Top 50 Original Theme Songs

I listen to theme songs. Like, I have an entire playlist devoted to them on my mp3 player. I think that qualifies me to prattle on about them for a month.

A lot of work used to go into creating catchy, original songs for the opening or closing credits of your favorite shows. These days, most shows either forgo songs all together (e.g. Lost) or they grab something already in existence that fits the show’s personality (e.g. Friends, Wonder Years, Scrubs).

For the next five weeks, we’ll cover two songs per day. These 50 are the ones most likely to get stuck in my head all day, but in a totally good way.

50. Have Gun, Will Travel
49. Heathcliff
48. Peter Gunn
47. Maverick
46. Justin Time
45. Laverne & Shirley
44. Dr. Who
43. ER
42. Knight Rider
41. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
40. Saved By The Bell
39. Fraggle Rock
38. Seinfeld
37. Frasier
36. All in the Family
35. The Twilight Zone
34. Mad About You
33. The Andy Griffith Show
32. NYPD Blue
31. Whose Line Is It Anyway?
30. Perfect Strangers
29. Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers
28. Orange Is The New Black
27. 3-2-1 Contact
26. Talespin
25. Benson
24. Diff’rent Strokes
23. Babylon 5
22. Tiny Toon Adventures
21. M*A*S*H
20. Doogie Howser, M.D.
19. Star Trek: Voyager
18. Cheers
17. Night Court
16. Wonderfalls
15. 21 Jump Street
14. Quantum Leap
13. Corner Gas
12. Law & Order
11. X-Files
10. Animaniacs
9. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
8. Firefly
7. Big Bang Theory
6. Duck Tales
5. Welcome Back, Kotter
4. Deep Space Nine
3. Hill Street Blues
2. Dallas
1. WKRP in Cincinnati


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