Friday Five – Favorite Theme Songs (NOT Cartoons)


Friday Five TV Theme Songs
We’ve got a full house today, the whole staff is here to let you know what they’re favorite TV Theme songs are. And we’ve got a new member here showing you her picks as well. Like always let us know your picks in the comments!

Chris

I watch a pretty good amount of TV, whether it’s older shows on Netflix or current stuff, usually off my DVR it’s just a good way to pass the time. In recent years though a big part of TV has started to fade away and that’s the theme song, I still remember just about every song at least a little from shows I grew up watching.

  1. Fraggle Rock – I use to love this show, I really should invest in a boxset or something if they make it.
  2. Perfect Strangers – I haven’t seen an episode of this show in probably 15 years but I still remember the characters and the catchy ass theme song!
  3. Batman(1960’s) – This isn’t a show I watched much of well ever, it came out over 20 years before I was born after all. But the theme is undeniably a classic even though it’s only got one real word!
  4. Big Bang Theory – I love this show and think it’s usually pretty damn funny, and the theme is fun and catchy like most Bare Naked Ladies songs. Whenever I hear it I tend to sing along.
  5. Game of Thrones – This is just an instrumental opening but it just has such an epic feel to it which definitely fits the show, and the graphics depicting Westeros and Essos is a lot of fun to watch. There’s also a pretty cool video of a guy who does songs using floppy disk drives hooked up together to make music and he did the theme!

 

Game of Thrones theme played on 8 Floppy Drives

Shahid

  1. Family Matters
  2. All That!
  3. Salute Your Shorts
  4. Mighty Morphing Power Rangers
  5. Fresh Prince of Bel Air…how did I not think of this initially?

Drootin

I’m back for the Friday 5 this week (I’ll admit I just plain forgot the last 2 weeks sorry!). TV themes are kind of becoming a lost art, they used to be meaningful and even radio hits on rare occasions. So here is my list of top 5 TV Theme songs:

  1. Jeopardy – I used to watch Jeopardy almost every single night with my dad and still try and watch it as much as I can and the theme song just sparks the memories the moment I hear it and kicks my brain into thinking mode. –
  2. The X-Files – This was one of my favorite shows growing up, and it had a fittingly creepy theme song that set the tone for the show. –
  3. Law & Order Franchise – I love the Law and Order shows and I love the theme song so much I’ve used it for my ringtone before. –
  4. Cheers – An instantly recognizable song that, like all great themes, fits perfectly into the tone of the show. –
  5. The Rockford Files – This show may have predated me (ran from 1974-1980) but the theme is always brought up in conversations about great TV theme songs and I can’t disagree. The song was released as a single that reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and even won a Grammy.

Anthony

  1. Scrubs
  2. Kenan & Kel
  3. Full House
  4. Entourage
  5. Thunder in Paradise

Walnuts

Yeah from time to time I’ll stop the trolling to let you guys know what I actually like. In this instance I must say I love the topic. TV is pretty much my life, I watch it more than I play video games. I’m gonna try to keep from any repeats.

  1. Big Bang Theory – (my only repeat) – With a website made by geeks I’m surprised this wasn’t on here more.
  2. How I Met Your Mother – Such a simple song but so catchy.
    How I Met Your Mother(Barney Version)
  3. Bill Nye the Science Guy – I love the song!
  4. Cops – I mean come on, who doesn’t like this song?
  5. Firefly – I just like this song.

Shannon

  1. Sullivan & Son – I really like this new show, despite the fact that I often find some of the one-liners pretty lame. The opening credits have an upbeat song that sounds like a group of happy drunks singing together at the local family owned bar.
  2. Star Trek: The Next Generation – For me this is the most memorable of all the Star Trek themes, probably since I’ve seen more of this series than any of the others. I am pretty fond of Enterprise’s theme too but TNG is just more iconic.
  3. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – What kid didn’t like this song? Power Rangers were a pretty big part of my childhood; I even had a pink ranger cake for my birthday one year.
  4. Bill Nye the Science Guy – It’s got a beat you can dance to (like a white boy)! And the visuals were pretty trippy too.
  5. The Wonder Years – The Beatles are one of my all-time favorite bands, so Joe Cocker’s cover of “With a Little Help from My Friends” is right up there with my favorite tv show themes.

Eric

  1. Lost – It’s only the first 10 seconds of this video. Short, but so evocative.
  2. Boy Meets World – One of the greatest shows of all time!
  3. House– Altho the last 2 seasons weren’t the greatest, I still love this show. Sad to see it go last year.
  4. Buffy the vampire Slayer – My first introduction to the genius of Joss Whedon. Still one of my favorites.
  5. Smallville – I loved this show back in the day. Although I only ever watched the first 3 seasons, the opening is still excellent.

 

Audra

I want to say how displeased I am that we cannot use cartoons.

  1. The Adventures of Pete and Pete – Lyrics to sing along to.
  2. Are You Afraid of the Dark – Time to take over your older brothers room for some
    SNICK.
  3. I Love Lucy – You knew lucy had some splainin’ to do!
  4. Wings – Very instrumental.
  5. Psych – I know, you know, that I’m not tellin the truth!
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