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Blackcatter Lyr Req: Steve Allen shows theme songs by Allen (7) Lyr Req: Steve Allen shows theme songs by Allen 20 Oct 04


As some of you know, I host a website: Blackcatter's World of TV Theme Lyrics

And am constantly looking for lyrics for the site. Gonna post some request here. Was thinking about putting a whole bunch in one thread, but they're from different generes so hopefully listing a bunch seperately will work better.

These are themes written by Steve Allen for his shows. If I learn what the lyrics are - they'll be on the Internet for everyone to know.

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The Steve Allen Show [#1] (comedy variety) (CBS Primetime, 1950 - 1951; CBS Daytime,   1951 - 1952)

Opening Theme 1: "The Steve Allen Theme" aka: "Mister Moon";

Composer: Steve Allen (vocal lyric added in 1954)

Closing Theme 2: "Impossible"

This melody was later re-used for a song in a 1954 TV musical play called "The Bachelor", for which Steve Allen wrote music; it was recorded by several pop ballad singers including Nat "King" Cole, Andy Williams and Aretha Franklin; it was used as Allen's Closing THEME for this show and for his later NBC Sunday Night Show (1956 - 60);

Composer: Steve Allen

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The Steve Allen Show [#2] / Sunday Show (comedy variety) (NBC Sunday Nights, 1956 - 1960)

This is the second of three series which have the same name,

Opening Theme 1: "You're The One For Me"

Composer: Steve Allen


Closing Theme 2: "Impossible"

This melody was later re-used for a song in a 1954 TV musical play called "The Bachelor", for which Steve Allen wrote music; it was recorded by several pop ballad singers including Nat "King" Cole, Andy Williams and Aretha Franklin; it was used as Allen's Closing THEME for this show.

Composer: Steve Allen

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The Steve Allen Show [#3] / Westinghouse (talk show) (ABC Daytime, 1962 - 1964)

This is the third of three series which have the same name

Opening Theme 1: "This Could Be The Start Of Something", from the 1954 TV musical production "The Bachelor" aka: "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big."

Composer: Steve Allen


Closing Theme 3: "I Love You Today (from the 1963 Broadway musical 'Sophie')"

Recorded by vocalists Michael Dees and Marilyn Maye, among others]

Composer: Steve Allen

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Steve Allen's Laughback (comedy variety, hosted by Steve Allen)

(Syndicated, 1976)

[a show in which Steve Allen, wife Jane Meadows and his friends introduce film clips of past television segments from Steve Allen's various shows]

Theme: "Go Fly A Kite"

Composer: Steve Allen


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