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    I fucking love "Having an Average Weekend" by Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, the theme for Kids in The Hall. It's the best song I've heard in a long time. I just can't stop listening to it.

    Also "Next Year" by the Foo Fighters for Ed. The themes for WKRP, Alvin and the Chipmunks, so many more I am forgetting.
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    White Shadow & Sanford & Son
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    Rhythm Heritage - "Theme From S.W.A.T." was cool
    Jan Hammer - "Miami Vice"
    Mike Post - "Rockford Files"
    Quincy Jones - "Sanford & Son"
    John Sebastian - "Welcome Back" (Kotter)

    another one I have in my head, but I don't know what it goes to - in the 70s - might've been "Police Story" - I think it was Mike Post, too.

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    Theme from Magnum PI
    Theme from Greatest American Hero
    Simpsons theme
    Baretta
    What's Happening
    The Jeffersons
    Speed Racer
    Spider-Man
    Mr. Rogers
    Sesame Street
    Dukes of Hazzard
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    I love the topic of this thread, Sleepless Nights. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] I have a bunch, including some that have already been posted:

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    • Magnum, P.I. -- My favorite TV show of the '80s, with a theme song that rocks…even if Mike Post, the producer on VH3, wrote it. </font>
    • The Rockford Files -- A legitimate pop hit in its time. Another Mike Post effort.</font>
    • Hawaii Five-O -- How about them drums?</font>
    • Barney Miller -- Doesn't that bass line intro sound a little like the bass line toward the end of Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain"?</font>
    • The Sopranos -- Great tune for the best show on TV today.</font>
    • The Jeffersons -- Sung by Ja'Net Dubois, who played the character Willona Woods on "Good Times," which had a theme song I never particularly liked.</font>
    • Gilligan's Island – Who at one time HASN'T sung this theme song with a group of drunken friends during a night of hard drinking? </font>
    • The Love Boat – Who also HASN'T sung this one with a group of drunken friends during a night of hard drinking? </font>
    • Baretta -- Sung by the "Candyman," Sammy Davis, Jr. Apparently, star of the show Robert Blake should've listened to the line "don't do the crime if you can't do the time." </font>
    • Welcome Back, Kotter -- Another pop hit. Sung by former Lovin' Spoonful vocalist John Sebastian.</font>
    • Barnaby Jones -- Liked the theme song, though I never liked the show. After all, look who was cast in the lead as a private detective: Buddy Ebsen, the same guy who played Jed Clampett on "The Beverly Hillbillies." Buddy Ebsen as a private detective?!? WTF?!? [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img] (BTW, “The Beverly Hillbillies” was perhaps the worst show ever on TV).</font>
    • The Streets Of San Francisco -- Gotta like the drums in this theme song, too.</font>
    • S.W.A.T. -- Had the ol' '70s guitar sound (like the theme song from the film “Shaft”) in the intro.</font>
    • Diff'rent Strokes -- Some lame-ass lyrics, though.</font>
    • M.A.S.H. -- Liked the tune, but never thought if fit the show.</font>
    • Taxi -- See "M.A.S.H." above.</font>
    • Mary Tyler Moore Show – Yeah, I know it’s sappy and cheesy but I like it nonetheless.</font>
    • Sanford & Son -- This theme song fits the show perfectly.</font>
    • The Bob Newhart Show -- A jazz/rock feel. Sounds like something the group Chicago could've performed.</font>
    • Three's Company -- A cheesy but catchy tune.</font>
    • WKRP In Cincinnati -- Never liked the show but liked the theme song.</font>
    As you can tell, I’m somewhat of a TV junkie and own several CDs with TV theme song from the 1970s and ‘80s. I definitely spent a large portion of my formative years in front of the tube. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    A few of my favorite themes:

    Welcome Back Kotter
    Baretta
    Home Improvement
    The Simpsons
    Gilligan's Island
    X-Files
    Dukes of Hazzard
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    Batman!
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    Come on peeps,what about
    Cheers.
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    Welcome back Kotter,
    Dukes of Hazzard,
    Great American Hero,
    Taxi,
    Sopranos,
    Home Improvement,Tim Allen kicks ass. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    The A-Team -&gt; who can honestly say they haven't jumped round the room to this theme tune?

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    I totally forgot about Three's Company.
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    Battle Star Galactica
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    Shit almost forgot about the short lived series Sydney starring Val B.
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    ...Simon & Simon ???
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