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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    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

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


    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


    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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


    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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    Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

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    Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

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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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    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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    Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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    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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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

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    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

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    Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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    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


    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


    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


    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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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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    Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester

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    Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

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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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    Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

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


    Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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    Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

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    John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

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    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


    Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

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