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 Spidey’s official theme, including in-universe.

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In 1995, American punk-rock band The Ramones recorded a version of the song[1] for the tribute album Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits.


The 2002 Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 film adaptations featured characters as buskers performing the song; Jayce Bartok and Elyse Dinh respectively. Both films also feature the song at the very end of the credits: the 2002 film featured the 1967 version, while the 2004 film featured a re-recording by Michael Bublé. 2007's Spider-Man 3 also featured the song's melody during the scene where Spider-Man arrives at a big celebration.

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter has the theme song in his phone as a ringtone and whistles the tune while defeating the Rhino.

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the theme (orchestrated by Michael Giacchino) is played during the Marvel Studios logo at the beginning of the film.[2]

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Earth-1610 Peter Parker references it as his own "catchy theme song" with footage of the 1967 animated series' opening. The intro to the theme is also played during the post credits scene.


  1. ^ https://open.spotify.com/track/3dJD8vdcwe9Drbpqmy2JAo?si=zEjrnIemQMehbMQxV9SU2g
  2. ^ Dyce, Andrew (July 8, 2017). "Spider-Man: Homecoming Easter Eggs & Marvel Secrets". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.