In the late '70s and throughout the '80s , television programming saw quite a of bit of innovation. Herein, we've rounded up some of the best TV theme songs that every something remembers. The theme song to Diff'rent Strokes introduced audiences to "a man of means," wealthy white widower Phillip Drummond, and the two black boys he adopted, Arnold and Willis Jackson. The family was certainly unconventional for its late '70s and early '80s audience, but as the theme song reminded viewers, "it takes diff'rent strokes to move the world. The catchy theme song to this spinoff was penned by Alan Thicke , the same man who wrote "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" a few years prior. Although Taxi was a largely lighthearted sitcom about a group of taxi drivers in New York City, the somber instrumental theme reflected the series' occasionally more melancholy tone. The title of the Bob James tune, "Angela," refers to a character from the third episode—an unhappy and unpleasant woman whom Alex takes out on a date.
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Today's somethings grew up in a transformative era for television. Over the course of the s, TV shows transitioned from black-and-white imagery to vivid, lifelike Technicolor—not to mention the sheer number of programs expanded, too. Gilligan's Island! The Jetsons!
Can You Match the Theme Song to the ’60s TV Show?
Seventies drama "Charlie's Angels" didn't exactly have a theme song, but each episode did begin with a mysterious man named Charlie telling viewers how he met his angels. The show featured three beautiful detectives and looms so large in pop culture it inspired a film starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. With '70s sitcom "The Jeffersons," viewers got to see Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson, a successful dry cleaner who made enough money to move his family to a high-end apartment on the East Side. Looks like George and Weezie finally got their piece of the pie.
How do you determine the greatest TV show theme songs of all time? We begin with Part 1: Theme songs for live-action shows. This Dandy Warhols track was both bracingly of-the-moment and completely appropriate for the Kristen Bell-led teen detective show. Veronica Mars ran three seasons, had a film continuation released in , and will return for a multi-episode run on Hulu this year. The song became so popular, with DJs playing it on the radio, that the group recorded an extended version for a single, and a companion video was produced featuring the six leads of the show. The release was a massive hit around the world between and , and notched No.