Some of your favorite TV theme songs...

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  1. Eric-S

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    The fact that the TV theme song is being pushed out to make more room for commercials, I thought I would give you all the chance to list some of your favorites. Some of mine would include...

    The Rockford Files

    Taxi

    Barney Miller


    Thanks,

    EJ
     
  2. gene c

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    Hawaii 5-O needs to be on that list. Book'em Dan'o.
     
  3. mylan

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    Love Rockford Files and Hawaii 5-0
    I'll add Growing Pains (especially the later version with no music)
    Laverne and Shirley
    Happy Days
    Magnum P.I.
    Cheers
     
  4. Rob Gardiner

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    THE SIMPSONS
    THE SOPRANOS
    MARRIED... WITH CHILDREN
    THE ODD COUPLE
     
  5. Linda Thompson

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    I love the music from Will & Grace...sorta reminds me of the Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown scores a bit.

    I also enjoy the themes from:

    Wings
    Futurama
    La Femme Nikita
    Silk Stalkings
    Alien Nation
    Hercules
    Xena
    Renegade
    Psych (too short!)
    Star Trek - TOS
    The X-Files
    Emergency!
    Rockford
    The A-Team
    Bonanza
    WKRP

    EDIT - Oops! Forgot one of the absolute best: M*A*S*H
     
  6. Bryan X

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    Don't forget Greatest American Hero.
     
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    Lots of good ones. I'll add Mission Impossible.
     
  8. Rob Gardiner

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    A few more

    GILLIGAN'S ISLAND
    COWBOY BEBOP
    SAMURAI CHAMPLOO
    ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
     
  9. Brian Perry

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    There's no doubt in my mind that Hawaii Five-O is the best opening sequence ever created. To this day, when I'm re-watching an episode on Tivo, I never fail to watch the song in its entirety.

    I also have to second the nomination for Cheers. Maybe it was just the anticipation of knowing a great show was coming, but I'll always fondly remember hearing that song on Thursday nights.

    And my honorable mention goes to The Beverly Hillbillies.
     
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    Say what you want about the program, but Voyager had a great theme. Similarly, Battlestar Galactica TOS had an absolutely brilliant theme, nicely reprised in the new one as "The Colonial Anthem".

    I actually rather like the Law & Order theme. And it's interesting how they've managed to create interesting, yet different, riffs of it for SVU and CI.

    And how about that hoary old chestnut, LA Law? That trumpet riff followed by a heavy opening beat that coincides with the trunk of the car slamming shut, displaying the custom license plate?
     
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    S.W.A.T. (the tv show, not the movie)
    Wild Wild West
    The Flash
    Batman: The Animated Series
    Superman: The Animated Series
     
  12. Andrew Chong

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    (mostly) past and (a few) present:
    The Addams Family
    American Bandstand (Bandstand Boogie)
    The Andy Griffith Show
    Beauty and the Beast (Lee Holdridge)
    The Benny Hill Show (Yakety Sax)
    Bonanza
    The Brady Bunch
    Charlie Brown Specials (Vince Guaraldi)
    Cheers
    Dinosaurs (Bruce Broughton)
    ER
    Family Guy
    Fraggle Rock
    Frasier (Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs)
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    Futurama
    Hill Street Blues
    Late Night with Conan O'Brien (Howard Shore, John Lurie)
    MacGyver
    Matlock
    Miami Vice
    Millennium (Mark Snow)
    Mission: Impossible
    Monk (Jeff Beal)
    The Monkees
    The Muppet Show
    The Office (US version)
    Sesame Street
    Sherlock Holmes (Patrick Gowers)
    The Simpsons
    The Sopranos
    Third Watch (The Crystal Method)
    Tiny Toon Adventures
    The Young and the Restless
    Wings (Franz Schubert)
    The X Files
     
  13. LewB

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    Car 54
    Hogan's Heros
     
  14. Colin Davidson

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    Since I didn't see it mentioned AND I am currently watching season 2:

    Airwolf
     
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    "Believe it or not George isn't at home..." [​IMG]

    Magnum PI
    Sanford and Son
    King of the Hill
     
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    WKRP in Cincinatti
    with a special shout out to the rockin closing credits theme.
    (meow)

    I was born in 1970, so Taxi hit its stride during my pre-teen years. And as anyone from my era remembers, Taxi was on at 9:30 pm. Well, hearing that smooth flute intro was the sound of bedtime for me. There was something so mystically adult about that show but that theme song was and still is a haunting reminder of my bewilderment of the adult world. Funny how music can do that !
     
  18. Paul Padilla

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    Another vote here for Barney Miller & Taxi.

    What about the ever popular "Suicide is Painless" MASH
     
  19. Harpozep

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    Ok, :
    Gilligan's Island

    Adams Family

    Hawaii Five O

    Odd Couple

    Mash

    See, I'm semi Old. Newer themes need not apply[​IMG]
    BTW, absolute favorite movie theme, Conan![​IMG]
     
  20. Shane Martin

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    The Fall Guy.

    A guilty pleasure of mine growing up.
     

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