Are These the Best TV Theme Songs?


The folks over at Paste have compiled a pretty impressive list of the 40 best TV theme songs of all time, complete with YouTube clips for each. Some of them are relatively modern classics (The Simpsons, The Sopranos), while many others dredge up memories of the '70s (The Love Boat, The Brady Bunch).

It's a pretty comprehensive list, and there are lots of fun facts I didn't know (for example, the same composers did the music for The A-Team, CHiPs, and Doogie Howser, MD, among others). And I really can't argue with the No. 1 choice of Cheers ("Where Everybody Knows Your Name"). But there are a couple that I'd love to add, including at least one version of "Way Down in the Hole" from The Wire and the theme from the BBC version of The Office (though its peppier US counterpart is pretty great as well). There's also a noticeable lack of cheesy '80s theme songs, though those might be more nostalgia inducing than actually great.

What theme songs do you think deserve to make the list?

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