Batman Theme

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Batman Theme
Composer Neal Hefti
Released 1966

The Batman Theme is the title tune for the 1966 Batman TV series. The song was composed by Neal Hefti. The song is built around a guitar hook reminiscent of spy film scores and surf music. It has a twelve bar blues progression using only three chords until the coda. The lyrics to the theme consist of eleven cries of "Batman!" These eleven repetitions of "Batman!" were then followed by a coda of horns which sound like "Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da BATMAN!"

Games

Released

Game

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Length

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1987-??-?? King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS) Al Lowe 0:10 SND (Sierra) (3 Voice)
1987-??-?? King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS) Al Lowe 0:10 SND (Sierra) (PC Speaker)

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)

King's Quest 2 - DOS - Batmobile.png

One randomly occurring Easter egg in King's Quest 2 is the Batmobile driving out of Hagatha's cave, turning around, and heading back into the cave while the Batman Theme plays. Although the series is loaded with puns, this style of humor seems out-of-place in the game.

Use of the Batman Theme and the Batmobile were not licensed by Sierra, and is technically in violation of copyright. However, Sierra was never sued because of this, possibly due to the low fidelity of the music.

The Batman Theme is Sound.024 in the game's data file, though there is a slowed version of the song in Sound.009. Both the 3 voice and the PC speaker versions of the tune have been recorded.

Lyrics

Batman
Batman
Batman
Batman
Batman
Batman
Batman
Batman
Batman
Batman
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
Batman

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