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February 2, 2009

The 20 greatest television theme songs of all time

All lame blogs must eventually turn to television theme songs so, as this blog reaches its one year mark, I feel it is time to get this out of the way. This list may seem heavy on nostalgia but realize that the days of good theme music have past. Today's programs rarely use anything other than a previously written pop song or noise. I mean, come on Law and Order. Bong! Bong! ? That's a theme song?

In no particular order:

1. Gilligan's Island
2. Sesame Street
3. Partridge Family
4. M.A.S.H. - this is the movie version with lyrics
5. Green Acres
6. Bonanza
7. Sanford and Son - tribute performance
8. Cheers
9. The Facts of Life
10. Wide World of Sports
11. Match Game
12. Zoom
13. The Dukes of Hazard
14. WKRP in Cincinnati
15. The Muppet Show
16. Peter Gunn
17. Welcome Back Kotter
18. The Addams Family
19. The Brady Bunch
20. Hawaii 5-0

And for desert, here is Hitler singing the theme from The Jeffersons


  1. My favorites:
    Wonder Woman (I've put this on my blog before)
    Get Smart
    The Odd Couple

  2. There are so many great ones that it's hard to narrow. I think I'm with you on the Odd Couple, that's a great one. I considered The Love Boat, The Land of the Lost, The Munster, Batman. Too many to list so I tried to pick from as many genres as possible. Odd that there really aren't any good one's now.

  3. Now we're talkin' - Peter Gunn. I love that theme song. Ever heard it played like this?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToFoHHXdBoM - Enjoy!

  4. Cool. Peter Gunn has such a great bass line that it's a perfect song for the right guitarist.

  5. OMG! I feel so old now that I realize I've watched the shows these songs came from...LOL!