The Best Sitcom Theme Songs
Television legend Norman Lear passed away at the age of 101 (12/6). He was instrumental in so many amazing television sitcoms through the 70’s and 80’s. Look at some of these titles he’s involved with. The list is amazing.
Sanford and Son
All in the Family
The Facts of Life (uncredited exec producer).
Silver Spoons (uncredited exec producer).
Television has changed a lot over the years, but something that is missing from good TV sitcoms now is the really good theme song that gets stuck in your head. Some of the best shows were made even better because they had a banger of an earworm theme song.
Facts of Life – An earworm. The late Alan Thicke is credited as one of the composers of this theme. He surprisingly has a hand in a lot of these sitcom theme songs.
The Jefferson’s – A phenomenal theme song. “Well we’re movin’ on up!” right away you know what it is even if you were born after the show came to an end. Ja’Net Dubois is the voice behind the theme. She also starred as the neighbor in another Norman Lear show, Good Times.
The Golden Girls – Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty living their best life in their golden years. I love that Estelle Getty is the youngest of the actresses, but plays the oldest in the show.
Let’s jump to the late 80’s early 90’s for 4 more awesome themes. Really I’m going to list my favorites from the TGIF lineup that I grew up watching!
Family Matters – “Did I do that?!”
Full House – This was one of my entire generation’s go to shows. TGIF lineup on Friday nights. I mean come on. Just so damn good. The theme for full house really hit it’s stride in season 3. They slightly shortened it and got to the good parts faster.
Boy Meets World – Another one that was a favorite growing up. The theme gets better as the show goes on and the characters age. I loved this show growing up. LOVED IT!
Drew Carey Show – Cleveland Rocks and so does this theme song.
For more great TV theme songs check out this list of the top 100 voted by Rolling Stone writers.