• airs "The Odd Couple" during the 2012 Superbowl.
  • Liberty Mutual airs "The Odd Couple" during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  • Batman on ME TV.


RCA 1966
Mono LPM-3573 – Stereo LPS-3573
From the original score of the Greenway Production
20th Century-Fox Television Series on ABC-TV

Composed and Conducted by NEAL HEFTI

Batman Theme was awarded the Grammy for Best Television Theme
Batman Theme was the #1 recorded song in the world in 1966 - Wikipedia


From an interview of Neal Hefti by Forrest Patten, September 7, 2004, for Journal into Melody:

Forrest: And, of course, there was the theme music from the TV series, Batman.

Neal: That one came very hard to me. It took me a couple of months to write. I had seen some footage and I knew how outrageous it had to be. So I needed to write a piece of music that was equally so. Well, when I first took the theme in to demonstrate it for Lionel Newman and the series producer at Twentieth Century Fox, I had to sing it and play it on the piano. Well, I’m no singer, and I’m no pianist. But I had Lionel and the producer, Bill Dozier, listening to me. My first thought was that they were going to throw me out, very quickly, but as I was going through it, I heard them both reacting with statements like, “Oh, that’s kicky. That will be good in the car chase.” My father, (a salesman) once told me, “If they say okay, get out of there before they change their mind.” When I saw Bill smiling, then I knew we had it.

The “Batman Theme” has been covered by countless artists, including The Kinks, 50 Cent and Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Prince, R.E.M., The Ventures and The Who.

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