TV Theme Songs

Do you still belt out  The Jeffersons’ theme song, “We’re Moving on Up,” or get warm fuzzies from Golden Girls’ “Thank You for Being My Friend”? Can we ever forget Cheers’ “Everybody Knows Your Name?” Here are some others: Sesame Street, Green Acres and Love Board. Leave a comment to share your favorite television theme song.  View Paste Magazine's Top 40 list of best theme songs to take a walk down memory lane.

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Rose Richardson October 14, 2014 at 10:25 am

The Jeffersons, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Golden Girls, and Good Times.

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robin September 28, 2014 at 12:38 pm

patty duke
the brady bunch

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mykil August 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm

The Greatest American Hero Theme song....

Believe it or not I'm walking on air!!!!!

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Trina August 28, 2014 at 11:41 pm

I loved bosom buddies theme song(Tom Hanks),Love Boat(Gavin Mcleod),Mary Tyler Moore,My Three Sons(music only),Carol Burnett Show(The end song.I'm so glad we had this time together,just to have a laugh or sing a song. Seems we just get started and before you know it ,comes a time we have to say so long.(wiggle her ear) LOL

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Delores August 28, 2014 at 3:39 pm

I sing a long with the theme song from CHEERS where everybody know's your name ha ha
and We're moving on up The Jerfferson's good song good word's

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Brenda Green August 28, 2014 at 2:43 pm

I may be telling my age but I like the theme song from Mister Ed. Sometime I refure to myself when they tell me I don't talk a lot I say like Mister Ed I only speak when I have something to say

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Tammy August 28, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Patti Duke, Fresh Prince, Green Acres, and Petticot Junction

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James A. Fischer, RN, MSN August 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm

THAT GIRL

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Laura La Forgia-Morris August 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Always loved MaryTyler Moore show theme and the theme from Taxi "Angela's Theme!!

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Bobbie August 28, 2014 at 12:13 pm

So many great ones already listed- Star Trek, MASH, Addams Family... The Sopranos Woke up this morning (with a boom boom in my eye) and the Dexter theme music area awesome.
I catch so many of the old shows on ME TV now. I DVR them and watch again.

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Illona August 28, 2014 at 11:44 am

Theme from 'Rhoda" all I remember is la la la..it was very bubbly ...

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CF August 28, 2014 at 11:36 am

The theme song from Star Trek: The Next Generation and the accompanying:

The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise, whose continuing mission is to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.

Great opening, awesome series, words to live by.

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Jamie August 28, 2014 at 11:27 am

The Wonder Year

What would you think if I sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song
And I'll try not to sing out of key
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm going to try with a little help from my friends

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Jackie August 28, 2014 at 10:58 am

The music to the Cosby Show (no lyrics), but a different tune each season.
Also the spin off "A Different World"
I know my parents love me, Stand behind me come what may.
I know now that I'm ready, Because I finally heard them say
It's a different world than where you come from.

Here's a chance to make it, If we focus on our goals.
If you dish it we can take it, Just remember you've been told
It's a different world, It's a different world,
Than where you come from, Than where you come from

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sandy August 28, 2014 at 10:46 am

The Beverly HillBillies-Let me tell you story bout a man named JED. A poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed and then would day he was shooting at some food.......you know the rest

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Beatrice Logan August 28, 2014 at 10:43 am

Theme from 'Family Ties': 'Without Us" sung by one of my favorite duos: Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams!!!

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Chuck G. August 28, 2014 at 10:29 am

Lee Majors ... THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN
THE FLINSTONES
THE THREE STOOGES! YUK YUK YUK

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Chuck G. August 28, 2014 at 10:27 am

Lee Majors ... six million dollar man.
The Flintstones!
The Three stooges

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Linda August 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

Here's a story of a lovely lady, who was bringing up three very lovely girls, all of them had hair of gold, like their mother, the youngest one in curls. Brady Bunch, great years of TV.

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Denise Baker August 28, 2014 at 9:59 am

I like the theme song to Good Times,Different Stokes, and Who's the Boss

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Sue August 28, 2014 at 9:54 am

So many great ones...
Flintstones! Meet the Flintstones, there a modern stone-age family.
The Beverley Hillbillies
Green Acres

I'll be thinking of these all day. Other things too, of course.

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Gail Levin August 28, 2014 at 9:43 am

The Flintstones theme song, especially the line'throught the courtesyof Fred's two feet'.

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Robert O'Connell August 28, 2014 at 9:36 am

TIE:

CALL TOBOR THE EIGHTH MAN! FASTER THAN A ROCKET, QUICKER THAN A JET.HE'S THE MIGHTY ROBOT, HE'S THE ONE TO GET!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTiysOs-91w

GIGANTOR! GIGANTOR! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84IgD0vBhCI
gigantor the space age robot
he's at your command
gigantor the space age robot
his power lies in your hands
coz he's bigger than big
taller than tall
quicker than quick
stronger than strong
ready to fight for right against wrong

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Toni August 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

"Come and knock on our door (Come and knock on our door) we've been waiting for you (we've been waiting for you) where the kisses are hers and hers and his, three's company too!" gotta love Three's Company!

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Cy Governs September 10, 2014 at 8:14 am

Thank you! What a huge oversight on the list!

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Lori August 28, 2014 at 9:11 am

Theme from Laverne & Shirley
BEWITCHED!!
Mary Tyler Moore

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Stephanie Jaskulski August 28, 2014 at 8:58 am

"Now this is a story all about how,
my life got flipped, turned upside dowm.
Now I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there,
I'll tell you how I came the prince of a town called Bel Air." lol

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Melinda Thomas August 28, 2014 at 8:52 am

Hart to Hart starring Robert Wagner (Jonathan Hart) and Stephanie Powers (Mrs. H). This was Epic! Copy and pasted the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSn9xPnjLps

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tammy tumminello August 28, 2014 at 8:43 am

Spider Man, spider man does what ever a spider can
Can he swing from a web- take a look over head-Hey Man here come the spider man.
In the chill of the night at the scene of crime - like a stream of light he arrives just in time.
Spider man, Friendly neighborhood spider man,

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Hopkins Happenings August 28, 2014 at 8:40 am

I'm impressed that everyone knows the words.

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John Bianchino August 28, 2014 at 8:38 am

How about the Lee Majors Fall guy theme song ? Well,I'm not the kind to kiss and tell, but I've been seen with Farrah. I've never been with anything less than a nine, so fine .....

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Vicki August 28, 2014 at 8:34 am

The Adams Family......their house is a Museum and if you ever see them your going to want to screa-um........The Adams Family

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Vicki August 28, 2014 at 8:29 am

A horse is horse of course of course Theme from Mr. ED
They're creepy and they're kookie ,mysterious and oookie and altogether spooky THE ADAMS FAMILY!

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Cindy H August 28, 2014 at 7:59 am

Got it !

The ships aground on shore of this UNCHARTED DESERT isle with Gilligan.....

Now I've got Bonanza running thru my head, no words just the tune!

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Cindy H August 28, 2014 at 7:04 am

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip
that started from this tropic port aboard this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailing man, the skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day on a three hour tour, a three hour tour.

The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew the Minnow would be lost, the Minnow would be lost.

The ships aground on the shore of this desserted tropic isle with Gilligan, the Skipper too, the millionaire and his wife, the movie star, the professor and Mary Ann, here on Gilligan's Isle!

- Is that last stanza right? Help me out folks!

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Lisa August 28, 2014 at 7:00 am

I love the theme song to "Good Times" and "Mel's Diner". And I also heard a very nice Jazz rendition of the theme song to "All In The Family" called "Those Were The Days". I wish i could remember the name of the artist!

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