Great Job, Internet!: The theme from Greatest American Hero gets a high-octane makeover

Thirty five years ago this month, Canadian-born session singer Joey Scarbury scored his one and only Top 40 hit with “Believe It Or Not,” a Mike Post/Pete Carpenter-composed tune that served as the theme song to The Greatest American Hero, an action-comedy series created by Stephen J. Cannell. While Hero only lasted from 1981 to 1983, “Believe It Or Not” has had quite an afterlife. It was prominently used in Judd Apatow’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin in 2005, for instance, and George Costanza gave the song a whole new set of lyrics when he used it as his answering machine message in the classic Seinfeld episode “The Susie.” (“Believe it or not, George isn’t at home/Please leave a message at the bee-ee-eep.”) And now, the song has been given a rowdy, rocking remake by comedy music artist Insane Ian Bonds, the man behind that “Benedict Cumberbatch” song …

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