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bossjock967

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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2017, 02:13:13 PM »
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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2017, 02:54:46 PM »
  But this was actually a regular song ("Keep the Ball Rollin'" by Al Hirt), so that might not count.
Speaking of Al Hirt, his song Sugar Lips was the theme to Eye Guess. I haven't heard the song in years, but I think the lyrics were simply "Sugar lips", said over and over...
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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2017, 03:06:14 PM »
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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2017, 03:10:05 PM »

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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2017, 05:21:35 PM »
UK ones that come to mind are Blankety Blank and Fun House.
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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2017, 06:01:54 PM »
Going towards Chris's point, here's the list we have so far. Just the US entries number 38 and counting. A far cry from "There don't seem to be all that many."

US Game Show themes with vocals:
All About Faces
All-Star Almost Anything Goes
All-Star Blitz
Amnesia
Animal Crack-Ups
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Beat the Clock (Collyer)
The Better Sex
Bowling for Dollars (Jackpot cue)
Chain Reaction (06)
Eye Guess
The Fun Factory
Hollywood Squares (Bob and Merill)
Hollywood Squares (Square Biz)
It Takes Two (Dick Clark)
Make Me Laugh (50s)
Make Me Laugh (70s)
The Match Game (60s)
Monopoly
Musical Chairs
Name That Tune
Nickelodeon Guts
Oblivious
People Are Funny
Play the Percentages
The Price is Right (On the Franches Mountain)
Remote Control
Shop Till You Drop (PAX)
Take My Word for It
Temptation (07)
To Tell the Truth (70s)
To Tell the Truth (Anderson)
Turn It Up
The Video Game
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Who’s Still Standing?
Wizard of Odds

Other Countries:
Blankety Blank (UK)
Fun House (UK)
Generation Game (UK)
Knockout (UK)
Schlag Den Raab (Germany) (Closing theme: Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time”)

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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2017, 06:19:03 PM »
Whoa, looks like there are more out there than I thought.  Perhaps I should rephrase it to "not all that many... compared to the total number of themes/cues out there".

Cue the infamous "Klunk" music from The New Treasure Hunt show.  (Hey, wait a minute!)

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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2017, 01:40:22 PM »
Whoa, looks like there are more out there than I thought.  Perhaps I should rephrase it to "not all that many... compared to the total number of themes/cues out there".

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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2017, 07:12:10 PM »
Pretty much every 90's show in Italy.  Some had an intro song for every single round.

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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2017, 10:30:17 PM »
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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2017, 09:59:11 AM »
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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2017, 12:56:16 PM »
Minute To Win It in its later NBC episodes, The Million Second Quiz using "All Night" by Icona Pop, Hip Hop Squares, What Would You Do?, and Click, if repeating "click, click" over and over counts, all have lyrics.
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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2017, 01:29:30 PM »
IIRC, the 1996 season of the The Dating Game had very faint lyrics in the background.

Does The Newlywed Game count? Wasn't that theme based on another song with actual lyrics?
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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2017, 01:41:21 PM »
The Book of Love, in fact.
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Re: Theme songs with vocals
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2017, 01:46:26 PM »
The Book of Love, in fact.
That was the Paul Rodriguez season, but I forgot about that. I was thinking of a song called Palisades Park, which I think was written by Chuck Barris, thus leading to him being able to use it.
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