Writing and creativity are two very important aspects of a successful television show. As is the cast. But storylines and characters are not the only facets that excite someone like me.
A TV series’ theme song is a lot like hype music. Simply hearing the opening tunes of certain television shows sends shivers down my spine, in a good way, whether I am remembering an older series that I enjoyed as a child, or getting ready to watch programs I follow nowadays. And sometimes, theme songs are just catchy.
So today, I’m sharing ten theme songs that bring back fond memories or intensify my excitement to watch a new episode. Heck, some of these are listed because I just can’t help myself from singing along or dancing every time I hear them.
If I’m in a piano bar, I will request the artist play “Runaway” every single time…
With Miami Vice, it wasn’t just the theme song. The series’ soundtrack featured a ton of songs that I still love to hear today… especially “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins.
The Greatest American Hero
Ah, the memories of Ralph. I watched House, the horror movie from the ‘80s, not the TV show—although I watched that too—just because William Katt was in it. Maybe I expected him to fly around in a red leotard and cape?
Hearing this music still gives me chills. I’m so glad the TNT reboot kept the opening theme.
Just like Dallas, I am so very glad CBS kept the original theme music for the 5-0 reboot. I fast forward through the opening credits of so many TV shows, but not this one.
Man, what a staple of the ‘90s, huh?
“You woke up this morning, got yourself a gun…” My guy never watched The Sopranos. We need to have a marathon. He doesn’t know what he missed!
RIP Mr. Gandolfini.
“Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky, little boxes on the hillside, little boxes all the same.” I particularly loved how the style of the “Little Boxes” song changed, depending on the episode’s and/or season’s theme. This is one catchy song…
Pretty Little Liars
“Got a secret, can you keep it?” So very fitting for our Pretty Little Liars…
The Walking Dead
It’s just an instrumental, but The Walking Dead theme music fits the series perfectly. I’ve even recognized bits and pieces of it playing in other TV shows… and you know when it does, the “stuff” is going to hit the fan.
Your turn. What are some of your favorite TV theme songs? I’d love to hear from you!