Do you remember when tv shows had theme songs?
It seems like every show on these days has a quick logo/name splash scene and then it cuts right to the ‘entertainment’. Not too long ago, shows began with theme songs that were catchy, humworthy and got stuck in your head. When you heard it, you were instantly reminded of the show. Sometimes, they even made it onto the radio, became hits of a sort.
Heck, I remember buying a certain song by the Rembrandts for a little show called ‘Friends’. Going back further, there was the theme for ‘Cheers’, ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ – even a little diddy from ‘The Greatest American Hero’.
Whatever happened to theme songs for tv shows? I, for one, miss them.
So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of my favorites from a bygone era.
The Greatest American Hero (Believe it or not)
Cheers (Where everybody knows your name)
The Dukes of Hazzard (Good ‘ol boys)
Friends (I’ll be there for you)
Growing Pains (As Long As We’ve Got Each Other)
…and who can forget this one?