iRewind Talk Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» iRewind Talk » 80s Culture » « 80s Culture » TV theme songs (Page 1)

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!   This topic comprises 2 pages: 1  2   
Author Topic: TV theme songs
LISA LISA
Rewind Idol
Member # 1780

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for LISA LISA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I had wrote in another thread about how everyone is always writing depressing songs...and it is true....where is a happy song. Tonight me and my mom were singing the Happy Days theme song while doing the dishes...we were singing...Sunday, Monday...Happy Days...tuesday, wendesday...happy days.... then I was singing Laverne and Shirley...Make Our dreams come true...and we'll do it our way...

and then I was singing...come and knock on our door...we've been waiting for you...where the kisses are hers, and hers and his...Three's Company too....

and I thought about all the cool theme songs...from The Greatest American Hero, to The Facts of Life song....and even the song from Family ties was so cool...and they were uplifting...and that's what I am talking about...about how when I would be skipping home from school...clear back in the 70's....I'd be singing the theme to the Kroft Super Show, or I'd be singing Sigmund and the Seamonsters theme song...or I'd be singing Nanny and the Professor...and I loved that stuff...I loved Donny and Marie...and I loved Sonny and Cher...

what show on TV right now has a catchy song that kids want to sing along with....as if kids actually skip home from school anymore?????

I bet ya most kids now know the theme song to COPs...and sing Bad Boys ...Bad Boys whatcha gonna do...whatcha gonna do when they come for you.....

Posts: 13482 | Registered: Aug 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Stitch Groover
Rewind Groover
Member # 2895

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Stitch Groover   Email Stitch Groover   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
"I'll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour
I'll be there for you, like I've been there before
I'll be there for you, coz you're there for me too..."
- Friends

"Oh wah oh ah oh ah oh ah, woh wah hoh, ah oh ah oh .... boomanah boomanah bommanah boom THUNK!

- Survivor

Posts: 3839 | From: Wangaratta, Vic, Australia | Registered: Jun 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
mamamiasweetpeaches
She's with you, but she's thinking of Jake Ryan....
Member # 1715

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for mamamiasweetpeaches   Author's Homepage   Email mamamiasweetpeaches   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I hate that friggin FRIENDS song.

There is a show on the DISNEY channel called THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACH AND CODY. My daughter walks around the house singing the theme song to our og: "We've got the sweeeeet life! We've got the sweeeeet life!"

Posts: 4913 | From: New York | Registered: Jul 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
LISA LISA
Rewind Idol
Member # 1780

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for LISA LISA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I hate the Friends theme song too...I never liked the show.

Do TV shows even have theme songs anymore??

That new show called Sons and Daughters...that looks beyond stupid.

There is no hope for tv.

I use to sing the Land of the Lost theme song too...they had a beginning and an end song....you don't even get a beginning song any more.

Posts: 13482 | Registered: Aug 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Chris the CandyFanMan
Those Ain't Pillows......
Member # 3197

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Chris the CandyFanMan   Author's Homepage   Email Chris the CandyFanMan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Monk still has a decent song that can be described as--well, I wouldn't exactly say upbeat, but it's not completely distressing, more like resigned. While a good deal of fans still prefer the instumental tune used during the first season, it's hard not to get addicted to something like:

It's a jungle out there,
disorder and confusion everywhere.
No one seems to care, well I do.
HEY! Who's in charge here....

I could be wrong now,
But I don't think so!
'Cause it's a jungle out there,
it's a jungle out there.

Posts: 2350 | From: Pennsylvania | Registered: Aug 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
StevenHW
Rewind Idol
Member # 509

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for StevenHW   Email StevenHW   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I noticed that most sitcoms nowadays don't even have theme songs! Maybe some instrumental part, and then they go straight to the show, and no singing.
Posts: 3385 | From: Sacramento, California, USA | Registered: Sep 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
LISA LISA
Rewind Idol
Member # 1780

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for LISA LISA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Exactly Steven....that's what I mean...where's the fun in that. I loved the theme music to everything too, even CHiPs , Starsky and Hutch and MacGyver have cool music.

BJ and the Bear had a great theme song, that Greg Evigan sang.

Even Growing Pains had a really nice theme song.

What the heck is wrong with the world?? It drives me crazy constantly...that all the cool stuff that made TV so great, is all a thing of the past, and they didn't improve on anything, they made it horrible. It is just totally over run with reality tv. It has taken over the world.

Posts: 13482 | Registered: Aug 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
mamamiasweetpeaches
She's with you, but she's thinking of Jake Ryan....
Member # 1715

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for mamamiasweetpeaches   Author's Homepage   Email mamamiasweetpeaches   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A terrible theme song is the one for 2 1/2 MEN....but a little point of interest: One of the voices "singing" it is E G Daley!
Posts: 4913 | From: New York | Registered: Jul 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Stitch Groover
Rewind Groover
Member # 2895

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Stitch Groover   Email Stitch Groover   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh, I was hoping someone would something to say about my Survivor theme lyrics, I spent so much time transcribing them, it took me hours!
Posts: 3839 | From: Wangaratta, Vic, Australia | Registered: Jun 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Rainbowbrite22
Given the choice, Duckie would have been Luckie...
Member # 2288

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Rainbowbrite22   Author's Homepage   Email Rainbowbrite22   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
i love the growing pains theme song but i just drew a blank to the words ugh !!
Posts: 1270 | From: GA the peachie state :) | Registered: Jan 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
LISA LISA
Rewind Idol
Member # 1780

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for LISA LISA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just for you Crystal...for your birthday... [Big Grin] [Wink] [Big Grin]

Show me that smile again (Ooh show me that smile)
Don't waste another minute on your cryin'
We're nowhere near the end (We're nowhere near...)
The best is ready to begin

Ooh...
As long as we got each other
We got the world spinnin' right in our hands
Baby you and me...
We got to be...
The luckiest dreamers who never quit dreamin'

As long as we keep on givin'
We can take anything that comes our way
Baby rain or shine...
All the time...
We got each other
Sharin' the laughter and love

Posts: 13482 | Registered: Aug 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
LISA LISA
Rewind Idol
Member # 1780

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for LISA LISA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Now when do you ever hear a song like that any more???

That is what is so sad to me, I can't believe nobody else finds it completely depressing that they don't make tv shows with music and nice families, that are funny...it is a bummer.

Posts: 13482 | Registered: Aug 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
rocksteadyflamethrower

80s Movie Guru
Member # 1065

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for rocksteadyflamethrower   Email rocksteadyflamethrower   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My 80s Avenger alter-ego: (Looking around the thread) Non-80s theme song overload...AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

Sincerely,

John Kilduff...

So many corrections, so little time. [Wink]

Posts: 1545 | From: Greenwood Lake, New York, USA | Registered: Jul 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
pettyfan
Livin' next door to the Klopeks
Member # 2260

 - posted      Profile for pettyfan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I liked the Growing Pains, Just the Ten of Us, Who's the Boss, Wonder Years and Perfect Strangers theme songs. I would mention that I like the Welcome Back Kotter theme song, but, GASP!! it's from the 70s!!! [Razz]
Posts: 2891 | From: Home Sweet Home | Registered: Jan 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
rocksteadyflamethrower

80s Movie Guru
Member # 1065

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for rocksteadyflamethrower   Email rocksteadyflamethrower   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by pettyfan:
I liked the Growing Pains, Just the Ten of Us, Who's the Boss, Wonder Years and Perfect Strangers theme songs. I would mention that I like the Welcome Back Kotter theme song, but, GASP!! it's from the 70s!!! [Razz]

We have a message board for that, you know. [Wink] [Razz]

Seriously, though, I think the best *80s* TV theme was easily "Miami Vice". You listen to that and you're right there in Miami, speeding down the street and ready to nail some coke-dealing scumbag to the walls.

Sincerely,

John Kilduff

Posts: 1545 | From: Greenwood Lake, New York, USA | Registered: Jul 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Riptide
Rewind Idol
Member # 457

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Riptide   Email Riptide   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
loved the Square Pegs them song done by the Waitresses, also liked the Moonlighting, Streethawk, Night Court, even the cartoon Gummy Bears theme song.
Posts: 4317 | From: Town called Malice | Registered: Oct 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
mamamiasweetpeaches
She's with you, but she's thinking of Jake Ryan....
Member # 1715

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for mamamiasweetpeaches   Author's Homepage   Email mamamiasweetpeaches   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I liked (Now pardon me cuz they are 70s) WHATS HAPPENING, SANFORD & SON, THE ODD COUPLE, THE PINK PANTHER, LAVERNE & SHIRLEY, WONDER WOMAN, THEME FROM S.W.A.T., TAXI.....
Posts: 4913 | From: New York | Registered: Jul 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Dexter Motley Morgan
Motley Maestro
Member # 3598

 - posted      Profile for Dexter Motley Morgan   Email Dexter Motley Morgan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Miami Vice had one of the best TV show theme songs of the 80s in my opinion. Oh and to give John something else to do, I also liked the theme song from The Pink Panther....
Posts: 3842 | From: Norf Karolina | Registered: Dec 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
mamamiasweetpeaches
She's with you, but she's thinking of Jake Ryan....
Member # 1715

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for mamamiasweetpeaches   Author's Homepage   Email mamamiasweetpeaches   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
They had a PINK PANTHER cartoom marathon on CARTOON NETWORK last week so everyone was walking around the house "singing", "humming" and "whisteling" it. My handyman came over to fix the bathroom and even HE wa walking around the house singing it!
Posts: 4913 | From: New York | Registered: Jul 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
rocksteadyflamethrower

80s Movie Guru
Member # 1065

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for rocksteadyflamethrower   Email rocksteadyflamethrower   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
-So, mamamia, what are some of your favorite 80s theme songs?

-Okay, Motley, do you enjoy any of Henry Mancini's 80s instrumentals?...Well, check the IMDB, see if he did any 80s TV themes and then see if there are any that you like.

Sincerely,

John Kilduff

[ 17. February 2006, 07:50: Message edited by: rocksteadyflamethrower ]

Posts: 1545 | From: Greenwood Lake, New York, USA | Registered: Jul 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Sir Sammy Hain Esq.
667 - The Neighbor Of The Beast
Member # 3150

 - posted      Profile for Sir Sammy Hain Esq.   Author's Homepage   Email Sir Sammy Hain Esq.   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Since the topic of the thread is TV Theme Songs and doesn't specify by what decade I feel I can safely add the theme song to Chico and the Man.
Posts: 4742 | From: Cell Block 6 | Registered: Aug 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Stitch Groover
Rewind Groover
Member # 2895

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Stitch Groover   Email Stitch Groover   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Moonlighting and the Golden Girls both had great theme lyrics.
Posts: 3839 | From: Wangaratta, Vic, Australia | Registered: Jun 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
mamamiasweetpeaches
She's with you, but she's thinking of Jake Ryan....
Member # 1715

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for mamamiasweetpeaches   Author's Homepage   Email mamamiasweetpeaches   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
80s theme songs, huh?????

I cant think of any off the top of my head. I know my friend and I ue=sed to chase eachother around singing the sappier ones. I used to always go up to him and say "Show me that smile again....." (GROWING PAINS) or "What would we dooooo, baby, without us???? SHa la la la!!!!" (FAMILY TIES. This is always fun to do on a crowded subway or online at a supermarket.

Posts: 4913 | From: New York | Registered: Jul 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
rocksteadyflamethrower

80s Movie Guru
Member # 1065

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for rocksteadyflamethrower   Email rocksteadyflamethrower   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Nice Guy Sammy_Hain:
Since the topic of the thread is TV Theme Songs and doesn't specify by what decade I feel I can safely add the theme song to Chico and the Man.

But since it is in the 80s Rewind forum and probably should've been classified properly ( [Big Grin] [Wink] [Razz] ), what are some of your favorite *80s* TV theme songs?

Sincerely,

John Kilduff...

Forever vigilant in my preservation of the 80s, even when they don't like it. [Wink]

Posts: 1545 | From: Greenwood Lake, New York, USA | Registered: Jul 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Miyagi-Turbo
Master Rewinder
Member # 4340

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Miyagi-Turbo   Email Miyagi-Turbo   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Perfect Strangers
Growing Pains
Who's The Boss
Knight Rider
The A-Team
The Greatest American Hero
Family Ties
Dynasty
Dallas
Diff'rent Strokes

Posts: 203 | Registered: A Long Time Ago! | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
  This topic comprises 2 pages: 1  2   

Watch your favorite 80s movies for FREE and you'll be supporting this site! There's no catch! Please just click and sign up.
Amazon want you to try their service for 30 days and will donate to us every time someone does. Thank you for supporting us!

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Fast Rewind Home

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.0