Mission Impossible Theme Song

Mission Impossible Theme Song

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The Mission Impossible Theme Song is the signature tune from the Mission Impossible media franchise, which has been widely remixed, parodied and covered since its original creation in the 1960s.


In September 1966, the American television series Mission: Impossible premiered on the CBS network, which featured an original theme song composed by Lalo Schifrin. In 1967, the theme reached the #41 position on the Billboard Hot 100.


In 1996, the Irish rock band U2 members Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. composed a remake of the theme for the film Mission: Impossible starring Tom Cruise (shown below, left). On July 31st, 2000, the nu metal band Limp Bizkit released the song "Take a Look Around," which uses the melody from the Mission Impossible theme (shown below,right).

On July 1st, 2009, YouTuber thunderkinghell uploaded a tutorial for playing the song on a piano (shown below, left). On October 3rd, YouTuber Isaac Aguilar uploaded footage of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing the theme song in London (shown below, right).

On December 20th, 2011, the Goldentusk YouTube channel uploaded a parody of the theme, which gathered upwards of 300,000 views and 620 comments in the next four years. On January 7th, 2013, ThePianoGuys YouTube channel uploaded a cover of the song featuring violinist Lindsey Stirling (shown below, right). Within three years, the video gained over 9.8 million views and 13,000 comments.

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[1] Wikipedia – Theme from Mission Impossible

[2] Internet Archive – Mission Impossible Theme

[3] NPR – "Four Composers One (Nearly) Impossible ":http://www.npr.org/2015/07/30/427731324/four-composers-one-nearly-impossible-mission-to-reinvent-a-classic-theme

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