Spider-Man (theme song)

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"Spider-Man" is the theme song of the 1967 cartoon show Spider-Man, composed by Paul Francis Webster and Bob Harris. The original song was recorded at RCA Studios in Toronto (where the cartoon was produced) featuring 12 CBC vocalists (members of the Billy Van Singers, and Laurie Bower Singers groups) who added to the musical backing track supplied by RCA Studios, New York. The singers were paid only for the session and have had no residuals from its use since then.

The song has since been adopted as Spider-Man's official theme, including in-universe.

Other versions[edit]

Film[edit]

Video games[edit]

A remix by Apollo 440 is used in the 2000 action-adventure video game Spider-Man, developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. The song is used in the title screen and the credits, and an instrumental version of it plays in the main menu.

A cover by The Distillers is used in the credits of the 2004 video game Spider-Man 2, the tie-in game for the Sam Raimi film. This cover was re-released in 2019 with a single artwork titled "Spider-Bro" by Linas Garsys.[2]

Covers[edit]

In 1993, Canadian group Moxy Früvous recorded a version for their debut album Bargainville. Their version includes more satirical lyrics, as Spider-Man promotes his various items of licensed merchandise.

In 1995, American punk rock band the Ramones recorded a version of the song for the tribute album Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits, later re-released as part of the compilation album Weird Tales of the Ramones.[3]

In 2019, pianist Randy Waldman recorded a jazz version featuring vocals by a capella group Take 6 for his album Superheroes, with theme songs from superhero films and series.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dyce, Andrew (July 8, 2017). "Spider-Man: Homecoming Easter Eggs & Marvel Secrets". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on July 9, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Distillers Unspin "Spider-Man Theme" Cover from 2004 Spider-Man 2 Video Game (Plus, Spidey Film & Covers Spotify Playlist)". The Witzard. July 26, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  3. ^ "Spiderman". Spotify. 16 August 2005.
  4. ^ RANDY WALDMAN - Superheroes