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Mr Cat Dog
May 31st, 2011, 12:49 PM
What are your favourite TV theme songs and why?

Aaaaaaaaaaaand go!

May 31st, 2011, 1:56 PM
For non-anime shows I'd have to say that the 'Wizards of Waverly Place' and 'Spongebob Squarepants' would be my favorite. I don't know why WoWP is my favorite, maybe after watching it so many times with my younger cousins it finally stuck to me. :x

May 31st, 2011, 6:54 PM
Power Rangers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0YkXmebAGM
Pokemon (you know which one) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux8mJUexBcM
Dragonball (any of them, they're all awesome)
Captain Planet - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rio_sLMhRk
X-men - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P0BNqtHOsY
Batman (old one) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jgE-lrfZ3k&feature=related
Spiderman - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUtziaZlDeE&feature=related

That's all I can think of right now.

June 2nd, 2011, 3:31 AM
Hmmmmmmmmm, probably Futurama, cause it sounds kinda like a Christmas jingle with the music and all. Plus the opening looks more futuristic than the show itself. XD Oh and I'd say The Simpsons would be probably the most memorable.

And there's an opening I really hate... but I can't remember what it is. :( It's of this kids show and it sounds like moaning cats or something! :(

June 3rd, 2011, 12:29 PM
Either the Pokémon (Gen I) theme... or the Medabots theme... They rocked :D Though the Big Bang Theory also has a good theme tbh ;)

June 3rd, 2011, 5:17 PM
Well, let's try this again. I don't have a particular favorite theme song, but let's just go with SpongeBob SquarePants. Even after all these years, I still find it catchy. For non-cartoons, I like the theme songs of Wipeout and How I Met Your Mother.

June 5th, 2011, 6:49 PM
My favourites are probably... Dilbert, Doctor Who, Firefly, and Big Bang Theory. And I guess the Pokémon themes but I'll leave anime out of this. :P And when I say "favourites", it usually just means I haaate fast-forwarding through the opening credits when I watch them. I tend to PVR everything or watch them on DVD so skipping them is usually an option and since I'm impatient, I tend to do it. xD

edit: ok I forgot about American cartoons somehow (despite mentioning Dilbert... how did I manage??). So.
- Dexter's Lab
- What's New Scooby Doo (I didn't even like this show but I'd always wait for the opening, watch it, and then channel surf)
- Dexter's Labratory
- Bill Nye the Science Guy (not a cartoon but part of my childhood <3)
- Goosebumps (see above)
- Jackie Chan Adventures
- Reboot

...k now i'm done.

June 5th, 2011, 8:06 PM
I, as well as numerous others on here, know all the pokemon theme songs by heart :D minus the ones after Master Quest because they don't exist to me. I know that means I don't know them all by heart, but I stopped watching after Master Quest soooo...

My favorite theme songs are from sitcoms in the mid 80's early 90's because I grew up watching the re-runs as a kid :) and I used to memorize all the songs (well, as best as I could because looking back now I realize I butchered a lot of the lyrics). I would always sing to the theme songs of Step By Step, Full House, Family Matters, Boy Meets World, and then even though there were no lyrics, I also enjoyed The Cosby Show themes too since they changed them a lot, especially the elevator music one.

However, out of those I mentioned above, my favorite theme song of all time is the Growing Pains theme song :) I sang that one the most and I just plain enjoyed the song. "Show me that smile again, show me that smile. Don't waste another minute on your crying, we're nowhere near the end, the best is ready to beeeeegin" <3

June 5th, 2011, 8:31 PM
All of these and no one has put STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION?
Do I need a reason?! I think not~!
It embodies the complete amazingness of the 90's in a minute.

maybe you guys are too young...

Vanilla Ice
June 5th, 2011, 9:17 PM
I don't know but I find the Mr Men and Little Miss theme song catchy and lovely. I also like X-Men cartoons and the Transformers musics. :D

I don't often watch the animes of Pokemon, stopping at Hoenn, but I heard the theme for Diamond and Pearl's We Will Be Heroes and I've to say, it's really captivating and meaningful. :)

iCarly's Leave It All To me just gets me going and humming often and I also miss the nostalgic sense when I hear the Charmed theme song. :)

June 8th, 2011, 2:39 AM
I've got a few unusual choices...

Dexter (it's one of my mother's fave shows and the theme is cool)

Top Gear (love the pace)

ABC News Theme (Um, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that is. It even became a dance hit penned by Pendulum - they're an Australian band)

rage (I love the screaming. If you don't know rage, it's an Australian music video show, I watch it every weekend)

Pokemon (obviously, I love all Pokemon themes. My fave is "We Will Be Heroes" from Season 11 Pokemon DP: Battle Dimension)

The Simpsons (very fast paced)

Diagnosis Murder (It's weird but I love the flute riff, very murder-y)

ER (I could never forget this one)

June 8th, 2011, 3:09 AM
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. XD;; It got stuck in my head.
Ohhh, and Dr Who. 8D; Because it's just so awesome sounding.

♠Dawn Rayne♠
June 8th, 2011, 9:10 PM
Charmed had my all time favorite opening theme song. I also liked Monk's theme by Randy Newman. Anime themes like xxxHolic, Original Case Closed, the original Tenchi Muyo, and Cowboy Bebop are great as well. And of course Pokemon always has a catchy opening tune.

Shining Raichu
June 8th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Oh my goodness, just so many:

Will & Grace
Grey's Anatomy
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pokemon (original and first Johto themes)
Sailor Moon
Absolutely Fabulous
Gilmore Girls
Boston Legal
The Big Bang Theory

I'm sure there are more lol - I'm a humongus TV nerd, and when a show has a good theme song I have a nerdgasm. The reasoning for a lot of them is because of the nostalgia factor, but every single one of them just managed to fit their respective word so well.

Mr Cat Dog
June 12th, 2011, 7:00 AM
Might as well answer this myself. Off the top of my head, The Simpsons theme is a theme tune classic in and of itself, and many HBO shows have great ones (given their massive budgets for every area of production, it's not surprising)! However, my favourites are probably more low-key. Parks and Recreation has a slight but perfectly fitted theme tune, and has even had its own Star Wars-themed parody:


And Cowboy Bebop. Can't forget the awesomeness of 'Tank!'

Captain Hobo.
June 14th, 2011, 11:49 AM
I like the Good Luck Charlie theme song the best.

ii_Amby Bear_ii
June 18th, 2011, 7:07 AM
Probably Pokemon, hands down, the music of my childhood. :D

Spherical Ice
June 18th, 2011, 7:17 AM
Almost all Pokémon themes, Doctor Who, Peep Show, and in a glorious first place is the original Hawaii Five-O theme. Agh, it's just so awesome.

June 18th, 2011, 8:20 AM
Pokemon, Charmed, Doctor Who, Smallville, The Big Bang Theory. My top five.

Digimon Kaiser
June 18th, 2011, 8:23 AM
Four words: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers!

June 18th, 2011, 8:46 AM
I have a few, but I guess my favorite cartoon theme would be SpongeBob SquarePants because it's just so catchy and it's the only theme tune I can remember off the top of my head and as for Non-cartoon, I would say the NCIS theme song, if that counts. It's really fast and I just find it awesome.

And Most of the Pokemon theme songs count as my favorite too.

Digimon Kaiser
June 19th, 2011, 9:14 AM
If Japanese versions count, the opening for Digimon Frontier, "FIRE!!!!"

June 19th, 2011, 11:36 AM
Souleaater japanese theme is EPIC!

June 28th, 2011, 12:54 PM
Camp Lazlo. It's nice and funny!

June 30th, 2011, 4:28 AM
i think beyblade theme is cool also the theme for a show down here in new zealand called country callendar(That's if you like country music) and i also like the theme song from an infamous and controversial movie from new zealand called Once Were Warriors.

Country calendar theme

And once were Warriors theme song

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 30th, 2011, 5:27 AM
Mines is the South Park theme because its so catchy, Best Wishes opening for Pokemon in Japan because I love Rica Matsumoto's voice and Battle Frontier (Japanese version) because I like to background music to it.