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Best Vintage Game Show Theme Songs 11 Comments



On the inspiration tip: They just don’t write theme songs like this anymore. Whether its the intricately arranged studio bands the hand claps or the Moog synths, these songs were MADE to excite. If you’re feeling down, these tunes are sure to cheer you up for the work day.

Tic Tac Dough: From the hand claps to the oscillated moog lead, this hit won’t quit. Stay for the bridge! Also, Im still looking fore the freaky “thinking music” from this show. Can Anyone find it?
Listen to Tic Tac Dough

$100K Pyramid: Just a classic. Great studio band action in this one. I think I hear a Rhodes in there somewhere too. It gets funky at the end.
Listen to $100K Pyramid

Jokers Wild: 100% Moog craziness on this one. It’s almost identical to the Disneyland Light Parade Theme though.
Listen to Jokers Wild

Card Sharks: The formula? Handclaps + Moog + horn section = Ohhhhhhh Yea!!!
Listen to Card Sharks

The Price Is Right: The Mother of all theme songs. Combine all the usual elements, add in nostalgia points and the fact that the SHOW was awesome too. If I was home sick from school, rest assured, I would be eating soup and watching TPIR!!!! It really makes anyone feel better.
Listen to The Price Is Right

The Price Is Right Hi-speed: What could possible be better than The Original theme? Check out the more danceable fast version and delight at the higher key and racing tempo.
Listen to The Fast Price Is Right

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  1. I think the only modern one that comes close is the theme song to “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire”…

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  2. haha, nice :-) i made a compilation in tunes called greyscale gorillas’s best vintage :-)

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  3. Fallopia Tuba

    Thanks so much for posting this; I was transported by hearing these again—especially the 10K Pyramid; that was a hell of a theme! As I recall, Dick Clark was the host of that one.

    And say what you want, but Bob Barker is just a legend. What a guy.

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  4. You have made some good points there. I checked on the net to find out more about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this web site.

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  5. The US version of BlockBusters is THE best theme song. You can even listen to it with the lights low and your special person by your side….

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