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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

TV Show Theme Songs

If you came to the Muse today and expected a more fashion-centric post, then apologies because I like to mix shit up a bit. But if you happen to like TV show theme songs, then you'll find this post quite amusing.

Everywhere You Look -- is the theme song from Full House and I still love it to this day because of two reasons: the San Francisco background means even more to me now that I've actually seen this place in person and it's where I live. And it's nostalgic as it's the only show on this list that I actually watched as a kid--without ever knowing just how crude, yet hilarious, Bob Sagat is in real life.

Little Boxes -- is quite possibly my favorite TV show theme song. This was back in the day when I used to watch Weeds. I no longer watch it as I think it kind of lost its edge, but this song will always do it for me. I actually live by a neighborhood that, I kid you not, is made up of little ticky tacky box houses. So naturally, I'm waiting for the local soccer mom to start selling weed out of her garage.

This Life - could I really do a post like this and not include anything from Sons of Anarchy? Like the show itself, there's just something really cool about this song. Maybe it's the gritty voice or how it starts very mellow and then gets amped up. Now that I think about it, that's exactly how the show goes. A match made in biker heaven.

Those Were the Days - I'll admit that some of the words in this song are a bit say what now? But I can't help that I love how cute the Bunkers look singing together at the piano. All in the Family was a show I would watch late at night, and even though I love the song, I really don't know how Edith's screech in the middle of the tune didn't give me insomnia. Or maybe it did.

Bad Things - it doesn't really matter if you like the show or not, True Blood has one of the best theme songs in existence--and the images in the opening credits are fantastic too. It's as creepy as all get out (like my use of southern slang there?), and is one of the only songs on here that I could listen to on repeat.

Fresh Prince of Bel Air - one of the best songs Will Smith has ever done is the theme song to his old show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. I think everyone knows the lyrics to this song (but what about the extended version). "I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8, and I yelled to the cabbie, 'yo homes, smell ya lata!' OK...that's enough.

Long Hard Times to Come -- goodness, why do I like country sounding theme songs? I don't even like country music. But clearly, I have a thing for the twang in TV (see Sons of Anarchy and True Blood above). Only the chorus is used for Justified, but that's really all that's needed. If you haven't watched this show yet, I recommend you watch the opening credits and all the scenes with Boyd Crowder.

Theme Song Honorable Mentions:
-- Good Times
-- Game of Thrones
-- Angel
-- Curb Your Enthusiasm
-- The Walking Dead
-- Saved by the Bell

What are your favorite TV show theme songs?


  1. I love theme tunes to shows...I know all of these as well...very cool selection!! I know the Sons of Anarchy quite well now, but since we are trying to catch up, we usually skip it now, so we can get straight into what's happening, haha! Have a great day doll xx

  2. So fun! Hearing a theme song from any tv show I watched growing up always puts me in a good mood!

  3. Wow, I had to think about the Full House song and listen to it again... so classic! I love True Blood so that an excellent one! :-) Thanks for taking us back!

  4. I love the SOA theme song! Always gets me in the mood for an episode!

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

  5. I've always been partial to the Fresh Prince theme song. Who didn't love that show?!?! And Saved By The Bell....

  6. love fullhouse and weed theme song.
    great post girl

  7. Love theme songs... fun post... Chk my blog... may be u wanna follow each other.. lemme know

  8. So fun! Love the theme songs from Full House and Fresh Prince :)

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  10. I lovee the Full House theme, and Good Times is also a great one. I was just recently watching Sons of Anarchy but I must have missed the theme song!
    One of my faves is That's So Raven, I can't get enough.

    onacruz blog

  11. oh wow, there are just so many, but I like the classics - themes to Dragnet, The Beverly Hillbillies, Sanford and Son, What's Happening, A Different World and all of The Cosby Show seasons!

  12. Great idea for a post! The Addams Family them song is always fun - but then gets stuck in your head for weeks on end.

    Stopping by to give you some comment ♥ from the Thursday Favorite Things linky.

    Hope your day is happy (and you don't get any annoying songs stuck in your head!)

  13. what a fun idea. Friends was the first one that came to mind. But I love so many of them and the classics too. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥

  14. Hah! I did a random music post on my blog yesterday too! All That had a pretty fantastic theme song that I still find myself singing in my head.

    aka Bailey


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