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TV songs that made the charts.

Old 06-17-03, 05:44 PM
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TV songs that made the charts.

I was thinking, today, about songs from tv shows. Songs that were popular or made the charts. For example, Bosom Buddies had "Movin' Out" by Billy Joel. Friends has "I'll Be There". Thought it might be fun to name some others. Anyone?

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Old 06-17-03, 05:54 PM
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Golden Girl's "Thank You for Being a Friend" by Andrew Gold. Tho I'm not sure if it was done for the show or if it existed before it.

Dave Grusin's theme to St. Elsewhere also made the charts, didn't it?
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I don't know if it made the charts or not, but "Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones was the theme song for Tour of Duty for awhile.

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I believe the theme from Miami Vice by Jan Hammer made it in the charts.
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Old 06-17-03, 07:47 PM
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John Sebastien's theme from "Welcome Back Kotter" topped the pop charts in 1975

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..Welcome back..your dreams were your ticket out....Welcome back..to that same old place that we talked about...la la la la
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Waylon's theme from "Dukes of Hazzard" topped the pop & country charts in 80s
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Old 06-17-03, 09:06 PM
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The song from The Heights....something about an angel IIRC.
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http://home.att.net/~tvthemelyrics/top40.htm
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Old 06-17-03, 10:15 PM
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There have been many, many hits from TV Shows:

Theme from SWAT - Mike Post
Theme from Rockford Files - Mike Post
Peter Gunn - Henry Mancini
Happy Days - Pratt and McLane
Making Our Dreams Come True - Cindy Bullens (I think)

Plus those previously mentioned...The Heights song was How Do You Talk to an Angel. Bosom Buddies, if I recall, was My Life, not Movin' Out.

Oh yeah, and a personal favorite...Reflections by the Supremes was the theme for China Beach.
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Old 06-17-03, 10:19 PM
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Re: TV songs that made the charts.

Originally posted by Coupon_Queen
I was thinking, today, about songs from tv shows. Songs that were popular or made the charts. For example, Bosom Buddies had "Movin' Out" by Billy Joel.

Christina
Actually it was Billy Joel's "My Life"
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Old 06-17-03, 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by clemente
The song from The Heights....something about an angel IIRC.
Oh yeah. "How Do You Talk to an Angel" by Jamie Walters. I like that song.

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Old 06-18-03, 09:07 AM
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At This Moment by Billy Vera and the Beaters went to number one after it was used in a Family Ties storyline.
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I think the theme from the Mary Tyler Moore Show was also;
You might just make it after all

I don't recall what the song is actually called.
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Did the Sopranos theme make the charts?
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Old 06-18-03, 09:27 AM
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No one has mentioned 2 of my favorites:

"Makin' It" David Naughton (former Dr. Pepper guy)

"Love it Binds" (Theme from 'Angie') Maureen McGovern
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Didn't the Cheers theme make it as well?
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Old 06-18-03, 01:37 PM
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Both the theme song and "Quentin's Theme" from DARK SHADOWS made it into the Top 40.
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