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The A-Team Theme Song

May 25, 2010
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The A-Team Theme Song

1983-1987

Trailers from the last movie I saw reminded me of this post, and, I think The A-Team 2010 will rock.

Tan-taran-tan tan-tan-tan! This theme song was composed by two great television music composers—Mike Post and the late Pete Carpenter of Bewitched and Magnun, P.I. fame. Back then, Emmy Awards for title themes did not exist yet, but this sure would have blown away the competition.

So, what else is there to say about this theme? As important as the melody itself is the opening narration, and below is the complete transcript. It was narrated by John Ashley, one of the show’s producers.

“In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. They promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no-one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team.”

Watch & listen