Best Television Series Theme Songs

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1The X-Files

Creepy theme song... I love it! Try listening to it over and over again in a pitch black room. - fireinside96

Yeah this should be nominated for a grammy. Just kidding by the way. But I guess it's the scariest part of the show witch is upsetting.

This is such a good show and the theme song fits perfectly with the mood and style!

Theme song can't get better than this.

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2Friends - I'll Be There For You

Its so amazing! The lyrics are genius and go well with the show. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. And its catchy its my ringtone
"so no one told you life was gonna be this way... Your job's a joke your broke... " absolutely awesome.

Not sure why the X files is there because that song doesn't even have any lyrics. Anyway, I voted for this although The Big Bang Theory is a very close second. - MusicManiac1232

Without any doubt I'll be there for you stands number 1 for me... Best song and shows the concept of the show, which is about friendship! Love the show and the song!

Hard to sing without the lyrics!

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3Fresh Prince

In west Philadelphia, born and raised on a playground is where I spent most of my days. - Alex12345269

Hell no this is definitely number 1 (look at my kingdom I was finally there sittin my throne as fresh prince of bell air) LEGENDARY - lilnate1200

How is this not number 1? I have never met a person who couldn't sing this all the way through! And years later its still so popular! I think will smith's appearance on the graham norton show proved that!

EVERYBODY! " in west Philadelphia born and raised... "

I honestly thought this was going to be number one.

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4The Simpsons

This has to be first. The moment the theme opens up, it dosn't matter if you never watched this show, you just know its " The Simpsons". It's that good! - metalmaiden

What I really like about The Simpsons is how they are always changing it up with different couch gags. Sure some are reused, but still its very unique.

How is this not number 1! The the the the the the the the the the the the who doesn't love that theme song it's the best one on T.V. VOTE Fo simpsons

The Simpsons is the best! - Ajkloth

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Love at first sight. That describes the song. Just being home. Around people who love you. Where everybody knows your name and they are always glad you came.

This has to be No. 1. Never really watched cheers but I still know the theme song. This is without a doubt the best theme song there is.

I never really watched the show much... but I love the song - jwileson

I'v only wached it 3 or 4 times and I remember the song. - schwanie

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It's amazing how the Original Pokemon theme song managed to withstand the test of time despite all of the newer theme songs that Pokemon created. Although I knew a bit about it I only recently became a Pokemon and yet I somehow knew the lyrics off-by-heart and I even know almost all of the Pokemon theme songs! Maybe it's just the companies composers, but either way the original theme is one of the best theme songs out, Even in other countries where the lyrics, language and tune are different it's still perfect!

Best theme song ever whether it's the English or Japanese! GOTTA CATCH EM ALL! Pokemon! Every kid should know this theme!

No matter how old you are, if someone starts singing this, you have to sing with them. It's an unspoken rule. If you do not know the words, you are lying to yourself. You do. Sing it loud, and sing it proud. I WANNA BE, THE VERY BEST. LIKE NO ONE EVER WAS.

It's great because it's known for bringing people together.

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7Malcolm in the Middle - Boss of Me

I love They Might Be Giants! This is the perfect theme song for such a crazy and hilarious show. I loved this when I was younger and now I watch this show all the time on teen nick.

Haha I love this show! Best theme song! The best part of the song is the end when they say life is unfair laugh out loud. That's the perfect song for those girl crazy, selfish, unruly boys! Laugh out loud

For those of you wondering what movies and T.V. shows that were playing in the opening I've brought them all up in particular order.

One million years B. C, nazca, clash of the titans, creature from the haunted sea, thrill seekers, WCW mayhem, out of the unknown, the brain from planet arous, and the 1982 North American championships in las vegas.

You're not the boss of me now, you're not the boss of me now and you're not so big! - flamingsoul

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8Happy Days

How is Happy Days not number 1?! Happy Days beats The Fresh Prince of Bel Air by a long shot.

9Hawaii Five-O

Hell yeah, Hawaii five o is the best show ever! It is the best show that has ever been made and will ever be made! Love love love love... The show the did the greatest hod making it! I don't care about what other people say about it, it's the best! I have never missed an episode! It has the hottest state, people, cars, I could go on and on! Don't give a damn what people think, y'all do a great job and no if ands or butts about it! Best song ever too!

This song is classic, if someone evens says the word Hawaii you think of this song.

This has to be # 1 its a classic for young and old generations the best part of mondays is when me and my mom hum along to the music and dance really badly

This theme song is excellent! Both versions are! - RiverClanRocks

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10King of the Hill

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11Saved by the Bell

I give myself a look don't think I'm gonna make it on time. Still in love with Zack and Slater. - NiallersNandosXOXO

When the teacher pops a test, I know I'm in a mess.

"cause a dog ate all my homework last night" - WeirdSmells

Saved by the Bell sucks.

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12Gilligan's Island

The poetic lyrics and catchy tune make you feel like you want to be stranded on a desert isle with Gilligan, the Skipper, too, the Millionaire and his wife, the movie star, the Professor and Mary Ann...

It's so good I mean what's better. It needs to be in the 20's on this list. I said, "Just sit right back and you'll read this now it's not bad it's good... I am using key boored it's not hard to tell. (read it like the song)

This seriously needs to be higher up. One of the catchiest (and most popular) T.V. series themes ever, and it didn't even make the top 25?
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale... - jessicaclaytor

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13SpongeBob SquarePants

Are you ready kids? Aye Aye captain! I can't hear you! Aye Aye Captain! OO... Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! Absorbent, yellow, and porous is he? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! If nautical nonsense be something you wish! SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish! SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! Ready? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! SPONGEBOB... SQUAREPANTS! Haha. It should be number 1!

its so funny "who lives in a pineapple under the sea spongebob squarepants " classic - hermione_granger

The most famous theme song ever I think I'll make a list about it

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? - lizard302

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14The OC - California

i get sooo excited everytime i hear this song at the start of an ep!

Itís so catchy and itís like suits the programme. BEst theme song ever!

I never skip the theme song whenever I'm watching an episode and, I also learned how to play it on guitar!
I noe... I have no life, but EF IT! Amazing I love it fabulous awesome beloved happiness glorious beautiful!

15Family Guy

Lucky There's a Family Guy! Lucky there's a man who positively can do all the things that make us laugh cry!

I LOVE this show. I watch it every night on Cartoon Network and I have the theme song memorized I even know how to play it on my instrument for Jazz Band. - DarkAngelxox

Yes. Absolutely can't avoid singing it whenever it's on. Really good. - Britgirl

this song has the best tv show!
it needs to be number one - vargas51

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16Attack On Titan

I got hooked on this show from the theme song alone, that's got to count for something.

I flippin love this song should be number 1

17That 70's Show

Every Body knows this song! Not just because its simple, because it's a great show! Every Teenager Will love this show for years to come.

For sure one of the best known theme songs of the 21st century

This song should be #1 it's always in my head can't believe it ain't in the top 10 this at least deserves top 10. The show is also very great love the idea of it and wish it was still active today

This is one of those theme songs where: You turn your T.V. off at the end of a show usually. When this is the show on next, you wait two more minutes just so that you can hear the theme song.

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18Gravity Falls

How is this #99? It's a great and AWESOME theme song. It's creepy yet catchy. I love the show and the theme song. Gravity Falls!

I like how it reminds me of the theme song on Andy Griffin.

19Game of Thrones

How is this not in the top 10? Seriously. I listen to this theme song non stop, its stuck in my brain and every time game of thrones comes on I hum along unlike most people that just skip it. Anyways, the theme song perfecty fits into the medieval theme of the show, and the show itself is AMAZING. Please vote this amazing piece of music up!

By far one of the best theme songs of all time. I absolutely love it! Should at least be in the top tens. Go listen to it - dragonfly99

This is the most amazing theme song ever! I love it!

It is an awesome theme song. Gives you goosebumps just listening to it.

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20Mission: Impossible

This must be the most exciting tunes in the history of television.

It just works. Lots of cool details in there.

This theme song is a classic! And it's catchy! - RiverClanRocks

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