So thanks to Linkara's "History Of The Power Rangers" Series (and if you haven't seen it and you're a Power Rangers fan, I suggest you watch it NOW) I've been doing a LOT of thinking about The Power Rangers and reviewing their theme songs. I'm not THAT up to date on the newer series, I frankly don't have time to watch them all, BUT I have heard their theme songs and I gotta post a list of my favorites. So Enjoy!
The ORIGINAL POWER RANGERS THEME
Sometimes you just CAN'T beat the original. I remember as a kid whenever I heard the opening riffs I'd come RUSHING to the TV! This was my Sh*t back in the day, and ANY kid who grew up with The Power Rangers KNOWS that when this song starts playing "SH*T IS ABOUT TO GET REAL!" Despite ALL the great themes out there, NONE of them can match the majesty of the original.
THE POWER RANGERS ZEO THEME
The Zeo Opening is SO awesome. It plays the original notes of The Power Rangers theme on a minor key with a bit MORE majesty. This to me plays up the AWESOME powers of the Zeo Crystals. I LOVE this thing and the opening choir singing "ZEO!" all at once. Just really adds some awe to it.
THE POWER RANGERS IN SPACE THEME
BEST SEASON, BEST ENDING theme song. If this HAD been the LAST opening theme I heard for the Power Ranges I'd be happy. Ron Wasserman just goes ALL out here with excellent guitar riffs and lyrics that REALLY play up the awesomeness of the Power Rangers. "LONG LIVE THE POWER RANGERS!"
THE POWER RANGERS LOST GALAXY THEMEI LOVE the opening to this. SADLY this was the ONLY embeddable version of this song I could find. I love The "TURN ON THE POWER" parts, that's when it REALLY starts to rock. But Seriously the opening of this is the BEST part. Bring in the majesty (I'm using that word a lot) of the new series and REALLY ringing in a NEW series after "In Space".
THE POWER RANGER TIME FORCE THEME
Not a BAD series, easily my favorite of the Non-Zordon Era Rangers but This theme kicks SO MUCH ass with it's collective harmony parts of "TIME, TIME, TIME (FOR POWER RANGERS TIM FORCE)" Seriously, I LOVE that in music and having it in a Power Rangers theme is just AWESOME!
THE POWER RANGERS WILD FORCE THEMECatchy and has some REALLY fun parts to it. Plus it kinda old school, bringing back themes of protecting the environment and teamwork, all of these things are present in the theme as well as the show and it's VERY reflective of the show. I like this theme VERY much!
THE POWER RANGERS RPM THEMEI have NOT seen a SINGLE episode of RPM but based on this theme ALONE, I am SUPER excited. Of ALL the themes I've heard of the Non-Zordon Era, this one is EASILY the best. Energetic, intense and REALLY sounds like as the lyrics state "THIS IS THE LAST STAND FOR HUMANITY!". I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the AHHHHH parts of it. It sounds REALLY triumphant and battle ready. This intro is an honest to God WAR cry and THE BEST theme I've heard in a LONG TIME. It's VERY forthright about the stakes and what The Power Rangers are all about, "You'll never break us or erase us !" HOT DAMN this song rocks. I REALLY hope this Season rocks as much as it's theme.