You know, we haven't done nearly enough retro television around here lately, which is too bad considering it's one of the things I enjoy writing about the most. So what better way to rectify that than to devote an entire week to the simple pleasures of the box?
Remember the great cop show of the 60s and 70s, Hawaii Five-O, starring Jack Lord as the incorruptible Steve McGarrett? (CBS has a remake in the works for this season, which I don't think is necessarily a good thing.) Hawaii Five-O had one of the greatest and best-known themes of any television show, written by Morton Stevens.
Now, did you know there were actually words to the theme? Yes, really. I don't know if the lyrics were originally written to go with the theme (I kind of doubt it), but after hearing it you might understand why it was always done on the show as an instrumental. So here it is, the theme to Hawaii Five-O, sung by none other than Sammy Davis, Jr. ◙