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

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Vanyel, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1999
    Location:
    Tatoinne
    Gilligan's Island
    The Beverley Hillbillies
    Petticoat Junction
    Green Acres
    The Monkees

    Great TV themes with lyrics is a lost art...
     
  2. Warp Coil

    Warp Coil Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    Location:
    MD, USA
    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"
     
  3. trekkiebaggio

    trekkiebaggio Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Location:
    Dancing to the Jailhouse Rock
    ^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.
     
  4. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Location:
    Great Britain
    What about the CSI's?
     
  5. Spot's Meow

    Spot's Meow Spot's Meow Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Location:
    Hotel California
    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.
     
  6. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    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.
     
  7. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Location:
    Great Britain
    Well time spent on a theme tune is less time for adverts.
     
  8. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Just when we had another thread to be nostalgic, this comes up the next day. Awesome. It is a hard question though.

    Fraiser
    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.
     
  9. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2005
    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.

    Justin
     
  10. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Location:
    Great Britain
    Trying to think of other TV shows with theme songs, "Moonlighting"
     
  11. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2001
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    Moonlighting is a good theme song.
     
  12. Santa Cat

    Santa Cat Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Location:
    Random_Spock
    1. The Golden Girls
    2. Frasier
    3. All in the Family
    4. The Wonder Years
    5. Cheers

    Not an easy thing to do here... Had to look up some theme songs just to make sure they had lyrics to them...
     
  13. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2003
    Location:
    An Aussie in Canukistan

    iirc from an interview, Chris Boucher wasn't particularly impressed with the song feeling that it didn't fit the show.
     
  14. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    I always thought Baywatch had one theme song but it seems like they've had several. Of course there was the main one ("I'll be Ready") but the two from the first season (Strong Enough and Save Me) were great too.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012
  15. intrinsical

    intrinsical Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Location:
    Singapore
  16. Andrew_Kearley

    Andrew_Kearley Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    Location:
    Moonbase Alpha
    Good job I'm not compiling his list then!

    Damn it, I keep thinking of more. "Robin the Hooded Man"!
     
  17. Takeru

    Takeru Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Baywatch had a ton of openings but what's "Strong Enough"?

    The first season used only one theme song, "Save Me" by Peter Cetera, for all episodes, seasons 2-9 used "I'll be Ready", season 10 (the first after the show moved to Hawaii) used an instrumental remix of I'll be ready and season 11 had a completely new theme song, I think it's called "Let me be the One"

    I like the season 11 opening, of course for the reunion movie the show went back to I'll be ready.:rolleyes: Meh, I guess it is the best known opening so it makes sense, I still think one of the hawaiian themes would have been better because the movie was still set in Hawaii.
     
  18. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Strong Enough was the DVD alternate Theme Song for Season 1. According to Wikipedia,

     
  19. NCC-1701-B

    NCC-1701-B Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Red Dwarf
    Enterprise
    The Dukes of Hazzard
    Stingray
    Battlestar Galactica
     
  20. Takeru

    Takeru Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    I see, I have the german DVDs, the only release that doesn't suck, no music replacements there, no missing episodes etc.