Batman // “Batman Theme”10. They did take the gig, but the band itself didn’t actually come up with the sitcom’s still-ubiquitous theme song. But after a Nashville radio program director named Charlie Quinn played a looped version of the 45-second theme song, it became clear that the public wanted more. “Old pals would call to congratulate me and also to ask, ‘Are those horns or voices saying ‘Batman’ during your theme song?’” he wrote in his 1994 autobiography. The beloved theme song still generates healthy royalty checks for its creators, but the same can’t be said for their ill-fated musical.