ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT

“ABC World News Tonight” soundtrack (1978)

For the life of me, I can’t remember where I got this from, but I just remembered I had it, so here ya go! The main theme on display here is as burned into my brain as the original NES “Super Mario Bros.” theme. Every time I hear it, I close my eyes and picture leather elbow patches, cigarette smoke and the Iran hostage crisis.

The main theme/fanfare is pretty straightforward, but some of the other tracks here are considerably funkier, and I can’t imagine they were used very much on-air, if at all. One of them even sounds like a redo of the theme by Goblin!

“ABC World News Tonight” soundtrack, 1978 (ZIP file)

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255 Responses to ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT

  1. Jude says:

    aside from the elbow patches, cig. smoke & hostage crisis, it’s the footage of the American flag ablaze somewhere surrounded by brown folks engaging in the time-honored tradition of “celebratory gunfire” that’s usually affixed to that music — not to mention “Koppel hair”.

    Outstanding find … as usual!

  2. Capt. A-hole says:

    If anyone cares, I believe that these were composed by the duo of Billy Arnell & Steve Loeb.