Theme Queen

with Diana

Monday, March 5, 2018
20:00 to 23:00
Rock/etc
other shows

Artist Song Album Comments
Desi Arnaz I Love Lucy 1951-1958
Bix Beiderbecke Felix the Cat 1919 From the silent film era
James Q "Spider" Rich and Boots Randolph Yakety Saks 1963 Better known as the Benny Hill theme
Marius Constant Twilight Zone 1959 French avant'garde composer commissioned by CBS
Dennis the Menace Dennis the Menace 1959-1963
Leave it to Beaver Leave it to Beaver 1957-1963
Honeymooners Honeymooners 1955-1956
Rawhide Rawhide Theme 1958
Ja'net Dubois Movin' on Up 1976 The Jefferson's theme song, also covered by Sammy Davis, Jr in 1978
Avengers Avengers Theme 1961
Henry Mancini Peter Gunn Theme 1958 Won an Emmy and Two Grammys
Henry Mancini Pink Panther Theme 1963 The pink panther himself was animated in time to the tune
Bonanza Bonanza Theme 1959-1973 Bonanza refers to a large deposit of ore. Johnny Cash was the first to record a full length vocal version of the song.
Hugo Montenegro Jeannie Theme 1965-1970 Lyrics by Buddy Kaye
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke Theme 1955-1975
Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart Monkees 1966
Earle Hagan The Fishin' Hole 1960-1968 The theme to the Andy Griffith Show
Earle Hagan Dick van Dyke Show Theme 1961-1966
Nelson Riddle Route 66 Theme 1960-1964 CBS commissioned the song so they wouldn't have to pay royalties on Get Your Kicks. The song earned two Grammy nominations in 1962.
Sherwood Schwartz & George Wyle Gilligan's Island 1964-1967 Professor and Mary Ann were originally referred to as "the rest" but they were not having it and petitioned for the song to be changed.
Munsters Munsters Theme 1964-1966 Nominated for a Grammy in 1965.
PF Sloan & Steve Barri Secret Agent Man 1966 Peaked at No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100
Jay Livingston & Ray Evans Mister Ed 1961-1966 Not intentionally satanic.
Curt Massey Petticoat Junction Theme 1963-1970
Get Smart Get Smart Theme 1960s
Brady Bunch Brady Bunch Theme 1969-1974
Hogan's Heroes Hogan's Heroes Theme 1965-1971
Morton Stevens Hawaii Five-O Theme 1968 Later covered by the Ventures whose version was No. 4 on Billboard Hot 100, it is the unofficial fight song of the University of Hawaii
Star Trek Star Trek Theme 1966
Paul Henning, Larry Scoggins, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs Ballad of Jed Clampett 1962 No 1 on the Billboard country singles charts for three weeks.
Price is Right Price is Right It's Just Right
Vince Gauraldi Linus and Lucy Charlie Brown 1964 The Charlie Brown Song! Fun Fact: The song was played as wake up music on the Space Shuttle Endeavor on Day 2 of the STS-123 mission to the International Space Station on March 11, 2008
Vic Mizzy Addams Family Theme 1973 Charles Addams New Yorker cartoonist 1938-1988.
Mike Altman Suicide is Painless MASH 1972-1983 Theme of MASH. Written by the 14yo son of the director Robert Altman who said that while he made $70k directing, his son made more than $1m from the song
Charlie's Angels Charlie's Angels Theme 1976-1981 Played by Henry Mancini
Bob James Angela Taxi 1978-1982 Had been intended for a sequence in the third episode but the producers loved it and made it the theme.
John Sebastian Welcome Back 1976 Theme of Welcome Back Kotter
Pratt & McLain Happy Days 1976
Rhythm Heritage SWAT Theme 1975 Written by Barry De Vorzon and performed by Rhythm Heritage, reached No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in 1976
Cyndi Grecco Making Our Dreams Come True 1976 Laverne and Shirley theme, reached No 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100
Waylon Jennings Good ol Boys 1980 Theme of Dukes of Hazzard
Mike Post Rockford Files Theme 1975 Mike Post, theme song genius, did the themes for many shows. Rockford Files won a 1975 Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement.
Mike Post Hill Street Blues Theme 1981-1987 Also wrote the theme songs for the A-Team, NYPD Blue, Renegade, LA Law, Quantum Leap
Mike Post Law & Order Theme 1990-2010
Mike Post Magnum PI 1980-1988
Sonny Curtis Love is All Around 1980 Mary Tyler Moore show theme.
Gary Portnoy Where Everybody Knows Your Name 1983 Theme to Cheers. Gary Portnoy also wrote the theme to Punky Brewster.
Tom Wells WKRP Cincinnati 1978-1982 Peaked at No. 65 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1982.
Jan Hammer Miami Vice Theme 1985 The last instrumental to top the Hot 100 until until 2013 when it was uprooted by Baauer's Harlem Shake
Inner Circle Bad Boys 1987 Fun fact: This song makes reference to "Sheriff John Brown" who is the sheriff killed in Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff"
Full House Full House Theme 1987-1995
Joe Cocker With a Little Help From My Friends 1988 Theme to the Wonder Years. Cover of the Beatles tune.
Looney Tunes Looney Tunes Theme 1930-1969
Merrie Melodies Merrie Melodies Theme 1930
Scooby Doo Scooby Doo 1969-present
Danny Elfman Simpsons Theme 1989 The Simpsons is the longest-running American animated program
Flintstones Meet the Flintstones 1960-1966
Batman Batman Theme 1966
Mighty Mouse Mighty Mouse Theme Mighty Mouse 1988 controversy from the American Family Association in Tupelo, Mississippi
Road Runner Road Runner Theme 1948 The Coyote is based on Mark Twain's character that is "a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry."
Jay Ward & Bill Scott George of the Jungle 1967 Also created the Rocky and Bullwinkle
Paul Francis Webster Spider Man Theme 1967 The singers got no residuals from the song and were only paid for the session. Rough.
Doug Doug Theme 1991-1994
Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo Theme 1949 Won two oscars.
Inspector Gadget Inspector Gadget Theme 1983 One of the most sampled kid's tunes for rap music.
Peyo Smurfs Theme 1981-1989 Schtroumpfs was the originally word for the smurfs
Roberta Flack Won't You Be My Neighbor? 2005 Mister Rogers! Cover of Fred Rogers' 1962 song.
Dexter Dexter Theme 2006-2013
Thomas Newman Six Feet Under Theme 2002 Won a 2002 Emmy for outstanding main title.
Angelo Badalamenti Twin Peaks 1990s David Lunch wrote lyrics for many of the songs in Twin Peaks.
WG Walden My So-Called Life 1994-1995 I wrote WG Walden fanmail for this theme song once. Did not hear back.
WG Walden Roseanne 1988
Jeopardy Jeopardy Theme Your Mother Trebek
Massive Attack Teardrop 2004-2012 Theme of House, MD. House was the most-watched TV program in the world in 2008.
Malvina Reynolds Little Boxes 1962 Theme song of Weeds (2005-2012).
The Blanks Charles in Charge Theme Scrubs Soundtrack A capella