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

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

  1. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    I was reading up on the whole DVD thing and wonder why for such a hit show (And like it or not, Baywatch was a hit show) that lasted as long as it did and rose David Hasselhoff to stardom, did the DVD release become so god awful. Was it all about copyright issues or was there something else.
     
  2. the G-man

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    Using the rules given, these are my five favorites, defined as songs I will actually listen to on my iPod, etc., as opposed to just enjoying as intros when I watch shows:

    1. Batman theme (a classic, covered by everyone from Duane Eddy to the Who to Iggy Pop to the Jam);
    2. the Banana Splits theme (I put this on near the end of a frat party back in college in the 80s-every person in the place went nuts);
    3. Spider-man theme (especially the Ramones cover);
    4. Dukes of Hazzard (I was a fan of Waylon even before the show aired);
    5. the Monkees theme/Rawhide (tie)
     
  3. auntiehill

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    Greatest American Hero
    Danger Man/ Secret Agent Man
    Good Times
    One Day at Time
    ...hmmm...Jefferson, Friends, Golden Girls, WKRP etc have all been mentioned, so I'll throw in a childhood favorite: "Maude."
     
  4. the G-man

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    Speaking of WKRP, like a lot of people I assumed for years that the singer of the opening credits was actually Richard Sanders, the guy who played Les Nessman. However, it isn't.
     
  5. the G-man

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    If the list had gone to ten, and considering my top five was actually a top six, I'd have thrown in (in no particular order):
    WKRP
    Greatest American Hero
    Mary Tyler Moore
    Ally McBeal
     
  6. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    That's a rumor I never heard till now. Hmm. The voice sounds absolutely nothing like Sanders.

    Justin
     
  7. sidious618

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    The Sopranos (how has no one mentioned this one?!)
    The Wire
    The Shield
    The 4400
    BSG
     
  8. J.T.B.

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    Which "Wire" season? I'm partial to the Season 2 Tom Waits original, but I had that record back in the day.

    Justin
     
  9. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

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    So looking over people's choices, were the 70's and 80's the "Golden Age" of TV theme songs?
     
  10. Spot's Meow

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    Yes, I think so. There are a few notable exceptions of course; I hadn't thought of Big Bang Theory, but that is a great example of a recent theme song that stands out. But it seems like so many current theme songs don't include lyrics anymore, much like they no longer include the introductions to the cast.
     
  11. sidious618

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    I think season four's might be my favorite. Best season, too. All the versions are good, though.
     
  12. the G-man

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    I would have but I didn't count songs that weren't written specifically for the show. Same reason I didn't use the theme from Boss or the various Who songs featured in various CSI shows.

    You'd be half right. The 70s and 60s are the golden age of TV theme songs.
     
  13. SantaEddie74

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    If the requirements are that we have to hear lyrics being sung in the theme?

    1. The Greatest American Hero
    2. Laverne and Shirley
    3. One Day at a Time
    4. Perfect Strangers
    5. Happy Days

    The rest of my Top Ten would be:

    6. Mystery Science Theater 3000
    7. Cheers
    8. Green Acres
    9. The Addams Family
    10. It's Garry Shandling's Show

    Moonlighting just barely misses the Top Ten, coming in at #11 on my personal favorites list.
     
  14. SantaEddie74

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    My two all-time favorite theme songs from British television series:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3F37kQl9Uw&feature=related[/yt]

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCb1pRczfP4[/yt]
     
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  16. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

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    I didn't know Tom Hanks covered Billy Joel for Bosom Buddies.
     
  17. the G-man

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    I don't think he did. I think it was a studio musician
     
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    This is hard.

    Today, 1. Big Bang Theory
    2. Scrubs
    3. Gilligan's Island
    4. Beverly Hillbillies
    5. The Flintstones

    The 4400 almost made the list. With competition from Dangermouse.