Tunesmate Podcast Episode 37 – Best Instrumentals

Join Ray & Marc as they countdown the top instrumentals of all-time that charted on Billboard’s Hot 100. What tune might be at the top? Discover if some of your favorite music from the last several decades made the countdown and what might stand the test of time.

Ray’s Top Instrumentals
1 Mike Post “The Theme from Hill Street Blues”
2 Vangelis “Chariots of Fire”
3 Bill Conti “Gonna Fly Now” (technically, there is a vocal chorus in part of it, but it’s considered an instrumental)
4 Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen “Theme from Mission Impossible”
5 Herb Alpert “Rise”

6 Hugh Montenegro and His Orchestra “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”
7 Harold Faltermeyer “Axel F”
8 Booker T. & the M.G.’s “Green Onions”
9 Kenny G “Songbird”
10 Love Unlimited Orchestra “Love’s Theme”

Marc’s Top Instrumentals
1. Bill Conti “Gonna Fly Now”
2. Booker T. & the M.G.’s “Green Onions”
3. Santo and Johnny “Sleepwalk”
4. Vangelis “Chariots of Fire”
5. Baauer “Harlem Shake”

6. Herb Alpert “Rise”
7. Herbie Hancock “Rockit”
8. Glenn Miller “In The Mood”
9. Harold Faltermeyer “Axel F”
10. Chuck Mangione “Feels So Good”

Marc’ s Runners up
Duane Eddy “Peter Gunn”
Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen “Theme from Mission Impossible”
Hugh Montenegro and His Orchestra “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”
Van McCoy “The Hustle”
The Love Unlimited Orchestra “Love’s Theme”
Robert Miles “Children”
Safaris “Wipeout”
Edgar Winter Group “Frankenstein”
Meco “Stars Wars Theme / Cantina”
The Champs “Tequila”
Martin Garix “Animals”
Jan Hammer “Miami Vice Theme”
David Foster “Love Theme to St Elmo’s Fire”
Kenny G “Songbird”
Spyro Gyra “Morning Dance”
Vince Guaraldi “Linus & Lucy”
Ventures “Hawaii Five-O”
Frank Mills “Music Box Dancer”
Average White Band “Pick Up The Pieces”

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