Although Underdog was initially conceived of as an advertising tool in 1964, the series was a great success. The Underdog theme song became well-loved across America in the '60s and '70s, and the tune made a comeback in the late 2000s thanks to its use in a Disney remake and the Rachel Maddow Show. It is one of the most recognizable theme songs from an animated series, and it holds an important place in popular culture. You can find the song online if you'd like to add it to your collection.
Where to Download The Underdog Theme Song Online
Of course there are many websites illegally offering free downloads of the Underdog theme song. To help you cut to the chase to legitimate sources, you can download the song in CD-quality audio for around a dollar at Amazon. Google Play does not yet offer the song, unfortunately.
In addition to the original track, there are a few other versions that you might be interested in:
- In 2007, a live-action film of the Underdog story came to the big screens, which included a hip-hop version of the theme song performed by Kyle Massey, which you can purchase through iTunes.
- A rock version of the theme was also recorded by the Plain White T's and used for the movie's intro. You can stream the track for free, but the song is no longer available as a commercial release or legal download.
The Underdog Theme Song
The Underdog theme song was written by W. Watt Bigger, Chester Stover, Treadwell Covington and Joseph Harris. A snippet from the song goes:
When criminals in this world appear,
And break the laws that they should fear,
And frighten all who see or hear,
The cry goes up both far and near for
Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!
Speed of lightning! Roar of thunder!
Fighting all who rob or plunder!
Just a Great Song
Whether you are a long-time fan of the original show, a fan of the Disney movie, or you just love the catchiness of the tune, the Underdog theme song is an American classic and is more than worth the $.99 to make it a part of your music library. Try adding it to a party playlist to see how many people recognize the tune.