Best Television Series Theme Songs

The Top Ten

1 The X-Files The X-Files The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The original television series aired from September 10, 1993, to May 19, 2002, on Fox.

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

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

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 theme fits the series so well. It's simple, yet it still has that creepy vibe that The X-Files is known for. The best, and one of the most iconic theme songs of all time.

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2 Fresh Prince

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

Love this song

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... "

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3 The Simpsons 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 ...read more.

Gives you the The mood of the show, and you know your in for some fun relaxation

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

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4 Friends - I'll Be There For You

Between this and Fresh Prince of Bel Air, yeah

So no one told you life was gonna be this way
your job's a joke,you're broke
you're love life's DOA

dead on arrival
HARSH

Great song, It definitely matches the show.

I'll always be there for you!

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5 Pokemon Pokemon 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.

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.

For all the 90's kids, this has to be #1. I recently listened to it and I started crying. The original theme song makes me so nostalgic.

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6 Cheers

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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7 Hawaii Five-O

How is this not on top?

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

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8 Gravity Falls 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 ...read more.

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.

I know this is weird, but 20% of the reasons why I watch this show is its song.

This song definitely deserves the top spot. - dipperpinesfangirl618

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9 SpongeBob 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

This themes song was basically the theme to my childhood

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10 Malcolm 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

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

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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The Newcomers

? Pokemon: Johto League Champions
? Monday Night Raw - Across the Nation

The Contenders

11 Ed Edd n Eddy

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

Amazing theme song. I always liked to whistle to it. - vmacmil-1

Nice beat fun to listen to too

I love this theme song. Classic show.

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12 Gilligan'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

It was between this song and the Cheers theme. But I chose this one. It tells such a story and is so catchy. It's the song I think of when I think of T.V. themes.

13 Happy Days

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

14 X-Men (The Animated 90's Series)
15 Game of Thrones

It should be in top 3.

I don’t watch this but the theme is beautiful. This is actually a well put together list

COME ON 17?! This is a masterpiece which 100% matches the series. Like when you listen to the cello part and think about the power game, the sadness of meaninglessness of the houses, the lust for power... it is just brilliant. It should be in the top 5.

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!

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16 M*A*S*H M*A*S*H

Worst nazi of all time worst than Hitler's himself

"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. - LadyLioness

Disturbing but a great song.

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17 Family Guy 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 ...read more.

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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18 Invader Zim Invader Zim Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race along with his malfunctioning robot servant GIR.

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. - vmacmil-1

My all time favourite

19 Growing Pains Growing Pains Growing Pains is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from September 24, 1985, to April 25, 1992. The show ran for seven seasons, consisting of 166 episodes.

CATCHIEST THEME SONG EVER!

20 Pinky and The Brain
21 King of the Hill King of the Hill King of the Hill is an American animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997 to May 6, 2010 on Fox.

Hank and company must have livers stronger than the hulk.

It's so catchy man

22 The Loud House 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. ...read more.

My Top 3 are The Loud House, The Simpsons and Dreamer by Jenn Grant in Canada's Series Heartland. There awesome Theme tunes, Gravity Falls and Futurama are 4th and 5th though.

So catchy

23 That 70's Show

Cheap Trick Rules! Three more are Night Rider, The Dukes Of Hazzard and Family Ties.

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

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24 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
25 Full 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.

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26 Attack On Titan Attack On Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, ...read more.

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

My favorite one

I flippin love this song should be number 1

267! WHAT! THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING SONG EVER!

27 Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.

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

WHEN THERE's TROUBLE YOU KNOW WHO TO CALL!
TEEN TITANS! - gumballgal123

My favorite theme song

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28 American Horror Story - Murder House
29 Star vs. the Forces of Evil 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 ...read more.
30 The Andy Griffith Show

Very catchy tune and not in a bad way. A nice and simple theme that makes you feel good.

31 Mission: Impossible

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

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

It just works. Lots of cool details in there.

32 DuckTales 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.

How could the world catchiest theme song ever be so low on the list. This song been is people heads since the 80's. - Bubblepopqueen

Bloody hell, the most Catchy song is only 101?!?!

This song will get stuck in your head for days after you heard it. You have a problem if you don’t sing “Ducktales Woo-oo” with the song.

33 The OC - California

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

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!

It�s so catchy and it�s like suits the programme. BEst theme song ever!

34 Phines and Ferb

There's 104 days of summer vacation
A great song and all the songs in it is super cool

35 South 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
- bufallowings42

Friendly faces everywhere! Humble folks without temptations! It's just so catchy! And I love the style to it! Go South Park! - LpsDisneyTmntFreak

I love this theme it truly is catchy and sticks in your head. But only the seasons 1 through 4 are good.

36 Angel

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

Fits the show perfectly. Cellos are just damn sexy.
Brooding.

37 Metalocalypse Metalocalypse Metalocalypse is an American animated television series, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, which premiered on August 6, 2006 on Adult Swim.
38 Danny Phantom

It's catchy.

Some of the best Saturday morning memories (aside from batman why is that not #1? )

I like that one part where ectoplasm attached onto his DNA. now that's pretty creative.

Its hard to not love the theme song to this show. Its too catchy to not love it.

39 The Sopranos

Woke up this morning

What? Only 47? This should be in the top ten at least! It's awesome and gets you pumped for the episode.

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40 Mr. Belvedere - According to Our New Arrivals
41 The Wonder Years - With a Little Help from My Friends

My favourite show of all time, my favourite song of all time. Easy choice. - truckturner

Makes me feel like a kid again. Really sets the tone for the show, evokes emotion. Great song. - davidthenurse

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

Having "been there" and lived it, this is virtually the ONLY T.V. show that is accurate to the time.

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42 Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This should definitely be higher. This song rocks.

How is this not higher? This theme song rocks!

43 Dallas

LOVE THIS SHOW AND WHY IS IT SO LOW DOWN IT SHOULD 1 HOWEVER LOVE THE SONG IT HAS NEVER CHANGED

44 Saved by the Bell Saved by the Bell Saved by the Bell is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993. A reboot of the Disney Channel series Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the show follows a group of high school friends and their principal. Primarily focusing on lighthearted comedic situations, it occasionally touches ...read more.

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

I love their theme song good theme song

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45 The Muppet Show The Muppet Show The Muppet Show is a family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and features The Muppets.

Who doesn't love the muppets? It's the Muppet show tonight!

I love 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.

46 Futurama Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
47 A.N.T. Farm A.N.T. Farm

Her theme song almost copies Forget You by Ceelo Green.

48 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (often abbreviated to Law & Order: SVU or just SVU) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced.
49 Doctor Who Doctor Who Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. ...read more.

HOW IS THIS NOT AT THE TOP?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? THIS IS AN AWESOME THEME TUNE!

Surprised this isn't top 10

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. - Mustang423

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