The 40 Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Page 7 of 1016. The Beverly Hillbillies - "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" by Paul Henning
That's Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs on guitar and banjo. The first time through Jerry Scoggins sings the premise, and then Scruggs goes nuts on banjo.
15. The Addams Family - Vic Mizzy
Kudos to Mizzy, who also wrote the theme to Green Acres, for forcing rhymes like "they're altogether ooky" and "they really are a scree-um." How did this show get canceled after only three years?
14. Star Trek:The Next Generation - Alexander Courage and Jerry Goldsmith
Combining pieces from Courage's original Star Trek theme music with Goldsmith's compositions from the first film, the intro to ST:TNG was, like most every other aspect, an improvement upon the original. (Let the flaming begin!)
13. Doctor Who - Ron Grainer
Our top pick for current theme song, Ron Grainer's pioneering electronic composition was originally brought to life by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop back in 1963. It's been tweaked for the modern era, but it's a timeless tune for the time-traveling doc.