Archive for the ‘Theme Song’ Category

Sex and the City vs. Arthur Lyman

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Sex and the City vs. Arthur Lyman

I was kicking back listening to some Arthur Lyman the other day and noticed the main riff in “Jungle Fantasy” sounded a lot like the theme to Sex and the City. Pretty close right??

Douglas J. Cuomo - "Sex and The City Theme" (1998)

Arthur Lyman - "Jungle Fantasy" (1959)

Linkin Park vs. Halloween Theme

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Linkin Park vs. Halloween Theme

Michael Myers is generally not in a very good mood. He has a lot of issues. When I played him Linkin Park’s 2007 track “What I’ve Done” he got really angry so I told him I would post it on my site. He’s doing better now but I wouldn’t talk to him for a while if I were you.

Linkin Park - "What I've Done" (2007)
John Carpenter - "Halloween Theme" (1978)

Downton Abbey vs. X-Files

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Downton Abbey vs. X-Files on

The truth IS out there. After a few people (Mitch, James C.) have noted the similarity it wasn’t until I watched the show myself that I realized how similar Downton Abbey‘s theme is to the X-Files intro.  According to wikipedia the X-Files theme reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart. Really???

John Lunn - "Downton Abbey Theme" (2010)
Mark Snow - "X-Files Theme" (1993)

Here’s a  fun tidbit about the X-Files theme music from its Wikipedia page:

The theme song’s famous whistle effect was inspired by the track “How Soon is Now” from The Smiths‘ 1985 album Meat Is Murder. After attempting to craft the theme with different sound effects, Snow used a Proteus 2 rack-mount synth that featured an effect called “Whistling Joe”. After hearing this effect, Carter was “taken aback” and noted it is was “going to be good”. According to the “Behind the Truth” segment on the first season DVD, Snow created the echo effect on the track by accident. He said that the song had gone through several revisions, but Carter felt that something was not quite right. Carter walked out of the room and Snow put his hand and forearm on hiskeyboard in frustration. The keyboard, however, had an echo effect setting that had accidentally been activated. The resulting riff pleased Carter; Snow said, “this sound was in the keyboard. And that was it.” – Wikipedia

Green Giant vs. Red Robin

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Submitted by Lauren

And the record for the shortest soundalike goes to Green Giant vs. Red Robin

Green Giant - "Theme" (Date Unknown)
Red Robin - "Theme" (Date Unknown)

For other theme song soundalikes including Whitney Houston vs. X-Men go here!

Willie and Lobo vs. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Here’s another one from Doug Bresler who previously submitted  “Bill Maher vs. Legend of Zelda“.

Willie and Lobo vs. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out on

Doug must have played a lot of Nintendo in his youth to pick up on this one. After hearing this Willie and Lobo track at a Starbucks he made a connection to the Nintendo classic  Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out.

Mike Tysons's Punch-Out - "Bike Training Theme" (1987)

Willie and Lobo - "Seven Veils" (2000)


Bill Maher vs. Legend of Zelda

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Here’s a funny one submitted by Doug Bresler

Have a listen to The Legend of Zelda 3‘s theme song and the Real Time With Bill Maher theme written by Christopher “Kid” Reid. Reid (now 47) might have played a lot of Zelda in his late 20s. I’m not entirely sure when the Maher theme first aired but it looks like maybe 2006.

Bill Maher Theme vs. Zelda

Real Time with Bill Maher - "Theme" (2006)
Legend of Zelda - "Theme" (1991)