Wow! This was a hard one. I love a good jingle and the shows I watched growing up did not disappoint when it came to their theme songs.
Tells you all about the show. Check.
Sticks in your memory for 25 years. Check.
Back in the day, there were so many solid theme songs. I could easily have listed 20 songs here that still make me smile, but this list is called Five for Friday. So I’m going to list my top 5….which might change by the time I post this. And don’t ask me tomorrow, because the list will have changed yet again. I left cartoons off of the list. That would have made this impossible. I’ll save that for another list. Oh, and I did cheat and list some more at the bottom in an honorable mention section.
It’s my blog; so I can make up the rules as I go.
Number 5: Family Ties
“What would we do baby without us?” That’s a deep question! This song is all about love and marriage and stuff like that. But to me it means Alex P. Keaton. And Mallory. And Nick.
Number 4: Growing Pains
“Show me that smile again! ooohhh show me that smile!” Here’s another song about love, etc. I mean, “as long as we’ve got each other”. That’s really what it’s all about right? Well, that and Mike Seaver. Boy did I have a crush on Kirk Cameron. That was before he got all nutty.
Number 3: Full House
Seriously, “what ever happened to predictability?” This song is all about a guy and some more guys living in a house they could never possibly afford. And some kids…one was also a Cameron and one grew up to be a set of crazy twins. Weird. But if there is one take-away: “Everywhere you look, there’s a heart; a hand to hold onto.” That’s pretty awesome…almost as awesome as Uncle Jesse’s hair.
Numer 2: Fresh Prince of Bel Air
If there is one theme song that tells you exactly what the show is going to be about, it’s this one. Will Smith was just “chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool shootin some bball outside of the school” and these guys just started some shit. Apparently his mom wasn’t too thrilled about it because she said, “You’re movin’ with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air” Must have been one heck of a playground fight.
Number 1: Golden Girls
While the rest of the list was nearly impossible to create, this one was an easy choice and the obvious winner. Everytime I hear this song I think of Dorothy biting her fist.
To Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia: “Thank-you for being a friend.” I remember watching this show with my Mema while we sipped Diet Coke through a straw. I still love it. When I get old I might have to convince Matt to move to Miami into a house with Bee and Kasi.
Honorable Mentions- Those that almost made the cut.
Mr. Belvedere: Because “sometimes things get turned around and no one stares.” http://youtu.be/kte_-GFYAKY
Facts of Life: Because “you take the good; you take the bad.” http://youtu.be/WmgIXH4Bp9g
Who’s the Boss: Because “there’s path you take and a path not taken. The choice is up to you my friend.” http://youtu.be/WBLy1YvKqi8
Family Matters: Because “it’s a rare condition this day and age to read any good news on the news paper page.” http://youtu.be/kYvNiKwWvhk
Perfect Strangers: Because “sometimes you get a feeling like you need some kind of change.” http://youtu.be/8vbnLYROCj8
and finally for Jim:
Lavern & Shirley: Because “Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpferrer Incorporated!”
What did I leave off the list that you think should ABSOLUTLEY have made it? What’s your favorite? Do you have any memories tied to these songs/shows? Leave a comment!
Stay positive & love your life!
Listening to: TV theme songs!
Eating: Leftover potatoes, brussel sprouts, and peas.
Random fact: I am not a fan of yellow gold.