Ten Memorable TV Theme Songs – Part Two

I started this post a few weeks ago, and no sooner had I hit publish, more TV Theme Songs immediately came to mind.  So, I’ve decided to continue the post…

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.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I don’t know about anyone else, but Buffy’s opening always made me wish I had her mad slayer skills… or at least jump around.

Charmed

Not only did “How Soon is Now?” play during the opening credits of my favorite TV show about three (and eventually four) sisters/witches, but also during a few ‘90s movies I have seen numerous times—The Craft and The Crow.  I love when I hear the tune on the radio… it takes me back.

Psych

Every once in a while, Psych likes to change the opening credits to honor whichever movie, TV show, or pop culture reference they are paying homage to in the current week’s episode.  I always like to watch the opening theme song just to see how the creative writers have tweaked the song.  The changes may be subtle, but they are always appreciated (just a little fun-Psych-”I Know You Know”-fact).

Magnum P.I.

The music, the show, and the man himself are all just awesome.  Plain and simple.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

I didn’t know Will Smith prior to The Fresh Prince, but because of this TV show and the theme song, I quickly learned.  He hasn’t stopped making music, but this song still remains as one of my favorites of his.

X-Files

I don’t want to call the X-Files instrumental creepy, but let’s be honest… it kind of is.  Is it just me, or does it make anyone else think aliens are coming?

Dukes of Hazard

Good Ol’, Waylon… enough said.  Be honest, has anyone ever slid into their car via the window?  I have.  LOL.

Facts of Life

“You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.”  Truer words have never been spoken…

Happy Days

Who can listen to the Happy Days theme song and not want to Jitterbug?  Or wear a Poodle Skirt and/or leather jacket?  C’mon… we all do.  Right?

Charlie’s Angels

Personally, I was glad to see the Charlie’s Angels movie use the TV series opening theme.  It just wouldn’t have been the same otherwise.

Your turn.  What are some of your favorite TV theme songs?  I’d love to hear from you!

Ten Memorable TV Theme Songs

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.

Crime Story

If I’m in a piano bar, I will request the artist play “Runaway” every single time…

Miami Vice

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?

Dallas

Hearing this music still gives me chills.  I’m so glad the TNT reboot kept the opening theme.

Hawaii Five-0

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.

Friends

Man, what a staple of the ‘90s, huh?

The Sopranos

“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.

Weeds

“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!

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