Speed Racer
Theme Song

Speed Racer

       These are the lyrics for the U.S. theme of the Speed Racer main title music, written by Peter Fernandez and recorded by Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass in 1967. The original Japanese melody was kept intact for the American theme song.

Here he comes
Here comes Speed Racer
He's a demon on wheels
He's a demon and he's gonna be chasin' after someone

He's gainin' on you, so you better look alive
He's busy revvin' up the powerful Mach 5

And when the odds are against him
And there's dangerous work to do
You bet your life Speed Racer
Will see it through

Go Speed Racer
Go Speed Racer
Go Speed Racer, go!

He's off and flyin' as he guns the car around the track
He's jammin' down the pedal like he's never comin' back
Adventure's waitin' just ahead!

Go Speed Racer
Go Speed Racer
Go Speed Racer, go!




Japanese Theme Song

       These are the lyrics for the original Japanese main title music of Mach Go Go Go. It was written by Tatsuo Yoshida and Akira Ito. Vocals were supplied by Vocal Shop. Nobuyoshi Koshibe composed and recorded the song with his orchestra in 1966.

Go Mach 5 Go, go, go! (Title over spinning tire)
The white body of the Mach 5 zipping around a hairpin curve
Nothing can stop him, nothing can scare him
Go, go, gooooo!
With unyielding spirit, Go Mifune drives the Mach 5
Once he starts driving, he is like a demon
He sees nothing other than the track
He gives everything to win

Go Mach 5, go!
Go Mach 5, go!
Go Mach 5, go, go!

The sharp-looking Mach 5. Go Mifune
Step on the gas. Get more speed
Go Mach 5, speed up till the end of the earth
Young life flames in his heart
Go, go, goooo!
Watch his fearless spirit race
Speed up, speed up Mach 5 till the final victory

Go Mach 5, go!
Go Mach 5, go!
Go Mach 5, go go!