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Erick

United States

#1 Jan 21, 2007
Someone please tell me they remember this old theme song for the NBA from the '70's. I used to love watching games with my Dad when I was a kid and the words still stick in my mind. However, I haven't been able to turn up any search results on the web after trying at various times over several years. So, this is my attempt, for posterity, to get the words on the net. This is how I remember the lyrics. What I'd really like to find is an audio clip of the tune.
Take time out
Get into the action
While you're relaxin' at home
Do something nice for yourself
Share in a beer with'a somebody else
Time out
For the NBA game of the week
chap143

Eugene, OR

#2 Feb 7, 2007
Erick wrote:
Someone please tell me they remember this old theme song for the NBA from the '70's. I used to love watching games with my Dad when I was a kid and the words still stick in my mind. However, I haven't been able to turn up any search results on the web after trying at various times over several years. So, this is my attempt, for posterity, to get the words on the net. This is how I remember the lyrics. What I'd really like to find is an audio clip of the tune.
Take time out
Get into the action
While you're relaxin' at home
Do something nice for yourself
Share in a beer with'a somebody else
Time out
For the NBA game of the week
I remember this too. I've been wondering myself. Lots of guitar wah wah action and I've always wondered who did it. I'll keep looking.
clifford

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jun 6, 2008
I'm trying to find this song along with CBS's Sports Specatcular theme song, not "Fire on High" by ELO.
Micropirate

Miami, FL

#4 Jun 12, 2008
This is how I remember the lyrics:

You've go to take time out
Get into the action
While you're relaxin' at home
Do something nice for yourself
Sharing the feeling with somebody else
Time out for a while
(Lots of cool guitar and Wah Wah)

You've go to take time out
Get into the action
While you're relaxin' at home
Do something nice for yourself
Sharing the feeling with somebody else
Time out for the NBA game of the week
David

United States

#5 Jun 18, 2009
Hey Guys
Im trying to find it also..does the tape exist? I remember also the tape delay days
David

United States

#6 Jun 18, 2009
Hey Guys,

I'm trying to find it also. I go back to the tape delay day..11:30 EST..used to stay up late to watch it, I tell people about the original theme..but they don't know about it..not in You Tube.!! where is it ??
Sonny D

Dayton, OH

#7 Feb 6, 2010
Got it! Here it is...the song that launched a thousand driveway battles...

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Timhooops

San Diego, CA

#8 Feb 6, 2010
Check out this theme from :45 to 1:25 on this clip for a similar NBA theme from this era.

Dave city

Salem, OR

#9 Oct 7, 2010
Awesome,
Looked for this for years
Ed McD

Clearwater, FL

#11 Dec 29, 2010
2 verses. I wish I could remember the missing words.(On Tuesday nights, wasn't it?)

You've got to take time out to put it together
whether you're ??? or ???
Time out for a while.

Why don't you take time out to put on the action
while you're relaxin at home.
Why don't you do something nice for yourself
Share it and feel it with somebody else.
Time out for a while....
Time out for the NBA Game of the Week.

Best I can do.
Mick

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Feb 8, 2011
I've been thinking the same thing. Here are the words. Come on and take time out, get into the action, while you're relaxing at home, sit back and do something nice for yourself, sharing the feeling with somebody else, time out for the NBA game of the week. I wish someone had the clip. You can find everything else on You Tube.
Sonny D

Irving, TX

#13 Feb 9, 2011
Mick...click on the link in my post in this thread from Feb 6, 2010. Right there under your nose dude...unless it has been somehow taken down on the YouTube site. I'm on a company computer right now that won't allow the link to open for me so I can't check for you, but try it anyway...if it opens you'll be glad you did!
Kent

Suwanee, GA

#14 Mar 11, 2011
Is this still up anywhere? The youtube link is shut down now. Me and my buddies used to sing this all the time playing hoops at elementary school. I only remember the last couple lines, and was psyched to see all these posts. This is what I remember, and I'd love to find it to hear the whole thing again.

You've got to take time out
(Can't remember the next two lines)

Sit back and do something nice for yourself
Sharing the pleasure with somebody else
Time out for awhile
For the NBA Game of the Week
Wendy

Sagamore Beach, MA

#15 Jun 26, 2011
(2nd verse):(You’ve got to): Take time out to put on a smile; slip into something you can enjoy, so
Sit back and do something nice for yourself; share in the feeling with somebody else
Time out for the NBA game of the week
dgtile

Brentwood, CA

#17 Sep 13, 2011
YouTube had it on a few years back but I can't seem to find it . From the years 1970 to 1972 ,ABC actually had a cooler intro with NBA players in silouette action and awesome music.

Since: Feb 12

Fayetteville, NC

#18 Feb 19, 2012
I have also been pulling my hair out (and I'm bald) trying to find the music, the guitar wah wah. Can ANYONE find this classic ancient artifact?
Chuck

Wallingford, CT

#19 Apr 1, 2012
Although the quality isn't great, I have the recording of this on an old cassette tape that I made when I was about 12 years old. I'm not sure how much good it would do to post it, as I'm sure they'd quickly remove it for copyright infringement. I still play it now and then. It pumps me up and makes me feel like a kid again. One of the coolest sports theme songs ever!
cecil

Dexter, MO

#20 Apr 14, 2012
David wrote:
Hey Guys,
I'm trying to find it also. I go back to the tape delay day..11:30 EST..used to stay up late to watch it, I tell people about the original theme..but they don't know about it..not in You Tube.!! where is it ??
i like too
ilene

Vincentown, NJ

#21 Feb 4, 2013
Chuck wrote:
Although the quality isn't great, I have the recording of this on an old cassette tape that I made when I was about 12 years old. I'm not sure how much good it would do to post it, as I'm sure they'd quickly remove it for copyright infringement. I still play it now and then. It pumps me up and makes me feel like a kid again. One of the coolest sports theme songs ever!
HI Chuck! I can't believe you have the song! I have an old cassette of it too, from 1972, I think, but it is so muffled and the quality is terrible. It is from a game at the Boston Garden. Is there any way you can transfer the cassette to your computer and send it as an MP3? I loved this song and even though I haven't heard the song for so many years, I still can sing every word! So glad other people still remember this great theme song!
Ed McD

Tampa, FL

#22 Feb 5, 2013
Chuck wrote:
Although the quality isn't great, I have the recording of this on an old cassette tape that I made when I was about 12 years old. I'm not sure how much good it would do to post it, as I'm sure they'd quickly remove it for copyright infringement. I still play it now and then. It pumps me up and makes me feel like a kid again. One of the coolest sports theme songs ever!
Come on Chuck, can't you see that we're struggling for at least the lyrics. The tape would be better but since we can't have that, give us the words. Post them for us here so the rest of us don't have to quibble about adjectives and rhymes! If I have the words I can fake a few guitar chords and sing when nobody'd around and pretend I'm 21 again.

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