Top TV theme songs

By Cecily Arambula

A slow week in music means a heavy week of TV for me.

The theme song of a TV show can be as popular as anything on
mainstream radio.

For a lot of people, TV show theme songs remind us of a much
simpler time, when we could lay around and watch TV as
children.

So, here is a run down of my favorite television show theme
songs.

10. Andy Griffith Show

Who knew something as simple as whistling could make a
television show theme song? Everyone knows this one. The black and
white image of Andy and Opie walking down a dirt road to this song
has become famously recognizable.

9. X-Files

Mark Snow’s creepy theme suits this science fiction drama
perfectly. No other song could set the tone for a monstrous murder
for Mulder and Scully.

8. MASH

It can’t get more depressing than war scenes set to “Suicide is
Painless.”

7. Three’s Company

Almost as perky as Suzanne Somers’ character Chrissy Snow. A
couple of episodes of this and the lyrics “Come and knock on my
door” is stuck in my head all day.

6. Good Times

This one really does sound like a good time and definitely
“Dy-no-mite!”

5. Cheers

“Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name / And
they’re always glad you came” are some of the most true lyrics in
not only television theme song history, but in music history.

4. Wonder Years

It’s as if Joe Cocker’s cover of The Beatles’ “With a Little
Help from my Friends” were written specifically for all of our home
movies. And it certainly served as the perfect back drop for Kevin
Arnold’s family.

3. That 70s Show

The perfect teenage anthem to the perfect teenage show, “In the
Street” always starts That 70s Show off with a bang.

2. Friends

For a whopping 10 seasons, “I’ll be There for You” was the
perfect theme to a TV show about a group of friends.

1. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

I, along with almost every other person who grew up in the 90s,
know the lyrics of this one like the back of my hand. It’s a theme
song and background story to every episode all in one.

Cecily Arambula

Cecily Arambula

Cecily Arambula

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