description.
Fascinating facts and anecdotes about each theme song are included, along with an assessment of its popularity, and (whenever appropriate) a list of industry awards that the song has won. Devotees of the captivating and oftimes unforgettable themes for such series as The Brady Bunch, Gilligan’s Island, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rawhide and Scooby-Doo have a genuine treat in store.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786465170
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/30/2011
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mark A. Robinson holds a degree in theater from the State University of New York at Cortland. A teacher and published author, he has also served as theatre critic for an Omaha-based website. He lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  viii

Introduction: Tunes of the Tube  1

The Theme Songs  5

Appendix: Theme Songs on CD  181

Bibliography  183

Index  185­

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donaconwft More than 1 year ago
The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs is a must-have for libraries and television buffs. The book reads like a list of happy memories of favorite television shows, both hits and failures. Interesting facts and details fill each entry. Author Mark A. Robinson clearly has a deep affection for this topic.