"Hill Street Blues" Turns 35 (And You Still Know The Theme Song By Heart)

January 15th, 2016
Hill Street Blues

It was a gritty cop show. It had one of the catchiest title songs of all time. And today it turns 35. MTM's police drama Hill Street Blues debuted on January 15, 1981, and we've been humming its unforegettable theme ever since.

The Hill Street Blues score was the work of composer Mike Post. Watch as he, co-creator Steven Bochco, and pilot director Robert Butler discuss the magic of the music.

Here's the famous title theme. WARNING: if you click below, you will likely have this tune in your head for the rest of the day.

Just exercise caution as you sing along. Let's be careful out there.

- by Adrienne Faillace

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