Top 10 Television Series with the Best Theme Songs
This used to scare me so much when I was little. When I was a kid, my parents would watch The X-Files every night, and it scared me so much that until I fell asleep, I was always watching the door, expecting a monster or an alien to come around the corner. Now that I'm older, it doesn't creep me out as much. 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. It's 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 disappointing.
I absolutely love this series. Its theme song always gets me up, dancing, and singing along. The official video is hilarious. I agree with some of the other comments. The Big Bang Theory should be in the top ten because it's amazing and so catchy.
I'm not sure why the X-Files is on this list, given that the song doesn't even have lyrics. Regardless, I voted for Friends, although The Big Bang Theory is a very close second.
Without a doubt, I'll Be There for You stands at number one for me. It's the best song and encapsulates the show's concept, which is about friendship. I love both the show and the song.
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, started making trouble in my neighborhood. I got in one 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, it's still so popular! I think Will Smith's appearance on the Graham Norton show proved that!
EVERYBODY! "In West Philadelphia born and raised..."
How is this in third place? Will Smith is rapping - enough said. Also, X-Files has no music, and the Friends theme tune is already a pre-existing song, as much as I love it.
It's amazing how the original Pokemon theme song has managed to withstand the test of time, despite all of the newer theme songs that Pokemon has created. Although I knew a bit about it, I only recently became a Pokemon fan. Yet, I somehow knew the lyrics by heart and I even know almost all of the Pokemon theme songs! Maybe it's just the company's composers, but either way, the original theme is one of the best out there. Even in other countries where the lyrics, language, and tune are different, it's still perfect!
For all the '90s kids, this has to be #1. I recently listened to it and started crying. The original theme song makes me so nostalgic.
I wasn't even born yet when Pokémon first came out, but I know every word to the original theme song. If you don't know the song, there's something wrong with you.
Love at first sight - that describes the song. It's just like being at home, around people who love you, where everybody knows your name and they're always glad you came.
This has to be number one. I've never really watched Cheers, but I still know the theme song. It is, without a doubt, the best theme song there is.
I relate to this song. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came.
Very memorable theme song. The chorus singing in the beginning with the logo appearing in the clouds, Bart spending detention with a chalkboard, Homer having a nuclear rod stuck to his back, Marge accidentally paying for Maggie, Lisa disrupting class with her saxophone. The family rushing toward the couch for a gag every episode - what's not to love about it?
What I really like about The Simpsons is how they are always changing it up with different couch gags. Sure, some are reused, but it's still very unique.
This has to be first. The moment the theme opens up, it doesn't matter if you've never watched this show. You just know it's "The Simpsons." It's that good!
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 know this is weird, but 20% of the reason why I watch this show is its song.
I like how it reminds me of the theme song on Andy Griffith.
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! I absolutely love it. The team did a fantastic job making it! I don't care what other people say about it. It's the best! I have never missed an episode. It has the best state, people, cars - I could go on and on. I don't care what people think. You all do a great job, and there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it! Best song ever too!
No one can ever get this out of their head. I don't use this term very often, but this song is absolutely epic.
This song is now an earworm. And the odd thing is, it isn't an irritating earworm. It's a pick-me-up song.
For those of you wondering what movies and TV shows are playing in the opening, I've listed them all 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 show when I was younger, and now I watch it all the time on Teen Nick.
Haha, I love this show! It has the best theme song! The best part of the song is the end when they say, Life is unfair. It's the perfect song for those girl-crazy, selfish, unruly boys!
How is Happy Days not number 1? Happy Days beats The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air by a long shot.
This song is wonderful, not to mention addictive! It also captures the essence of the show unlike most themes.
"Suicide is painless, it brings on many changes, and I can take or leave it if I please."
It's disturbing but a great song.
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) TV 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 TV themes.
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.
It's a very catchy tune, and not in a bad way. It's a nice and simple theme that makes you feel good.
I hate this song so much.
How could the world's catchiest theme song ever be so low on the list? This song has been stuck in people's heads since the '80s.
This song will get stuck in your head for days after you hear it. You have a problem if you don't sing "DuckTales Woo-oo" along with the song.
Bloody hell, the most catchy song is only 101?
Lois: It seems today that all you see is violence in movies and sex on TV.
Peter: But where are those good old-fashioned values...
Chorus: On which we used to rely! Lucky there's a Family Guy, 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 and cry!
Sometimes when my friends and I 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.
My top 3 are The Loud House, The Simpsons, and Dreamer by Jenn Grant in Canada's series Heartland. They're awesome theme tunes. Gravity Falls and Futurama are fourth and fifth, though.
I like this song.
How is this not in the top 10? Seriously. I listen to this theme song non-stop. It's stuck in my brain. Every time Game of Thrones comes on, I hum along, unlike most people who just skip it. The theme song perfectly fits 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 that 100% matches the series. When you listen to the cello part and think about the power struggles, the sadness and meaninglessness of the houses, and the lust for power, it's 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.
Okay, I wish my show had this theme song.
I got hooked on this show from the theme song alone. That's got to count for something.
My favorite one.
How can this be at 74!? It is one of the best openings I have seen on TV!
One of the best TV openings.
My favorite theme song.
If you ever play this song loudly on good speakers, it rocks.