In Plain Sight Theme Song


Just finishing off the USA Network batch.

Anyhow, In Plain Sight is about witness protection. It stars the quite-alright Mary McCormack, who I still associate with The West Wing, and the quite-hot Nichole Hiltz. I’ve seen a couple of this show’s episodes and I never thought it would last three seasons (going on 4).

The theme song for In Plain Sight is not that definitive, as it’s more of a background to the premise narration. The song was composed by American Jeff Beal, who has also contributed for the shows Ugly Betty and Monk (among others).

Nothing much left to say here so let’s just cyber-space with the opening narration.

Since 1970, the Federal Witness Protection Program has relocated thousands of witnesses—some criminal, some not—to neighborhoods all across the country. Every one of those individuals shares a unique attribute, distinguishing them from the rest of the general population. And that is, somebody wants them dead.

Then the opening credits. Taken from season three.

Medium Theme Song


I’m surprised this show has been at it for 5 years and it has not reached our shores. Good thing it was recommended to my by a colleague. I just love it when I have 5 seasons worth of good shows to marathon.

Anyway, the theme from Medium reminds me of the theme from Fringe. Just a random thought, however, there is no connection.

The song was composed by Canadian composer Mychael Danna with additional arrangement by Jeff Beal. In television, Mychael Danna also did the theme for Psych, while Jeff Beal is known for his work on Monk and In Plain Sight among others.

Below is the intro song and opening sequence.

Monk Theme Song


I might have a mild case of obsessive–compulsive disorder as well.

There have been two theme songs in Monk‘s eight-season run. Season one uses a jazzy instrumental song composed by American composer Jeff Beal, and performed by guitarist Grant Geissman. The song won the 2003 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music.

Seasons two through eight uses “It’s a Jungle out There” by singer/songwriter Randy Newman. Why they changed an Emmy Award-winning song, I do not know. But get this, the song once again won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music in 2004. Talk about award-winning.

The same songs are paired in the closing credits—for the seasons using “It’s a Jungle out There,” an instrumental version is paired for the closing.

The Jeff Beal song is included in the original television soundtrack.

Monk theme song lyrics(It’s a Jungle out There)

It’s a jungle out there
Disorder and confusion everywhere
No one seems to care
Well I do
Hey, who’s in charge here?
It’s a jungle out there
Poison in the very air we breathe
Do you know what’s in the water that you drink?
Well I do, and it’s amazing
People think I’m crazy, ’cause I worry all the time
If you paid attention, you’d be worried too
You better pay attention
Or this world we love so much might just kill you
I could be wrong now, but I don’t think so!
‘Cause there’s a jungle out there.
It’s a jungle out there.

Watch & listen (Jeff Beal)

Watch & listen (It’s a Jungle out There)

All videos of this song seem un-embeddable. Watch in YouTube.