Believe it or not, some major rock bands have taken the plunge into the world of television - and we're not just talking about music videos from the days when MTV actually played those. Sure, you've probably seen some big rock stars make cameos on TV shows, but others have gone even further to lend their sounds to the shows themselves. These are the rockers who have written original songs for TV shows.
You've probably heard a lot of these tunes, but you may have had no idea they were written by some of the biggest names in rock music. With your votes, we'll find out which musician wrote the best original TV theme song.
From Ozzman's ferocious theme for Dog the Bounty Hunter to They Might Be Giants's Malcolm in the Middle ditty, which original TV song by rockers do you think is best?
That '70s Show - "That '70s Song" (Originally "In the Streets" by Big Star; re-recorded by both Cheap Trick and Todd Griffin as "That '70s Song" for the show. Griffin's version was used for Season 1, Cheap Trick's for all subsequent seasons.)
Genres (Music): Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock, + more
Albums: Cheap Trick at Budokan, In Color, Dream Police, Cheap Trick, The Doctor, + more
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Big Bang Theory - "The History of Everything"
Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock, Power pop, + more
Albums: Gordon, Barenaked for the Holidays, Maybe You Should Drive, Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits (1991–2001), Everything to Everyone, + more
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Friends - "I'll Be There For You"
Genres (Music): Jangle pop, Adult album alternative, Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock, + more
Albums: Spin This, L.P., Untitled, The Rembrandts, Lost Together, + moresee more on The Rembrandts
Malcolm in the Middle - "Boss of Me"
Genres (Music): Experimental rock, Children's music, Alternative rock, Indie rock, College rock, + more
Albums: Flood, Apollo 18, John Henry, Join Us, O Tannenbaum, + more
#30 on The Best Musical Duossee more on They Might Be Giants