Top 5 Private Investigation Theme Songs

Welcome to Shadow Investigations’ new blog! In light of our new venture into the world of blogging, we thought we would start with a lighthearted post.


We know how glamorous our profession seems to the outside world. This perception is mainly, in our opinion, due to the sensationalizing of our job through the entertainment industry- both the music and movie industries. The references in the entertainment world to private investigators, private detectives, and private eyes are endless. Our list today will be short- the top five private investigation songs of all time (in our opinion anyway)!


Top 5 Private Investigation Songs


1. Secret Agent Man by Johnny Rivers


Written by Steve Barri and P. F. Sloan, this song was made famous by Johnny Rivers in its debut as the opening title of Danger Man, a British spy series. (Source: Wikipedia)


2. Private Eyes by Hall & Oates


Their tenth album, released in 1981, “Private Eyes” was just another hit for the duo. This release is characterized as “a notable album for the music of the decade, combining pop, rock, R&B and soul genres.” (Source: Wikipedia)


3. Pink Panther Theme by Henry Mancini Orchestra


Written by American composer conductor and arranger, Henry Mancini, this is one of his best-known pieces. (Source: Wikipedia)


4. Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell


1894 marked the debut of this R&B artist. His first single, “Somebody’s Watching Me “features Michael and Jermaine Jackson on the track. (Source: Wikipedia)


5. Every Breath You Take by The Police


From their 1983 Synchronicity album, “Every Breath You Take” was written by Sting and Andy Summers. On the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks, this was one of the top hits of 1983.


Posted by Ray Helm of Shadow Investigations