Hawaii Five-O (album)

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Hawaii Five-O
Ventures Hawaii Five-O.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 10, 1969
ProducerJoe Saraceno
The Ventures chronology
Underground Fire
Hawaii Five-O
Swamp Rock
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Hawaii Five-O is an instrumental album by the Ventures. It is named for the popular 1968 television series, and featured the theme song from the series as its title track. It was released in 1969 on Liberty Records LST-8061 and reached #11 on the Billboard Top LP chart, staying for 24 weeks.[2] The album was certified gold by RIAA on July 21, 1971.[3][4] The popularity of the album was propelled by the hit title track, which reached #4 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hawaii Five-O" (Morton Stevens) – 1:59
  2. "Lovin' Things" (Jet Loring, Artie Schroeck) – 2:31
  3. "Galveston" (Jimmy Webb, Al De Lory) – 2:40
  4. "The Letter" (Wayne Carson Thompson, Dan Penn) – 2:10
  5. "Don't Give in to Him" (Gary Usher) – 2:12
  6. "Theme from A Summer Place" (Max Steiner, Percy Faith) – 2:16
  7. "Medley: Spooky/Traces/Stormy" (Harry Middlebrooks, Mike Shapiro, Buddy Buie, James Cobb) – 4:25
  8. "Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" (Gerome Ragni, James Rado, Galt MacDermot, Bones Howe) – 2:49
  9. "Games People Play" (Joe South) – 2:46
  10. "I Can Hear Music" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector) – 2:37
  11. "Dizzy" (Tommy Roe, Fred Weller, Steve Barri) – 2:31





  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Billboard Albums, 6th ed. Joel Whitburn. 2006. Record Research Inc. p. 1100. ISBN 0-89820-166-7
  3. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum
  4. ^ "... and the Hits Just Keep on Comin'", by Peter E. Berry. p. 270.