Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure Theme Song

The theme song for the Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure is one that is not often seen these days. This is due to the 60 minute show being split into a 30 minute Superman show and a 30 minute Aquaman show for reruns, each with their own unique theme song.

This theme, written by John Marion Gart, introduces us to all of the cast in the show: Superman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, the Atom, and the Teen Titans. The only one missing from this opening is Superboy, but that might get confusing since Superman is also in this series.

John Marion Gart wrote this song in 1967 and also serves as the theme, sans lyrics, to all of the different segments of the show. Other work by John Marion Gart includes the background music for the Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure as well as the theme and background music for New Adventures of Superman and Batman/Superman Hour.

I need your help identifying some of these lyrics. No matter how many times I listen to this I can't quite make out some of the lines. UPDATE: My awesome wife helped me out with a lot of these lyrics and Gene Phillips identified the Flash line! Thanks!

The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure!

Superman! Aquaman!
All the super-duper heroes,
They always fight for what is right!
Live with danger and adventure,
They are Men of Might!

Superman, the Man of Steel
Performs super deeds with ease!
Aquaman's the bold and daring
King of the Seven Seas!

Hawkman, from another planet
Swoops down on the foe!
Nothing stops the Teen Titans
Anywhere they go!

Flash defies the eye to follow
With his super speed!
Against the force of evil
The Atom will succeed!

Green Lantern's power ring
Can accomplish anything!

Superman! Aquaman!
All the super superheroes
Are the Justice League of America,
Men of Might!

I should mention that I stole this video without permission from 12TVcartoon youtube profile so I figure I should give him a credit here. Check out his youtube profile and watch his videos!

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Lt. Brannigan said...

I think the part about Flash is "Faster Than The Eye Can"

Gene Phillips said...

The Flash line is:

"Flash DEFIES the eye to follow
with his super speed"

But I didn't know half of the others, so thanks loads!