Best of Uke Hunt: Theme Tunes

If you’ve been following the blog for a while you’ll have noticed that I love theme tunes. Even more, I love working them up for ukulele. So here’s a selection of my favourite film, TV and game themes that I’ve done over the years. It’s split up into theme tunes (mostly tabs) and songs (mostly chords).

If your favourite theme (on the site or not) isn’t included let me know in the comments.

Best Movie Theme Tunes

James Bond Theme
Duelling Banjos
Indiana Jones Theme
Harry Potter – Hedwig’s Theme
Pirates of the Caribbean Theme

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Best Songs from the Movies

Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Better (from The Spy Who Loved Me)
Ryan Gosling – You Always Hurt the Ones You Love (from Blue Valentine)
Eddie Vedder – Rise (from Into the Wild)
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova– Falling Slowly (from Once) (Instrumental Tab)
Spinal Tap – Sex Farm

Best TV Themes

Sherlock’s Theme
Batman Theme
Magnum P.I. Theme
The Office: An American Workplace Theme
Fraggle Rock Theme

More TV Themes
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Songs from TV Shows

Kate Micucci & Ted – Screw You (From Scrubs)
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation (from Freaks and Geeks)
Flight of the Conchords – Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros
Way Down in the Hole (from The Wire)

Best Game Themes

Super Mario Bros Theme
Angry Birds
Mega Man 2 Flash Man Theme (Tabs)
Wet Hands (from Minecraft)

Best Songs from Games

Jonathan Coulton – Still Alive (from Portal)
Jonathan Coulton & GLaDOS – Want You Gone (from Portal 2)

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  1. David October 9th, 2013 7:34 pm

    You really need to mention upfront the best two tunes you’ve ever tabbed (IMHO): the Top Cat theme and the Match of the Day theme! Love your site!

  2. Milko October 9th, 2013 11:10 pm

    Good stuff! I think your/Bianchi’s take on The Dumber They Come off’ve Boardwalk Empire could go in songs from TV shows. Love that tune.

  3. david beckingham October 10th, 2013 5:52 am

    My wife and I have watched all three series of “Treme” twice (on DVD), and haven’t skipped the theme tune once – it’s so good. Probably not uke friendly, but very addictive. Great series too.

  4. david beckingham October 10th, 2013 6:05 am

    Actually that got me started… If anyone hasn’t heard of Treme have a look at this:

  5. Woodshed October 10th, 2013 11:15 am

    David: I do really like the Match of the Day one. It’s proved very unpopular though!

    Milko: I completely forgot that was on Boardwalk Empire.

    David: I’ve never watched Treme. But I do like that theme song a great deal.

  6. Tim October 11th, 2013 7:00 pm

    Speaking of theme songs, how about some more greats from the 80’s? Some Kenny Loggins, perhaps?

  7. Woodshed October 12th, 2013 11:26 am

    Tim: Thanks for the suggestion.

  8. kwokkie October 13th, 2013 9:28 am

    I love your theme tune tabs! Keep up the awesome work! (And keep those themes coming! :-) )

  9. Woodshed October 13th, 2013 9:16 pm

    kwokkie: Thanks very much! I will do.

  10. Gregory August 22nd, 2016 11:26 pm

    Yeah, I love Treme and always listen to the theme too, but I do think it lends itself well to the uke

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