We all have a special connection with TV theme songs. They make the show instantaneously recognizable and set the tone for each episode. They also trigger some of our fondest childhood memories.
Between the ‘60s and the ‘90s TV witnessed the golden years of theme songs. From The Muppet Show, Cheers, Scooby-Doo to Mission:Impossible, hundreds of TV theme songs swayed generations of viewers. We’ve picked 12 of them.
Who doesn’t remember the three sisters running down the hill and Carrie’s cute fall? The Little House on The Prairie theme song is as cheesy as it gets but it’ll always put a smile on your face (plus it was the only thing on TV when you were sick off school).
The famous Happy Days intro was only used from season 3 onwards. Written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox (the men behind ‘Killing Me Softly with His Song’), the theme song hit the charts coming in at no.5 in 1976.
“I wanna be the very best like no one ever was”, the first few seconds of the famous cartoon are etched in our memories: Mew and Mewtwo flying majestically outside of Earth’s stratosphere while Ash Ketchum stares up at the stars. Pure manga magic.
The Addams Family theme song is instantly recognizable with its finger-snaps. Quirky and eclectic like the show’s characters, the song was written and arranged by Vic Mizzy the famous Hollywood composer.