Sunday, November 22, 2020



The theme from Mission Impossible finished at #2 in our 2013 poll ... and came within twenty votes of repeating in the #2 position on this year's poll, too.

This is another TV theme that became a big pop hit, reaching #36 for its composer, Lalo Schifrin. (It did much better here in Chicago, where it reached #22. It was also my ringtone for years on my very first phone!) 

The series debuted in 1966 and ran for seven years. It starred Peter Graves, Steven Hill, Greg Morris, Martin Landau and Barbara Bain and inspired four feature films, all starring Tom Cruise in what became a VERY successful movie franchise.