Theme From the Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)
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Theme From the Greatest American Hero Believe It or Not
"Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)"
Joey Scarbury Believe It or Not.jpg
Single by Joey Scarbury
from the album America's Greatest Hero
"Little Bit of Us"
ReleasedMay 1981
Format7"
GenrePop rock, soft rock
Length3:11
LabelElektra
Mike Post, Stephen Geyer
Mike Post
Joey Scarbury singles chronology
"Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)"
(1981)
"When She Dances"
(1981)

"Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)" is a song composed by Mike Post with lyrics by Stephen Geyer, and sung by American singer Joey Scarbury. It serves as the theme song for the 1980s television series The Greatest American Hero. The track was later included on Scarbury's 1981 debut album America's Greatest Hero.

The theme song became a popular hit during the run of The Greatest American Hero. "Believe It or Not" entered the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 on June 13, 1981, eventually peaking at number 2 during the weeks ending August 15-22, 1981, kept off the top spot by "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, and spending a total of 18 weeks in the Top 40. On the Adult Contemporary Chart, "Believe It or Not" went to number 3.[1] It also peaked at the number 1 position on the Record World chart.[2]

Chart history

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 216.
  2. ^ IMDB Trivia for The Greatest American Hero
  3. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1981-09-26. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1979-08-29. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b "The Irish Charts - Search Results - Believe It or Not (Theme from "The Greatest American Hero"". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  7. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1981-10-25. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-1993. Record Research. p. 213.
  10. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, August 8, 1981". Archived from the original on June 3, 2015. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ The 1981 Top 100 Singles chart is identified by the RPM Year-End article "Top 100 Singles (1981)". RPM. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "End of Year Charts 1981". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  14. ^ "Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 26, 1981". Archived from the original on October 22, 2016. Retrieved 2017.

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