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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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    Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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


    Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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    Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

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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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    Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

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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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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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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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    Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page

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    George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

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    Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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    Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo

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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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    Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

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    James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

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    Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

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    Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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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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    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

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