Best TV Show Theme Songs

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The Mysterious Cities of Gold

chap, Saturday, 19 July 2008 00:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

Inspector Gadget
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKeE3saeguY

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 19 July 2008 00:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

elmer bernstein's johnny staccato theme is phat:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=sDieJH2q7tE

scott seward, Saturday, 19 July 2008 00:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

Soap:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=aEv9ri7V_w0

Eazy, Saturday, 19 July 2008 00:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

Transformers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLS2N9mHWaw

Big Blue Marble:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1kkx2m-JSg

Great Space Coaster:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dddm5bQeKvg

Night Gallery:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9pToHSFdwk

Twilight Zone (the 1980s version by The Grateful Dead):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF-yh4mU6ps

Joe, Saturday, 19 July 2008 00:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Three's Company was a classic

van smack, Saturday, 19 July 2008 00:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

Doctor fuckin' Who, for fuck's sake:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NPJ6GMXM3E

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 19 July 2008 00:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

BENNY HILL

van smack, Saturday, 19 July 2008 00:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

Bloodhound Gang
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4273oOYy7s

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 19 July 2008 00:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Persuaders
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykLCAfVa410

chap, Saturday, 19 July 2008 00:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

Edd Kalehoff's Price is Right queue's motherfuckewrs

PappaWheelie V, Saturday, 19 July 2008 01:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

er, queueueueus

PappaWheelie V, Saturday, 19 July 2008 01:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

^groovy. never heard that.
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Granny Dainger, Saturday, 19 July 2008 01:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

Match Game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvanEIDAUU

TPIS does beat all tho

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 19 July 2008 01:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

TPIR. argh beers

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 19 July 2008 01:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

match game for the BLANK, no doubt

PappaWheelie V, Saturday, 19 July 2008 01:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

SUPER GIRL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LoSkV6OOcg

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 19 July 2008 01:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

戦隊
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqy5pjH24F0&feature=related

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 19 July 2008 01:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Play Girl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntn9jUergjg

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 19 July 2008 01:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

^so awesome on many levels

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 19 July 2008 01:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

pray girl

PappaWheelie V, Saturday, 19 July 2008 01:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

Edd Kalehoff's Price is Right queue's motherfuckewrs



Oh, yes!

Myonga Vön Bontee, Saturday, 19 July 2008 08:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

whatever happened to predictability........the milkman the paperboy, evening TV

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Saturday, 19 July 2008 21:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Golden Girls?

Keaney Tong, Sunday, 20 July 2008 02:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

hm.. no jeffersons.. is it too obvious?

billstevejim, Sunday, 20 July 2008 02:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

Actually come to think of it, Amen was better..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTMF8gxnL50

billstevejim, Sunday, 20 July 2008 02:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

Holy hell, y'all! The best one ever is Good Times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s3sRJCRW-k

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 20 July 2008 02:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Whoever noted that the Duck Tales theme song was a rewrite of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" is my favorite poster ever.

Also, anyone else know that the theme for the US "the Office" is based off of the coda for ELO's Mr. Blue Sky? They used the original song in the pilot.

Cunga, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 01:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

Spectrum, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 02:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Van der Valk Simon Park Orchestra

Department S Cyril Stapleton

Der Kommissar Herbert Jarczyk

Captain Scarlet and the MysteronsBarry Gray

Stingray Barry Gray

Raumpatrouille Orion Peter Thomas

The Odd Couple Neil Hefti

meisenfek, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 03:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

Also, anyone else know that the theme for the US "the Office" is based off of the coda for ELO's Mr. Blue Sky? They used the original song in the pilot.

― Cunga, Wednesday, December 23, 2009 1:46 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

They used "Mr. Blue Sky" in a rough cut of the pilot, but not the actual pilot itself. This rough cut also contains alternate scenes that were never included on the DVD, and different actors for some of the characters. I would seriously pay like $3,000 to see it.

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 03:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Buford Files:

"Here comes help! Here comes action! Here comes Buuuuffffooooorrrrddddddddd..."

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 04:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Action News Theme ("Move Closer to Your World")

professional log roller Lizzie Hoeschler (los blue jeans), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 04:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hockey Night in Canada

sofatruck, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 05:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

The original Randall and Hopkirk theme takes some beating

Dr X O'Skeleton, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 09:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

Callan, another one Portishead must have noticed.

Whatever happened to the likely lads?

Bing Crosby, are you listening? (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 11:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

> Randall and Hopkirk

awesome, there should be an ITV music thread

meisenfek, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 14:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

meisenfek, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 17:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

meisenfek, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 17:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

meisenfek, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 17:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

Dig the theme to The L Word. It must be heard to be believed.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 17:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

meisenfek, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 18:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

correct answer is dr. who

tramp steamer, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 04:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

This should have been a poll. There are several fantastic submissions above, but it's "The Jeffersons" for me.

King of Snake (j-rock), Wednesday, 30 December 2009 05:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

Denise Nicholas and Karen Valentine...sigh; I'm a '70s guy.

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clemenza, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 06:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

I always forget.

clemenza, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 06:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

Wow, "Room 222" is all in 7/4 time and prog-rock jazz-flute mellowness!

Anyway, can't believe nobody's mentioned my all-time theme song fave. Mike Post FTW!

james cameron gargameled my boner for life (Pancakes Hackman), Wednesday, 30 December 2009 13:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

Pretty much everything by Ron Grainer belongs here.

unpredictable johnny rodz, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 13:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

Bob Six, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 14:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

>Anyway, can't believe nobody's mentioned my all-time theme song fave. Mike Post FTW!

ha! which leads us to gotcha - Tom Scott (cheating intended).

meisenfek, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 14:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

Love this funky harpsichord.

queen frostine (Eric H.), Wednesday, 30 December 2009 14:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh the harmonies:

The Hood Won't Jump (Eazy), Wednesday, 30 December 2009 14:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oops, one of those was supposed to be the closing theme (maybe better than the opening):

The Hood Won't Jump (Eazy), Wednesday, 30 December 2009 14:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Zoo Gang from the mid-70s - music by Paul McCartney

Slowed down, this sounds a bit like the theme for 80s series Bergerac

Bob Six, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 15:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

Closing credits to Monkey Magic, possibly best theme song EVER:

Opening theme equally awesome: just ride out the minute of non-singing for the awesomeness to kick in

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 23:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

thanks for the far-east cue!
*stunned by the 1 minute intro in the opening theme*

meisenfek, Thursday, 31 December 2009 15:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

meisenfek, Thursday, 31 December 2009 15:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Hood Won't Jump (Eazy), Thursday, 31 December 2009 16:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

That Manga intro is beautifully animated.

Communi-Bear Silo State (chap), Thursday, 31 December 2009 17:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

best intro intro:

poster x (ledge), Thursday, 31 December 2009 17:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

Communi-Bear Silo State (chap), Thursday, 31 December 2009 17:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

lollest:

poster x (ledge), Thursday, 31 December 2009 17:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

Kingswood Country represent!! (Lex Marinos in the house yall)

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 1 January 2010 00:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

<3<3<3 Room 222 theme for all time

velko, Friday, 1 January 2010 00:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

And don't forget MINDER...Arfur Daley, lads!....used to watch it JUST for the song when i was little.

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 1 January 2010 00:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

I forgot how awesome the Equalizer opener is. Damn.

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 1 January 2010 00:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Was going to rep for Famous Five theme being one of the best ever, but listening now...were those kids on valium? They sound so fragging bored! In my mind it was a lot more 'up'...yeesh

But i still love the "...George and Timmy the doh-ohhhh--OG"

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 1 January 2010 00:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

No White Horses, no credibility.

anagram, Friday, 1 January 2010 00:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

i dont like to reduce the whole OST to one theme.
so i will not mention Cowboy Bebop.

meisenfek, Saturday, 9 January 2010 21:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

I liked the opening music Red Dwarf used for its first two series, and the visuals are cool too. Quite haunting for a comedy programme.

Communi-Bear Silo State (chap), Sunday, 10 January 2010 18:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

These two songs are a jam and the opening titles are sharp. The Rookies has a better tune, but they are both classic.

earlnash, Sunday, 10 January 2010 20:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

rionat, Sunday, 10 January 2010 20:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

Flashing Blade

bidfurd, Sunday, 10 January 2010 22:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Kaiki daisakusen

meisenfek, Friday, 5 February 2010 13:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

9 months pass...

The Onedin Line (Aram Khachaturian)

The MERE idea of using that Adagio from Spartacus theme for the Onedin Line plus giving the audiences a customized, fuller lush Hollywood-like orchestration deserves already an Oscar.
The TV orchestration is even better than the original. It was the spineshiverer of our childhoods. Gooooorgeous!!

meisenfek, Sunday, 28 November 2010 23:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

9 months pass...

(remember remember)

meisenfek, Sunday, 4 September 2011 22:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Rick Springfield:

dlp9001, Sunday, 4 September 2011 22:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

mr. belvedere

remy bean, Sunday, 4 September 2011 22:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...
4 weeks pass...

Love these:

Blockbusters
Animal Hospital
Quantum Leap
Hill Street Blues
Taxi
Cheers

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Friday, 29 June 2012 11:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

thanks to netflix I've rediscovered this fucking brilliant theme song. Love it, love it, don't care what anyone says. Love the little instrumental solo between verses too.

(in case you're wondering why it doesn't sound like the theme song you remember, this show had two theme songs, and this one was the second (and better) one.)

Poliopolice, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 03:20 (1 year ago) Permalink


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