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Adventures in Theme Songs

Posted in adventures in theme songs, soundtrack to your life, television with tags , , , , , , on August 1, 2009 by thedith

The Wonder Years.  Remember when there was that rumor going around middle school that Marilyn Manson played Paul, Kevin’s best friend? That was a weird rumor.  This, is a rad theme song though.

Adventures in Theme Songs

Posted in adventures in theme songs, rad things, television with tags , , , on July 8, 2009 by thedith

Family Ties.

Great harmonizing: check.

Jazzy melody: check.

Sha-na-na-naa closer: check.

What’s not to love here?

Adventures in Theme Songs

Posted in adventures in theme songs with tags , , , , on July 6, 2009 by thedith

Today gives us Touched By An Angel.  Yeah, maybe I know all the lyrics to this theme song.  That just means it’s awesome.

Adventures in Theme Songs

Posted in adventures in theme songs, television, the 90's with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2009 by thedith

Okay, I wasn’t going to whip it out so soon, but I figured eh, why not? This is actually my favorite theme song of all time.  That’s right, I admit it.  And you know what? Maybe (okay, is) it’s actually my all-time favorite childhood show of all time.  Hey, that’s right. Deal with it. You can’t take that away from me.  So what, I had a talking Michelle doll?

My younger sister once asked me if I moved to San Francisco just because of Full House.  The answer is mostly no…

Adventures in Great Theme Songs

Posted in adventures in theme songs with tags , , , , , , , on June 27, 2009 by thedith

Today brings us the new boy in then neighborhood, who lives downstairs from me…Charles in Charge.  In the late 80’s/early 90’s, America couldn’t get enough of shows about the hijinx that ensue when wacky nannies live with spoiled children and their uptight parents, like they’re one of the family. (see: Who’s the Boss, The Nanny).  Charles in Charge has the best theme song of all these.  Sorry, Danza…

Adventures in Great Theme Songs

Posted in adventures in theme songs, soundtrack to your life with tags , , , , , , on June 24, 2009 by thedith

Today’s Adventures in Great Theme Songs brought to you by everyone’s favorite redheaded, same name brothers, Big Pete and Little Pete — aka The Adventures of Pete and Pete.  I’ll admit, this show was weird, sometimes gross, and took me a really long time to like.  On the plus side, it had a really rockin’ theme song that still holds up as a legit song on its own today.

Soundtrack to Your Life

Posted in adventures in theme songs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by thedith

Remember the days when a tv show’s theme song was almost as important to a show as its plot points? A theme song could make or break a show.  I mean, who doesn’t love (and know all the words to) the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘s theme song? Remember The Rembrandts? Yeah, me neither, but I’m sure you remember their one-hit wonder, “I’ll Be There For You” from Friends, which even came out as a single, and was THE coolest music video of 1994. Except, watching it today, it’s kind of like, Perry, tune it down a notch, okay? Seriously, dude, just chill the beat…

These days, we’re suffering from a paucity of good theme songs.  Instrumental openers like the themes from The Office and House (Massive Attack, as your opening theme song? How sweet is that?) are nice and all, but sometimes you want a little sing-a-long with your opening montage.

So, I’m gonna count down some of my favorites, in no particular order.  How many theme songs are on this count down? Uh, I don’t know. How ever many I want, sheesh! Today, let’s start with Who’s the Boss. Hit it, Danza: