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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2009, 09:25:16 am »
One of the best TV Theme songs EVAH:

Hill Street Blues
Dallas
Mission Impossible (once had it as ringtone on phone) -
Twilight Zone


honorable mention:  tonight show w/ johnny carson & Arsenio Hall Show (maybe not fair due to these shows had live bands vs recorded songs)

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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2009, 09:27:51 am »
Back in the day you two types of theme music: the kind that told you what the show was about."Now listen to the story of a man named Jed-Beverly Hillbillies" and the straight up instrumental.

As far as straight up instrumentals go I can't think of any better than the Peter Gunn theme.

Those late 50's-early 60's joints were pretty cool.

But I have to give the Knight Rider theme special props. It was so good it made you think the show was cooler than it actually was.

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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2009, 09:39:03 am »
Back in the day you two types of theme music: the kind that told you what the show was about."Now listen to the story of a man named Jed-Beverly Hillbillies" and the straight up instrumental.

As far as straight up instrumentals go I can't think of any better than the Peter Gunn theme.

Those late 50's-early 60's joints were pretty cool.

But I have to give the Knight Rider theme special props. It was so good it made you think the show was cooler than it actually was.

To add to brah Vic statement regarding theme song which told you what the show was about........how in the world could we forget...... Welcome Back Kotter.




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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2009, 04:50:26 pm »
I can't believe no one has mentioned Diff'rent Strokes yet! 

" It don't matter what you got
...not a lot, so what...
you got yours, they got theirs and I got mine
....and together we'll be fine...
coz it takes Diff'rent Stroke to rule the world!
HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM"

 ;D


I'm also quite fond of...

Dynasty
Jeopardy
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Star Trek:TNG
SWAT
and the king of all themes Mission Impossible!

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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2009, 11:00:19 pm »
I think everyone sang The Jeffersons.

Well we're movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.


Fish don't fry in the kitchen;
Beans don't burn on the grill.
Took a whole lotta tryin',
Just to get up that hill.
Now we're up in the big leagues,
Gettin' our turn at bat.
As long as we live, it's you and me baby,
There ain't nothin wrong with that.


Well we're movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.


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a) An idiot who doesn't know what he's talking about.
b) A liar who is a fan who can't admit it to himself or others."

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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2009, 11:40:21 pm »
Good Times (opening/closing theme)
One Day At A Time (opening/closing theme)
The Simpsons
Dallas (opening/closing themes)
Knots Landing (opening/closing themes)
Falcon Crest
Barney Miller
The Cosby Show
Remington Steele
Sanford and Son
Macguyver
G.I. Joe
Transformers
ThunderCats
Another World (mid-80's opening/closing theme)
Santa Barbara (opening/closing theme)
Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?
Robot Chicken
Benny Hill
Knight Rider
Miami Vice
Sesame Street
The Muppet Show
The Facts of Life
NYPD Blue
Hill Street Blues
The Pink Panther
Wonder Woman
The Flash (Live Action TV Series)
St. Elsewhere
Star Trek
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Voyager
Roseanne
The Beverly Hillbillies
Gilligan's Island
The Love Boat
Peter Gunn
I Dream of Jeannie
The A-Team
The Jeffersons (opening/closing theme)
Martin (1st season theme)
Growing Pains
Happy Days ("Oh Happy Days" theme)
What's Happening
Speed Racer (opening/closing theme)
The Fall Guy (opening theme and both versions of the closing theme)
Trapper John, M.D.
Webster
Mr. Belvidere
Perfect Strangers
Three's Company
Different Strokes
A Different World (opening/closing themes)
Maude
Gimme A Break
Golden Girls


And that's just for starters!
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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2009, 06:26:04 am »
I can't believe no one has mentioned Diff'rent Strokes yet! 

" It don't matter what you got
...not a lot, so what...
you got yours, they got theirs and I got mine
....and together we'll be fine...
coz it takes Diff'rent Stroke to rule the world!
HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM"

 ;D


I'm also quite fond of...

Dynasty
Jeopardy
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Star Trek:TNG
SWAT
and the king of all themes Mission Impossible!

This song and Zulu's pick "Welcome Back" were actually hit singles back in the day.

So was the theme from "Greatest American Hero" another all time great theme song.

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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2009, 08:36:42 am »



I'm also quite fond of...

Dynasty
Jeopardy
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Star Trek:TNG
Swat Kats
and the king of all themes Mission Impossible!
Fixed  ;D
With these choices, I felt that the American black man only needed to choose which one to get eaten by; the liberal fox or the conservative wolf because both of them will eat him.

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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2009, 09:45:22 pm »
I second all of these:

Rawhide
Cheers
Rockford Files
Jeffersons
Good Times
Hawaii Five-0
Sanford and Son
Pink Panther
Peter Gunn
Green Acres
Mission Impossible
One Day at a Time
Batman (I owned the album)

And add:


Daktari
Jonny Quest
The Peanuts
Electric Company
Vegetable Soup
Big Blue Marble
Speed Racer
Baretta
The Wire
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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2009, 11:53:54 pm »
Spider-Man theme song from the '67 Saturday morning cartoon series.


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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2009, 05:21:13 am »
The ENDING to Jeffersons, with the humming. I love it.

Bionic Six
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (and its credits theme)
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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2009, 06:31:04 am »
Mod Squad
Mary Tyler Moore Show (season 5)
Gilligan's Island
Quote
The ENDING to Jeffersons, with the humming. I love it.
Peter Gunn
Spider-Man ('67)
The Six Million Dollar Man
Three's Company
Green Acres
Mr. Ed
Schoolhouse Rock
LA Law
A-Team
S.W.A.T.
Sanford & Son
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
The Boondocks (season 1)
The Love Boat
Twilight Zone
I Dream Of Jeannie
The Brady Bunch
The Adventure Of Waldo Kitty
Smallville
The Greatest American Hero
Welcome Back, Kotter
Star Trek: Enterprise
Big Blue Marble
The Great Space Coaster
Electric Company
Hawaii-Five 0
Rockford Files
Cheers
The Price Is Right ('70s)



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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2009, 11:26:58 am »
Greatest american hero
Fallguy.

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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2009, 08:54:20 am »
ZOOM

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Re: Best TV Theme songs EVAH
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2009, 11:56:09 am »
I just noticed, about half of these shows were composed by the same guy.. Mike Post damn near composed most of the shows I watched in the 70's, 80's and 90's!

Forgot to add Sonny Spoon and White Shadow...