42. What is the best TV theme song ever?

31 05 2021

This has been a really difficult choice, and I haven’t been able to narrow it down to one.  I keep feeling like there is one I love, but can’t remember.  Nevertheless, here we go:

Family Ties – Because it is about people who love each other and face life’s joys and trials together.  The song is focused on the parents, who both, incidentally, try to make the world a better place.


Without Us Lyrics by Jeff Barry and Tom Scott

I bet we been together for a million years,

And I bet we’ll be together for a million more.

Oh, It’s like I started breathing on the night we kissed,

And I can’t remember what I ever did before.

What would we do baby, Without Us?

What would we do baby, Without Us?

And there ain’t no nothing we can’t love each other through.

What would we do baby, Without Us?

Sha la la la.

Source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/familytieslyrics.html 

Cheers – Because it would be great to have routine that included friends and familiarity in a relaxing way.  Granted, the people in the show might not be as good a friends as the song implies, but as someone who has almost always felt like an outsider, the idea sounds wonderful.

Where Everybody Knows Your Name Lyrics by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo

(Partial Quote)

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.

Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.

Wouldn’t you like to get away?

Sometimes you want to go

Where everybody knows your name,

and they’re always glad you came.

You wanna be where you can see,

our troubles are all the same

You wanna be where everybody knows

Your name.

You wanna go where people know,

people are all the same,

You wanna go where everybody knows

your name. 

Source:  https://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/cheerslyrics.html 

The Jeffersons – Because it is about a family not only trying to get ahead in life, but who are actually doing it.  The song is triumphant, and fun.

Movin’ on Up Lyrics by Jeff Barry and Ja’net Dubois

Well we’re movin’ on up (movin on up)

To the east side (movin on up)

To a deluxe apartment in the sky.

Movin’ on up (movin on up)

To the east side (movin on up)

We finally got a piece of the pie.

Fish don’t fry in the kitchen;

Beans don’t burn on the grill.

Took a whole lotta tryin’

Just to get up that hill.

Now we’re up in the big leagues

Gettin’ our turn at bat.

As long as we live, it’s you and me baby

There ain’t nothin wrong with that.

Well we’re movin’ on up (movin on up)

To the east side (movin on up)

To a deluxe apartment in the sky.

Movin’ on up (movin on up)

To the east side (movin on up)

We finally got a piece of the pie.

Source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/thejeffersonslyrics.html

Runner’s Up:

Greatest American Hero

Wonder Woman


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