Hardcastle and McCormick Theme Song

There are two theme songs associated with Hardcastle and McCormick—“Drive” by David Morgan, and “Back to Back” by Joey Scarbury. “Drive” was used in season one; “Back to Back” was used on the first part of the second season, but was reverted back to “Drive” on the latter parts (second season) because of viewer criticism. “Drive” was then used in the third and last season of the series.

Both “Drive” and “Back to Back” were composed by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter.

Additional

Joey Scarbury who sang “Back to Back” also performed the theme from The Greatest American Hero.

The Coyote X, the car which McCormick drove, was based on the McLaren M6BGT.

“Drive” lyrics

Drive!
Push it to the floor till the engine screams.
Drive!
Drivin’ like the demon that drives your beat.

You’re on a hard road, nobody cares
If you hit the breaks.
You gotta think fast, keep it in gear,
One slip is all it takes.
You gotta keep your wheels on the straight and narrow,
If you wanna survive.

Drive!
Push it to the floor till the engine screams.
Drive!
Drivin’ like the demon that drives the beat.
Drive!

Watch & Listen to “Drive”

Watch & Listen to “Back to Back”

3 thoughts on “Hardcastle and McCormick Theme Song

  1. PJ D

    The lyrics are incomplete…There is a second verse

    Slow motion man, iron and steel in the palm of your hand
    High flying heart, betting your life on the state of the art.
    Lay down the law, don’t you let ‘em cross the line
    Under the hood, got the bad and the good
    Everybody’s doing time
    Drive!

  2. Ronald

    The lyrics are incomplete Third Verse
    Livin to Drive
    Hey Hey

    Time Will Tell
    If Your on the Road to Win
    Win or Loose
    We Wont Get This Chance Again

    Drive!
    Push it to the floor till the engine screams
    Drive!
    Drivin’ like the demon that drives your Dreams
    Drive!!!!

  3. David Widdowson

    Can anyone please tell me where can I find the mp3 to the FULL version of this as I used to have it, but can’t remember where from and all I can find now are the shortened versions?

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