The Action News Theme

An interactive post, courtesy of Matt Johnson.

Ever since my days at UTV13, Penn’s abominable excuse for a campus TV station, I’ve been in love with “The Action News Theme.” Back then we pirated the music for our evening newscast (basically a collection of highlights from WPVI’s news, which we also pirated and re-edited), and I’ve been humming the upbeat ditty ever since. Turns out the original version, composed by Al Ham, went by the title “Move Closer to Your World” and had some moving lyrics. Matt sent this link to a site that has the original music and all of its iterations. I can’t say for sure which version is the best makeout music, but I’ll let you all be the judge.