I mean, I am so obsessed with listing my favourite things, I have now gone as far as telling you my favourite TV theme tunes. It’s an important one. Deciding which ones are my favourites and then putting them diligently in order for you. I know you’re grateful, I can sense it via the internets and you are most welcome. So here they are, 15 of my favourite TV theme tunes in order and yes I have done a Spotify list at the end, which I know you will listen to all day. Also, if you don’t like my list, but want to check out a similar list, why not pop over to sex God Phil Taylor’s blog and read his post HERE and see what TV theme tunes he’s included (we have a few in common).
15. Big Brother UK
The original of course and I was absolutely obsessed with it. Yes, I used to listen to it in my flat at full volume. Cos I was cool like that.
I just love the dramatics, man.
13. University Challenge
For those of you who don’t know, University Challenge is a delightfully nerdy quiz show where different universities compete with each other with their general knowledge. I can usually only answer one or two questions per episode at the most. This theme tune suits the programme and its contestants perfectly.
If you’re of a certain age, you probably loved this programme. It was a kind of a less geeky version of University Challenge, but with secondary (high) schools instead of universities. And with a block grid thingy. And the theme tune was absolutely solid. I was never more excited to hear it than when my very own school featured on it. I *think* we did quite well.
11. Grange Hill
80s British childhood succinctly represented with one perfect theme tune. Watch out for the sausage!
10. The A Team
Featuring this classic theme tune is not helping my current Ted Danson obsession any.
So we all danced to this theme tune in a kind of embarrassing reggae style with our best mate on a regular basis….didn’t we?
7. The Flintstones
Hearing this theme tune tells me it’s almost dinner time! How long will dinner be, Mum? I’m staaaaarrrrrving!
6. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Come on then, let’s do this rap together word perfectly.
5. Cagney and Lacey
Best cop show ever. Don’t argue with me. And I love this theme tune so much, it is the actual ringtone on my phone. Fact.
4. Happy Days
Quite possibly one of the most cheerful TV theme tunes out there suiting it’s programme perfectly.
3. Ski Sunday
Oh yes, I did. Come on, it is fucking brilliant. Incidentally, it is also my highest ranking British TV theme tune. Oh and I couldn’t find a clip of the opening titles, so have an actual orchestra playing the theme tune instead.
2. The West Wing
Possibly my all time favourite American TV drama, but that aside this is a wonderful theme tune. Both my husband and I are such fans of this show that at our wedding we walked back down the aisle to this theme tune together. I told you I was cool.
And my all time favourite TV theme tune is…..
1. The Muppet Show
If Happy Days is a cheerful theme tune, then this is cheerful whilst smacked up on E numbers on Christmas Eve. Hearing the theme tune reminds me of the start of Saturday evening TV and cosy Saturdays with my family in the 80s. It makes me feel warm and safe inside. This theme tune and of course the programme itself is, in short, everything that is right with this world.
So, you know the score. Please tell me which is your favourite TV theme tune in the comments below.
Next week, Top Ten Tunes is starting up again, so see you next week for 1960!