The television western may be a genre of yesteryear, but some of the epic theme songs live on. Be sure to click on “View Original Post” at the bottom to head over to SERENDIPITY for my Top Ten.
Western Division, Rich Paschall
While westerns may have fallen out of favor in recent decades, there were a lot of them in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Many brought great theme songs to television and I will offer you my favorites here.
If I could not recall the tune without finding it online, I could not consider it for my Top 10. I did uncover quite a few that I had forgotten. Perhaps you can suggest more in the comments below.
The Lone Ranger had a great theme, but it was actually Gioachino Rossini‘s Guillaume Tell, better known as The William Tell Overture.Gene Autry and Ray Whitley wrote Back in the Saddle Again, not to be confused with the Aerosmith tune, Back in the Saddle. Autry’s 1939 song was so much associated with him that it seemed logical to use it for his 1950’s…
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