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Greenwolf103
03-10-2009, 09:27 PM
Here's my list. What's yours?

NOTE: I don't know the SONG TITLES to all of the songs so I'm just listing the show the songs are on.

1. The Brady Bunch

2. Happy Days

3. All in the Family

4. Laverne & Shirley

5. The Jeffersons

6. The Addams Family

7. Cheers

8. Good Times

9. Punky Brewster

10. The Beverly Hillbillies

SirOtter
03-10-2009, 09:31 PM
3. All in the Family - Those Were the Days

5. The Jeffersons - I'm pretty sure it's called Movin' On Up

10. The Beverly Hillbillies - The Ballad of Jed Clampett

jvc
03-10-2009, 09:31 PM
Do we include theme tunes in this, or just songs?

BenPanced
03-10-2009, 09:43 PM
Al Jarreau's Moonlighting from the show of the same name.

Theme from Northern Exposure.

jvc
03-10-2009, 09:46 PM
I loved the theme to Airwolf and the themes to both BSG series.

Seaclusion
03-10-2009, 09:50 PM
The Rockford Files

Mission Impossible

Hawaii Five-O

Secret Agent Man (Became a top 40 hit)

Friends

Odd Couple


That's all I can think of right now

Richard

alleycat
03-10-2009, 09:55 PM
The Andy Griffith Show theme.

They are words to the song as I recall, but everyone knows the whistling version.

jvc
03-10-2009, 10:01 PM
Only Fools and Horses

Doctor Who

willietheshakes
03-10-2009, 10:05 PM
The BareNaked Ladies theme to The Big Bang Theory is an instant classic.

PattiTheWicked
03-10-2009, 10:11 PM
Firefly.

"Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me."

Jersey Chick
03-10-2009, 10:25 PM
1. Dallas

2. Hill Street Blues

3.Barney Miller

4. M*A*S*H (I learned how to play it in 5th grade :D)

5. The Twilight Zone

6. The A-Team (I'm a child of the 80s and loved this show)

7. CSI:Crime Scene Investigation

8. Laverne & Shirley

9. Addams Family

10. Gilligan's Island (you KNOW you know all the words)

Seaclusion
03-10-2009, 10:32 PM
1. Dallas

2. Hill Street Blues

3.Barney Miller

4. M*A*S*H (I learned how to play it in 5th grade :D)

5. The Twilight Zone

6. The A-Team (I'm a child of the 80s and loved this show)

7. CSI:Crime Scene Investigation The love Boat (CSI is an old Who song. So I'm making a substitution for you.)

8. Laverne & Shirley

9. Addams Family

10. Gilligan's Island (you KNOW you know all the words)

Just thought I'd help you out here.

Richard

benbradley
03-10-2009, 10:39 PM
Didn't we have this thread, perhaps in the Music and Songwriting thread?

"Here we come... walking down the street...
We get the funniest looks from ... everyone we meet...

Jersey Chick
03-10-2009, 10:44 PM
Put CSI back! It's a Who song, but still a theme song! :D

Besides, I kid you not - I was in upstate NY many moons ago and there was a radio station that seemed to play nothing but theme songs - Cheers, The Golden Girls, Hill Street Blues

Besides I thought the Love Boat sucked. Sorry. :D

Seaclusion
03-10-2009, 10:52 PM
Besides I thought the Love Boat sucked. Sorry. :D

What, you don't like sappy, sugar coated mindless drivel?

Richard

Gravity
03-10-2009, 10:56 PM
Did everyone know you can sing "Amazing Grace" to the Gilligan's Island tune? You can also sing it to The House of the Rising Sun. Try it at home. It's fun.

Seaclusion
03-10-2009, 11:02 PM
Did everyone know you can sing "Amazing Grace" to the Gilligan's Island tune? You can also sing it to The House of the Rising Sun. Try it at home. It's fun.

Did you know you could sing Jimmy Buffett's Wish I had a Pencil Thin Moustache to the music to Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant.

Richard

Jersey Chick
03-10-2009, 11:17 PM
What, you don't like sappy, sugar coated mindless drivel?

Richard

I think it was the extry special guest stars that did me in. :D

Seaclusion
03-10-2009, 11:21 PM
I think it was the extry special guest stars that did me in. :D

It was Sonny Bono's sole means of support for a number of years.

How come no one has mentioned I got you Babe from the Sonny and Cher show?


Richard

Jersey Chick
03-10-2009, 11:30 PM
My MIL gave me a Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy doll thing (they're sewn together - like they aren't creepy enough alone!) and they sing I Got You, Babe. It scares the freakin' hell out of me. They're in the hall closet now because I can't stand to look at them and I'm sure they are in there plotting my demise...

Here - http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb134/JerseyChick71/002.jpg

creepy, aren't they???

James81
03-10-2009, 11:31 PM
It's not really a song, but I love the theme music to the Office.

Gravity
03-10-2009, 11:37 PM
My MIL gave me a Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy doll thing (they're sewn together - like they aren't creepy enough alone!) and they sing I Got You, Babe. It scares the freakin' hell out of me. They're in the hall closet now because I can't stand to look at them and I'm sure they are in there plotting my demise...

Here - http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb134/JerseyChick71/002.jpg

creepy, aren't they???

I can imagine you waking up in the middle of the night to find them at the end of your bed and softly walking toward you, eyes glowing, their arms outstretched...

MaryMumsy
03-10-2009, 11:37 PM
Peter Gunn (why, yes, I am old):D

Miami Vice


Hawaii 5-0

MM

Jersey Chick
03-10-2009, 11:40 PM
I can imagine you waking up in the middle of the night to find them at the end of your bed and softly walking toward you, eyes glowing, their arms outstretched...
EEEK!!!

:e2thud:

BenPanced
03-11-2009, 12:31 AM
Peter Gunn (why, yes, I am old):D
Duane Eddy and Art of Noise from 1986. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH33RIfi2KI)

katiemac
03-11-2009, 12:39 AM
Did everyone know you can sing "Amazing Grace" to the Gilligan's Island tune? You can also sing it to The House of the Rising Sun. Try it at home. It's fun.

Don't forget Gilligan's Island to the tune of Stairway to Heaven (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTCYLbFxTpI).

549
03-11-2009, 12:43 AM
Taxi for the music.

Bob James is one of the best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VY9HSjFdh0

Welcome Back Kotter.

Just for that badass footage of 1970's NY, when it was still grimy and had soul

If I had a time machine New York City (especially the Lower East Side, Brooklyn or the bronx) circa late 60's-early 70's is one of the first places I'd go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVS3WNt7yRU

549
03-11-2009, 12:55 AM
Unsolved Mysteries music still gives me the chills.

Jersey Chick
03-11-2009, 12:56 AM
I miss that show.

Greenwolf103
03-11-2009, 03:29 AM
Wow, I didn't know that was the name of TBH theme song. Interesting.

I LOVED the A-Team theme song. Yay!

Yeah, M:I is a good one, too. So was Twilight Zone.

Hill Street Blues! THAT is the show I was trying to remember. My dad was addicted to it. I've had that tune stuck in my head so many times but couldn't remember where I heard it from. (Thanks, Dad!)

Can't believe I forgot about Get Smart.

Jersey Chick
03-11-2009, 03:38 AM
ZOMG - I can't believe I forgot Get Smart as well. I love theme. :D

SirOtter
03-11-2009, 03:39 AM
Peter Gunn (why, yes, I am old):D

To reject that which is old merely because it is old is a peculiar, in both senses of the word, folly of that breed of youth prone to perpetual ignorance. Classics are classics because they exceed the quality of other examples of their type, even over the decades that follow their introduction. Peter Gunn is memorable fifty years after the show ended because it was, and still is, one of the best instrumentals ever recorded.

Ditto for Perry Mason, The Wild Wild West, Dragnet (Danger Ahead), Bonanza, Dr. Who, The Munsters, Mission: Impossible and the Man From UNCLE, and all the other great songs and tunes listed here.

So, hold your heads high, fellow aged persons, you antedeluvian relics of TV's Golden Age! Anyhow, hold it up as high as your creaky old neck is capable of. Greatness never goes out of style!

jvc
03-11-2009, 03:50 AM
Anyone said the Fall Guy, yet?

Jersey Chick
03-11-2009, 03:57 AM
For you, Jed

Fall Guy Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eejb3py4kc)



because hey - I care. :D

brainstorm77
03-11-2009, 04:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr0hH_wi6zk ' Fax of life' Hilarious!

jvc
03-11-2009, 04:04 AM
For you, Jed

Fall Guy Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eejb3py4kc)



because hey - I care. :D
Thank you JC, you're so kind :D

Used to love that show.

Susie
03-11-2009, 04:42 AM
The theme song from Mash
Rhoda
Mary Tyler Moore
Yep, All in the Family was cool

549
03-11-2009, 05:13 AM
The theme song from Mash


Yep.

Suicide is Painless.

I like the vocals version more then the insturmental, but yeah.

Leah J. Utas
03-11-2009, 05:22 AM
The X Files.

BenPanced
03-11-2009, 05:31 AM
Okay, okay, okay. You've forced them outta me: The Dick Van Dyke Show (both variations)*, Bewitched, and That Girl (all three themes)*.

*If you didn't know these shows had more than one theme song, you've watched much, much less TV than I.

Greenwolf103
03-11-2009, 10:14 AM
Great choices, Susie! I still remember the MASH theme song. Prefer the instrumental version, though.

gypsyscarlett
03-11-2009, 12:27 PM
If you're just asking for songs, rather than scores, I'll say:
(in no particular order)

1. Mary Tyler Moore
2. Cheers
3. Jeffersons
4. Golden Girls
5. Happy Days
6. Mash
7. All in the Family
8. Laverne and Shirley
9. Gilligan's Island
10. Animaniacs

Jersey Chick
03-11-2009, 07:09 PM
Okay, okay, okay. You've forced them outta me: The Dick Van Dyke Show (both variations)*, Bewitched, and That Girl (all three themes)*.

*If you didn't know these shows had more than one theme song, you've watched much, much less TV than I.
I used to watch reruns of Dick Van Dyke on Channel 11 when I was a kid. I know there was more than one opening sequence (what he fell over changed, didn't it?) but I didn't know there was more than one theme...

I used to love that show. :D

Kathleen42
03-11-2009, 07:19 PM
Mine (including themes)

1) WKRP in Cincinnati (both the opening and ending rock)
2) The Monkees
3) Doctor Who (a classic for over 40 years)
4) The XFiles
5) Earthworm Jim
6) The Muppet Show
7) Fraggle Rock
8) Degrassi (either Junior or High)
9) Friends
10) Cheers

SirOtter
03-11-2009, 07:48 PM
I used to watch reruns of Dick Van Dyke on Channel 11 when I was a kid. I know there was more than one opening sequence (what he fell over changed, didn't it?) but I didn't know there was more than one theme...

I used to love that show. :D

He finally figured out how to avoid the ottoman he'd been tripping over for so many years.

One of the greatest sitcoms ever.

Jersey Chick
03-11-2009, 07:53 PM
I knew it had something to do with his tripping - but it's been many moons since those reruns... kind of sad, really.... it was a funny show.

549
03-11-2009, 07:57 PM
Married With Children.

Shadow_Ferret
03-11-2009, 09:43 PM
Johnny Quest
Lost in Space (John WIlliams wrote it)
Man from UNCLE
Kolchak: THe Night Stalker
Mannix
SWAT (I think it was in the Top 40)
Wild, Wild West

BMoon
03-11-2009, 10:12 PM
I'd have to add a couple...

Doctor Who has probably my favorite theme music. The older versions sounded so surreal.

Get Smart had a great theme that was a near perfect compliment to the show's general goofiness.

And how about some shows that the themes introduced children to different forms of music? The Lone Ranger theme pretty much taught me about classical music, and the theme from Johnny Quest introduced me to jazz music.

SirOtter
03-11-2009, 10:40 PM
And how about some shows that the themes introduced children to different forms of music? The Lone Ranger theme pretty much taught me about classical music, and the theme from Johnny Quest introduced me to jazz music.

There's no H in Jonny Quest. :{) I'm old enough to remember seeing it in its prime time first run.

I'm also old enough to remember when the joke about an intellectual being someone who can hear the William Tell Overture and not think of the Lone Ranger was still funny. Thank God George W. Trendle resisted the urge to use von Suppe's Light Cavalry instead. ;{) If, in fact, he was ever so tempted. It would seem a natural on the surface, but the tempo is all wrong.

The Dark Shadows theme was appropriately spooky. I remember racing home from school every afternoon to catch it at 3:30.

Gravity
03-11-2009, 10:55 PM
I knew it had something to do with his tripping - but it's been many moons since those reruns... kind of sad, really.... it was a funny show.


You can watch 'em on hulu.com (as well as WKRP! Yowza!:D). There's a LOT of stuff there, movies and old TV shows both. There are usually two fifteen-second commercial breaks per episode, but it's a small price to pay.

2old2pb
03-12-2009, 10:55 PM
Get Smart
Black Paper Moon from Soul Eater
Don't Look Behind from Black Lagoon
Underdog
Star Trek
Hawaii Five-O
Speed Racer and Mach Go-Go-Go
All Along the Watchtower on BSG
Space 1999

Jersey Chick
03-12-2009, 11:07 PM
I had the theme from WKRP stuck in my head the other day. And now it's back. **sigh**

Writing Jedi
03-13-2009, 07:57 AM
I have a thing for the Partridge Family theme song (Come On Get Happy), I embarras my children by picking them up at school with this blasting from the radio.

Speaking of the Partridge Family leads me to think of David Cassidy which leads me to think of Shaun Cassidy which leads me to think of the old Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries that were on in the 70s. Awesome theme song!!

She_wulf
03-13-2009, 08:32 AM
No particular order...

Star Trek (original)
I Dream of Jeannie (Do. do...do do dee do do...)
Knight Rider (Was that even a theme?)
Rockford Files (I even had it on a 45)
Get Smart
Hogan's Heroes
M*A*S*H
Brady Bunch
Partridge Family
Laverne and Shirley
Happy Days
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Bugs Bunny and Road Runner Hour
The Simpsons
Hill Street Blues
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Sanford and Son
Archie Bunker
The Jeffersons
...

scottm
03-14-2009, 06:57 PM
I thought everyone knew the Greatest American Hero's theme song was the greatest followed closely by the Dukes of Hazzard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9Q3orQhEcA

Greenwolf103
03-15-2009, 11:34 PM
Yup, both good songs. The theme to Fame was good, too. And Three's Company is classic!

(Erm, so much for a "top 10" LOL)