Top 30 TV Themes of All-Time

30. “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” – Jerry Scoggins

29. “Happy Days” – Pratt & McClain

28. “Kiss Me” – Bobby McFerrin (Season 4)

27. “Making Our Dreams Come True” – Cyndi Grecco

26. “Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)” – Joey Scarbury

25. “I’ll Be There For You” – The Rembrandts

24. “The Facts of Life” – Gloria Loring

23. “Saved By the Bell” – Scott Gale

22. “Three’s Company” – Ray Charles (No, not that one) and Julia Rinker

21. “The Addams Family Theme”- Vic Mizzy

20. “Reading Rainbow Theme” – Tina Fabrique

19. “The X-Files” – Mark Snow

18. “Rawhide” – Frankie Laine

17. “Thank You For Being a Friend” – Cynthia Fee

16. “Superman” – Lazlo Bane

15. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” – Fred Rogers

14. “Peter Gunn Theme” – Henry Mancini

13. “The Streetbeater” – Quincy Jones

12. “Dexter Theme” – Rolfe Kent

11. “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” – Gary Portnoy

10. “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” – Cyndi Lauper

9. “Little Boxes” – Malvina Reynolds (Season 1)

8. “Bad Reputation” – Joan Jett

7. “Knight Rider Theme” – Stu Phillips

6. “Princes of the Universe” – Queen

5. “Sesame Street Theme” – Joe Raposo

4. “In Living Color” – Heavy D

3. “Fraggle Rock Theme” – Unknown

2. “Woke Up This Morning” – Alabama 3

1. “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” – Will Smith

Just missed it:
21 Jump Street
Andy Griffith
The Brady Bunch
The Courtship of Eddie’s Father
Family Matters
Full House
Gilligan’s Island
Green Acres
Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper
Home Improvement
The Jeffersons
The Love Boat
Magnum P.I.
Mission Impossible
Mr. Ed
The Partridge Family
Twilight Zone

* This list does not account for cartoon themes.
** My apologies that some of these have lame videos. Copyright junk.


4 thoughts on “Top 30 TV Themes of All-Time

  1. Mission Impossible does have a great theme. Honestly, I could’ve easily made this a top 50 list. There are way more great theme songs than you’d think.

    And, no! I’m not Panthro.. the list will get finished. It’s just been a busy week for me. 🙂

  2. yes fresh prince deserves the top but yet is it not more of a tv rap? also a team? where is the a team. i do think andy griffeth should have made it and green acres and star trek tos and mission impossible. how about brady bunch. oh and a little show called BONANZA! i mean yeah rawhide is awesome [thank you blues bros.] but bonanza takes the western cake. good list but not great. make anothr

  3. Thanks, Kissbee!
    Yes, Fresh Prince was a rap song, but it was also the theme song for Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, so it definitely counts.
    The A-Team theme is classic. I thought it made the “Just Missed It” list, but it must’ve got overlooked. However, The Brady Bunch and Bonanza did make that list.
    Honestly, this list was very hard to make and took me about a week to compile and complete. In the end, it came down to my personal taste and songs I have some sort of connection with, so while you might not think it’s great, I’m satisfied with it. 🙂

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