When I was a kid in the 1970’s I didn’t have any favorite bands or musicians I listen to. I had television. I’m not talking about MTV or VH1 because that was still one hundred years into the future.
The television music I loved as a kid was at the beginning of my favorite TV shows. Namely, “Wonder Woman” and “The SuperFriends.” When I say favorite, I mean when these songs played their one time a week I jumped up and rocked out like I was at an outdoor stadium. In fact, without cable television, I centered much of my life around this music.
I imagined that I could change into a Wonder Woman outfit just like she did if I spun around fast enough to create a flash of light. I also choreographed a synchronized swimming routine to “The SuperFriends” theme song. Some might say “fanatic.” I prefer “fan.” Serious fan.
Sadly, I can only say I broke too many necklaces trying to quickly change out of my outfit in a flash. In further heartbreak, my much-hyped synchronized swimming routine set to “The SuperFriends” theme song ended up a being a dull routine to the ho hum “Palisades Park,” a song selected by our swim coach.
The 1970’s was an era where money was actually invested in the beginning of a show to create a memorable mood for the series. Today this music is cut short to create more commercial airtime. But the 1970’s concept worked. I still have many of these songs in my head. Don’t even get me going on the theme to “The Love Boat.” And I don’t want to even get into the hundreds of commercial jingles that I keep in there for a rainy day. Perhaps another time. For now, enjoy this classic song. And I’ll leave you with my favorite line from the “Wonder Woman” TV theme song, “In your satin tights, fighting for your rights….and the Old Red, White and Blue!” Ahh….memories.