Popular culture in the United States as well as in other countries has seen unbroken interest in stories about crime and punishment going back for generations. This interest only increased with the coming of the motion picture, the radio, the television, and the Internet.
The work of the FBI, from the time it was known as the Bureau of Investigation prior to 1935 and through the present day, always has been of great interest to the general public as well as to the entertainment industry. The Bureau’s broad investigative responsibilities, accomplishments, and services to law enforcement and to the public has seen to that. Simultaneously, the work of other law enforcement agencies, detectives, private investigators, and lawyers (actual or fictitious) have attracted a large following. Throw in some additional programs featuring drama, mysteries, and espionage, and you have a large portion of what the public has been viewing for nearly 100 years.
One of the most memorable features of motion pictures and television shows are their Theme Songs. Always short but nonetheless catchy by design, they are miniature masterpieces written by some of the best composers of their day.
The following videos are but a cross section of the Theme Songs from motion pictures and television shows relating to the FBI and to some other productions.
The corresponding motion pictures or television shows themselves can often be found on broadcast or cable television channels, especially on those that specialize in classic or older fare. They also can be found on Internet channels that offer Streaming or On-Demand, or from online vendors which offer them for sale as CDs or DVDs.