In most cases, theme songs created specifically for a show won't include lyrics unless it was written that way. A-Team, Knight Rider, Airwolf, Quantum Leap, Magnum PI, Remington Steel, etc are all prime examples of that.
The only exception was MASH, where lyrics were put to the theme (thus creating the song "Suicide is Painless").
Some theme songs for shows were selected from tunes performed by an individual singer or band, or was written specifically for the show but released by that artist. Chuck, for instance, used "Short Skirt, Long Jacket" by Cake (a previously recorded song), whereas The Greatest American Hero theme, the Friends theme, "Faith of the Heart" for Enterprise, etc are all examples of songs written for the theme but released by the artists who performed them.
I believe there are lyrics in the French version....this was previously discussed on this forum somewhere but I don't know the name of the thread. Another fun thread we had was that we made up A-Team lyrics to the tunes of other TV shows. Here is my version of A-Team lyrics done to THE FACTS OF LIFE theme song:
You have a problem that is dire, the A-Team’s who you ought to hire, the A-Team guys, the A-Team guys.
You may find them through a Chinese man, or maybe search for B.A.’s van. The A-team guys, the A-Team guys.
When bad guys come on the scene, who play dirty, rotten, and mean, that’s when you need the A-team bad, they'll never ever make you sad.
Post by thatkliqkid on Oct 16, 2012 4:07:31 GMT -5
Yes the French version has lyrics. A user named Stingray translated them into English on a blogsite
"The All Risks Agency, it’s really the last chance at the last moment, the bad tricks of the thugs, the agency settle their cash, if the injustice waits for you, the All risks agency wait for it at the corner. for the victim at bay, all of a sudden, it will appear. in the danger, these kings of cold-blood these travellers without a visa have delivered the good fight.
The All Risks Agency, it’s really the last chance of the moment. The All Risks Agency, it’s really the last chance of the moment."