This is my contribution to Jim Adams blog this week for Song Lyric Sunday. This weeks theme, songs from TV shows…https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/08/03/tv-time/
The song was released in November of 1975 and reached number one on Billboards Hot 100 chart in February of 1976. The instrumental was written by Barry De Vorzon and performed by the band Rhythm Heritage.
As the title implies, it was the opening theme music for the 1970s American television series S.W.A.T., though it is a noticeably different recording from the actual TV theme version, which was performed not by Rhythm Heritage, but by Barry De Vorzon’s own orchestra with arrangement by Dominik Hauser.