WKRP Closing Theme

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One of the all-time best TV theme songs is not an opening theme, but a closing theme.  

 
WKRP’s closing theme
was written and performed on a shoestring budget and a whim by series music director Tom Wells.


While the opening theme which hit the Top 40 charts for Steve Carlisle is far more well-known (“Baby, if you’ve ever wondered…”), I always preferred Wells’ crunchy garage band jam. It sounds like experimental 70s FM radio in the middle of the night – a perfect contrast to the opening theme’s jingly AM daytime Radio pop sound.  


I also always tried to understand the lyrics each week in the days before DVRs and Googling lyrics.  Don’t bother – Wells intentionally sang nonsense. But it sounded good!

 

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