Airwolf Main Theme

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Airwolf Main Theme
Composer Sylvester Levay
Released 1984-01-22
Title Origin Official

The Airwolf Main Theme is title song for the television show Airwolf. The song was composed by Sylvester Levay. It was heard when the show first aired on January 22, 1984.

Theme music from Apache Strike game series was probably partially inspired by it.

Games

  • Note: The Atari 800, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, and ZX Spectrum ports do not have music.

Airwolf (C64)

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Airwolf (C64)
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Arranger Mark Cooksey
Released 1985-??-??
Format SID


Airwolf (CPC)

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Airwolf (CPC)
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Arranger Mark Cooksey
Released 1985-??-??
Format AY


Airwolf: Acclaim (NES)

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Airwolf (NES)
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Airwolf - Nes - Title.png
Arranger Unknown
Released 1988-??-??
Length 0:56 (PAL) / 0:46 (NTSC)
BPM 126 (PAL) / 150 (NTSC)
Format NSF
Loops Yes

The song first plays at the title screen, and then at various points in the game, usually during the cutscenes. It is the only song in the entire game.

The song was originally written in the PAL format, as the game was developed in Australia, and as a result, the PAL version sounds much closer to the actual theme than the NES version, which speeds up the music and raises the pitch 1 1/4 steps sharp.

Its arranger is unknown. Neil Brennan, Beam's first known sound designer denied involvement with the game, and the creator of the sound driver, Gregg Barnett, also denied involvement. Though he had no known audio credits with the company, Nigel Spencer may have had something to do with it.

Its source file name is THEME.T, and was written in Music Macro Language using Beam Software's NYNTH sound driver programmed by Gregg Barnett.


Airwolf (FC)

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Airwolf (FC)
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Arranger Kamei
Released 1988-12-24
Format NSF


Airwolf (GEN)

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Airwolf (GEN)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1991-03-29
Format VGM


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