“Five-o, five-o!” I’m pretty sure you know that means the police are coming. And yes, it is a legacy left by Hawaii Five-O.
The theme from Hawaii Five-O, or the hawaii 5 o theme song, is another legacy left by the show. Depending on what year you were born, chances are you know of or have heard its theme song.
The song was composed by Morton Stevens (1929-1991). He was an American film score composer who also wrote scores for many of the show’s episodes. The song is simply known as Hawaii Five-O Theme, or something to that extent.
The song is an instrumental but it has been released with lyrics—by different artists and with different lyrics. One version is by Sammy Davis, Jr. entitled “You Can Count on Me (Theme from Hawaii Five-O).” I also have it in video below in case you’re interested.
Watch & listen (Hawaii Five-O Intro)
Watch & listen (Sammy Davis, Jr Hawaii Five-O)
There will be a 2010 version of Hawaii Five-O. The new version is actually officially entitled Hawaii Five-0 (hawaii five zero instead of hawaii five oh). It stars Alex O’Loughlin as Detective Steve McGarrett.