Top 10 Cartoons with the Best Theme Songs

The Top Ten

1 DuckTales DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. It premiered on September 18, 1987 and ended on November 28, 1990 with a total of four seasons and 100 episodes.

This song is so unbelievably catchy! Why isn't it number one! As the Nostalgia Critic says: "It will never leave! It will never leave! "

Shut up the person who complemented the reboot they don't own the rights to the song copycats

I mean they kind of do there both owned by Disney and both great songs - DraagonWolf33

Watch the reboot's remake of this. Now.

"It will never leave! "

2 Animaniacs

What a catchy song. This song had amazing rhymes and it introduces all of the characters greatly. It gives goofy and funny vibes in the song.

The most creatively written and composed theme song I have ever heard. I listen to it every day and it never gets old. A great song for a greater show.

They're zany to the max. So sit back down and relax you'll laugh until you collapse

Is EPIC. Vote Wakko for president. We are the animaniacs...

3 Spongebob Squarepants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. more.

Guess "who lives in a pineapple under the sea". You should know who it is, so I'll just be too lazy to type the name and ironically type much more letters than what the name of this character actually has, basically rejecting something easier to say than increasing the work and being more verbose with out saying the answer

It's a great song but why is Pokemon Indigo League not even on this list?

Pokemon is not on this list because it's an anime not a cartoon

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

4 Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series officially premiered on February 1, 2008 and ended on June 12, 2015 on Disney Channel, and follows Phineas more.

Discovering something that doesn't exist: More than two genders.

second best cartoon intro of all time

This needs to be higher

5 Darkwing Duck Darkwing Duck is an American animated action-adventure comedy television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation that first ran from 1991 to 1992 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC.

Let's get dangerous!

6 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity more.

Original and really sets the mood of what the show is all about

It seems like a simple lil song but its catchy and awesome as hell

I don't know why but I absolutely love this

The Forbidden Zone should be the theme song

7 Scooby Doo, Where Are You!

Hands down the catchiest cartoon theme song of all time. Once you hear it you will never get it out of your head. It's iconic.

8 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American 3D rendered computer animated television series based on the fictional superhero team. It aired on Nickelodeon in the United States from September 29, 2012 to November 12, 2017.

Heroes in a half shell! Turtle power!

None better than TMNT from the 80's..

2. Spiderman
3. Scooby Doo Where are you

9 Spider-Man

Standards for judgment may vary, but if coolness counts, the Spiderman theme is number one in my book. Even Homer Simpson sang it.

10 Danny Phantom

The prime example of a rap theme song done right with a funky bass line

Inspired by the Invisible Man and very catchy

Gotta catch them all 'cause he is Danny Phantom

The only theme song in the world that tells the protagonist's whole backstory less than a minute!
Darn catchy, and doesn't need to explain the backstory in every episode!

The Contenders

11 Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

Insert the low chimes because this song has a good tune with the deep and low chimes.

12 Invader Zim

This theme song gives off the "alien invader trying to take over the world" feel which is exactly what the show is, a show of an alien invader trying to take over the world.

The booming/techno tone of the opening music suits the cartoon so perfectly

I love this theme song so much and I even catch myself singing it when it plays.

Very close to animaniacs. But, the techno is awesome.

13 Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

Great singing from the actors and it starts with a ukulele, starts enhancing as the song goes on, giving it more of a "Steven Universe" feel, and it ends in a cool rock 'n roll guitar one noter as the main 4 characters (Steven, Pearl, Garnet, and Amethyst) say their names in a musical measure, yet Steven says his out of tune, making the song have a short moment of humor in bad timing.

The best cartoon of all time, with the best cartoon intro of all time.

It's a great theme song.

Should be at least top 3

14 Pokémon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.
15 Code Lyoko Code Lyoko is a French animated television series created by Thomas Romain and Tania Palumbo and produced by Moonscoop.

Amazing theme song, I love Code Lyoko but I'd go as far as to say the theme song is probably better than the show itself

Why, why on earth is this the most underrated cartoon theme?

16 The Flintstones The Flintstones is the first animated prime-time American television series. It was broadcast from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966 on ABC.

Flintstones, Meet The Flintstones, their the modern stone age family

17 Star vs the Forces of Evil "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" is an American animated television comedy produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney XD. It was created by Daron Nefcy and developed by Jordana Arkin and Dave Wasson. The series follows teenage magical princess from the dimension of Mewni Star Butterfly and her more.

Should be in the top 10

This intro is very creative. I don’t understand the hate behind this.

18 The Loud House The Loud House is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the chaotic suburban everyday life of a boy named Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters, to which he survives as the middle child and only son in a large family of eleven children. more.

Loud house is my favorite show and has my favorite theme song


I love all of these but... RUN, DUCK, PUSH AND SHOVE. IT'S HOW WE SHOW OUR LOVE! best line ever

19 Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie more.

This cartoon theme song gives off circus and ironic "ending of a show" vibes.

This needs to be in the top 10

20 Batman Beyond
21 What's New, Scooby Doo?

Yes I love this one What's New Scooby Doo we're coming after you gonna solve that mystery amazing.

I love this theme song because it's Simple Plan! One of my favourite bands! Cool show too!

It's awesome I love Cartoon Theme Tunes that have Drums and Guitar in them I think it makes them epic. I always headbang to this cool song.

22 Looney Tunes
23 Pinky and the Brain
24 The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

This is one of the greatest, most simple, and instrumental cartoon show intro themes.


25 Arthur

If you listen to the lyrics, you can see that the theme song has a great message.

26 Kim Possible Kim Possible is an American animated children's television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle for Disney Channel.

This theme song is likely to get stuck in your head

27 Inspector Gadget
28 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program created by Ted Turner and Barbara Pyle.
29 The Buzz on Maggie The Buzz on Maggie is an American animated television series created by Dave Polsky for Disney Channel.

That is a great theme song

30 Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers

From the same composer of the epic Ducktales theme

31 Catdog CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog.
32 Chowder Chowder is an American animated television series created by C.H. Greenblatt for Cartoon Network. The series follows an aspiring young child named Chowder and his day-to-day adventures as an apprentice in Chef Mung Daal's catering company.


33 Total Drama Total Drama is a Canadian animated comedy television series which is a homage and parody to the conventions commonly found in reality television.

This need to be 1st place

34 The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.


35 Tiny Toon Adventures Tiny Toon Adventures is an American animated comedy television series that was broadcast from September 14, 1990 through May 28, 1995 as the first collaborative effort of Warner Bros.
36 Pokemon: Indigo League

I wanna be the very best.
Like no one ever was.
To catch them is my real test.
To train them is my cause.
I will travel across the land.
Searching far and wide.
These Pokemon to understand.
The power that's inside.

(Pokemon! Gotta catch em all! )

It's you and me.
I know it's my destiny!

(Pokemon! )

Ooh, you're my best friend.
In a world we must defend.

(Pokemon! Gotta catch em all! )

A heart so true.
I know you'll see me through.
You teach me and I'll teach you!
(Gotta catch em all. Gotta catch all. Pokemon! )

Why do people not hear/see the legendary status this song has? No 17 as of 2/1/2019? WHY?

How is this at 31? this song is absolutely timeless

The fact this isn't top 10 smh

37 Talespin TaleSpin is an American animated television series based in the fictional city of Cape Suzette, that first aired in 1990 as a preview on The Disney Channel and later that year as part of The Disney Afternoon, with characters adapted from Disney's 1967 animated feature The Jungle Book, which was theatrically more.

Fast rhyming and energetic tunes always equal awesome

38 South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.

This has good background music and great lyrics that you can say anywhere, except Kenny's lines. You can see why online.

Come on, man. It's Primus.

39 Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, sometimes shortened as Fetch!, is an American animated television series that was on PBS Kids.
40 Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes

This one is awesome it should be number one

41 Doug Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early adolescent life of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who experiences common predicaments while attending school in his new hometown of Bluffington. Doug narrates each story in his journal, and the show more.
42 Sonic X Sonic X is a Japanese anime television series created by TMS Entertainment and based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series published by Sega.

This is What Cocaine is Made of


43 Goof Troop Goof Troop is an American animated comedy television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation.

It's so lighthearted and funny

44 Transformers
45 The Cleveland Show The Cleveland Show is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, and Mike Henry for the Fox Broadcasting Company as a spin-off of Family Guy.
46 The Mysterious Cities of Gold

One of the best T.V. themes ever, animated or otherwise.

47 Aladdin (TV Series)

I actually liked it better than the film's Arabian Nights

48 Underdog

Underdog is hands down the best theme song. It’s not even close.

49 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful more.
50 Timon & Pumbaa

Hakuna Matata will never leave your head

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