When I was reading my homepage the other morning this article about theme songs caught my eye. I’m a sucker for old television theme songs. I guess I didn’t really realize that there aren’t many anymore until I read the article.
I for one can’t stand it the way some programs start. There is no warning and half the time, at least with shows like CSI, Law and Order and the Without A Trace type shows, if you miss that first minute, you miss almost the whole plot. You can catch up with the story but you miss the most important part. I miss those opening songs.
I can remember after having way to many cocktails a few drinks, we would all pile onto the pontoon and cruise around the lake singing them. I think we thought we were all going to be the next American Idol or something. But man, did we ever have a good time.
I can still sing most of the words to a lot of them. What about Gilligan’s Island? Mr Ed? All In The Family? Green Acres? Can anyone hum the tune to Bonanza , Dallas or Hawaii 5-0? Facts Of Life? Dukes of Hazard? The Jefferson’s? The Honeymooners? I could go on and on but I’ll spare you.
Or am I just aging myelf? Take a look at this list of top 50 theme songs and see if you can come up with some of your favorites.