The Doctor Who chart

Here are the official (according to me, at least) top ten versions of the Doctor Who theme music:

  1. Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who Theme (Third Version*, 1971)
  2. Peter Howell – Doctor Who Theme (1980)
  3. Orbital – Doctor? (2001)
  4. Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who Theme (Original Version, 1963)
  5. Murray Gold – Doctor Who Theme (Tenth Doctor Versions, 2005)
  6. Murray Gold – Doctor Who Theme (Eleventh Doctor Versions, 2010)
  7. Dominic Glynn – Doctor Who Theme (1986)
  8. Keff McCulloch – Doctor Who Theme (1987)
  9. Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who Theme (Delaware Version, 1972)
  10. David Arnold – Doctor Who Theme (2001)

* technically, the 1967 and 1970 versions should probably be near the top of this list too, but since they’re so similar to the 1971 version I’ve omitted them from this list.

Notably absent from this list are the bloody awful 1996 version by John DebneyThe Timelords (The KLF‘s) Doctorin’ the TARDIS, and a good number of other failures…

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