The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 January 2007

Sing 'em, Dano

Who knew that the theme to Hawaii Five-O had lyrics?

(Well, Jalopnik, at least before I did.)

Posted at 10:17 PM to Tongue and Groove


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» Theme Song Lyrics from Yippee-Ki-Yay!
Somehow I always thought they'd be something like…
B-b-b-b-book him, Danno!
He committed a crime.
B-b-b-b-book him, Danno!
He's gotta do his time.
Apparently not....[read more]

Ha! Who'd of thunk it?

Posted by: Diane at 8:04 AM on 13 January 2007

The theme from the Dick Van Dyke show also had lyrics written by Morey Amsterdam

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 8:57 AM on 13 January 2007

I thought the lyrics were:

Duh-da-duh-duh-duh-duh,
Duh-da-duh-duh-duh.
Duh-da-duh-duh-duh-duh,
Duh-da-duh-duh-DUH!

And, um, so on. Having read the 'real' lyrics, I'm sticking with mine (easier to remember). By the way, if you didn't already know, this tune HAS been mistaken for our Natural Anthem.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 10:33 AM on 13 January 2007

I think my favorite of the TV themes of that era was Neal Hefti's theme for Batman: it was catchy, it had vague undertones of Something Lurking, and any three-year-old could learn the words.

Posted by: CGHill at 11:12 AM on 13 January 2007

That Batman theme should have been sent into space with Chuck Berry.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 4:53 PM on 13 January 2007

You didn't know it had lyrics? Jeez, even I knew that.

Though, actually, only since this post (sixth comment).

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at 8:05 PM on 13 January 2007

Hey, I pride myself on being behind the times. I still own a Betamax and a rotary phone.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:15 PM on 13 January 2007

Almost everything has lyrics. There are copyright and publishing benefits. In The Mood has some really dumb ones, as does the theme to Ster Trek.

I used to sing "Captain Kanga, Captain Kanga, Captain Kanga Roo Roo Roo".

Posted by: triticale at 11:01 PM on 13 January 2007

Man, those lyrics are just gay. But, so is Don Ho. "Tiny Bubbles?" Makes Culture Club look like a biker gang.

Posted by: Two Dogs at 3:09 PM on 16 January 2007