True fans would know that there were two profilers in the show’s four-season run. Ally Walker as Dr. Samantha Waters for seasons 1 to 3, and Jamie Luner as Dr. Rachel Burke for the fourth and final season. Now, because the opening video sequence is lead character-centric, it made sense to create a new one when Jamie Luner took over. As with the new intro, a new theme song was also put in place.
Alright, so now were know there were two themes and two sequences. First, I give you the Ally Walker, season 1 to 3 version. Watch below.
The tune above was composed by Angelo Badalamenti, whose best and most-recognized work is probably for Twin Peaks.
Then came the Jamie Luner, season 4 version. Watch below.
Better? It should. Composer Danny Lux was nominated for an Emmy—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music—on this one. However, it lost to the titles from Trinity—a short-lived and another NBC series (Profiler was NBC as well).
Both composers are well known, you can click on their names in the “Tags” are below to see what other work they’ve done.
Alright, so that’s it for this one. As far as this song is concerned, no soundtracks or other official releases are available, so you only have YouTube (or the DVDs).
This is why it is never a good idea to put a bunch of attractive people in one place, let alone one show.
The 2009 version should never have been, just like the new 90210.
Anyway, as we all know, we are in that time where 5-second opening sequences seem to be the new trend—it sucks, I know. Version two of Melrose Place is a victim, so let’s get it over and done with.
Below is the super-short title sequence for 2009 Melrose Place. Music is credited solely to Danny Lux, a regular here on Theme Songs.
Now on to the 1990s Melrose Place, the one with the definitive theme song.
On YouTube, the opening credits was uploaded by none other than CBS’ official channel, so it doesn’t get more official than that. (I realize the series was shown of FOX, but CBS released the DVD.) Below is their upload.
Of course, the video clips changed throughout the seasons, with the advent of new characters and actors, but the song remained.
The franchise released two official soundtracks. The first is Melrose Place: The Music, which for some reason did not include the theme song, and the second Melrose Place Jazz, which has the theme, where it is simply credited as “Melrose Place” (track 1).
The theme song is credited to composer Tim Truman.
Yes, well, The Good Wife barely has a theme song, as it only has about ten seconds worth of opening credits backed by a simple synthesizer-based tune. Anyway, I would go out on a limb here and say that that song was created by Danny Lux. IMDb credits all of The Good Wife‘s music to him, and his Wikipedia entry also includes The Good Wife to his contributions.
Since that “theme song” is barely even a song, there probably wouldn’t be an appropriate title to it.
I’m just finishing all David E. Kelley shows—and Ally McBeal should have been one of the first posts. The theme song for Ally McBeal is Vonda Shepard’s “Searchin’ My Soul.” It was originally part of the album The Radical Light (1992), but was not released as a commercial single. In the album, the song is credited to Vonda Shepard and Paul Gordon.
You all remember John Doe? It was this one-season television series which starred Dominic Purcell—Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, about a mysterious man (hence, John Doe) who had no idea of his whereabouts whatsoever, except that he had McGyver-like skills and knowledge, which was deemed useful by the authorities.
It had a great intro theme to it, which now after research, revealed itself as another masterpiece by the great Danny Lux—a theme song composing legend (Boston Legal, Boston Public, Ally McBeal, etc.). Some sites claim that is is simply called “John Doe Theme.”
The theme song for Boston Legal was performed by Billy Valentine—this is supported in his site, where he answers FAQs asked by the show’s fans. He also did most of the show’s songs, in collaboration with composer, Danny Lux. The opening theme song is simply referred to as the “Boston Legal Theme Song.”
In the end of the theme song, Billy Valentine says “Outlaw!”
Boston Legal, which stars James Spader, Monica Potter, Rhona Mitra, Lake Bell, Mark Valley & William Shatner, is a spin-off of the series The Practice. It was created by David E. Kelley.