The 40 Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Page 9 of 108. Hawaii Five-o - Morton Stevens
Of all the songs on this list, this is the one that you'll have stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Unless of course you can whistle...
7. The Andy Griffith Show - Earle Hagen, Herbert Spencer and Everett Sloane
That's Hagen you hear whistling the intro, but I was more impressed with this version by some guy's parrot:
6. The Jeffersons - "Movin' On Up" by Ja'net Du Boise
How's this for the inter-connectedness of Hollywood? Du Boise played Willona Woods on Good Times. Janet Jackson was also on Good Times. Justin Timberlake caused a little wardrobe malfunction with Janet Jackson during Super Bowl XXXVIII. Fellow Mousketeer alum Keri Russell starred in Mission:Impossible III. The original Mission:Impossible TV show aired on CBS alongside All in the Family. The Jeffersons was an All in the Family spin-off. OK, so that was pretty random, but you can't argue against the greatness of "Movin' On Up."
5. All in the Family - "Those Were the Days" by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse
Few intros are as simple or as memorable as Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton at the spinnet piano live in front of a studio audience every week. This was the first song I (and many others) learned on the piano, as it used only the black keys. But only now have I learned that the closing lyrics are "Gee, our old LaSalle ran great." Or that a LaSalle was a GM automobile that went out of production in 1940.