Rock Bands Who Created TV Theme Songs, Ranked Best To Worst
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?
- 1591 VOTES
The Monkees - "Hey Hey We're the Monkees"
- Genres (Music): Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Folk rock
- Albums: Then & Now...The Best of the Monkees, Headquarters, Daydream Believer / Goin' Down, Head, More of the Monkees
- 2613 VOTES
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
- Albums: Cheap Trick at Budokan, In Color, Dream Police, Cheap Trick, The Doctor
The Drew Carey Show - "Cleveland Rocks"
- Genres (Music): Pop punk, Noise rock, Rock music, Rockabilly, Grunge
- Albums: The Presidents of the United States of America, These Are the Good Times People, Freaked Out and Small, Froggystyle, Love Everybody
- 4659 VOTES
Big Bang Theory - "The History of Everything"
- Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock, Power pop
- Albums: Gordon, Barenaked for the Holidays, Maybe You Should Drive, Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits (1991–2001), Everything to Everyone
- 5630 VOTES
South Park - "South Park Theme"
- Genres (Music): Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock, Funk metal, Heavy metal
- Albums: Sailing the Seas of Cheese, Pork Soda, Frizzle Fry, Tales From the Punchbowl, Brown Album
- 6523 VOTES
Malcolm in the Middle - "Boss of Me"
- Genres (Music): Experimental rock, Children's music, Alternative rock, Indie rock, College rock
- Albums: Flood, Apollo 18, John Henry, Join Us, O Tannenbaum