A piano, a cello, three Batmobiles, and 50 years of Batman music

The musical evolution of the caped crusader.

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Batman has come a long way since the '60s, when Adam West was recklessly dishing out onomatopoeia punches ("BAP!") in flimsy spandex. The initial 1989 filmic version was sleeker and more refined, while the latest Dark Knight incarnation of the Caped Crusader was utilitarian, ominous, and indestructible.

Aside from Batman himself, the only constants over the years have been some sort of Batmobile — whether West's glorified coupe or Christian Bale's tank-like Tumbler — and an instantly recognizable theme song.

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Which brings us to two guys with a piano, a cello, and a lot of enthusiasm who made an incredible video called "Batman Evolution" that chronicles how Batman's aesthetic — in particular that of the Batmobile and the theme music — has changed over the years.

Check it out below. totally nail every era, even throwing in a POW!, WHAP!, and SFFZ! during the '60s.

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