Song: Theme from “Greatest American Hero” (Believe It or Not)
Artist: Joey Scarbury
Today’s post is a short and sweet one. This ESPN College GameDay commercial clocks in at just over 16 seconds, but that is more than enough time for a dedicated fan to appear on tv and become a hero. Here’s to you, hard hat guy, may your team’s quarterback never be sacked.
Featured in this promo is a song that is no stranger to appearing on television. Theme from “Greatest American Hero” (Believe It or Not) was (obviously) the theme song for the ’80s sci-fi series The Greatest American Hero. It belongs to the elite group of tv songs so good they actually become hits in their own right. In 1981 Believe it or Not peaked at number 2 on the billboard charts.
In fact it is such an iconic song that George even made a version for his answering machine on Seinfeld.
Believe it or not I’m walking on air
I never thought I could feel so free
Believe it or not it’s just me