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The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

Updated February 5, 2021 287.2k votes 19.5k voters 414.2k views508 items

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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  • 1
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    2,393

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Will Smith, James Avery
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from...  more
  • 2
    2,713
    1,424

    The Flintstones

    Alan Reed, Mel Blanc
    The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from...  more
  • 3
    3,297
    1,745

    The Addams Family

    John Astin, Carolyn Jones
    The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams'...  more
  • 4
    2,832
    1,301

    Scooby-Doo

    Casey Kasem, Don Messick
    Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television...  more
  • 5
    2,527
    1,512

    Happy Days

    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler
    Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to...  more
  • 6
    2,233
    1,168

    The Pink Panther Show

    Paul Frees, Rich Little
    The Pink Panther Show is a showcase of cartoon shorts produced by David H. DePatie and Friz...  more
  • 7
    4,000
    2,426

    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox
    Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta...  more
  • 8
    2,303
    1,372

    Gilligan's Island

    Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr.
    Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz via United...  more
  • 9
    2,238
    1,429

    Hawaii Five-O

    Jack Lord, James MacArthur
    Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and...  more
  • 10
    3,429
    2,269

    Cheers

    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman
    Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was...  more
  • 11
    2,097
    1,331

    The Muppet Show

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz
    The Muppet Show is a family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by...  more
  • 12
    1,975
    1,072

    Batman

    Adam West, Burt Ward
    Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character...  more
  • 13
    2,314
    1,576

    M*A*S*H

    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers
    M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970...  more
  • 14
    2,429
    1,538

    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright
    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting...  more
  • 15
    2,242
    1,506

    Mission: Impossible

    Peter Graves, Barbara Bain
    Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced...  more
  • 16
    1,433
    854

    The Twilight Zone

    Rod Serling, Robert McCord
    The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is...  more
  • 17
    1,649
    1,209

    The Monkees

    Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz
    The Monkees is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from September 1966 to March...  more
  • 18
    1,687
    1,094

    Sesame Street

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz
    Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz...  more
  • 19
    1,573
    1,218

    The Beverly Hillbillies

    Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas
    The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS...  more
  • 20
    1,438
    995

    The Andy Griffith Show

    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard
    The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960...  more
  • 21
    1,638
    1,292

    The Brady Bunch

    Robert Reed, Florence Henderson
    The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from...  more
  • 22
    1,534
    1,248

    The Jeffersons

    Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley
    The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through...  more
  • 23
    1,486
    994

    The Golden Girls

    Bea Arthur, Betty White
    The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC...  more
  • 24
    1,307
    1,040

    Star Trek: The Original Series

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy
    Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that...  more
  • 25
    1,366
    1,106

    The Dukes of Hazzard

    Tom Wopat, John Schneider
    The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network...  more