Classic TV Game Show Themes

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1998 compilation album by various artists

Classic TV Game Show Themes is a compilation CD released by Varèse Sarabande in 1998. The CD contains 20 tracks, each the theme to a current or classic game show. The disc was authorized by Game Show Network, and featured liner notes provided by the channel.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Wheel of Fortune – “Changing Keys” (Opening Theme From 1983 to 1989) – Merv Griffin (2:02)
  2. Jeopardy! (Opening Theme From 1984 to 1991) “Think!” – Merv Griffin (2:10)
  3. What’s My Line? – “Rollercoaster” (Closing Theme From 1950 to 1967) – Milton DeLugg & Lou Busch (2:54)
  4. I’ve Got a Secret – “Plink Plank Plunk” (Opening Theme From 1952 to 1967) – Norman Paris* (2:26)
  5. Password (Opening Theme From 1971 to 1974) – Bob Israel (1:01)
  6. To Tell the Truth (Opening Theme From 1969 to 1978) “You Don’t Know How to Tell the Truth” – Bob Israel & Paul Alter (2:00)
  7. Tic-Tac-Dough (Opening Theme From 1978 to 1986) “Crazy Fun” – Hal Hidey (1:48)
  8. The Joker’s Wild (Opening Theme From 1978 to 1986) “The Savers” – Hal Hidey (2:12)
  9. College Bowl (Opening Theme From 1959 to 1970) – Don Reid (1:20)
  10. The Wizard of Odds (Opening Theme From 1973 to 1974) “It’s the Wizard of Odds” – Alan Thicke (3:28)
  11. The Dating Game (Opening Theme From 1978 to 1980) – Chuck Barris & David Mook (2:31)
  12. The Newlywed Game (Main Theme From 1977 to 1980) – Chuck Barris (2:12)
  13. The $25,000 Pyramid (Opening Theme From 1982 to 1988) “Tuning Up” remake – Bob Cobert (1:14)
  14. The Price Is Right (Opening Theme From 1972 to 2007) – Bob Israel (1:08)
  15. Match Game (Opening Theme From 1973 to 1982) “The Stars Are Out” – Bob Israel (1:26)
  16. Family Feud (Main Theme From 1988 to 1994) “The Feud” – Bob Israel ** (1:45)
  17. Card Sharks (Opening Theme From 1978 to 1981) “Double Dare” – Edd Kalehoff (1:00)
  18. Jackpot (Main Theme From 1985 to 1990) – Bob Cobert (1:50)
  19. Go (Opening Theme From 1983 to 1984) “Hollywood Minute” – Bob Cobert (2:28)
  20. Chain Reaction (Main Theme From 1986 to 1991) “Thru Train” – Bob Cobert (2:01)
  • Credited to Paris, although the theme was composed by Leroy Anderson.
    • The liner notes for “Family Feud” incorrectly list the theme being used from 1976-1985.

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