Which theme song is better:1978 Superman or 1989 Batman?

I’d go with Superman, but I have to agree with the sentiment above that both themes are perfectly suited to the characters they represent.

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1978 Superman

It occurs to me, I misread the question. I thought it was “which movie is better”. My answer is still Batman, because Danny Elfman created a composition that would be forever associated with the character and remind people of the character. Whereas, the Superman theme is also iconic, but I simply feel Batman 89’s theme is far more impactful.

It occurs to me, I misread the question. I thought it was “which movie is better”. My answer is still Batman, because Danny Elfman created a composition that would be forever associated with the character and remind people of the character. Whereas, the Superman theme is also iconic, but I simply feel Batman 89’s theme is far more impactful.

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Superman

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Batman '89. Superman is Awesome but I’ve always been a bit more of a Bat-Fan.

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When you see them in the theaters, STM is unmatched, as it really pulls you into the movie. Elfman’s Batman is fantastic too, and as essential to Batman as Williams’ Superman work is to Superman.

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I’ve seen both at my favorite theater (Alamo Drafthouse) and yeah Superman’s has a much stronger pull in and pumps you up but Batman 89’s opening credits ain’t a slouch either!

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You’re right. For the two times I’ve seen Batman in a theater, my favorite point in the opening credits is when the title comes onscreen.

When I saw Superman last Tuesday, I got chills when the S-shield roared up on screen with the theme.

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I can honestly say that with either one playing in my car, I want to drive faster when Elfman’s score comes on. Williams made an iconic theme, but also made great themes for Star Wars, Raiders, and the lot. Williams’ “Duel of the Fates” elicits the same flight response in me when driving. But the Superman theme does not. For me it’s Elfman FTW.

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I was born in 1984 so I don’t think I’ve ever been able to fairly judge the Superman movies. Batman all the way. The VHS tape was re gifted to me in Christmas of 1990. One of my uncles (a film buff) got it for my grandfather (not a film buff) and my grandfather then gave it to me without a single viewing. I think he thought Batman was still the Adam West for children thing and didn’t understand the gift. I was probably too young to comprehend the entire film, but I loved it anyway!

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Not fair. Hard to answer

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Superman is classic and powerful, but if I have to pick something more recognizable, I’m going with the Adam West Batman TV Show Theme.:stuck_out_tongue:

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John Williams Superman theme. No contest.

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Batman 1989.

How can one choose? Both are iconic in their own right. Both represent their respected characters so well. It’s like asking me to choose peanut butter or jelly yet they both are needed for the sandwich to be complete.

I still get chills when I hear each song start to play.

I can’t choose. If I could listen to one song in my left and the other in my right that would be awesome. My brain would be confused, but it’d be worth it.

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Very good point!

Superman all the way

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My favorite is the Teen Titans theme song.

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Superman cuz it’s more upbeat and hopeful

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