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The Best HBO TV Theme Songs 

Molly Gander
Updated December 31, 2019 218 votes 26 voters 33 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite HBO shows based solely on the strength of their opening theme songs.

There have now been several classic HBO theme songs, one of the most recognizable is the Game of Thrones opening credits but there are several that have come before that one. Other great HBO intros include The Wire, The Sopranos, and Westworld. A great intro puts you in the right mood for the type of show that it is which can be a monumental task, but these intros make it look easy. Succession even has an Emmy winning theme song. But this list will determine the greatest intro to an HBO series of all time. With that being said, it's time to decide which one of these HBO intro songs is the best? You get to help decide with your votes.

Vote up the HBO show openings that have stuck with you long after having watched an episode or having binged the entire show. Be sure to check back for new HBO opening sequences as they are released!

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Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, + more

Premiered: 2011

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The Sopranos is an American drama television series created by David Chase. Revolving around the fictional New Jersey-based Italian-American Tony Soprano, the show portrays the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and his organization. These are often highlighted during his therapy sessions with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The series features Tony's family members and colleagues and rivals in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and protégé Christopher Moltisanti. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

Premiered: 1999

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True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent offences. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, Tory Kittles, + more

Premiered: 2013

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Boardwalk Empire is an American period drama television series created by Terence Winter. Airing on premium cable channel HBO, the series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition era and stars Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson. Winter, a Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer, created the show. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

Premiered: 2010

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