This post was inspired by the Nostalgia Critic's "Top 11 Most Awesome Movie Themes" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlzhxVj7xck ). It's nothing formal, just a list of what I (as a non-expert dino fan) think are the most awesome dino doc themes & why. Even still, I hope that at least some you will get something out of it. As for why "Top 4", to quote Santa Claus ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_KMYPsPNXQ ), "I've checked it more than once, but less than ten times, because around four I get bored."
4) "Paleoworld" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXjbcImbO-k ): This theme is great adventure music. In fact, this theme reminds me of "The Lord of the Rings" (#11 on the NC's list) in that it makes me want to stand up & yell "F*** YEAH! That was just the begining of the action! Ehh!!!!" & "F*** YEAH! I'm gonna vacation there! Mmmhhh!!!" (in combination with the footage of dino digs & museums, respectively).
3) "Evolve" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfUGBtRxmTE ): As a wrestling fan, this theme reminds me of Batista's theme ("I Walk Alone": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sSTRiv_OA8 ). Don't get me wrong as I never really liked Batista. However, I always really liked his theme because it made me think of "RAW ANIMALISTIC POWER" more than any other. That's basically what "Evolve" is about (albeit in a different context), hence why a Batista-esque theme is so fitting.
2) "Bonehead Detectives of the PaleoWorld" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-GqRtc3tRE ): As a rock fan, this theme reminds me of "You Shook Me All Night Long" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWCINQn6k0s ) for obvious reasons. Specifically, these are 2 awesome rock songs with similar-sounding choruses, & everyone loves screaming the chorus of an awesome rock song.
1) "Dinosaur Revolution" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBKOxMi47-Q ): Even though DR got mixed reviews, I think everyone can agree on 2 things: Its dinos are the most anatomically-accurate of any dino doc at that point; Its theme is the most awesome of any dino doc at that point. In fact, DR's theme reminds me of "Conan" (#2 on the NC's list) in that "it's amazing, it's grand, it's epic, it's...just massive". DR's theme is so awesome that I had to provide a link to the extended version (as opposed to a DR episode, which uses a much shorter version).
Honorable Mention) "Walking with Dinosaurs" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqs5kqUwMhg ): It was kind of a toss-up between this theme & "Paleoworld". I know this theme gets a big cheer whenever the doc opens, but it's the songs in the actual doc that make me wanna stand up & roar (E.g. The "Diplodocus Herd" scene from the "Ballad of Big Al" episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1yv7Pi78Og ), hence why it didn't make the "Top 4".