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Greatest TV Theme Songs 4 months 3 days ago #356017

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My wife and I started randomly talking about TV theme songs last night and we came to the conclusion that the 70s was the greatest era for TV theme songs. Some we came up with:
  • Chico & The Man (Jose Feliciano)
  • Sanford & Son
  • Barney Miller
  • Hill St. Blues
  • Streets of San Francisco
  • MASH
  • The Jeffersons
  • Welcome Back Kotter
  • Starsky & Hutch
  • Dukes of Hazzard (Waylon Jennings)
  • Taxi
Honorable Mention to Bosom Buddies which first aired in 1980. Song by Billy Joel
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Greatest TV Theme Songs 4 months 3 days ago #356018

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Three’s Company,
The Love Boat
Happy Days
All in the Family
Charlie’s Angels

Suicide is Painless, the M*A*S*H theme song was the best
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Greatest TV Theme Songs 4 months 3 days ago #356020

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re: All in the Family, There was a special on Hulu recently where they had Norman Lear (in his 90s) and redid the first episode with Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei. Tomei was very good. They sang the theme song and she kinda nailed it.
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Greatest TV Theme Songs 4 months 3 days ago #356021

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John Sebastian wrote and sang the Welcome Back Kotter theme song. A quality piece of music.
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A couple of so bad they were good ones from the 1960s - the Adams Family and Branded (starring Chuck Connors).

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Greatest TV Theme Songs 4 months 3 days ago #356024

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I remember a few years ago my son was in 7th or 8th grade and he brought home this nerdy looking friend and they had this idea to start a band. The kid brought a bass so I thought I'd stump him and I asked him if he could play the bass from the Barney Miller theme song. I figured he wouldn't even know what that show was. he knew it and played it instantly.
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NCJohnnie wrote: A couple of so bad they were good ones from the 1960s - the Adams Family and Branded (starring Chuck Connors).


well if we are going to go there then you could add Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island, Lost in Space, The Monkees, Wonder Woman... :cheer:
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Greatest TV Theme Songs 4 months 3 days ago #356026

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Theme from Peter Gunn

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Greatest TV Theme Songs 4 months 3 days ago #356027

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The Adventures of Superman
Lone Ranger
Equalizer
M Squad
Hawai 5-O

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Greatest TV Theme Songs 4 months 3 days ago #356028

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My favorites (leaving out many more, some of which have been named on here already):

1. Cheers
2. Dallas
3. Star Trek: The Next Generation
4. The Jeffersons
5. Welcome Back, Kotter
6. The Golden Girls
7. The Big Bang Theory

The list order is somewhat informal, after the first two. Like I said, I'm leaving out a lot more. too.

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