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Music video: 'Hawaii-Five-0' theme song recording session

OK, we accept that Daniel Dae Kim has moved on and participated at a Comic-Con panel Friday for "Hawaii-Five-0."

During the panel, the former "Lostie" said, "I'm happy to be on a show that has a theme song."

Well, CBS is making the most of that theme song. The network has released a music video for the modern arrangement of the iconic theme song, which features footage from the recording session and clips from the new series starring Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Grace Park and Kim.

Series composer Brian Tyler ("Fast and Furious") assembled and conducted 35 musicians, including renowned players from the original TV series: David Duke on the first horn, Chuck Findley on first trumpet and percussionist Bob Zimmitti. The original theme song was composed by Morton Stevens.

The updated version of the iconic series premieres on Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. Here's the new music video:

--Maria Elena Fernandez

Video credit: CBS


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Greatest TV theme song of all time!!!

Begs the question: why bother?

It's nice to see the recording session, but let's not forge that CBS originally had an "updated" electronic version of the theme that they were going to use (it's widely viewable on YouTube, etc) for the "modern" opening credits. Given the almost universally negative response to that version, it's a little hard to give them props for later doing a version more closely resembling the iconic version.

What was wrong with the original Ventures version? Why do we always have to "redo" everything? Just because something is old doesn't make it bad.


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