Best TV theme song

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Best TV theme song

Post by CptBeeble » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:36 pm

Song = with words. There's a separate thread for instrumentals.

So what is the best song ever used for a TV theme?

Rules: [1] it must have been written specifically for the show - no pre-existing songs that were adopted by the show for use
[2] it must have words used on the show (some TV themes (such as M*A*S*H and Star Trek) have lyrics, but you didn't hear them on the show's opening)

So let's hear it. What's the best one?
(awesome if you can provide a link, since a lot of us might not know the song/show in question)

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Re: Best TV theme song

Post by CptBeeble » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:42 pm

I'll start...

The Greatest American Hero
http://youtu.be/e9Q3orQhEcA

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Re: Best TV theme song

Post by Paul Drabek » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:16 pm

God I HATE that song...my entire school sang that song in third grade as the culmination of a school chorus assembly. At the end of it a teacher ran in dressed up as the Greatest American Hero. I was like "kill me this is dorky".
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Best TV theme song

Post by Paul Drabek » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:19 pm

I'd have to go with the theme song to Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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Re: Best TV theme song

Post by CptBeeble » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:58 pm

That sounds very DEVO-ish.

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Re: Best TV theme song

Post by CptBeeble » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:59 pm

OK, so how about the Addams Family?
http://www.televisiontunes.com/Addams_Family.html

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Re: Best TV theme song

Post by Paul Drabek » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:30 pm

TC10K wrote:That sounds very DEVO-ish.
You say that like it is a bad thing? Devo rules!
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Re: Best TV theme song

Post by alizah » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:58 am

nice song

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Re: Best TV theme song

Post by Vonni » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:22 am

Hmm.... Well there is "Friends", and "The Big Bang Theory", and "True Blood", and "The Golden Girls", I'm sorry I'm getting carried away lol!

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Re: Best TV theme song

Post by Spencerman » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:13 pm



Definitely my favorite theme.



Even though this is for a movie, I like this as well.

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Re: Best TV theme song

Post by bratman » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:50 pm

From one of my favourite shows of all time. I actually own the record with the full version of the song.


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Re: Best TV theme song

Post by Paul Drabek » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:55 pm

For a truly shagadelicly bad theme song check out Green Slime!



The movie is a truly craptastic b movie made by a Jappanese/Italian/American team of bad movie makers.
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Re: Best TV theme song

Post by CptBeeble » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:35 am

Paul Drabek wrote:
TC10K wrote:That sounds very DEVO-ish.
You say that like it is a bad thing? Devo rules!
Not a bad thing at all. I bought my first DEVO album (yes, vinyl) in JrHigh school right after seeing that iconic performance of Jocko Homo and Satisfaction on SNL.

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