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The Dating Game theme song

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25 Responses to “The Dating Game theme song”

  1. msk7046 says:

    No, they’d play this as bumper music WITHIN the show; it’s NOT the theme.

  2. wannawatchu66 says:

    I don’t have to consult wikipedia. ‘Tain’t “Spanish Flea.”

  3. alexmchivas1 says:

    TIME TO NAME THAT POST

  4. IMCcanTWEESTED says:

    NOT Spanish Flea. I wikipedia’d it. The 1965 Dating Game theme song was written and performed by Chet Baker and the Mariachi Brass (A Herb Alpert cover band, so to speak) The show’s producers did use a number of Herb Alpert’s popular hits as musical cues. I believe Spanish Flea was played when the announcer described the fabulous location of the winning bachelor or bachelorette’s date. Herb Alpert’s “Roses and Lollipops” was the musical cue during the contestant’s bio.

  5. IMCcanTWEESTED says:

    NOT Spanish Flea. I wikipedia’d it. The 1965 Dating Game theme song was written and performed by Chet Baker and the Mariachi Brass (A Herb Alpert cover band, so to speak) The show’s producers did use a number of Herb Alpert’s popular hits as other musical cues. I believe Spanish Flea was played when the announcer described the fabulous location of the winning bachelor or bachelorette’s date. Herb Alpert’s “Roses and Lollipops” was the musical cue during the contestant’s bio.

  6. outletmaven says:

    I actually think the theme song was “Whipped Cream,” also by Herb Alpert. Although that tune might have been played only when the set was spinning to reveal the players.

  7. MGHSFAN says:

    This version was used on the Chuck Woolery revival in the 1990s.

  8. MikeSandy09 says:

    @icthruu4evr Ino yeah. i’m looking for the main one they use in tons of things

  9. MrRnew3340 says:

    there were at least 3 different themes used during the 60′s..
    Spanish Flea was one,
    but this is an earlier Chuck Barris composition based on the south of the border sound that Herb Albert really popularized i believe..

  10. knagud says:

    This is not Spanish Flea. I have Spanish Flea, and this isn’t it.

  11. totte1015 says:

    There is a newer version of this theme, kinda mix of it, much better…
    Anyone know it?

  12. ortleyman says:

    I liked the end of the show when they all come out and dance and then turn around and blow kisses to the audience. Timeless.

  13. KelvTwelve says:

    It was used as “the Bachelor’s theme” in the show.

  14. Begeru says:

    Actually it’s called “Spanish Flea” Herb Alpert. I think it was the theme at one point, I’m not sure though.

  15. trejo8180 says:

    NO….thought it was called ‘spanish fly’….

  16. chkjns says:

    My music playlists for each of the last 100 years even include this stuff !!! Take a trip to the past, 4 generatuions of pop music at your fingertips . . . . . . . . .

  17. JVC516 says:

    This is a later studio version from the post Chuck Barris days of involvement. The true original theme was written by Chuck Barris and was performed by The Mariachi Brass (featuring Chet Baker) in 1966. That version was never equaled. Herb Alpert’s music was never used for an opening or closing theme on Chuck Barris’ shows. Only during intros and outros. The theme was later re-recorded in 1972 and used in later tapings. A studio band recorded all of Chuck’s original music for his game shows.

  18. christheone8773 says:

    I loved it at the end where everyone blew a kiss to the audience-

  19. MegastarLV says:

    Yes it is! This version was used in 1997.

  20. koolwen51 says:

    IN THE DAYS BEFORE VIAGRA…!!!

  21. cohutter says:

    Wrong answer.
    It is Spanish Flea by Herb Alpert

  22. 1cod5glitcher says:

    u suck i never saw the show

  23. icthruu4evr says:

    Thats not the theme song…..poopyhead.

  24. bowlingballout says:

    Pretty cool

  25. veritasvg says:

    It sounds like Herb Alpert.

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