Batman Theme (The Marketts)

11 MARCH 1966

The Marketts’ version of the ‘Batman’ TV theme was at its peak position of #17 in the US Billboard charts on this day. The TV show had commenced screening earlier in the year and was an instant hit. The theme used for the show was arranged and recorded by the brilliant Nelson Riddle, but the Marketts' recording was more in the style of their own surf music background.

This was their last charting hit single of the 1960s. Their biggest single 'Out of Limits' had reached #3 back in 1963 and was their take on the theme for the popular TV show 'The Outer Limits'.