TV Show Theme Songs

“Sometimes the world looks perfect, nothing to rearrange…”

…and, with all due respect to Perfect Strangers, sometimes we realize the world was perfect–– but just isn’t quite as good anymore.

Now we don’t want you to get the impression that we here at Best of the 80s do nothing but sit around and whine at how much better life was in our favorite decade… but when it comes to certain things, we can’t help ourselves.

Case in point: TV show theme songs.

Remember when each and every show would open with a minute-long song, introducing us to the cast? From Family Ties‘ “Without Us” to the uber-techno theme from Knight Rider, the themes were there to entertain us, week in and week out.

And, frankly, we loved them.

Heck, we even loved the fact that every single episode of Voyagers told us how they travel through time to help history along, and that four seasons into The A-Team we were still being introduced to “a crack commando unit sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit.” Really? Seventy-five episodes later, and we still need to hear the entire backstory?

Um, yes we do!

And then… well, then there was this little gem, which (thanks to us) you’ll now be humming for the rest of the day.

Need more proof about how awesome 80s TV show themes were? Well, eight of them (Moonlighting, Miami Vice, Greatest American Hero, Hill Street Blues, WKRP in Cincinnati, Dynasty, Magnum, P.I., and The Dukes of Hazzard) actually made it onto the Billboard charts in the 80s.

Wanna know how many have made it onto the charts in the thirty years since?

Two. Friends and The Heights… both in the early 90s.

Sigh, we miss the old Sunday, Monday, Happy Days.

We ♥ TV Show Theme Songs.

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~ by weheart80s on December 2, 2011.

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