Hill Street Blues was a popular American police drama series that aired from 1981 to 1987. It revolutionized the television landscape by introducing a more realistic and character-driven approach to police procedural dramas.
And, it had a very nice theme song.
What is the name of the Hill Street Blues theme song?
The theme song is simply entitled “Hill Street Blues.” It was composed by Mike Post and features a distinctive and memorable instrumental melody. It also features legendary jazz guitarist Larry Carlton on guitar.
The opening credits of the show often featured the theme song playing while showcasing various scenes from the series. The theme has become iconic and is closely associated with the show’s legacy.
Back then, theme songs entered the charts
The song remained on the charts for more than five months, ultimately peaking at number 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It achieved significant success in the Adult Contemporary genre, reaching number 4 in the United States and number 29 in Canada. This marked Mike Post’s second Top 10 hit, matching the achievement of his initial success in 1975 with “Theme from the Rockford Files.” Additionally, the song made an appearance on the UK charts, reaching number 25.
Hill Street Blues intro montage
Notable covers of the song
Very nice cover by Rodney Franklin. Great feel plus with a full band.