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Tuesday Tune: Batmania! Featuring Adam West, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin and…Jan & Dean

Inspired by Poe TV‘s wonderful find of Burgess Meredith singing his way into cheesedom in character as the Penguin from the 1960 Batman television series…I learned that it was but a single track from the album Batmania: Songs Inspired By The Batman TV Series, which features other entries by the Riddler and Batman himself, Adam West.

Not being one to shy away from the painful (see previous posts on The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins and Paul Williams on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show singling in His Planet of the Apes costume) I ventured forth to seek out the other songs on this album…which is now the first thing on my wish list.

Here are the tracks from the album; the ones in bold are the ones I found and included in a single YouTube embed below. Your ears have been warned…

  1. “Batman Theme” – Neal Hefti
  2. “The Story Of Batman” – Adam West
  3. “The Capture” – Burgess Meredith
  4. “Batman To The Rescue” – LaVern Baker
  5. “Batman Theme” – Al Hirt
  6. “Batman And Robin In The Clipper Caper” – The Brothers Four
  7. “Batman A Go Go” – Combo Kings
  8. “Miranda” – Adam West
  9. “That Man” – Peggy Lee
  10. “Batman Theme” – Davie Allan & The Arrows
  11. “The Joker Is Wild” – Jan & Dean
  12. “The Riddler” – Frank Gorshin
  13. “The Escape” – Burgess Meredith
  14. “Batman And Robin” – Adam West
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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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