20 May 2009

Dani's Top 6 Favourite Prime Time (non-soap) T.V. Theme Songs: 80's Edition

I feel a special affection towards my auntie television. It babysat me when I was a kid. No matter what mood I am it, it has a story for me. It was an avenue in which I could explore my hobbies. It opens a world that I can dream of (thank-you travel channel).

So it comes as no surprise that I love t.v. theme songs. Like pavlov's dog, all I need to hear are the first few notes of some programs and I come running.

However, there are some that stand out more than others. I have no criteria other than happy memory to guide my choices. So sit back, relax, dream of days of synthesised music...and enjoy.

#5- Taxi Theme Song.
I loved this show as a kid. I only had about 4 channels so this was an afternoon institution. It's dorky in the retarded younger brother kind of way.

#4- Hill Street Blues
I didn't necessarily appreciate the show when I was a kid as much as I do now, but my parents (my stepdad) used to watch this show every week. It's kind of sad...but it's also equally sad that I don't have a cop to hump on weekly basis, so meh.

This was the coolest show ever and had a kick ass theme song to boot. Plus he was hot.

#2 Degrassi Junior High

This was a bonafied Canadian Institution. I do not know one person who could not recite the lyrics....very angsty.

Tied for first- Dukes of Hazzard
I sooooo wanted to be Daisy Duke. This appeals to my inner white trash.

#1 - MacGyver.
All good things can be solved by McGyver. Thus, this song is cool.

While I realize that there are far better shows and far better theme songs...tough titty. This is my blog. Plus, I have the top 80's soap songs pending...haha.


Anonymous said...

OMG. I haven't heard the "Degrassi Junior High" theme in I know 17, 18 YEARS! Wow, that takes me back...

Love the list!

Anonymous said...

To steal a quote for a Clint Black song, “Ain’t it funny how a melody can bring back a memory?” I like how you mentioned that you didn’t watch Hill Street Blues yourself, but hearing the theme still takes you back. So true!

As for my personal pick of one of the all-time greatest theme songs from the 80s… it’s gotta be the Golden Girls theme. (“…. travelled down the road and back again… you’re a pal and a confidaaaaannnnt…..”) I still love it!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say Happy Birthday Dani!