List of television theme music


List of television theme music

The following contains scores and/or songs which are the primary theme music of a television series or mini-series.

dynamic list of songs "They are sorted alphabetically by the television series' title. Any themes, scores, or songs which are billed under a different name than their respective television series' title are shown in parentheses, except in cases where they are officially billed as "Theme from [Series' Name] ", " [Series' Name] Theme", etc., which are omitted. This list does not include television series' whose broadcast run was less than ten episodes (i.e. a "failed" series) unless officially designated as a television mini-series. In cases where more than one piece of music was used for the main theme during the broadcast run of a television series (Baywatch, Happy Days, Starsky and Hutch, etc.), only the most widely recognized score is referenced."

0 - 9

*"24" - Sean Callery
*"The 4400 ("A Place In Time")" - Amanda Abizaid
*"7th Heaven" - Steve Plunkett

A - B

*"The A-Team" - Mike Post and Pete Carpenter
*"The Addams Family" - Vic Mizzy
*"Airwolf" - Sylvester Levay
*"Alfred Hitchcock Presents ("Funeral March of a Marionette")" - Charles Gounod
*"Alice ("There's a New Girl in Town")" - Linda Lavin
*"All in the Family ("Those Were the Days")" - Lee Adams and Charles Strouse
*"All That - TLC
*"Amazing Stories" - John Williams
*"American Bandstand ("Bandstand Boogie")" - Charles Albertine (alt. version with lyrics by Barry Manilow and Bruce Howard Sussman)
*"American Dreams ("Generation")" - Emerson Hart
*"Angel ("Catharsis of Sufferance" or "Angel Main Theme")" - Darling Violetta
*"Arthur (TV Series) ("Arthur Theme Song")" - Ziggy Marley
*"The Avengers" - Laurie Johnson
*"Bad Girls Club ("Love Me Or Hate Me")" - Lady Sovereign
*"Baretta ("Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow")" - Dave Grusin and M. Ames Performed By Sammy Davis Jr.
*"Barnaby Jones" - Jerry Goldsmith
*"Barney Miller" - Jack Elliott
*"Batman Theme" - Neal Hefti
*"Battlestar Galactica" - Stu Phillips
*"Battlestar Galactica (2004)" - Bear McCreary
*"Baywatch ("I'm Always Here")" - Jimi Jamison
*"Beach House ("The Mixed Tape")" - Jack's Mannequin
*"The Benny Hill Show ("Yakety Sax")" - Boots Randolph
*"The Beverly Hillbillies ("The Ballad of Jed Clampett")" - Flatt & Scruggs
*"Black Sheep Squadron" - Mike Post
*"Bewitched" - Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller
*"The Big Bang Theory" - Barenaked Ladies
*"Big Love ("God Only Knows")" - The Beach Boys
*"B.J. and the Bear ("B.J. McKay")" - Glen A. Larson; performed by Greg Evigan
*"Bleach (*~Asterisk~)" - Orange Range
*"The Bold and the Beautiful ("High Upon This Love")" - Jack Alloco and David Kurtz; performed by Dionne Warwick
*"Bonanza" - Jay Livingston
*"Booker ("Hot in the City")" - Billy Idol
*"Bosom Buddies ("My Life")" - Billy Joel
*"The Brady Bunch" - Frank DeVol
*"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" - Stu Phillips
*"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" - Nerf Herder

C - D

*"Cagney & Lacey" - Bill Conti
*"The Carol Burnett Show ("I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together")" - Carol Burnett
*"Charlie's Angels" - Jack Elliott
*"Charmed ("How Soon Is Now?")" - Love Spit Love
*"Cheers ("Where Everybody Knows Your Name")" - Gary Portnoy
*"Chico and the Man" - José Feliciano
*"CHiPs" - Ken Lauber
*"Clueless - ("Ordinary Girl")" - China Forbes
*"Code Lyoko" - ("A World Without Danger") [ Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
*"Code Monkeys ("Code Monkey")" - Jonathan Coulton
*"Cops ("Bad Boys")" - Inner Circle
*"The Cosby Show" - Grover Washington Jr.
*" ("Who Are You")" - The Who
*" ("Won't Get Fooled Again")" - The Who
*" ("Baba O'Riley")" - The Who
*"Dad's Army ("Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Mr. Hitler?")" - Bud Flanagan
*"Dallas" - Jerrold Immel
*"Dark Shadows" - Robert Cobert
*"A Different World" - Aretha Franklin
*"Diff'rent Strokes" - Alan Thicke, Al Burton, and Gloria Loring
*"Dirty Little Secret ("Dirty Little Secret")" - The All-American Rejects
*"Doctor Who" - Delia Derbyshire
*"Dog the Bounty Hunter" - Ozzy Ozbourne
*"Doogie Howser, M.D." - Mike Post
*"Drake & Josh ("I Found a Way")" - Drake Bell
*"The Drew Carey Show ("Cleveland Rocks")" - The Presidents of the United States of America
*"The Dukes of Hazzard ("Good Ol' Boys")" - Waylon Jennings
*"Dynasty" - Bill Conti

E - F

*"Early Edition" - W. G. Walden
*"Ed ("Next Year")" - Foo Fighters
*""'Ed, Edd n Eddy
*" ("Faith Of The Heart")" - Russell Watson
*"Entourage ("Superhero")" - Jane's Addiction
*"The Equalizer" - Stewart Copeland
*"ER" - James Newton Howard
*"The Facts of Life" - Gloria Loring
*"Falcon Crest" - Bill Conti
*"The Fall Guy ("The Unknown Stuntman")" - Lee Majors
*""'Fame" - Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore
*"Family Guy" - Walter Murphy
*"Family Matters ("As Days Go By")" - Jesse Frederick
*"Family Ties ("Without Us")" - Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams
*"Farscape" - Guy Gross
*"Father Ted ("Songs Of Love")" - Divine Comedy
*"Firefly ("Ballad of Serenity")" - Sonny Rhodes
*"Flamingo Road" - Gerald Fried
*"Forever Knight" - Fred Mollin
*"" - Fred Mollin
*"Friends ("I'll Be There For You")" - The Rembrandts
*"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
*"Full House ("Everywhere You Look")" - Jesse Frederick and Theresa James
*"Futurama" - Christopher Tyng
*"The F Word" - Babybird

G - H

*"Get Smart" - Irving Szathmary
*"Gilligan's Island ("Ballad of Gilligan's Isle")" - Sherwood Schwartz
*"Gilmore Girls ("Where You Lead")" - performed by Carole King and Louise Goffin
*"Gimme a Break!" - Nell Carter
*"Girlfriends" - Angie Stone
*"The Golden Girls ("Thank You for Being a Friend")" - composed by Andrew Gold, performed by Cindy Fee
*"Grandstand ("News Scoop")" - Len Stevens
*"Grandstand" - Keith Mansfield
*"The Greatest American Hero ("Believe It Or Not")" - Joey Scarbury
*"Green Acres" - composed by Vic Mizzy; performed by Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor
*"The Green Hornet ("Flight of the Bumblebee")" - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
*"Gun ("Happiness is A Warm Gun")" - John Lennon and Paul McCartney; performed by U2
*"Gunsmoke" - Rex Koury
*"Hannah Montana ("Best of Both Worlds")" - Miley Cyrus
*"Happy Days" - Jerry McClain
*"Hardcastle and McCormick ("Drive")" - Mike Post and Pete Carpenter
*"Have Gun - Will Travel ("Ballad of Paladin")" - Johnny Western, Richard Boone, and Sam Rolfe
*"Hawaii Five-0" - The Ventures
*" ("Princes of the Universe")" - Queen
*"Hill Street Blues" - Mike Post
*"The Hills ("Unwritten")" - Natasha Bedingfield
*"Hogan's Heroes" - Jerry Fielding
*"House ("Teardrop")" - Massive Attack

I - J

*"I Dream of Jeannie" - Hugo Montenegro
*"I Love Lucy" - Eliot Daniel
*"I'll Fly Away" - W. G. Walden
*"iCarly ("Leave it All to Me")" - Miranda Cosgrove and Drake Bell
*"The Incredible Hulk" - Joe Harnell
*"Ironside" - Quincy Jones
*"The Jeffersons ("Movin' On Up")" - Ja'Net DuBois
*"Jeopardy!" - Merv Griffin
*"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" - Robert Goulet
*"Joan of Arcadia ("One Of Us")" - Joan Osborne
*"John from Cincinnati ("Johnny Appleseed")" - Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
*"Johnny Staccato ("Staccato's Theme")" - Elmer Bernstein

K - L

*"KABLAM! ("Skaternity")" - The Toasters (affiliated as The Moon Ska Stompers)
*"King of the Hill" - The Refreshments
*"King's Crossing" - Jerrold Immel
*"Knight Rider" - Stu Phillips
*"Knots Landing" - Jerrold Immel
*"Kung Fu" - Jim Helms
*"The L Word ("The Way That We Live")" - Betty
*" ("Come Clean")" - Hilary Duff
*"Las Vegas ("A Little Less Conversation")" - Elvis Presley (remix by Junkie XL)
*"Laverne & Shirley ("Making Our Dreams Come True")" - Cyndi Grecco
*"Law & Order" - Mike Post
*"Life As We Know It ("Sooner or Later")" - Michael Tolcher
*"Life Goes On (A cover of The Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da")" - Patti LuPone and the rest of the cast
*"The Lone Ranger ("William Tell Overture")" - Gioachino Rossini
*"Lost in Space" - John Williams
*"The Love Boat" - Jack Jones
*"Love of Life ("The Life That You Love")" - Carey Gold

M - N

*"M*A*S*H ("Suicide Is Painless")" - Johnny Mandel and Mike Altman
*"Mad About You ("Final Frontier")" - Ernest Gold
*"Magnum P.I." - Ian Freebairn-Smith (Season 1); Mike Post and Pete Carpenter (remaining seasons)
*"Makin' It" - David Naughton
*"Malcolm in the Middle ("Boss of Me")" - They Might Be Giants
*"Maniac Mansion" - Jane Siberry and Mary Margaret O'Hara
*"Married with Children ("Love and Marriage")" - Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen; performed by Frank Sinatra
*"The Mary Tyler Moore Show ("Love is All Around")" - Sonny Curtis
*"Match Game ("A Swingin' Safari")" - Billy Vaughn
*"Maude ("And Then There's Maude")" - Donny Hathaway
*"Maverick" - Sons of the Pioneers
*"Miami Vice" - Jan Hammer
*"" - Lalo Schifrin
*"Mister Ed" - Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
*"Monk" - Jeff Beal
*"Monty Python's Flying Circus ("Liberty Bell March")" - John Philip Sousa
*"The Monkees" - The Monkees
*"Moonlighting" - Al Jarreau
*"Mr. Belvedere ("According to Our New Arrival")" - Leon Redbone
*"The Munsters" - Jack Marshall
*"My Favorite Martian" - George Greeley
*"My So-Called Life" - W. G. Walden
*"Mystery Science Theater 3000" - seasons 0-5 Joel Hodgson, seasons 5-10 Michael J. Nelson
*"The Nanny ("The Nanny Named Fran")" - Ann Hampton Callaway
*"NBA on NBC ("Roundball Rock")" - John Tesh
*"NBC Nightly News ("The Mission") - John Williams
*"Newhart" - Henry Mancini
*"Night Court" - Jack Elliott
*"La Femme Nikita" - Mark Snow
*"NYPD Blue" - Mike Post

O - P

*"The O.C. ("California")" - Phantom Planet
*""'The Odd Couple" - Neal Hefti
*"One Tree Hill ("I Don't Want to Be")" - Gavin DeGraw
*"The Outer Limits" - Mark Mancina
*"Party of Five ("Closer To Free")" - BoDeans
*"The Partridge Family ("C'mon, Get Happy")" - The Partridge Family
*"Peep Show ("Flagpole Sitta")" - Harvey Danger (Season 2-present)
*"Perfect Strangers ("Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now")"- David Pomeranz
*"Peter Gunn" - Henry Mancini
*"Phineas and Ferb ("Today is Gonna be a Great Day")" - Bowling for Soup
*"The Pink Panther Show" - Henry Mancini
*"Planet of the Apes" - Lalo Schifrin
*"The Price is Right" - Sheila Cole
*"Psych ("I Know, You Know")" - Friendly Indians
*"Punky Brewster ("Every Time I Turn Around")" - Gary Portnoy
*"Prisoner ("On The Inside") - Lynne Hamilton

Q - R

*"Quantum Leap" - Mike Post
*"Queer Duck" - RuPaul
*"Quincy M.E." - Stu Phillips
*"Rawhide" - Ned Washington and Dimitri Tiomkin; performed by Frankie Laine
*"Reba ("I'm a Survivor")" - Reba McEntire
*"The Rebel ("Ballad of Johnny Yuma")" - Richard Markowitz and Andrew J. Fenady; performed by Johnny Cash
*"Remington Steele" - Mike Post
*"Rescue Me ("C'mon C'mon")" - Von Bondies
*"The Rockford Files" - Mike Post and Pete Carpenter
*"Roseanne" - W. G. Walden
*"Roswell ("Here With Me")" - Dido
*"Route 66" - Nelson Riddle
*"The Royle Family ("Half The World Away")" - Oasis
*"Ryan's Hope ("Here's to Us")" - Carey Gold

- T

*"St. Elsewhere" - Dave Grusin
*"Sanford and Son ("The Streetbeater")" - Quincy Jones
*"Scrubs ("Superman")" - Lazlo Bane
*"Sesame Street ("Can You Tell Me How To Get To...")" - Joe Raposo, Jon Stone, and Bruce Hart
*"Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
*"The Simpsons" - Danny Elfman
*"Smallville ("Save Me")" - Remy Zero
*"The Sopranos ("Woke Up This Morning")" - Alabama 3
*"Soul Train ("TSOP [The Sound of Philadelphia] )" - MFSB and The Three Degrees
*"South Park" - Primus
*"SpongeBob SquarePants" - Pat Pinney
*"" - Alexander Courage
*"" - Dennis McCarthy
*"" - Jerry Goldsmith, arrangement by Dennis McCarthy
*"" - Jerry Goldsmith
*"Starsky and Hutch ("Gotcha")" - Tom Scott
*"Step by Step" - Jesse Frederick
*"Still Standing ("You Make Me Happy")" - Will Hoge
*" ("Who I Am")" - Jessica Andrews
*"The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" - John Adair
*"Tales From The Crypt" - Danny Elfman
*"Taxi ("Angela")" - Bob James
*"That '70s Show ("That 70's Song")" - Cheap Trick
*"That's So Raven" - Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown and Anneliese van der Pol
*"Three Wishes ("Believe")" - Amy Grant
*"Three's Company" - written by Joe Raposo and Don Nicholl; performed by Ray Charles and Julia Rinker
*"The Thrills ("Extraordinary")" - Mandy Moore
*"Time of Your Life ("I've Just Seen a Face")" - BoDeans
*"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson ("Johnny's Theme")" - Paul Anka
*"Tour of Duty ("Paint it Black")" - The Rolling Stones
*"The Twilight Zone" - Bernard Herrmann (Season 1); Marius Constant (Seasons 2-5)

U - Z

*"V" - Dennis McCarthy
*"Veronica Mars ("We Used To Be Friends")" - The Dandy Warhols
*"Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" - Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
*"Watership Down ("Bright Eyes")"
*"Welcome Back, Kotter ("Welcome Back")" - John Sebastian
*"The West Wing" - W. G. Walden
*"What's Happening!!" - Henry Mancini
*"Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? - Rockapella
*"The Wild Wild West" - Richard Markowitz
*"WKRP in Cincinnati" - Steve Carlisle
*"Wonder Woman" - Charles Fox
*"The Wonder Years ("A Little Help From My Friends")" - John Lennon and Paul McCartney; performed by Joe Cocker
*"The X-Files" - Mark Snow
*"The Young and The Restless ("Nadia's Theme")" - Perry Botkin Jr.
*"Zoey 101 ("Follow Me")" - Jamie Lynn Spears

ee also

*List of television theme music composers

External links

* [http://www.televisiontunes.com/ Thousands of TV Theme Songs]
* [http://www.televisiontunes.co.uk/ TV Theme Tunes Directory]


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