Top 5 TV theme songs, read the rules before posting.

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  1. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

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    What are your five favorite TV theme songs. Rules:
    1. Please try to name the five in order from most favorite to least.
    2. Also the theme most have lyrics that are song during the shows run (If a show changes themes say which theme is your favorite.) for example, Dallas and Star Trek would not qualify because they have no lyrics and M*A*S*H would not qualify because, the lyrics to Suicide Is Painless is not sung.
    3. No voice over themes like the Incredible Hulk.

    My Favorites are:

    1. This Is It (One Day At A Time)
    2. There's A New Girl In Town (Alice)
    3. Without Us (Family Ties there's an early version same song just different opening montage Says it's from season 1 but I don't remember it.)
    4. Scooby Doo! Where Are You? (Scooby Doo! Where Are You? 1st series)
    5. I'll Be There For You (Friends)
    I'll be there for you just beat out the theme to WKRP In Cincinnati, I couldn't find the one that begins with the story about a Senator who couldn't explain why he had no pants; and the End song was a joke.
    So what are yours?
     
  2. Andrew_Kearley

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    Aren't the lyrics to Star Trek "Aah aah ah ah ah ah aaah"?
     
  3. Kirkman1987

    Kirkman1987 Commodore Commodore

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    This is going to be tough, as pretty much all my favorite themes don't have lyrics. I'll throw some good ones out there though.

    1. Greatest American Hero
    2. Secret Agent Man (Danger Man in the U.K.)
    3. Cheers
    4. Mystery Science Theater 3000.
    5. Batman (60's)
     
  4. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

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    I like your choices, especially TGAH, Cheers and MST3K. Just which MST3K though? Didn't it change when Mike took over from Joel?
     
  5. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    I can't believe that we are on a Star Trek board and someone is saying that the original Star Trek television show had no lyrics. Well, that's demonstrably wrong.
     
  6. Kirkman1987

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    I willfully decided not to deal with that issue. I think there were at least two versions for Mike (One for Forrester and one for Pearl.). I guess I'd go for the early Mike theme that had references to Dr. Forrester and Deep 13. All of them are nice though.
     
  7. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

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    It has lyrics that were:
    The lyrics were a money grab. And even if they were written to be the theme song, they were never sung. Thus they fail requirement #2. I also feel very badly for Courage. That was an awful thing for Roddenberry to do.
     
  8. Lonemagpie

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    Psych
    Red Dwarf
    Enterprise
    Danger Man
    Have Gun Will Travel
     
  9. trekkiebaggio

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    Red Dwarf
    Dad's Army
    Cheers
    Only Fools and Horses
    The old Spider-Man cartoon.

    Honourable mentions to the Marina song from Stingray and the Captain Scarlet song.

    Oh actually then there's Charlie Chalk, Dangermouse, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...

    I'm probably one of the few who doesn't dislike 'Faith of the Heart'.
     
  10. Icemizer

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    WKRP
    Dukes of hazzard
    Secret Agent Man
    The Muppet show
    Welcome Back Kotter
     
  11. Ian Keldon

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    I'll throw one in no one else has mentioned (though I love "Faith of the Heart" as well), and that's "I'm Always Here" (the Baywatch theme). Fit's the show nicely, and if you ever hear the full-length version you'll think "what a great song for a hero movie"... :)
     
  12. Andrew_Kearley

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    1. Fireball (Fireball XL5 closing theme)
    2. Star Fleet (Star Fleet)
    3. It Won't Be Easy (Star Cops)
    4. Dance ti thy Daddy (When the Boat Comes In)
    5. Record Breakers (Record Breakers)
     
  13. Vasquez Rocks

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    1. Movin' On Up - The Jeffersons
    2. Welcome Back Kotter
    3. Three's Company (Season 6)
    4. Happy Days (Early/Mid Seasons)
    5. Chico and the Man
     
  14. MacLeod

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    Hard to pick a top 5, so a few I liked

    Danger Mouse
    Red Dwarf

    more to follow
     
  15. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Most of my favorite themes are not sung, but:

    1. Rawhide
    2. All in the Family
    3. Cheers
    4. Green Acres
    5. WKRP

    Justin
     
  16. Icemizer

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    Ahh I forgot the Addams Family.
     
  17. Lonemagpie

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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
     
  18. Andrew_Kearley

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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.
     
  19. J.T.B.

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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.

    Justin
     
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