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VerBlood Drive    7,927

I just really wanted to say I love the theme for the Sopranos. 

Also, Breaking Bad even though it was really short.

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Meacon    18,140

Cheers and Happy Days are two of my absolute favorites. 

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Not sure if this is supposed to be just the theme or if it includes the video, but if it's the latter, I'd say Dexter and Westworld's were really good. 

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VerBlood Drive    7,927

It can be whatever you want honestly . The Sopranos theme goes so well with the opening video now that you mention it.

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Skummy    30,929

The Munsters or gtfo

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GoGo Yubari    26,532

I still remember the premier night of Adult Swim as a full-on programming block and being absolutely blown away when this came on at midnight.

also, the Red Dwarf end credits theme.

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Bobfoc    3,378

I'm a big fan of theme music. I probably listen to television theme tunes as much as I listen to commercial music, and many of my favourites come from programmes I either don't like or have never even seen.

Cartoons from the 1980s have some cracking themes. The Raccoons ending theme ("Run With Us" by Lisa Lougheed) is an absolute banger, as is Around the World with Willy Fog, Penny Crayon, Family Ness, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ducktales. Then you've got the brilliant stop motion themes and supermarionation from the likes of The Trap Door, Fireman Sam, Bertha, Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds.

Then you've got the sports and game shows. Gladiators had a great theme, as did The Price is Right. As a big snooker fan, I often listen to the Big Break and Pot Black themes, along with the old BBC snooker theme. In fact, the BBC has a great track record of sports themes. There's the Soul Limbo cricket theme, Match of the Day, Grandstand, the old athletics theme and, of course, the Wimbledon opening and closing themes. Of course, we shouldn't forget about Ski Sunday too.

I could go on for much longer. I was listening to some of these, and more just earlier today.

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TheWho87    1,516

The original Doctor Who theme by Ron Grainer & Delia Derbyshire

 

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HarshMillennium    1,117

Millennium theme tune. It's a piece of music that even on its own is absolutely beautiful.

 

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Arjen Robben    6,271

I always find that the themes I’m most drawn to are the ones that have accompanying visuals I find interesting, or just good. I mean I like the Breaking Bad intro for its simplicity but as fuller show themes and intros go these are some I like. 

Not intentional on my behalf that they’re mostly a load of double exposure stuff :shifty:

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Chris2K    3,699

Obviously.

I also love Brooklyn Nine Nine's theme. I even have a dance routine for it.

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1 hour ago, Chris2K said:

I also love Brooklyn Nine Nine's theme. I even have a dance routine for it.

Would you say it has more of a Dancey Reagan or Floorgasm vibe?

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GhostMachine    875

If anime counts, then Cowboy Bebop (which GoGo, who has excellent taste, already posted) and Samurai Champloo. (I would add Martian Successor Nadesico's theme, "You Get To Burning", but that was direct to video, so I won't.)

 

ALL the themes StupidSexyFlanders posted. Another motherfucker (and I use that as a term of endearment) with excellent taste! (Though, to be fair, the Married With Children theme is a Frank Sinatra song.)

In no particular order:

Batman (1966 live action) and Batman: The Animated Series

Star Trek (the original series), Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Knight Rider (the original series)

Cheers

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

Doctor Who. Specifically, the original theme, the one shared by Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, the one shared by Tom Baker and Peter Davison, David Tennant's second theme, and Peter Capaldi's (the normal AND the one-use rock theme). The only versions I don't care for, really, are Colin Baker's and Sylvester McCoy's.

The A-Team

Challenge of the Super Friends

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the original series)

Game of Thrones. I usually DVR shows and fast forward through the opening; GoT I *always* watch the opening, because the whole thing is great.

*edited to add* Sanford and Son, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

(I've actually had occasions where I start whistling the theme to The Andy Griffith Show and somehow end up accidentally sequeing into The Smurfs.....)

 

Edited by GhostMachine
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Azazel    1,458

Best Theme Song:

 

Greatest American Hero gets a mention as well.  Rawhide just because of Blues Brothers as well.

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Lint    10,148

 

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Naitch    1,573
15 hours ago, Skumanoid said:

The Munsters or gtfo

I came in here to say this and am beginning to think that a wrestling company ran by the two of us would either be the greatest thing in creation or so filled with niche pop culture references that we wouldn't have an audience outside of EWB.

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Skummy    30,929
42 minutes ago, Naitch said:

I came in here to say this and am beginning to think that a wrestling company ran by the two of us would either be the greatest thing in creation or so filled with niche pop culture references that we wouldn't have an audience outside of EWB.

Worth the risk, tbf.

 

In terms of other great themes...someone else mentioned True Blood. Hate the series, but I bought the first series on DVD almost solely off the strength of that song, because I figured it must be good with that attached to it. Echo the love for the original Doctor Who theme - as a nerd for early electronic music, and a huge fan of Delia Derbyshire and BBC Radiophonic, I have so much love for that piece of music.

Have to mention the main theme from Twin Peaks, too - beautiful piece of music, perfectly matched to the visuals, and gives me goosebumps just hearing it.

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Adam    4,898

Game of Thrones is just a masterpiece. I'm a sucker for good show theme music.

Fargo's is great, some others I love have been mentioned like Dexter, True Blood, Making a Murderer (I almost want to re-watch that series just for the intro!) and even Dr. Who.

Cartoons...it HAS to be the X-Men animated series, doesn't it!? 

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