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Old October 12 2012, 02:36 PM   #16
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Re: Top 5 TV theme songs, read the rules before posting.

Ahh I forgot the Addams Family.
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Old October 12 2012, 03:10 PM   #17
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Can't believe I didn't think to put in Rawhide and The Muppets... Or the Pink Panther Show, or Scooby Doo Where Are You... But then it would have been a top nine
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Old October 12 2012, 04:57 PM   #18
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I keep thinking of ones I could/should have included: Monkey, Help It's the Hair Bear Bunch, Here Come the Double Deckers!, the Banana Splits.
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Old October 12 2012, 05:34 PM   #19
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And I can't believe I forgot the classic "This is the Theme to Garry's Show" from It's Garry Shandling's Show.

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Old October 12 2012, 05:39 PM   #20
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Mine are:

Cheers
Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Kamen Rider W
Baywatch (Save me, the first season theme song)
Laverne & Shirley

Honorable mentions go to:

Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
Kamen Rider Kiva
Tiny Toon Adventures
Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger
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Old October 12 2012, 06:11 PM   #21
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Gilligan's Island
The Beverley Hillbillies
Petticoat Junction
Green Acres
The Monkees

Great TV themes with lyrics is a lost art...
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Old October 12 2012, 06:39 PM   #22
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Hmm... this is difficult, since most of my favorite TV openings/themes don't have lyrics. However, many old WB/CW shows liked to use songs as their themes, so that helped fill out the list. Here is what I was able to come up with:

Roswell - "Here With Me"
Gilmore Girls - "Where You Lead I Will Follow"
Smallville - "Save Me"
Veronica Mars - "We Used to Be Friends"
Charmed - "How Soon is Now"
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Old October 12 2012, 07:02 PM   #23
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^Oh damn I forgot about Smallville too!

Also Scrubs, and as overplayed as it is - I'll Be There for You from Friends.

Oh and Blackadder.
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Old October 12 2012, 07:26 PM   #24
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What about the CSI's?
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Old October 12 2012, 07:34 PM   #25
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I am having a REALLY hard time choosing only 5, as I think there are enough for a top 10 that I all enjoy equally.

1. The Wonder Years
2. Facts of Life
3. Family Ties
4. Full House
5. Friends (why do these all start with F??)

Honorable mentions: Perfect Strangers, Malcolm in the Middle, Happy Days, Brady Bunch

I will note that I don't actually enjoy all of the shows themselves, for example I really don't much like the Brady Bunch, but the song is just so memorable.
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Old October 12 2012, 07:56 PM   #26
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Temis the Friendly Ghost wrote: View Post
Great TV themes with lyrics is a lost art...
Sadly, that is true. I guess it's because there is less time now for the show than there used to be.

The Muppet Show, It's The Gary Shandling Show and Danger Mouse are great. I do like the opening theme for Smallville and The O.C. too.
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Old October 12 2012, 08:09 PM   #27
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Well time spent on a theme tune is less time for adverts.
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Old October 12 2012, 08:13 PM   #28
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Re: Top 5 TV theme songs, read the rules before posting.

Just when we had another thread to be nostalgic, this comes up the next day. Awesome. It is a hard question though.

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Battlestar Galactica 2003
Family Matters
Friends
Step by Step

Honorable mention to the overall TGIF theme from the early 90's and all those shows theme songs. Not sure if the TGIF theme counts but there are a ton of memories there.
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Old October 12 2012, 08:15 PM   #29
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What about the CSI's?
The Wonder Years
If we're counting previous popular recordings used as themes, I'd have to mention the wonderful "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys from Big Love and "Stand" by R.E.M. from Get A Life. And the cover of "In The Street" by Big Star from That '70s Show.

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Old October 12 2012, 08:30 PM   #30
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Trying to think of other TV shows with theme songs, "Moonlighting"
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