Dragnet

Album: Hits of Ray Anthony (1953)
Charted: 7 2
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Songfacts®:

  • This instrumental theme song with the famous "dum-da-dum dum" was originally composed by Miklos Rosa for the 1946 film version of The Killers. It was readapted by Walter Schumann for the radio and TV show Dragnet.
  • Art of Noise recorded this for the 1988 comedy film adaptation of Dragnet, starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NySix years after 'Dragnet' Anthony had another Top Ten hit with a cover version of a TV theme song. He peaked at #8 in 1959 with "Peter Gunn", which was written by Henry Mancini
  • Mike from Franklin County, PaThe tune was used in the 1980s or 1990s for the antacid commercial , Tums ; where singers sang the words ("Tum de Tums - Tums - Tummms!"), while the product was being displayed .
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