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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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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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The Addams Family John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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The Flintstones Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

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Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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

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

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Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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Scooby-Doo Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

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The Muppet Show Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

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The Pink Panther Show Paul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry

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The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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The Beverly Hillbillies Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

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The Monkees Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

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

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Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

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WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

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

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Sesame Street Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

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

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

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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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

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The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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

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

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

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

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 33 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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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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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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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

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

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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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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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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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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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The Rockford Files is listed (or ranked) 42 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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Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Theme from Bonzana Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 45 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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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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

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

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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