A TV show is only as good as its theme song. Is that written somewhere? If not, it should be. A theme song puts you in the mood for the comedy or drama you’re watching. It sets the tone for what’s to follow, and it usually involves some neat visuals. Whether it’s got words or only music, whether it’s light and airy or dark and intense, a theme song is like an appetizer that gets the viewer ready for the main course. Here are some of the best ones that have ever been played on television screens.
1. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
There’s not a person alive between the ages of 15 and 30 who doesn’t know all the words of this song.
2. Game of Thrones
It’s a moving composition that contains all of the epic mystery and majesty that the series itself contains. It’s like two minutes long, but I don’t know anyone who skips it, no matter how many times they’ve heard the song.
You may not have watched this show since you were eight, but if this song starts playing, you still belt the lyrics with all the passion you can muster.