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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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Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on the Fox Network ...more

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Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 102 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters, is a long running Japanese children's anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television ...more

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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 103 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards, Erika Scheimer Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is an animated series created, produced, and hosted by comedian Bill Cosby, who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including Fat Albert himself. ...more

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 104 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon King of the Hill is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010 on Fox. It centers on the Hills, a middle-class ...more

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Monk is listed (or ranked) 105 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the eponymous character, Adrian Monk. It originally ran from 2002 to ...more

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CHiPs is listed (or ranked) 106 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police ...more

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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 107 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the ...more

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Psych is listed (or ranked) 108 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndication reruns on ION Television. It is produced by Franks and Tagline ...more

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 109 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more

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American Bandstand is listed (or ranked) 110 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Dick Clark American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as ...more

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Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas Dexter is an American television drama series. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for Miami Metro Police Department who also leads a secret life ...more

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The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 112 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
doremifasola added Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. The show revolves around contestants competing to identify accurate pricing of merchandise to win ...more

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The Waltons is listed (or ranked) 113 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural ...more

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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 114 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as ...more

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 115 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve ...more

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 116 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
oobug added Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in ...more

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 117 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
JuelzCorleone added Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, David J. Fielding Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is an American live action children's television series that premiered on August 28, 1993, on the Fox Kids weekday afternoon block. The show is about a group of ...more

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The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 118 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Ryan Stiles The Drew Carey Show is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004. The show was set in Cleveland, Ohio, and revolved around the retail office and home life of "everyman" ...more

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Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 119 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently ...more

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Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 120 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang Reading Rainbow is an American children's television series that aired on PBS Kids and PBS Kids Go! from June 6, 1983, until November 10, 2006, that encouraged children to read. In 2012 an iPad ...more

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 121 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...more

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ChrissySuzukawa added Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano Who's the Boss? is an American sitcom created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on ABC from September 20, 1984 to April 25, 1992. Produced by Embassy Television, in association with ...more

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Baretta is listed (or ranked) 123 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Michael D. Roberts Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978. The show was a milder version of a successful 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as ...more

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The Courtship of Eddie's Fathe... is listed (or ranked) 124 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Linus added Bill Bixby, Brandon Cruz, Miyoshi Umeki The Courtship of Eddie's Father is an American television sitcom based on the 1963 movie of the same name, which was based on the book written by Mark Toby. It tells the story of a widower, Tom ...more

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Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 125 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
MatthewThomas added Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh Darkwing Duck is an American animated action-adventure television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that first ran from 1991 to 1992 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney ...more

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Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 126 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Mel Blanc, June Foray, Arthur Q. Bryan Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie ...more

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What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 127 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
HopeMorlen added Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn What's New, Scooby-Doo? is the ninth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon franchise Scooby-Doo. A revival of the original Scooby-Doo, Where are You! series after a ...more

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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 128 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
shannon.mccormacknpt added Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of ...more

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The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 129 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell The Magic School Bus is a Canadian–American Saturday morning animated children's television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for ...more

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Fraggle Rock is listed (or ranked) 130 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz Fraggle Rock is a British/American/Canadian children's live action puppet television series created by Jim Henson, about a society of Muppet creatures called Fraggles. Fraggle Rock was ...more

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Petticoat Junction is listed (or ranked) 131 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Bea Benaderet Petticoat Junction is an American situation comedy produced by Wayfilms that originally aired on CBS from September 1963 to April 1970. The series is one of three interrelated shows about rural ...more

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willyboymcoy added Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon Bosom Buddies is an American sitcom starring Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari created by Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Chris Thompson. It ran from 1980 to 1982 on ABC and in reruns in the ...more

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TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 133 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers TaleSpin is a half-hour animated adventure series based in the fictional city of Cape Suzette, that first aired in 1990 as a preview on The Disney Channel and later that year as part of The ...more

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The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 134 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Countermoon added Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily The Bob Newhart Show is an American situation comedy produced by MTM Enterprises, which aired 142 half-hour episodes on CBS from September 16, 1972, to April 1, 1978. Comedian Bob Newhart ...more

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Perfect Strangers is listed (or ranked) 135 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky ...more

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Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call Step by Step is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons, originally running on ABC as part of its TGIF Friday night lineup from September 20, 1991, to August 15, 1997, and ...more

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 137 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
bellaxox added David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more

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The Patty Duke Show is listed (or ranked) 139 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Patty Duke, Jean Byron, William Schallert The Patty Duke Show is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from September 18, 1963 to April 27, 1966, with reruns airing through August 31. The show was created as a vehicle for rising star Patty ...more

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penguinchick added June Foray, Paul Frees, Daws Butler George of the Jungle is an American animated series produced by Jay Ward and Bill Scott, who created The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The character George was inspired by the legend of Tarzan and ...more

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 141 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
AnneMarieMcDonald added Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal ...more

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Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 142 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated television series featuring The Chipmunks, produced by Bagdasarian Productions in association with Ruby-Spears Enterprises from 1983–87, ...more

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 143 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
acvbp added Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is an American crime drama television series that premiered on CBS on October 6, 2000. The show was created by Anthony E. Zuiker and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. ...more

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The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 144 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Grace Stafford, Daws Butler, Johnny Coons With arguably the most famous laugh of any cartoon character in history ("ha-ha-ha-HA-ha"), Woody Woodpecker pecked his way into our lives through a 1940 Andy Panda theatrical short ...more

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Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 145 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Greg Lee, Lynne Thigpen, Rockapella Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? is an American half-hour children's television game show based on the Carmen Sandiego computer game series created by Brøderbund Software. The ...more

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Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 146 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell Quantum Leap is an American television series that originally aired on NBC for five seasons, from March 1989 through May 1993. Created by Donald P. Bellisario, it starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam ...more

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S.W.A.T. is listed (or ranked) 147 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Steve Forrest, Robert Urich, Rod Perry S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics team operating in an unidentified California city. A spin-off of The Rookies, the series ...more

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Starsky and Hutch is listed (or ranked) 148 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, ...more

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Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 149 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Speed Racer, also known as Mach GoGoGo, is a Japanese animated franchise about automobile racing. Mach GoGoGo was originally serialized in print in Shueisha's 1958 Shōnen Book. It was released ...more

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The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 150 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set ...more