The 40 Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Page 6 of 1020. The Simpsons - Danny Elfman
"The Simpsons Theme" was composed by Danny Elfman in 1989, and was our #2 current theme song.
19. Malcolm in the Middle - "Boss of Me" by They Might Be Giants
The Johns (Flannsburgh and Linnell) have also written solid theme songs for The Daily Show, The Oblongs, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Higgly Town Heroes. But "Boss of Me" was their broadcast highlight, earning the prolific duo their only Grammy win in 2002.
18. Square Pegs - The Waitresses
As good as the theme song is, and despite the fact that Devo actually guest-starred, my favorite musical moment on Square Pegs was when Johnny "Slash" Ulasewicz deadpanned his new song—"I'm tired. I'm really tired. I'm so tired. I'm totally tired. Totally." I have no idea why I still remember that scene, but I do.
17. The Muppet Show - Jim Henson and Sam Pottle
I've been going back and watching early episodes of The Muppet Show with my kids, and it's really the intro that made a puppet show feel like it was ready for prime time. Lord knows it wasn't early guest stars like Juliet Prowse and Connie Stevens. Every week as a kid, I couldn't wait to see what would happen to Gonzo when, like Charlie Brown trying to kick a field goal, he tried to blow that last trumpet note.