13 TV Show Themes I Can Sing...

My Mom heard something on talk radio about how TV Show don't have theme songs anymore. I guess that's kinda true...I mean, Friends had a theme song, but I really can't think of any other recent shows with theme songs. That said, here are 13 tv show themes that I know all the words to. Good luck gettin' these out of your head!

1) The Facts of Life-"You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both and there you have...The facts of life, the facts of life......
2) Happy Days-"Sunday Monday Happy Days...Tuesday Wednesday Happy Days..."
3) Laverne & Shirley-"One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,Schlimiel, schlimazel, hasenpfeffer, incorporated...We're gonna do it!"
4) Gilligan's Island-"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale...A tale of a fate boat trip..."
5) The Love Boat-"Love, exciting and new Come Aboard. We're expecting you. Love, life's sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you."
6) The Adam's Family-"They're creepy and they're kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're all together ooky, The Addams Family"
7) Family Ties-"I bet we been together for a million years, And I bet we'll be together for a million more. Oh, It's like I started breathing on the night we kissed, And I can't remember what I ever did before. What would we do baby, Without Us? What would we do baby, Without Us?"
8) The Beverly Hillbillies-"Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed, Then one day he was shootin at some food, And up through the ground came a bubblin crude."
9) Fame-"Fame! I'm gonna live forever. I'm gonna learn how to fly, High! I feel it coming together, People will see me and cry Fame!"
10) It's Gary Shandling's Show-"This is the theme to Garry's Show, The theme to Garry's show. Garry called me up and asked if I would right his theme song."
11) Gimmie a Break-"Gimme a break I sure deserve it It's time I made it to the top. Gimme a break I’m looking forward Get behind me pull out every stop."
12) WKRP in Cincinnati-"Baby, if you've ever wondered, Wondered whatever became of me, I'm living on the air in Cincinnati, Cincinnati, WKRP."
13) Cheers-"Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot."

Sad to say, I could have gone on and on...Why is all this useless information rattling around in my brain?!? Seriously, is anyone ever going to ask me, "Hey, what are the lyrics to The Love Boat?" I don't think so! What did I miss? What rattles around in your brain? Dump it here!

53 comments

  1. Eight is Enough...to fill our lives with love.
    WKRP in Cincinatti...we're living on the air in Cincinatti...Cincinatti WKRP.

    I could go on and on too. I guess I watched a lot of tv as a kid ;)

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  2. I think this is because shows don't have the montage of who is in the shows anymore. Instead their names just scroll across the bottom while the show is one. Remeber Family Ties how it had the family pictures. I loved that. Or the Cosby show with its crazy dancing. Man, good stuff.

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  3. Um, now that I read your post, nearly all those songs will rattle around in my brain . . . along with "The Brady Bunch, The Brady Bunch . . ."

    At least it is better than the brain-numbing tunes of J's toys.

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  4. Most of that is rattling around in my brain too - I can sing you most of them! Too funny - we are a bunch of losers - aren't we!? No - it's fun and I can't tell you how many parties I've been to where this very thing comes up and lots of us sit around singing these fun jingles from all those great shows. Take care. Kellan

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  5. I can too - all of them! hahaha thx for your visit. happy tt :)

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  6. Yep, we definitely grew up in the same era! I LOVED Laverne and Shirley - what a classic!

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  7. Now, I've got some new tunes running through my head... my favorite is Gilligan's Island... for sure.

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  8. Yep, I know most of them too. Especially Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley. Great list. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by:)

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  9. I also can sing every one of those songs - did I do anything BUT watch tv when I was growing up?

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  10. PS...I seen the header you did for No Nonsense Girl...I want one:( You are a very talented Mommy!!

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  11. Great list! I knew most of them, but not nearly all. It's killing me now that I can't think of Who's the Boss' theme song. It did have one, right?

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  12. Ahh, Friends.
    Thursdays have never been the same without it. (well, that and Seinfeld)

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  13. Those are soooooooooo going to be stuck in my head now. LOL! I think I've watched too much tv in my time.

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  14. I could sing all of those! Thankfully there were enough of them that no one song in particular got stuck in my head.

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  15. The Monkees, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Love American Style....I know em all!

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  16. It is sad but I know them all too. I wish there was some high paying job I could get with all that useless knowledge.
    That is a great 13 Thursday list.

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  17. Yes, those are the shows of my youth! I remember every one, except Gary Shandling. Was that on cable? Yeah, we were the family with FOUR channels, yes four and ONLY four (abc, cbs, nbc, pbs) until I moved away after college.

    I LOVE those shows. I remember Tuesday night being my favorite! Happy Days then Laverne and Shirley. Of course, there was NO way my mom would let me continue with the Tuesday night line-up, No Three's Company for us! Way too suggestive! Isn't that funny? That show is so tame compared to today's shows, yet it was such a big thing during its time.

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  18. Ah … perhaps useless, but they do bring back memories of a positive kind and THAT serves us well. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  19. OMG those are all great. I think I can see all of them too. Although the Adam's Family I may have trouble with, I never really watched that one. Great TT!

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  20. How about Greatest American Hero...."Believe it or not, I'm walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free. Flying away on a wing and a prayer. Who could it be? Believe it or not, it's just me."

    Yes, I watched. I'm a dork!

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  21. I HATE that shows don't have theme songs anymore. More time for plot development, advertising, blah, blah, blah. I want a theme song, dang it!

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  22. ok, now I've got the Cheers song stuck in my head! This list brought back good memories--thanks!

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  23. If you were a 90's kid - The Fresh Prince of Bel Air would have been your # 1!

    "Now this is a story all about how, my life got flipped, turned upside down..."

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  24. I knew all but Gary Shandling. Cool trip down memory lane; thanks!

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  25. There's always Firefly--you can't take the sky from me. Which we memorized after watching and re-watching the DVDs. :)

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  26. I love them all. What a great TT list. Have a wonderful day. :)

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  27. You left some of my favorites, Good Times, The Jefferson, All in the Family, AND the Best of all - The Greatest American Hero.... oh I could go on and on

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  28. I could sing 'em with ya, and we could make a super cool girl group. I'll be the front woman, and you can sing back ground with Head Gaggler!! ;)

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  29. Oh yeah, all of them!! Let me tell you the theme song forever ingrained in my brain...SpongeBob Squarepants. I really wish my kids would move on.

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  30. I always loved the "It's Gary Shandling Show" theme. I could sing along to all of these, mostly from memory. Great list!

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  31. You cannot tell your era at all from this list....no, not at all LOL!!!!
    Now I think I have The Facts of Life theme stuck in my head....I so wanted to be Natalie, I know how odd am I?

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  32. Great songs from great shows! I can sing the theme song from the Fresh Prince. Or rap it, I guess.

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  33. What a fun list. Why is it that we can remember all of this but not the quadratic equation? Maybe all math should be set to music!

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  34. There are not any shows of that quality being produced anymore..I loved all of those shows...still watch them to Tv Land from time to time....just to remember, you know?
    Miss those kind of shows....Great list, thanks for taking us back with those...Damn, now the Facts of Life is stuck in my head..thanks, Nap!

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  35. oh my god..i know all of those too...and love 'em all too. :)

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  36. Ah yes. Back when theme songs acutally had words. I know most of the words to those theme songs too. Love The Brady Bunch!

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  37. Like Nirvana sang - smells like theme spirit!!

    Now, how do I get those songs out of my head. Oh, don;t worry, they all have good memories, so that's cool!

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  38. LOL - I know those and even if I didn't, my hubby has CDs with pretty much every tv theme song ever made... :)

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  39. Don't even get me started on commercial jingles!!

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  40. It's all I can do to remember the words to Happy Birthday.
    Great shows, great list.

    Happy TT

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  41. Hi. Me again. I've tagged you to do a meme. Come by when you can and get on it girlie girl! :)

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  42. Oh, gilligans island. Now that will be stuck in my head all night.

    Nice list!

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  43. Moving on up...Moving on up...to a deluxe apartment in the sky...we are moving on up...we are moving on up...we finally got a piece of the pie. Fish don't fry in the kitchen...beans don't burn on the grill...took a whole lotta tryyyying just to get up that hill...now we're up in the big league, taking our turn at bat...as long as we live its you and me baby, it ain't nothing more than that...

    Whew I feel a lot better!

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  44. Since I stopped homeschooling I swear my brain died. I used to have it all together (and know where it was!) but now I think from lack of use there isn't anything rattling up there. I even forget where I put my name on occasion. It's a sad, sad state.

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  45. Out of 45 comments I'm sure these have been mentioned:

    All in the Family
    Different Strokes
    Three's Company
    Dukes of Hazard

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  46. OMG....I'm singin' right along with you and tappin' my foot!!!! And...then there was MASH, and I Dream of Jeannie, and The Andy Griffith Show, and Bewitched!! I could go on and on. But, TV was good back then, wasn't it??

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  47. I know LOTS of theme songs, too. You and I will kick it on Jeopardy. I don't remember much of the Love Boat.

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  48. what about welcome back kotter? oh yeah, you're waaaaay younger than i am!! but, thats a great tt!!! hilarious...i can sing along with ya...ready...you take the good you take the bad you take them both and there you have the facts of life...ugh!!!
    oh, thanks a lot...now i'm going to be singing these, all day!!
    xoxo

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  49. Totally Fresh Prince. These days, it's the Wonder Pets.

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  50. I think I could do all of those except Gimme a Break and WKRP. Cool T13!

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  51. Wait! What about the Jetsons and the Flintstones?

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  52. Oh my gosh, I'm the same way. Now I'm singing "Silver Spoons" in my head. Thanks Nap Warden....lol

    www.mamapj.com

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