Top 10 Television Series with the Best Theme Songs

The Top Ten
1 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.

This used to scare me so bad when I was little. When I was a kid, my parents used to watch the X-Files every night and this scared me so bad that until I fell asleep I was always watching the door expecting a monster or an alien to come around the corner. But now that I'm older it doesn't creep me out as badly. I actually like this eerie tune now.

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.

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

Man, I love how the X files or Gillian/David make it to the top of many lists!
Best show ever!
Very catchy theme song.

2 Friends Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. It now airs on Nick at Nite. The story is primarily about 6 individuals (Ross [David Schwimmer], and his sister, Monica [Courtney Cox], Joey and Chandler [Matt LeBlanc and Matt Perry], who are best friends, Jennifer [Rachel Green], and Phoebe [Lisa Kudrow]. The characters constantly get into situations and love affairs and such in the plot.

I totally love this series, it's theme song makes me always stand up, dance, and singalong. The official video is hilarious, I agree with some other peoples comments on how The Big Bang theory should be in the top ten because, it is amazing and so catchy

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!

So no one told you life was gonna be this way!
Jobs a joke, your broke, love life D.O.A.
Its like your always stuck in second gear
When it hasn't been your day, week month, or even your year but
I'll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I'll be there for you
(Like I've been there before)
I'll be there for you
'Cause you've been there for me too

3 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996.

Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down and I'd like to take a minute, just sit right here, I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-air, my days, chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool and all shooting some b-ball outside of the school. Then a couple of guys they were up to no good, startin' making trouble in my neighborhood, I got in 1 little fight and my mom got scared she said You're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air

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... "

Now heres the story all about how my life got flipped turn upside down and I'd like to take a minute just sit right here, I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called bell-air. Love that show!

In west Philadelphia, born and raised on the playground is where I spent most of my days, chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool and all shooting some b-ball outside of the school.
Then a couple of guys they were up to no good, startin' making trouble in my neighborhood, I got in 1 little fight and my mom got scared she said "You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air

4 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 was first broadcast in Japan on April 1, 1997, in the United States on September 8, 1998.

This shouldn't be on the list. I don't know the words. No I'm not lying to myself. I wouldn't sing this if someone starting to sing it by me. I would tell them to shut up. This isn't even the best theme song or show. It's a crappy show and crappy theme song with awful writing and butt ugly animation. There are theme songs that are a lot better than the annoying theme song this show gave us like the theme songs to Ducktales, Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, and Darkwing Duck. Those theme songs had a lot better animation in their theme songs and shows and they were a lot more entertaining.

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!

I feel like the other theme songs deserve better, sure the first was great an all, but when was the last time you heard someone sing or even mention pokemon battle frontier or the black and white theme?

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.

5 Cheers Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles.

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 feel like this song, sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name and there ALWAYS glad you came.

This song gives me the feels...
I love it

6 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 23 years, and is beginning its 13th season. The show revolves around a sea sponge called SpongeBob SquarePants and his adventures under the sea. The show is considered to be one of the best Nickelodeon and cartoon shows of all time.

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!

This show and Veggietales are without a doubt two of my favorite cartoons with the best theme songs!

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Classic. Everyone knows it.

7 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 2023, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer Simpson and his family (wife Marge and children Bart, Lisa and Maggie and pets, Snowball II and Santa's Little Helper) going through a long series of misadventures.

Very memorable theme song. The chorus singing in the beginning with the logo appearing in the clouds. Bart spending detention with chalkboard, Homer having a nuclear rod stuck to his back, Marge accidentally paying for Maggie, Lisa disrupting class with her saxophone. The family rushing towards the couch for a gag every episode, what's not to love about it?

I think this TV show had the best theme song out of all of them. It is very memorable and easy to remember, and the intro can be stuck in your head anytime!

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.

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!

8 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 Falls, Oregon, while on summer vacation.

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!

Shouldn't supposed to be in 1st place? The X-Files theme is overrated and both themes have no instrumentals...

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

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

9 Hawaii 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!

No one can ever get this out of their head. I don't use this word very often, but this song, is GOD DAMNED EPIC.

This song is now an earworm. And the odd thing is it isn't and irritating ear worm, it's a pick up song.

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

10 Malcolm in the Middle Malcolm in the Middle is an American television sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Broadcasting Company . The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2000 and ended its six-year run on May 14, 2006, after seven seasons and 151 episodes . The series received critical acclaim and won a Peabody Award, seven Emmy Awards, one Grammy Award, and seven Golden Globe nominations .

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.

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!

The Contenders
11 Happy Days Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984 on ABC, with a total of 255 half-hour episodes.

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

12 M*A*S*H

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

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

Disturbing but a great song.

13 Gilligan's Island Gilligan is a fictional character played by Bob Denver on the 1960s TV show Gilligan's Island and its many sequels.

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...

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...

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.

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)

14 Babar Babar is a Canadian/French animated fantasy television series produced in Canada by Nelvana Limited and The Clifford Ross Company.
15 The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show is an American situation comedy television series that aired on CBS from October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968.

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

I hate this song so much

16 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.

My all time favourite

17 Tamagotchi!
18 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.

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.

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

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 (Fat, Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Bitchy Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Fat, Idiotic Son), and Stewie (Sociopathic and Genuine Infant); and lastly Brian (Anthromorphic Pet Dog). The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island, and exhibits much of its humor in the form of cutaway gags that often American culture. more.

Lois: It seems today that all you see is violence and movies and sex on T.V..
Peter: But where are those good ol' fashion values...
Chorus: On which we use to rely! But lucky there's a family guy, but lucky there's a man who, positively can do, all the things that make us
Stewie: Laugh and cry!
Chorus: He's... our... family... guy!

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.

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

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

20 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.
21 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.

Sometimes when me and my friends got bored at recess we would stand around saying "yep" and take sips out of our water bottles.

Hank and company must have livers stronger than the hulk.

It's so catchy man

22 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.

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.

I like this song

23 Game of Thrones Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game 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!

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.

This is the best. Even my father, who doesn't like (fantasy) shows, gets goosebumps when he hears it.

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

24 Full House

Okay I wish my show had this theme song.

25 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
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