Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (theme song)

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"Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" is a song originally written by David Mook and Ben Raleigh, who provided the lyrics and music, respectively. It is the theme song for the 1969 series of the same name. It was sung by Larry Markes.

Over the years, the song has been remastered and used in other pieces of Scooby-Doo media, such as the recent film SCOOB! in 2020.

History

Lyrics

Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you?
We got some work to do now.
Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you?
We need some help from you now.

Come on, Scooby-Doo, I see you,
pretending you got a sliver.
You're not fooling me, 'cause I can see,
the way you shake and shiver.

You know we got a mystery to solve,
so Scooby-Doo, be ready for your act.
Don't hold back!

And, Scooby-Doo, if you come through,
you're going to have yourself a Scooby Snack!

That's a fact!

Scooby-Dooby-Doo, here are you.
You're ready and you're willing.
If we can count on you, Scooby-Doo,
I know we'll catch that villain.

George A. Robertson Jr. version

George A. Robertson Jr. was the first person after Larry Markes to do his own take which was used for the second season of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in 1970. This was due to Robertson Jr. performing and writing other songs to be used within six of the seven episodes.

Third Eye Blind version

For the 1998 direct-to-video film, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, Third Eye Blind did a rock cover featured in the opening.

Billy Ray Cyrus version

For the 1999 direct-to-video film, Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost, Bill Ray Cyrus did his country cover featured in the opening. It was produced by John Kelton and Keith Stegall. Scott Innes was most happy.

Jennifer Love Hewitt version

For the 2000 direct-to-video film, Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders, Jennifer Love Hewitt did a pop cover featured in the opening.

B-52's version

In 2001, a cover of the theme song was used in the opening of the direct-to-video film, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, this time by new wave band The B-52's.

Shaggy version

The reggae artist Shaggy did a cover called "Shaggy, Where Are You?" that was used in the original animated opening of the 2002 live-action theatrical film Scooby-Doo, but in the final version, only a line is heard.

Krystal Harris version

For the 2003 direct-to-video film, Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire, an uncredited rock band performed the song in the opening, while the credited Krystal Harris did yet another cover in the last scene of the film, but as the character of Velma Dinkley.

MxPx version

For the next live-action theatrical film in 2004, pop punk band MxPx did their spin.

David Poe version

For the 2019 TV series Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, the theme song is referred to as "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" but features different lyrics, yet made to emulate the original. It was written by series creator, Chris Bailey, produced by Vivek Maddala, and performed by David Poe.

Scooby-Dooby-Doo, and Guess Who?
We know you're one in a million.
If we can count on you, Scooby-Doo,
To catch and unmask that villain.

Best Coast version

The rock duo Best Coast provided a cover for the 2021 animated theatrical film SCOOB!

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