The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

168k votes 9.1k voters 257k views 607 items tags f p @
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.
Collection Photo:  via hbo
  • 134 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 2,162
    - 1,052

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

    ;
  2. 2
    + 1,988
    - 904
    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

    ;
  3. 3
    + 2,201
    - 1,180


    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

    ;
  4. 4
    + 2,602
    - 1,337
    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

    ;
  5. 5
    + 1,433
    - 606
    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

    ;
  6. 6
    + 1,388
    - 705
    Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

    ;
  7. 7
    + 1,563
    - 747
    Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

    ;
  8. 8
    + 1,425
    - 856
    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

    ;
  9. 9
    + 1,489
    - 884

    often listed
    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

    ;
  10. 10
    + 1,382
    - 829
    Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

    ;
  11. 11
    + 1,426
    - 619
    Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

    ;
  12. 12
    + 1,222
    - 522

    ranked low on reranks
    Paul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry

    ;
  13. 13
    + 1,542
    - 740
    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

    ;
  14. 14
    + 1,036
    - 684


    Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

    ;
  15. 15
    + 1,529
    - 937
    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

    ;
  16. 16
    + 1,004
    - 691


    Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

    ;
  17. 17
    + 1,016
    - 708


    Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

    ;
  18. 18
    + 970
    - 764


    Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

    ;
  19. 19
    + 1,079
    - 618
    Batman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

    ;
  20. 20
    + 841
    - 778

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

    ;
  21. 21
    + 902
    - 817


    Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta

    ;
  22. 22
    + 1,089
    - 666
    Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

    ;
  23. 23
    + 845
    - 538

    ranked low on reranks
    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

    ;
  24. 24
    + 839
    - 726


    Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach

    ;
  25. 25
    + 709
    - 664
    The Greatest American Hero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp

    ;
  26. 26
    + 827
    - 619


    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

    ;
  27. 27
    + 1,071
    - 830


    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

    ;
  28. 28
    + 939
    - 793
    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

    ;
  29. 29
    + 724
    - 696
    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

    ;
  30. 30
    + 649
    - 427


    Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

    ;
  31. 31
    + 798
    - 770


    George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

    ;
  32. 32
    + 726
    - 702


    Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

    ;
  33. 33
    + 747
    - 660


    Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

    ;
  34. 34
    + 620
    - 571


    Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester

    ;
  35. 35
    + 435
    - 280

    ranked low on reranks
    George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

    ;
  36. 36
    + 659
    - 537


    Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

    ;
  37. 37
    + 750
    - 727


    Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page

    ;
  38. 38
    + 420
    - 291


    Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo

    ;
  39. 39
    + 612
    - 502

    added by YaSin
    Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

    ;
  40. 40
    + 463
    - 615

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

    ;
  41. 41
    + 813
    - 811


    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

    ;
  42. 42
    + 838
    - 809
    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

    ;
  43. 43
    + 532
    - 648

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

    ;
  44. 44
    + 532
    - 649

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

    ;
  45. 45
    + 737
    - 754
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

    ;
  46. 46
    + 410
    - 337

    ranked low on reranks
    Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

    ;
  47. 47
    + 590
    - 691

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange

    ;
  48. 48
    + 618
    - 601


    John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

    ;
  49. 49
    + 408
    - 539

    often listed & added by Lastcalldave
    Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

    ;
  50. 50
    + 696
    - 685
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

    ;
608 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >