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It is a fact that many shows today don't have proper theme songs because network execs are paranoid about people changing the channel during them. Also, sitcoms especially are shorter than they used to be (24-25 minutes in the 70s and 80s, as opposed to 21-22 minutes today) and the produers need as much time as possible for story/plot. So, for those unfortunate reasons, good tv theme songs are generally a thing of the past. :-/

I was recently listening to LOTS of great sitcom themes from the 70s, 80s and 90s on Definitely check that site out if you're interested in this sorta thing!

Some of my favorite themes from yesteryear...

Charles in Charge
Day by Day
Diff'rent Strokes
Doogie Howser
Family Ties
Gimme a Break! (Cause I sure need onnne!)
Growing Pains
Hogan Family (LOVE this one!)
It's a Living! (Catchy as hell)
Just the Ten of Us
Laverne & Shirley
Mr. Belvedere
Out of this World (Wooould yooou like to swing on a star? Whoa whoa whoa!)
Perfect Strangers
Punky Brewster
Saved by the Bell
Silver Spoons
Small Wonder (I prefer the 80s style version to the "tra la la la" one)
Who's the Boss?

You can hear all these themes and plenty more at

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I love Greatest American Hero's theme song. If anyone watches the Gilmore Girls, Lane's band did a punk version of it, it was quite entertaining with Sebastian Bach on lead vocals.
I love the Miami Vice theme, it has to be one of the best, and the music throughout each episode was great too.
Welcome Back Kotter was great too. I gotta think on some more!

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