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 Robert "Bob" Harris. The original song was recorded at RCA Studios in Toronto (where the cartoon was also 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.


A long-standing rumor claimed that the bassline for the Spider-Man theme was performed by jazz musician Charles Mingus; however, Ralph Bakshi confirmed the rumor as being erroneous, stating that Mingus did not perform on the theme song.[1]


The Ramones recorded a cover of the song as a bonus track for their final album, 1995's ¡Adios Amigos!. A live version appears on their Greatest Hits Live album.

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 (see below). 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 Aleksei Sytsevich.

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


  1. ^ Ralph Baskhi Q&A with Darius James, at 7:08
  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.