The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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The best TV theme songs and TV intros of all time will take you back to some of the greatest moments in TV. Television theme songs set the tone for the entire series, and for the beginning of each episode. We all have a special connection to what we think are the best TV themes. They get stuck in our head, we sing them without noticing and we remember them fondly after a series has ended.

What are the best TV theme songs? Vote on the best TV show theme songs here and make sure your favorite gets the attention it deserves. If you think the Magyver theme song was the coolest or you loved the Muppet Babies intro song...by all means, vote! Help improve this list of the best TV theme songs of all time.
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    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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    The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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    The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

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    Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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    Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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    Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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    Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

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    Paul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry

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    The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

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    Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

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    Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

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    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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    Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

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    Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

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    Batman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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    Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

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    Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta

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    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

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    Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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    Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach

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    The Greatest American Hero is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

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    Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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    George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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    Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

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    Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

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    Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester

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    Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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    George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

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    Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page

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    Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo

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    Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

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    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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    Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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    Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

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    Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange

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    John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

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