Theme from S.W.A.T.” is an instrumental song written by Barry De Vorzon and performed by American funk group Rhythm Heritage, released on their debut album Disco-Fied. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States on the chart date of February 28, 1976.
As the title implies, it was the opening theme music for the 1970s American television series S.W.A.T., though it is a noticeably different recording from the actual TV theme version. The theme song was also referenced by characters in the 2003 motion picture of the same name, who mouth the notes during a party to celebrate their successful completion of the training course.
It remains one of a handful of TV themes to top the Billboard Hot 100, a list that includes “Welcome Back” by John Sebastian, “Miami Vice Theme” by Jan Hammer and “How Do You Talk To An Angel” by The Heights.
Rhythm Heritage was a 1970s American disco-funk band, best known for their 1976 US #1 single “Theme From S.W.A.T.”. It sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in February 1976. They also recorded theme music for several other ABC television shows, including “Baretta’s […]
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Barry De Vorzon