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Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« on: June 29, 2018, 11:34:49 PM »
So I'm one of those people that are totally obsessed with game show music. The theme is almost as essential as the show itself. So I've got my ten (alright, eleven) songs I like best, and if you'd like, feel free to share yours. (But please, do not include the Price is Right because that would top half of our lists.)

11. Card Sharks/Double Dare
10. Tattletales
9. Match Game 7x (this one is as good as _____.)
8. Wheel of Fortune 75
7. Let's Make a Deal 84 (Classic music of the time)
6. Jeopardy 1984/92 (Gotta love the space feel!)
5. Blockbusters (Easy to whistle along to!)
4. Now You See It (classic tune, isn't it?)
3. Wheel of Fortune 83
2. 10k Pyramid
1. Joker's Wild 1969/74/78 (I like 'em all)

Of course, this list could continue, and I might even update it regularly as time goes on, but this is what I have right now.

(By the way, Youtube has all of these and many more, in case anyone is interested.)
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Re: Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 06:57:20 AM »
10. The Joker's Wild 1972
9. Gambit
8. The $128,000 Question
7. The Wizard of Odds
6. Press Your Luck
5. Tic Tac Dough 1977
4. Family Feud 1988
3. Wheel of Fortune 1975
2. Jeopardy 1997
1. Go. (I love the closing/commercial theme.)

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Re: Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 09:30:13 AM »
1. The Jokerís Wild (1990)
2. Press Your Luck
3. High Rollers (1987)
4. Card Sharks/Double Dare
5. Think Fast
6. Double Dare (Nickelodeon)
7. Get the Picture
8. Jeopardy (1997/2001)
9. Pretty much any version of Pyramid
10. Super Password/Password Plus/Million Dollar Password

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Re: Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 10:25:42 AM »
1. Wheel of Fortune (1989-early 90s version especially)
2. Jeopardy (80s through early-mid 90s)
3. Double Dare (Nickelodeon)
4. Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ABC primetime)
5. American Gladiators (season 1-4)
6. Press Your Luck
7. Card Sharks/Double Dare
8. $25,000/$100,000 Pyramid
9. Supermarket Sweep
10. Shop Til You Drop (Finn)


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Re: Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 01:11:24 PM »

10. Password Plus
9. Go
8. Blockbusters
7. Classic Concentration
6. Family Feud '70s
5. Hollywood Squares '70s
4. $25,000 Pyramid
3. Super Password
2. Tattletales '80s
1. Match Game '7X
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Re: Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2018, 03:56:41 PM »
10.  I've Got a Secret 1972-73
9.  Rock & Roll Jeopardy
8.  To Tell the Truth 1980-81
7.  Split Second 1986-87
6.  Blockbusters (British version)
5.  Top Card
4.  Whew!
3.  The Last Word
2.  Jeopardy 1997-2001
1.  Super Password

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Re: Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2018, 04:11:50 PM »
10. remote control
09. think fast
08. nick arcade
07. wheel of fortune 89
06. the jokers wild 78-96
05. the challengers
04. match game 90
03. family feud 94
02. tic tac dough 78-86
01. match game hollywood squares hour
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Re: Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2018, 10:26:41 PM »
My top Ten:

10. Hollywood Squares (Tom Bergeron version)
9. Family Double Dare
8. Family Feud (Richard Dawson or Ray Combs version)
7. Let's Make a deal (Current version)
6. Figure it out
5. Who Wants to be a Millionaire (Regis Philbin version)
4. Wheel of Fortune
3. $25,000 pyramid
2. Press Your Luck/Whammy
1. Current Jeopardy theme song

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Re: Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2018, 02:25:06 AM »
10. Match Game (1990-1991, ABC, Ross Shafer)
9. Family Feud (1994-1995, syndicated, Richard Dawson)
8. Tattletales (1974-1978, CBS/syndicated, Bert Convy)
7. Match Game (1973-1982, CBS/syndicated, Gene Rayburn)
6. Card Sharks (1978-1981, NBC, Jim Perry)
5. Classic Concentration (1987-1991, NBC, Alex Trebek)
4. Super Password (1984-1989, NBC, Bert Convy)
3. Card Sharks (1986-1989, CBS/syndicated, Bob Eubanks/Bill Rafferty)
2. Family Feud (1988-1994, CBS/syndicated, Ray Combs)
1. Double Dare (1986-1993, Nickelodeon/Fox/syndicated, Marc Summers)

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Re: Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2018, 12:51:15 PM »
Wheel of fortune (Chuck Woolery and current)
Family Feud (Anderson)
Second Chance/Australian Family Feud
Match game Hollywood squares hour
Who Wants to be a Millionaire (Original and the 2008 update)
Card Sharks (Bob Eubanks/Bill Rafferty)
Weakest Link
Hollywood squares (The Original)
The Chase (British Version)
The People Versus (Short lived British GS)

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Re: Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2018, 07:57:11 PM »
1. Wheel of Fortune (USA, 1989-1992)
2. Super Millionaire (USA, 2004)
3. Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune (AUS, 2008)
4. Blockbusters (UK, 1980s)
5. Family Fortunes (UK, Vernon Kay)
6. Sale of The Century / Hopp Oder Top (UK 1989, Germany)
7. Scrabble (USA, 1993)
8. Trump Card (USA, 1990)
9. Bob's Full House (UK)
10. The $64,000 Challenge (USA)

Honorable mention to a 2003 Australian version of a show I can't mention, since you told me not to.
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Re: Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 09:29:09 PM »
I would probably have to go: 


10. Wipeout, 1988
9. Jeopardy!, 1984-1992 cut 
8. Sale of the Century (original 1983-1987 cut, although the subsequent remix was quite good itself) 
7. Double Dare/Card Sharks
6. Scrabble (original 1984-1990 run)
5. Press Your Luck
4. Tic-Tac-Dough "Crazy Fun" 1978-1986
3. 80s $25,000/$100,000 Pyramid
2. Family Feud, original Dawson run version   
1. Wheel of Fortune--Changing Keys (the 1989-1992 arrangement was the very best for me) 

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Re: Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2018, 10:06:19 PM »
I cannot even possibly try to rank my favorites. (I have a cassette full of game show music -- mostly Price cues -- that I listen to on a daily basis.)

But here are my top 11 (sorry!) in no particular order:

Double Dare (Trebek)/Card Sharks (Perry)
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour
Match Game 7x/PM
Wheel (1997)
Wheel (1975)
Press Your Luck
Classic Concentration
Family Feud (1976/1988, both are fine with me)
Hollywood Squares (1969)
Password Plus

Honorable Mentions: Wheel (1983, 1989), Jokerís Wild (1972), Pyramid (1973/1982), Hollywood Squares (2002)
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Re: Top ten Game show theme songs (except Price)
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2018, 06:19:02 PM »
My favorites are:

1. Jeopardy! - 1984, 1991, 1997, and 2008 (2001 not so much)
2. Wheel of Fortune - all except current
3. Card Sharks (Eubanks)
4. $25K/$100K Pyramid (1982-88 version)
5. Double Dare (Summers)
6. Family Feud (Combs)
7. Super Password
8. Classic Concentration
9. Password Plus
10. Match Game 90