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Old 09-25-2011, 07:19 AM   #1
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TV's top theme songs: Did your favorite make the list? - WTOP.com

Based on a poll of Rolling Stone readers, here's the top 10. Videos in the linked article above.

10. The Golden Girls
9. Sanford and Sons
8. Miami Vice
7. That 70s Show
6. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
5. The Sopranos
4. Friends
3. M*A*S*H
2. Hawaii Five-0
1. Cheers
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How about Dallas, Bonanza, The Virginian, The Big Valley, etc, etc, etc?
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How about Dallas, Bonanza, The Virginian, The Big Valley, etc, etc, etc?
I'd bet those are up there. Rolling Stone only listed the top ten.
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First TV theme song that comes to my mind is Rawhide - the Blues Brothers version

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What about "Secret Agent Man" from the old Patrick McGoohan spy series?
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Secret Agent Man -- great song. We played than in my rock band.

Others: Bonanza , I dream of Jeannie, it's about time, bob Newhart theme, green acres.
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Charles Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette):
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I like these from the posts: Funeral March of a Marionette, Secret Agent Man, Rawhide, Bonanza

But Mission Impossible has to be up there, IMO

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I love this one..

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How about Archie & Edith.

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Probably too old for Rolling Stone.

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Something a little different -- William F. Buckley's Firing Line theme:

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Helmut Winschermann conducting The German Bach Soloists. Soloists featured are Walter van Heuwe, recorder; Gunther Zorn, Oboe; Ernst mayer-Schierning, violin; Wolfgang Basch, trumpet
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This piece served as the theme song for William F. Buckley, Jr.'s Firing Line. It was also chosen as the first to be played on the "golden record", a phonograph record containing a broad sample of Earth's common sounds, languages, and music sent into outer space with the two Voyager probes.
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And now for something completely different :-)

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I'd bet those are up there. Rolling Stone only listed the top ten.
Thought you would get a kick out of those. How about The Beverley Hillbillies?
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Thought you would get a kick out of those. How about The Beverley Hillbillies?
Love it. But hey Johnnie36, how about the Twilight Zone??
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Perry Mason, Rawhide, The Fugitive, Lassie, "The Fishing Hole" (Andy Griffith), Bonanza, Ironside, I Love Lucy--are among MY faves.
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Everytime I hear the Hawaii 5-O theme I get up and do a go-go dance.

I can still sing the Patty Duke Show theme song ("But they're cousins! Identical cousins!") and the Flintstones.
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Perry Mason, Rawhide, The Fugitive, Lassie, "The Fishing Hole" (Andy Griffith), Bonanza, Ironside, I Love Lucy--are among MY faves.
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Most people have never heard of Fred Steiner, but most would recognize one of the most famous themes ever composed for a television show that for "Perry Mason". The show starring Raymond Burr as the famous attorney based on a character created by Erle Stanley Gardner ran from 1957 to 1966, and every episode began with Fred's theme which actually had a title, "Park Avenue Beat". He also composed for several other tv programs including the original "Star Trek" series.
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OK, this is kind of "cheating" since this is more than a theme song, but I love this song....

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