A test, if you will, Oh, say can you sing:
A: "The Star Spangled Banner"?
B: "America the Beautiful"?
C: the theme to "The Jeffersons"?
C'mon, admit it. "C" won out. Before you could think of dawn's early light or amber waves of grain, you were belting out, "Weeellll,, we're mooovin' on up, to the East Side, to a DE-luxe apartment, in the SKY-hi!"
However embarrassed we are to admit it, TV theme songs have become anthems to four decades of media children. And now, thanks to the folks at Rhino, you don't have to wait for reruns to hear them again.
The label's three-volume "Tube Tunes" series features 48 of the best themes from the '70s and '80s.
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As far as pure song quality goes, "Volume 1: The '70s" is the best. There's The Cowsills' bouncy "Love, American Style," Sonny Curtis' wistful "Love is All Around" from "May Tyler Moore" and Mike Peet's cool synthesizer riffing on "The Rockford Files" theme.
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