18 days, 18 goddamn glorious 1967 Spider-Man TV show theme song covers! Because a spider has 8 legs, and if you take the 1 away from 18 you get 8! Here’s Day 1:
Cartoon theme songs are, of course, designed to get into the heads of children quickly and have them singing it endlessly between shows, but I think you’d be pretty hard-pressed to find another one that has earwormed pop-culture so thoroughly than that of the late 1960’s Spider-Man TV show. So I guess it makes sense that Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Bublé would cut a version of the song and include it on his debut album BaBalu, released in 2001. It ended up being used as end-credit music for the movie Spider-Man 2 in 2004. The cover is very swinging. I’ll escort myself out the door now, but leave you with a “the more you know” tidbit: lyrics to the original Spider-Man theme were written by the three-time Academy Award-winning Paul Francis Webster. While not as cool as the Spidey theme, he also wrote Love is a Many Splendored Thing and The Shadow of Your Smile. Now you know!