All Time Best TV Theme Songs
Most TV themes were just musical introductions to open the show, but some were real hit songs. All the ones I've selected here were actually released on records by the groups that made them famous.
The music video and a special featurette, with interviews with the band, were included on 'Big Bang Theory' fourth season Blu-ray and DVD. A full length recording of the theme song is featured on the Barenaked Ladies' new greatest hits album, 'Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before.'
This one was written by the producers of the show, one of whom happened to be married to one of the Rembrandts. Interestingly, the song was first offered to REM and They Might Be Giants. It was not released as a single, but was on their album 'LP.' This video was shot on a fan's iPhone at a festival in Washington.
This theme won two Grammy Awards in 1986. The album 'Miami Vice Soundtrack' reached #1 on the Billboard charts. The Jan Hammer Group with Jordan Rudess & Tony Williams. I always thought the lead was played on a guitar!
David Cassidy and Shirley Jones were the only Partridges who actually sang on the Partridge Family records. In 1989, Come On Get Happy was was released on their Greatest Hits CD. This version is not the original, but a really fun remix.
This one is from the pilot and it's sung by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, just this once. Don't the double doors look like the entrance to the Mayberry Sheriff's Office?