The Simpsons (1989)
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Danny Elfman: The best film and TV scores - from Batman to The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives
4. The Simpsons (1989)
Elfman may have composed more than 75 film scores, each one taking months, but he claims that the piece for which he may be best remembered is the work that literally took him one day - the theme tune for possibly the most successful TV show of all time. "That's probably what they'll put on my gravestone," says Elfman, "'He wrote the Simpsons.'"