Theme Queen

with Diana

Monday, March 5, 2018
20:00 to 23:00
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Desi ArnazI Love Lucy1951-1958
Bix BeiderbeckeFelix the Cat1919From the silent film era
James Q "Spider" Rich and Boots RandolphYakety Saks1963Better known as the Benny Hill theme
Marius ConstantTwilight Zone 1959French avant'garde composer commissioned by CBS
Dennis the MenaceDennis the Menace1959-1963
Leave it to BeaverLeave it to Beaver1957-1963
Honeymooners Honeymooners 1955-1956
RawhideRawhide Theme1958
Ja'net DuboisMovin' on Up1976The Jefferson's theme song, also covered by Sammy Davis, Jr in 1978
AvengersAvengers Theme1961
Henry ManciniPeter Gunn Theme1958Won an Emmy and Two Grammys
Henry ManciniPink Panther Theme1963The pink panther himself was animated in time to the tune
BonanzaBonanza Theme1959-1973Bonanza 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 Theme1965-1970Lyrics by Buddy Kaye
GunsmokeGunsmoke Theme1955-1975
Tommy Boyce and Bobby HartMonkees1966
Earle HaganThe Fishin' Hole1960-1968The theme to the Andy Griffith Show
Earle HaganDick van Dyke Show Theme1961-1966
Nelson RiddleRoute 66 Theme1960-1964CBS 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 WyleGilligan's Island1964-1967Professor and Mary Ann were originally referred to as "the rest" but they were not having it and petitioned for the song to be changed.
MunstersMunsters Theme1964-1966Nominated for a Grammy in 1965.
PF Sloan & Steve BarriSecret Agent Man1966Peaked at No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100
Jay Livingston & Ray EvansMister Ed1961-1966Not intentionally satanic.
Curt MasseyPetticoat Junction Theme1963-1970
Get SmartGet Smart Theme1960s
Brady BunchBrady Bunch Theme1969-1974
Hogan's HeroesHogan's Heroes Theme1965-1971
Morton StevensHawaii Five-O Theme1968Later 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 ScruggsBallad of Jed Clampett1962 No 1 on the Billboard country singles charts for three weeks.
Price is RightPrice is RightIt's Just Right
Vince GauraldiLinus and LucyCharlie Brown 1964The 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 MizzyAddams Family Theme1973Charles Addams New Yorker cartoonist 1938-1988.
Mike AltmanSuicide is PainlessMASH 1972-1983Theme 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 AngelsCharlie's Angels Theme1976-1981Played by Henry Mancini
Bob JamesAngelaTaxi 1978-1982Had been intended for a sequence in the third episode but the producers loved it and made it the theme.
John SebastianWelcome Back1976Theme of Welcome Back Kotter
Pratt & McLainHappy Days1976
Rhythm HeritageSWAT Theme1975Written by Barry De Vorzon and performed by Rhythm Heritage, reached No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in 1976
Cyndi GreccoMaking Our Dreams Come True1976Laverne and Shirley theme, reached No 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100
Waylon JenningsGood ol Boys1980Theme of Dukes of Hazzard
Mike PostRockford Files Theme1975Mike Post, theme song genius, did the themes for many shows. Rockford Files won a 1975 Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement.
Mike PostHill Street Blues Theme1981-1987Also wrote the theme songs for the A-Team, NYPD Blue, Renegade, LA Law, Quantum Leap
Mike PostLaw & Order Theme1990-2010
Mike PostMagnum PI1980-1988
Sonny CurtisLove is All Around1980Mary Tyler Moore show theme.
Gary PortnoyWhere Everybody Knows Your Name1983Theme to Cheers. Gary Portnoy also wrote the theme to Punky Brewster.
Tom WellsWKRP Cincinnati1978-1982Peaked at No. 65 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1982.
Jan HammerMiami Vice Theme1985The last instrumental to top the Hot 100 until until 2013 when it was uprooted by Baauer's Harlem Shake
Inner CircleBad Boys1987Fun fact: This song makes reference to "Sheriff John Brown" who is the sheriff killed in Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff"
Full HouseFull House Theme1987-1995
Joe CockerWith a Little Help From My Friends 1988Theme to the Wonder Years. Cover of the Beatles tune.
Looney TunesLooney Tunes Theme1930-1969
Merrie MelodiesMerrie Melodies Theme1930
Scooby DooScooby Doo1969-present
Danny ElfmanSimpsons Theme1989The Simpsons is the longest-running American animated program
FlintstonesMeet the Flintstones1960-1966
BatmanBatman Theme1966
Mighty MouseMighty Mouse ThemeMighty Mouse1988 controversy from the American Family Association in Tupelo, Mississippi
Road RunnerRoad Runner Theme1948The Coyote is based on Mark Twain's character that is "a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry."
Jay Ward & Bill ScottGeorge of the Jungle1967Also created the Rocky and Bullwinkle
Paul Francis Webster Spider Man Theme1967The singers got no residuals from the song and were only paid for the session. Rough.
DougDoug Theme1991-1994
Mr. MagooMr. Magoo Theme1949Won two oscars.
Inspector GadgetInspector Gadget Theme1983One of the most sampled kid's tunes for rap music.
PeyoSmurfs Theme1981-1989Schtroumpfs was the originally word for the smurfs
Roberta FlackWon't You Be My Neighbor?2005Mister Rogers! Cover of Fred Rogers' 1962 song.
DexterDexter Theme2006-2013
Thomas NewmanSix Feet Under Theme2002Won a 2002 Emmy for outstanding main title.
Angelo BadalamentiTwin Peaks1990sDavid Lunch wrote lyrics for many of the songs in Twin Peaks.
WG WaldenMy So-Called Life1994-1995I wrote WG Walden fanmail for this theme song once. Did not hear back.
WG WaldenRoseanne1988
JeopardyJeopardy ThemeYour Mother Trebek
Massive AttackTeardrop2004-2012Theme of House, MD. House was the most-watched TV program in the world in 2008.
Malvina ReynoldsLittle Boxes1962Theme song of Weeds (2005-2012).
The Blanks Charles in Charge ThemeScrubs Soundtrack A capella