Batman Sings To the world at large Batman will forever be known as the Dark Knight: Saviour of Gotham City. Yet from my point of view, I'd say he's a lot more than just that. An awful lot more. He's an orphan. He's a father. He's a detective. He's a fighter. He's a champion of justice. He's a scientist. He's a man of many faces. He's the night. And, most importantly of them all, he's a pretty good singer too. Think I'm joking? Then have yourself a look at this...

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'Am I Blue' From The Justice League TV Show

Coincidentally, 'Am I Blue' was first recorded by the jazz singer, Annette Hanshaw, on exactly the same month Batman made his featured debut in Detective Comics #27:  May, 1939. Afterwards other musicians would also sing this song in their own amiable styles. This includes the likes of such singers as Dinah Washington, Ricky Nelson, Eddie Cochran, Brenda Lee, Cher, Bette Midler, Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand, and my own personal favourite, Ray Charles.

'Call Me Batman' : A DegaBros Parody

When Tavish Cowe and Carly Rae Jepsen first sat down to pen Carly's 2012 hit, 'Call Me Maybe', they initially intended it to be a slow folk song. Later that day, though, her producer Josh Ramsay stepped in and crafted it into the lively pop song we all know and love today

'Dear Little Buttercup' From The 66 Batman TV Show

The aforementioned Bat-song was written by Gilbert and Sullivan, and they collaborated together on fourteen different comedic operas between 1871 and 1896. Some of these operas have also been parodied on such television shows as The Simpson's and Family Guy, most notably: HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado.

'An American Trilogy' Sung At The Linde Studios Grand Opening

Essentially 'An American Trilogy' is a collection of songs carefully arranged together by the country and western singer-songwriter, Mickey Newbury, and made popular by the king of rock and roll himself, Elvis Presley. In essence these songs are a medley of three songs developed throughout the 19th century. One of them is called "Dixie": a black-face minstrel type song that became the unofficial anthem for the Civil War Confederacy. The next one is "All My Trials": originally a Bahamian lullaby, yet closely related to African American spirituals. And last, but not least, there's "The Battle Hymn of the Republic": the marching song for the Union Army during the American Civil War.

The Spider-Man Theme Song : A Cover By Masquerade Singer

Paul Francis Webster and Robert Harris composed the theme tune to the 1967 television show, Spider-Man, in a recording studio based in Toronto, Canada (called RCS), which at the time was where the cartoon was also being produced. The melody featured twelve CBC vocalists, including the members of the Billy Van Singers, and Laurie Bower Singers, yet later an additional backing track was supplied by their New York offices. 

'Zonk! Pow! Where Are They Now?' By Adam West

The 1966 Batman television show was initially going to be a very serious affair. However, before it aired, ABC decided to host two test screenings. One of them had a very overt laugh track dubbed in, whilst the other had a lot of additional plot driven narration. Guess which one won? Yes. That's right. Neither. And so the 'campy approach' was decided upon instead.

'Gotham Style!' by Mischievious Studios

On the 21st of December, 2012, 'Gangnam Style' became the first ever YouTube video to reach one billion page-views. According to the Korean artist who created this song, Psy, he was elated that so many people saw it, considering Gangnam is a made-up word that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul.

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Now I'm sure you will agree with me when I say that those were a great collection of music clips. Although if you can think of any more songs, Batman related, or otherwise related to any other superhero, please feel free to mention them in the comments system provided. But before then, please allow me to leave you with one last Batman related music clip. Kinda related. Ha!

BATMAN SINGS BATMAN SINGS Reviewed by David Andrews on June 23, 2015 Rating: 5
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