Television's Greatest Hits, Volume II: 65 More TV Themes From the 50's and 60's

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Television's Greatest Hits - 65 More TV Themes From The 50s & 60s
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Compilation album
Released 1986
Length 72:30
Label TVT Records
chronology
65 TV Themes! From the 50's and 60's
(1985)65 TV Themes! From the 50's and 60's1985
65 More TV Themes From the 50s & 60s
(1986)
70's and 80's
(1987)70's and 80's1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Television's Greatest Hits - 65 More TV Themes From The 50s & 60s is the second volume of the Television's Greatest Hits series of compilation albums by TVT Records.

According to Allmusic, "There are 65 television themes here, and apart from the little mistakes, they're almost all interesting. Among the strangest material here is the music from some of television's failures, such as It's About Time (one of the longest theme songs ever done for TV) and The Green Hornet. Also pleasing is the fact that the producers have used opening and closing theme versions of this material grafted together, so we hear the fullest possible versions of the themes from Ben Casey."[1]

The album catalog was later acquired by The Bicycle Music Company. In September 2011, Los Angeles-based Oglio Records announced they were releasing the Television's Greatest Hits song catalog after entering into an arrangement The Bicycle Music Company.[2] A series of 9 initial "6-packs" including some of the songs from the album has been announced for 2011.[2]

Track listing[edit]

NOTE: An asterisk (*) donates a track that was re-recorded for the album.

  1. The Three Stooges*
  2. Merrie Melodies ("Merrily We Roll Along")*
  3. The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show
  4. Huckleberry Hound
  5. Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  6. Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse*
  7. The Pink Panther Show*
  8. The Road Runner Show*
  9. George of the Jungle
  10. Jonny Quest
  11. Spider-Man
  12. Underdog*
  13. Looney Tunes ("The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down")*
  14. Peanuts ("Linus and Lucy")*
  15. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood ("Won't You Be My Neighbor?")
  16. The Odd Couple
  17. The Courtship of Eddie's Father ("My Best Friend")
  18. The Mary Tyler Moore Show ("Love Is All Around")
  19. Gidget
  20. That Girl
  21. Bewitched*
  22. Love, American Style
  23. The Honeymooners ("You're My Greatest Love")
  24. I Married Joan*
  25. The Monkees
  26. The Brady Bunch
  27. The Partridge Family ("Come On Get Happy")
  28. My Mother the Car*
  29. Car 54, Where Are You?
  30. It's About Time*
  31. My Favorite Martian
  32. Jeopardy! ("Think Music")
  33. Hogan's Heroes
  34. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
  35. The Rat Patrol
  36. 12 O'Clock High
  37. The Time Tunnel
  38. Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea
  39. Seahunt*
  40. Daktari*
  41. Tarzan
  42. The Adventures of Robin Hood
  43. Rawhide
  44. Bat Masterson*
  45. Maverick*
  46. Wagon Train
  47. Have Gun – Will Travel ("The Ballad of Paladin")*
  48. The Virginian*
  49. The Rebel
  50. Peter Gunn*
  51. Route 66*
  52. I Spy
  53. The Avengers*
  54. The Saint*
  55. Hawaiian Eye*
  56. The Green Hornet
  57. The Outer Limits
  58. Dark Shadows
  59. Ben Casey
  60. Medical Center*
  61. NBC Mystery Movie*
  62. ABC's Wide World of Sports
  63. The Jackie Gleason Show ("Melancholy Serenade")*
  64. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
  65. Monty Python's Flying Circus

Credits[edit]

  • Steven Gottlieb - Executive Producer

Reception[edit]

Alongside Television's Greatest Hits Volume I, the compilation was described by CD Review as "organized as a theoretical average viewing day". CD Review jokingly commented that the compilation would be "highly effective during interrogations" by the FBI.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. "Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: Original TV Soundtracks". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Television's Greatest Hits - TV Theme 6-packs". Oglio Records. September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  3. ^ Taylor, Andrew (March 1987). "New Releases Spotlight". CD Review. 3 (7): 80. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 

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