Best Television Show Theme Songs (1950s-2000s)


I'm a lover of all things vintage, throwback, and nostalgic. I'm thinking one of the reasons I have an "old soul" is because I started watching old television shows and shows from the 1930's-1980's as a child and I fell in love with them. Green Acres, Laverne & Shirley, Good Times, Little Rascals, The Jeffersons, my little self was like a 60 year old church mother in a 10 year old's body. And of course I enjoyed the early 2000's Disney Channel shows like Proud Family and Kim Possible too. Aside from growing up watching old and new (at the moment) shows, I also think it's very important to preserve pop cultural art and history via media.

I got like Minnie Ripperton, took a trip down memory lane and collected some of the best and most recognized television show theme songs from the 1950's-2000's. These theme songs tell the tales of the fashion, vernacular, cultures, and popular music of the eras and made their marks within American television history as being impactful and iconic even in the present day. From jazz music to hip-hop, each show's theme song reflected some of the most impactful and popular musical genres in American cultural history. What a shame the majority of these fifty second to one minute jams sound better than majority of the music made today! Take a gander at some of the most memorable and best sounding tv show theme songs!

1. I Love Lucy (1951-1957)


2. Perry Mason (1957-1966)


3. I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970)


4. Green Acres (1965-1971)


5. Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977)


6. Good Times (1974-1979)


7. Happy Days (1974-1984)


8. The Jeffersons (1975-1985)


9.What's Happening (1976-1979)


10. Laverne & Shirley (1976-1983)


11. Diff'rent Strokes (1978-1986)


12. Gimme A Break (1981-1987)


13. Cheers (1982-1993)


14. The Cosby Show (1984-1992)


15. 227 (1985-1990)


16. The Golden Girls (1985-1992)


17. Amen (1986-1991)


18. In Living Color (1990-1994)


19. Roc (1991-1994)


20. Martin (1992-1997)


21. Living Single (1993-1998)


22. The Nanny (1993-1999)


23. Sister Sister (1994-1999)


24. All That (1994-2005)


25. The Wayans Brothers (1995-1999)


26. The Jamie Foxx Show (1996-2001)


27. Moesha (1996-2001)


28. The Steve Harvey Show (1996-2001)


29. Smart Guy (1997-1999)


30. Girlfriends (2000-2008)


31. The Parkers (2001-2004)


32. The Proud Family (2001-2005)


33. One on One (2001-2006)


34. Half & Half (2002-2006)


35. That's So Raven (2003-2007)




Did I miss any television show theme songs? Share below!





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