Favourite Cowboy Movie Theme Song

Discussion in 'The Barber Shop' started by Phog Allen, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Phog Allen

    Phog Allen Contributor

    This will fall mostly upon us Yanks since we developed and love the genre but anyone should feel free to add their choice. Remember, some of the most famous westerns were made by Italians! Here's my choice: My Rifle, Pony, and Me featuring Dean Martin and Rick Nelson. A bit sentimental of me I admit. Rio Bravo was one of my Da's favourite westerns and this song too. Lets hear yours.

    Cheers, Todd
  2. You know who loves Westerns? Germans! Weird, I know, but supposedly they LOVE them. There was an article about it in the New Yorker a couple of months ago.

    My favorite is the music from Once Upon a Time in the West (my favorite Western).
  3. Blazing Saddles :thumbup:
  4. Two of them- Theme from The Magnificent Seven and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance!
  5. Phog Allen

    Phog Allen Contributor

    All good choices so far! Another one I really like is El Dorado. The title song sung by George Alexander is awesome.

    Cheers, Todd
  6. Who could forget the theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    and +1 for Blazing Saddles
  7. Johnny Guitar by Peggy Lee

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  8. +1 for "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance". It was the first song I thought of when I read the title to this thread.

    Although I do like "My Rifle, My Pony and Me" and I laughed at Blazing Saddles by Frankie Laine
  9. Sergio Leonne always had great soundtracks in his movies
  10. Same here! Certainly my favourite of the classic American Westerns!

    And from the great Ennio Morricone:

    Just a stand-in, as all of his soundtracks are fantastic!
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  11. Another vote for Ennio Morricone. Duck You Sucker and The Good the Bad and the Ugly are fantastic. That wailing. Chills, my friends.

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  12. "Sons of Katie Elder"
  13. Legion

    Legion Moderator Emeritus

    I was going for this one.

    The soundtrack to The Proposition by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis is very good.
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  14. gearchow

    gearchow Moderator Emeritus Contributor

    I wish this also include TV series, because then I would say "Rawhide".

  15. Argonaut

    Argonaut Moderator Emeritus

    We could count "The Blues Brothers" as a western, would that work?:biggrin1:

    I have to second "My Rifle, My Pony and Me", love that part of the movie.
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  16. Thanks, I forgot his name but know his work
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  17. Phog Allen

    Phog Allen Contributor

    Go ahead Jim. Some of the old tele series actually had fantastic themes. Rawhide would be right up there. How about the Rifleman theme? Or maybe even Paladin.

    Rollin' rollin' rollin', keep those dogies rollin rawhide!

    Cheers, Todd
  18. This would get my vote. When this came on I could be anywhere in the house and hear it and run right down to the tv.
    Head em up, move em out.
  19. Tombstone for me. I am younger and haven't seen many of older movies.....sorry
  20. Phog Allen

    Phog Allen Contributor

    By popular demand. Rawhide

    Cheers, Todd

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