Best Television Series Theme Songs

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The Top Ten

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


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!
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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.


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!
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3Fresh Prince
In west Philadelphia, born and raised on a playground is where I spent most of my days.


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


"look at my kingdom, I was finally there, to sit on my throne with my ridiculous hair. " in the words of littlekuriboh


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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


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5Saved 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.


When the teacher pops a test, I know I'm in a mess.
"cause a dog ate all my homework last night"


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6The Simpsons
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
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!


This should be number 1, a great composition and one of the most famous themes ever!
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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.
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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.
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9That 70's Show
For sure one of the best known theme songs of the 21st century
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.
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
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10Hawaii 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.
"Badadada-dada-dada-the-the.. Badada-the-the-dada-the-the-the-dada... " - This is a timeless classic song, it is such a legend! Hawaii Five-0 was a great television show and it had an even better theme! I am happy to see the new Hawaii Five-0 on television these days. That's good T.V.
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The Contenders

11Happy Days
How is Happy Days not number 1?! Happy Days beats The Fresh Prince of Bel Air by a long shot.

12The 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!

13One Tree Hill
The theme song is amazing! It just belongs to One Tree Hill. Every time I hear it I have to think of One Tree Hill and all the times I spent watching the episodes. I love One tree Hill so much.
Best TV show ever and awesome song I love Gavin Degraw every time this song comes on I get happy


I love the song

14Gilligan'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...


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15Ed Edd n Eddy
The music played in Ed, Edd n Eddy is brilliant. The theme song is definitely my favorite TV show theme song.


Amazing theme song. I always liked to whistle to it.


Nice beat fun to listen to too
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16King of the Hill

One of the most beautiful themes I've listened to in Tv. I never missed the opening of a single chapter.


Fits the show perfectly. Cellos are just damn sexy.

18Smallville - Save Me
Song is beautiful. It fit the theme of the show perfectly and always got me excited when I heard it. Absolutely amazing theme song.
Somebody save me, let your warm hands break right through me. Somebody save me, I don't care how you do it, just save, save, save me. I've been waiting for you
Great one. There are many others, I must confess, that I like so much. But this one is really special :).


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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


I listen to this opening song non-stop


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20Buffy the Vampire Slayer

21Doctor Who
By far one of the greatest theme tunes of all time... SERIOUSLY! Who can't like the theme to a song with an alien time traveler in a blue box that's bigger on the inside going around zapping floating pepper pots with toilet plungers cyborgs that are nearly invincible stone angels that move when you blink and creatures that you forget abound when you look away with a mechanical screwdriver.BEST SHOW EVER!
It really should be the British national anthem at this point. Its catchy, sounds cool, and I can't help but think about that big blue box when I hear it.


You immediately recognise the tune. It is so classic. It would probably be a household sound in the UK. The video that goes with looks like the writers were on LSD at the time.


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22SpongeBob 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


Classic. Everyone knows it.
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23Charmed - How Soon Is Now?
Great song, I loved this song ever since I first heard it. Charmed is one of the best shows and has one of the best theme songs ever! I literally watched this series on end for months because I loved the series so much and I never got tired of listening to that song! I could listen to it every time in full and I would never even feel the urge to skip it.
Great song! It's rocky, mysterious vibe fit the show very well and every time I would hear the beginning of it, I knew the show was on, and when it wasn't on and I heard the song, I would watch the show anyway! Charmed is one of the best shoes out there and this song is definitely one of the best theme songs!
This song is so nostalgic! I literally grew up listening to this song and watching Charmed every Friday night. They should like have a rerun or something of this series. haih~
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24Mission: Impossible

25The Big Bang Theory
I've actually learned quite a lot from that song. It goes so perfectly with the show! It's actually my ringtone at the moment
Come one, I can't be the only one who loves it!


I love this theme tune too! Have to sing along every episode to it, and it takes time to learn those lyrcs!
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26The Andy Griffith Show
Very catchy tune and not in a bad way. A nice and simple theme that makes you feel good.


"Suicide is painless, it brings on many changes, and I can take or leave it if I please..."

This song is wonderful! Not to mention addictive! Also it captures the show unlike most themes.


28Dawson's Creek

29Growing Pains

30Family 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.


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


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31La Femme Nikita

32New World Zorro
Zorro is cool! This song rules!

33Vikings - If I Had a Heart Listen to sample


35Roswell - Here With Me

36Ako Si Kim Sam Soon - Maybe It's You
this song just makes you fall in love over and over again!

i miss you kim and cyrus!


This almost gave me nightmares

38Invader Zim
This Show is is such a classic! The song was very good! The Doom Song is very catchy too! Vote For Zim so that Nick knows we want him back!
The theme song was actually very good.


My all time favourite

39X-Men (The Animated 90's Series)

40Sanford and Son - Streetbeater

If you ever play this song loud-on good speakers, IT ROCKS.



42Pinky and The Brain

43The Wonder Years - With a Little Help from My Friends
Makes me feel like a kid again. Really sets the tone for the show, evokes emotion. Great song.


Awesome. I wanted to live in the 60's. One of the best shows ever made. I also loved Winnie Cooper.


Having "been there" and lived it, this is virtually the ONLY T.V. show that is accurate to the time.
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44Mr. Belvedere - According to Our New Arrivals

45The Muppet Show
The muppet show has one of the BEST theme songs. And everybody knows the theme.
The muppet show is a classic. So please vote for the muppet show.
I love muppet show!

One of the worlds most well known theme song. Ask Any sane person to hum the theme song and im sure they could.
Awesome visuals and an awesome tune. How could anyone not find this memorable? It is awesome! There's no way this should be this far down!


47The 4400

I can't even keep from dancing when the drum roll starts! The placement of the theme song just makes it even better... I'm no superman!
Best Theme Song EVER! Seriously Under rated Like seriously. I mean I've had this song on every MP3, Ipod < and Phone I've owned, can't get tired of it. Vote for it People, C. Mon.
It's the best series I have ever seen before!

49Aqua Teen Hunger Force

50Hetalia - Marukiate Chikyuu
Marukaite Chikyuu, Marukaite Chikyuu, Marukaite Chikyuu Boku Hetalia!

Can't get enough of each variations that each character (countries, I might add) sings!


51The Office
It makes me happy! :) Its kinda my T.V. anthem! Every time I hear it I turn to see where its coming from just in case my fave T.V. show it on


How is this not higher in the rankings? The theme is definitely the best when it comes to rhythm. Plus the show is ten times better than half of these other ones.
so different, every time I hear it I have to whistle along! haha


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52The Borgias - Trevor Morris Listen to sample

53I Love Lucy

54Dukes of Hazzard - Good ol' Boys

who can forget his song this is an awesum show

I can't believe no one remembers hearing that song before one of the greatest shows ever.

55Neon Genesis Evangelion
Thesis of a cruel angel, it is a very good song indeed


56Code Lyoko

57Stargate: Atlantis

58Earth: Final Conflict

59Full House - Everywhere You Look
I love full house it has a great theme song! So everybody VOTE FOR FULL HOUSE!
Okay I wish my show had this theme song.

60Mystery Science Theatre 3000

61New Girl

62Black Lagoon

63Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

64The Mary Tyler Moore Show

65House M.D. - Teardrop

I LOVE Dr. House, and I LOVE Massive attack!


It is my favorite tv show theme song


66Two and a Half Men Listen to sample

67Gimme a Break!


69All In the Family - Those Were the Days

70L.A. Heat

71The Brady Bunch
One of my favorite T.V. theme songs is the Brady Bunch theme.

72Adventure Time
Adventure Time come on grab your friends we'll go to very distant lands with Jake the dog and Finn the human the fun wil never end its adventure time! All to catchy ukelele music. best show ever!
Cool theme for such a weird show.
I like this but I'm not sure why.


73The Mighty Boosh
Oh my goodness you people have not seen this show go watch it the theme is orgasmic!

74Miami Vice Listen to sample

75Breaking Bad Listen to sample

76The Facts of Life

77The Addams Family Listen to sample

78Star Trek: Deep Space Nine


80South Park Theme by Primus
South Park's theme is just awesome. And the lyrics give us a little preview of each of the four main characters. Also, we get to see a lot of South Park. Plus, the beat is just catchy and the way the characters sing is hilarious.
sick bass for a theme song, can't believe theres no jetsons theme, or flinstones theme, or captain planet, also I like the always sunny theme


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83Jonny Quest
I agree, great theme song... and the cartoon is funny. this cartoon is great for children.
Best ever.. Love it.. Its my ringtone ;)
Unbelievably great theme song Ė and it was for a cartoon!


84The Monkees

85Grey's Anatomy

86Webster - Then Came You

87Who's the Boss - Brand New Life

88Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

89Star Trek: Voyager

90Melrose Place Listen to sample

91Green Acres

92Prison Break


I'm sad that Carly moved away with her dad. But I love the show it rocks

94Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
What the HELL! Why isn't this #1!

95Ren and Stimpy Listen to sample


97Twin Peaks
Sad to see this so far down. Angelo Badalamenti's soundtrack to the show is my all-time favourite.

98Highschool of the Dead

99Thunder In Paradise

100Teen Titans
How can this be at 74!? It is one of the best openings I have seen on T.V.!
One of the best T.V. openings


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