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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series) Theme Song

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV Series) Theme Song, for the 1987 series is the widely popular song in the franchise. The instrumental version plays during the action scenes and the end credits. In the Red Sky episodes, the song was remade.

Lyrics

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Heroes in the half shell
Turtle Power!
They're the world's most fearsome fighting team (We're really hip!)
They're heroes in the half shell and they're green (Hey - get a grip!)
When the evil Shredder attacks
These turtle boys don't cut him no slack
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Splinter taught them to be ninja teens (He's a radical rat!)
Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines (That's a fact, jack!)
Raphael is cool but rude (Gimmie a break!)
Michelangelo is a party dude (Party!)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Heroes in the half shell
Turtle Power!

Intro on YouTube

Censored UK version

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Heroes in a half-shell

Turtle power!

They're the world's most fearsome fighting team (We're really hip!) They're heroes in a half-shell and they're green (Hey - get a grip!) When the evil Shredder attacks

These turtle boys don't cut him no slack!

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles


Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Splinter taught them to be fightning teens (He's a radical rat!) Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines (That's a fact, jack!)

Raphael is cool but rude (Gimme a break!) Michelangelo is a party dude (Party!)

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Heroes in a half shell Turtle power!

2nd Version

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Turtle Power!
They're the world's most fearsome fighting team
They're heroes in the half shell and they're green
When the evil Shredder attacks
Turtles fight back
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Turtle Power!

Trivia

  • In the European version a few words were replaced in the song, ninja turtles to hero turtles and ninja teens to fighting teens. Also the scene with Michelangelo's nunchaku were removed and was replaced with footage from the show.
  • This song was used by the Disney MGM Studios for the TMNT performance.
  • The theme song has been remade for the new series.
  • The Red Sky version of the theme song remained unchanged in the 9th and 10th seasons even though they had Lord Dregg replace the Shredder as the main antagonist.

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