I have a thing for soundtracks. Whether it be the music of tv or film, it doesn’t matter. I just love ’em.
My fondness for soundtracks also covers the theme songs for cartoons.
Yeah, yeah. It may sound weird, but I lived for my Saturday morning cartoons when I was a kid. ‘Astro Boy’, ‘Heman’, ‘Robotech’, ‘Sailor Moon’, ‘Scooby Doo’. I was a huge fan of ’em all.
Hell, who am I kidding about the ‘was’.
When I was in my late teens I even went to the cinema to see The Little Mermaid by myself. And, today, my collection of Disney and Pixar animation as well as anime *Studio Ghibli, how I heart thee* is pretty awesome, even if I do say so myself. 😉
My love of cartoons is shared by my 4 year old Goddaughter, who, I am happy to say, is being properly educated by her Dad. *Her Dad and I have this thing where we both recite the opening of ‘Heman’ and, no, I’m pretty sure there’s no drinking involved. Not that I can remember anyway. ;)*
A couple of weeks ago when I went to
get my b’day pressie from them visit them, my Goddaughter all of a sudden began singing the ‘Josie and the Pussycats’ song.
It reminded me of this fantastic soundtrack I have which has some of the great cartoon theme songs. On this, musicians like Liz Phair, The Ramones, the Violent Femmes and the Butthole Surfers cover the songs of ‘Josie’, ‘Speed Racer’, ‘Spiderman’, ‘Popeye’ and ‘Fat Albert’. It’s t-riffic!
To make my dorkiness completely and utterly apparent – in case any of you had any doubts – let me share with you one of my all time fave theme songs:
What about you? Did you have a favourite cartoon or theme song as a kid?
C’mon. Fess up.
I mean, seriously… can it really be any less nerdy than this?? *g*