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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. These are the most famous opening theme songs from the most popular TV shows. 

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 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song was the coolest or you loved the Friends intro song...by all means, vote! Help improve this list of the best TV theme songs of all time.

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Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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3,135 1,545
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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2,331 1,150
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The Addams Family John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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2,661 1,467
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Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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1,714 755
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The Flintstones Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

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1,672 1,023
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Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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1,813 913
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Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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1,763 1,044
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M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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1,639 860
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Gilligan's Island Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

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1,622 999
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Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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1,725 735
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Scooby-Doo Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

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1,738 858
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The Muppet Show Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

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1,438 644
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The Pink Panther Show Paul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry

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1,764 1,090
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The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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1,165 816
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The Beverly Hillbillies Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

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1,206 808
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The Monkees Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

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1,202 829
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The Brady Bunch Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

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1,277 728
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Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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1,102 897
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The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

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965 910
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WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

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1,017 945
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Welcome Back, Kotter Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta

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988 640
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The Andy Griffith Show Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

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1,256 763
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Sesame Street Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

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850 500
The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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1,124 916
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The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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984 829
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The Dukes of Hazzard Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach

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1,281 983
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The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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969 741
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Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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834 787
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The Greatest American Hero William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp

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829 797
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Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

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905 879
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The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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832 809
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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824 627
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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873 772
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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734 679
Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Green Acres Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester

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568 366
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
The Jetsons George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

37
843 626
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
YaSin added Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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962 924
That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
That '70s Show Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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854 830
Sanford and Son is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Sanford and Son Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page

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528 396
The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
The Munsters Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo

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618 765
The Rockford Files is listed (or ranked) 41 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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864 859
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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969 915
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Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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557 729
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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505 426
Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Theme from Bonzana Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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622 732
Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Miami Vice Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

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805 774
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

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665 787
The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
The Love Boat Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange

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473 629
Hill Street Blues is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Lastcalldave added Hill Street Blues Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

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722 684
Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers