Theme Songs From The 60's

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Theme Songs From The 60's

Every since I had been a little girl I was always intrigued by old re-runs and songs, I used to memorize them and either hum or sing them throughout the years. The 60's was a time when little ones would cry when they watched Flipper or Lassie, every little boy wanted to be like Batman and Robin running around town with the bat-mobile solving cases while the little girls hoped to be wiggle there noses dreaming that things would disappear and reappear just like the Elizabeth Montgomery did on Bewitched. Adults would sit down and watch Gilligan's island or Petticoat Junction trying to figure out why a group of people could get stranded on an Island and wondering when they would leave. The men admired the ladies in the water tank on Petticoat Junction, who would have thought to bathe all the way up there? My father was a big Hawaii Five-O junkie and I could never understand why? He would watch the re-runs over and over again I believe now that this show marked the beginning of such shows as CSI and House people are always intrigued by mystery and case solving. Watching an oldie of The Twilight Zone when we were young was haunting and one that will never be forgotten was about an old woman who lived in a house and at the end she said, " I've got green fingers, I've got green fingers." as she rocked in her chair with an Ivy entwined around her. That was the last time our small eyeballs ever watched The Twilight Zone again until we were adults. A woman popping from a bottle? Every single man in the Country wanted a woman like that he could have his cake and eat it to. When was Tony ever going to realize that Jeannie was in love with him? He was as blind as a bat when it came to her emotions. How about Jed Clampett? It certainly would be nice of oil just popped up in our yards especially through this recession would it be nice to automatically become millionaires? The 60's those were the days for so many if only we could turn back time, well not to far back I was only a glean in my father's eye.

Batman Theme Song

Batman Series

Batman aired on ABC from 1966 through 1968 even though it aired for only two seasons Batman became a household name and children knew who dealt with crime in Gotham City." The series had been based on the DC comic book character who held the same names. There were similiarites in the 1940 serials with the same characters and the same style.

Batgirl Theme Song

Hawaii Five-O

Hawaii Five-O

 From 1968 through 1980 Hawaii Five-O aired its episodes and currently its episodes are still in high demand throughout the World. Filmed on location in Honolulu and Oahu Islands total episodes filmed were 278.

Twilight Zone Theme Song

The Twilight Zone

Rod Serling's , "The Twilight Zone the teleplay originally purchased in 1958 gave way to 156 episodes being filmed not including any sequels or movies that were written and filmed. The series has a genre of horror, science, fantasy, suspense and fiction. Noboy would ever know what was going to air from one episode to the next.

Bewitched

Bewitched

 From 1964-1972 with re-runs currently running on TVland is about a whimsical and magical family where the wife marries the mortal and all hell breaks lose when it comes to his wife being a normal human being. To this day there is still a cult following  does anyone remember the lunchboxes?

Mission Impossible

 Mission Impossible aired from 1966 through 1973 and returned from 1988 through 1990 which inspired a movie to made about the television series. Total comlpeted episodes were 171 apparently this was also a very popular program of its day. Nothing can compare to the originals of yesteryear.

Gilligans Island

Gilligans Island

 Orignally airing from 1964 through 1967  seven castaways get stranded on an Island  with someone always trying to figure out how to get off. I have always wondered how Ginger managed to wash those expensive gowns in all of the salt water? What kept her hair so stiff once she ran out of hairspray and even though the professor was so smart, why did they always portray him to be somewhat of a ding-a-ling? Apparently nobody had time to have any type of relationship due to everyone being busy trying to get off of the island.

I Dream Of Jeannie

I Dream Of Jeannie

 Originally created by Sidney Sheldon this 1960's American sitcom aired from 1965 through 1970 the first 30 episodes were in black and white this is why many have not seen them in color. The other 109 episodes that were filmed in color. How many men dreamed of having a woman pop out of a bottle and be at there beckon call? When Tony grew tired of her he was simply close the bottle, however Jeannie always had away of getting out of that bottle anyway.

The Beverly Hillbillies

The Beverly HillBillies

 One of the most popular series of all time and still  being aired on television stations across the Country The Beverly HillBillies was one of the top 12 shows running on television in the 60's of all time. On occassion Jed would mention his deceased wife's name Sue Ellen who always was near and dear to his heart. The Clampett's were the only family that appeared to be common although wealth had been bestowed upon them. If only Ellie Mae would have had better manners.

Flipper

Flipper

 Everyone loved Flipper the original series aired from 1964-1967 which was a story about a bottle-nosed dolphin who lived at a Preserve and always found time to have fun and solve a few mysteries. Who could not love such a beautiful mammal. Even now when we get the chance to go to California I admire the dolphins as they glide along the boat enroute to Catalina Island.

Petticoat Junction

PettiCoat Junction

If only they would air this one ! Originally airing from 1963-1970 the series had been seen several times on tvland but due to disputes over syndication and the changing of hands it now rest in the archives until someone decides if they can also agree to release the black and whites. Come on guys release it , there is nothing like going back in time for a little rest and relaxation.

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Comments 58 comments

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Connie Smith 7 years ago from Tampa Bay, Florida

Great hub. I was surprised though, as I don't remember Batgirl having her own theme song. These were all favorite shows of mine, including Hawaii Five-0. Bewitched was my ultimate favorite show. I have even been watching them in order on hulu.com I am up to episode 33. Beverly Hillbillies was my second favorite. These were all great shows and show a much simple and more innocent time. Wasn't it great?


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thelesleyshow 7 years ago from US

I love all of these shows!! Ha Ha Great blast from the past hub. I truly enjoyed myself. I even had to call my husband in here to listen.

Thumbs up!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Connie: They were re-runs for me but they were certainly great and entertaining times. Life was simple and innocence was still pure, I don't know what has happened since then. There certainly is a darkside to television now. :)

thelesleyshow: I am glad that both of you enjoyed the blast from the past it is always nice to step back into time for a little while. :)


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Geez...I scored a 34% on this! I didn't know for sure any of the answer! I'm familiar with all of these shows with the exception of Petticoat Junction. I never heard of it. What a great hub, Julianna! I liked it a lot!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

dohn: heheheheh Some of the answers are in the subject lines, naughty me!!! A 34% isn't bad you are still a champ in my book. :)


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Connie Smith 7 years ago from Tampa Bay, Florida

Now I feel really old, AE lol. That's okay, though, I wouldn't give up my childhood in that era to be 18 again....


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Connie: You are not old at all and you are always as young as you feel. I loved the re-runs and I still do! You were lucky to enjoy those times and I bet you had wonderful memories. :)


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

I'm with Connie. I watched these shows as an impressionable young lass. Fond memories of all of them! Wonder if it's significant that my Hubby had a HUGE crush on Samantha:-).

69% on the quiz. Does that prove I was there? Or that I've lost a lot of brain cells since:-)???? Great hub and loved the quiz at the end! MM


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

MM: I would say that proves that you were there and I am so glad that you enjoyed!!! :)


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

I loved all those shows as a kid ! I remember watching Batman and The Monkees was just like totally Important to me as a kid. And Bewitched and Jeannie were great fun . And who did not think Five O was not the coolest theme ! I could go on and on but AE great stuff ! Thx for the walk down memory lane !


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

tony: You are welcome and I love taking people down memory lane it is the greatest experience one can do for other people. :)

I remember the re-runs of the Brady Bunch and the leader singer was on there, when I was little I had the biggest crush on him he wasn't the tallest guy but he had the voice and the accent lolololo :)


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

AEvans, thanks for rekindling fond memories for me of the 60's.

The world does seem to have lost some innocence.


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

Alright I got an 80 on the quiz. I sure do like old TV shows. Great hub Julianna, I enjoyed the trip down memory lane.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

agvulpes: The world certainly has lost some of it and I am glad that I was able to rekindle some memories. :)

wesleycox: Good Job!!! 80% that is fantastic and I am glad that you enjoyed. :)


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elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

sure brings back memories, it's amazing how many of the lyrics we remember after all these years...


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

elisabethkcmo: I hope the memories were wonderful one's and it is amazing how many are etched in memory...:)


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tantrum 7 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

twilight zone, and mission impossible( score by lalo schifrin ,a very good score writer) my favourites. thanks !!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

tantrum: You are welcome!!! :)


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quicksand 7 years ago

Forgot music?


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

quicksand: All the music is there , it is the case of the disappearing youtube videos. lololo , they just re-appeared. :)


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quicksand 7 years ago

Oh! How foolish of me! (uncharacteristically)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

quicksand: It is o.k. I have did it too!!! lolololo :D


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York

Thx for taking me down the memory lane. I was a die hard fan of 'I dream of jeannie' and 'Bewitched'. Enjoyed the videos.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

anja: You are so welcome !! The re-runs are still on and it is relaxing to watch.:)


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

"Book 'em Dano!" lolol!! Loved that show! You picked the good ones for sure.. except you missed the "Man from U.N.C.L.E." Go find that one and add it for me!!! WooHoo!!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Candie: You are so funny!!! I will find it and add it tomorrow just for you. :)


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Ms Chievous 7 years ago from Wv

Ah Yes.. I remember being quite content watching these shows during the day. If I was home watching these shows it meant I was either home sick or it wasa snow day! thanks for memories


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

Aah yes a real call back the past. great choices. the nostalgia glands started working overtime!Great hub.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Ms Chievous: Now that is a great memory and I am certain so many things came flooding back , childhood memories if they are good are the best memories to have. I have some wonderful ones too!! I wish we had snow days when I was growing up but we were not as fortunate in our part of the Country. lolololo :)

sixtyorso: Nostalgia is the key to our youth and I bet you had some great ones too!!! :)


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Wonderful shows. I remember them all. Also loved Lassie and Rin Tin Tin and for those of us who are old enough, how about the Mickey Mouse Club? I'm really dating myself. Ha! This was fun. Thanks!


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Bellah's 7 years ago

WOW! WHAT A BLAST FROM THE PAST--GOOD JOB!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Bellah's: Thanks!! :)


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fierycj 7 years ago from The Fiery Heart of Africa

There really was something special about theme songs from those days...kinda gets stuck in your head, in a dreamy kinda way...thanks for the reminder...Of course, I'm still in my twenties, but you'd be surprised by my mp3 collection...:D


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

fiercyj: I am in my 30's and I remember them too!! I loved the oldies.:)


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GlstngRosePetals 7 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

I am speechless! This takes me way back thanks for the memories.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Glstng: I am speechless to you read to many !!! lololo You are welcome.:)


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Aqua 7 years ago from California

This brings back lots of memories from my childhood. I'm with your dad - I loved Hawaii Five-O as well. Book 'em Danno! This hub is a definite thumbs up!


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William F. Torpey 7 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

I watched all those shows when they aired originally, AEvans, but I don't watch any of today's sitcoms or other shows (except baseball and movies.) Twilight Zone was my favorite though. Thanks for the memories.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

William: You are so welcome! :)Twilight Zone still scares me when they air in black and white there is something eerie about the making of them then. lololo


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Thanks for sharing these great old theme songs. I really love the Beverly Hill theme song - Flatt and Scruggs were trueley great blue grass musicians.


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY

This was such a fun Hub to read. . thank you so much for taking me back to so many good memories . .funny but as I was going through it I kept thinking that next was going to be . .Diamonds, Daisies, Snowflakes, That Girl

Chestnuts, Rainbows, Springtime is That Girl

She’s tinsel on a tree - She’s everything that every girl should be!

Only one girl to love, then she’ll be That Girl too.

That Girl!

Again thanks so much for the memories!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Dolores: Now listen to the story about a man named Jed hehehhehe I am glad you like that song.

wavegirl22: You are so welcome !!!!! :)


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Chloe Comfort 7 years ago from Long Island

Another cool Hub! I wasn't born until 1967 but I grew up watching all these shows and probably still know the words to some of the theme songs - at least the ones that had words. The others, I could still hum along :-)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Chloe: I am so glad that you enjoyed it was a flashback to the oldies. :)


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Charia Samher 7 years ago

I have watched most of it in the local channel but I never thought it was on the 60's. Great shows and great theme songs. =)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Charia: You are so welcome and it is also fun to learn something new, thank you so much for stopping by. :)


philip carey 61 6 years ago

What is it about that era's theme songs? They stick in my mind too. Good topic.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

philip carey 61: Now you will be hearing them all day.lolo :)


philip carey 61 6 years ago

doh! The Hawaii 5-O song is plaguing me! Make it stop!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

philip carey 61: I know I hate when that happens. lololo :D


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Aqua: I don't know how I missed you and I sincerely apologize thank you for the wonderful comment. :)


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Ghost Guide 6 years ago

One time when my husband and I were taking a day trip over the mountains to Eastern Washington we had a situation where every motel on the route we were taking was absolutely booked up because of some concert but we did not know that until we got over there, anyway we had to drive all night to get home and we sang Old TV theme songs to stay awake..it worked we got home safe and sound...cross eyed...but safe and sound.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Ghost Guide: We have done that before to especially when you are driving for hundreds of miles, it breaks the monotony. I am glad that both of you had gotten home safely and enjoyed the ride. :)


Waqar Cheema  6 years ago

great Hub Avans I enjoyed every bit of it -thanks

I ll go through it again its a trip to my youth days

Waq


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Waqar Cheema: I am glad that you enjoyed and were able to take a trip down memory lane. :)


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Steele Fields 6 years ago from drexel hill,pa

I always thought someone should have tied Gilligan to a palm tree so he wouldn't ruin their escape every week. And if only I could wiggle my nose! I was definitely among those who know those theme songs by heart. I really enjoyed this trip down the lane.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Steele Fields: Tying Gilligan to a palm tree? lolololo I always wanted to wiggle my nse and have things happen too! :)


steppenwolf 5 years ago

I came across this familiar theme when I started researching a 60's TV theme that was stuck in my head. I could only remember it was played every time the Beverly Hillbillies showed Ellie Mae Clampett by the "Cement Pond" playing with her "critters".

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