Even without the tragic violence surrounding the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, today’s Batman is very, well… dark.
Maybe it’s just a reflection of the dark times we live in. Some say art imitates life, others say life imitates art. Just in case it’s the latter, let’s look back at a brighter time when Batman was a little ray of sunshine.
“Look both ways before crossing the street, kids.”
Back in 1966, when Batman first became the biggest thing in pop culture, he was a force for good in a world that wasn’t all that bad. Batman wore a leotard instead of body armor. The villains were silly, like The Riddler and The Penguin. And Robin said things like “Holy hole in the doughnut, Batman!”
The Batman TV show gave us what has to be the most popular theme song in the history of television, with countless cover versions including a couple that even made the hit parade. It was a simple tune with even simpler lyrics made for a simpler time. We’ve been saving this song for a special occasion. It’s the original theme from the original TV soundtrack. It may be just what the people of Gotham City and Aurora, Colorado need in these darkest of days.
You know the words. Sing along!
Click the link below to listen.
— DJ David B.