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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    Cheers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Cheers 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


    The Addams Family John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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    Friends is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Friends 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


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 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


    The Flintstones Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

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    Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Gilligan's Island Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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    Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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    M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    M*A*S*H 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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    Hawaii Five-O 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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    Scooby-Doo Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

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    The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The Pink Panther Show 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


    The Muppet Show Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

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    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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    The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The Monkees Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

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


    The Beverly Hillbillies Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

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    The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The Brady Bunch Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

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    The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

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

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    WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

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    Batman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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    Welcome Back, Kotter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Welcome Back, Kotter Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta

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    Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Sesame Street Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

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    The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    The Andy Griffith Show Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

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    The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The Dukes of Hazzard Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach

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    Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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    The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The Big Bang Theory Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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    The Greatest American Hero is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The Greatest American Hero William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp

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    Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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    The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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    All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    All in the Family Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

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    Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Green Acres Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester

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    Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Married... with Children Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

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    Sanford and Son is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Sanford and Son Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page

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    The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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    The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The Jetsons George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

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    The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The Munsters Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo

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    Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    That '70s Show Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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    Theme from Bonzana is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Theme from Bonzana Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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    Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Miami Vice Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

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    The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

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


    The Rockford Files James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    The Love Boat Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange

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    Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

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    Hill Street Blues is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Hill Street Blues Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

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


    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

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