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Old 06-23-05, 02:05 PM
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Anyone interested in talking about theme songs/opening credits?

Someone made a comment in the DDD bargain thread about the Firefly theme song and how memorable it was. I agree and it's probably the only theme song I actually listen too whenever I watch an eps (usually I just FF/skip to after the opening credits). What are some other memorable/favorite themes? Do you prefer just music or are lyrics ok? What's your favorite? Which show has the best opening credits?

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Old 06-23-05, 02:28 PM
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I pretty much always FF through opening credits.

Although I love the imagery of the opening of Enterprise, the theme song is chalk-board annoying.

The theme songs to Angel and the old version of Alias would always get a listen. I watch the openings to CSI and CSI Miami because it's sounds great in 5.1.

Of course, the theme song to It's Garry Shandling's Show has to be mentioned.
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Wonderfalls - gotta love Andy (xtc) Partridge......
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I'm a sucker for watching the opening credits every time I watch a show but my favorites are Babylon 5 and Cheers.
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Twin Peaks and X-Files
I also like the Lost opening, but wouldn't call it a theme song.
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For originals, my favs have always been Diff'rent Strokes and Growing Pains.

I also liked Get A Life (Stand) and Wonder Years (With a Little Help From My Frengs)
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This is the theme to Garry's show
The theme to Garry's show
Garry called me up and asked if I would write his theme song

I'm almost halfway finished
How do you like it so far?
How do you like the theme to Garry's show?

This is the theme to Garry's show
The opening theme to Garry's show
This is the music that you hear as you watch the credits

We're almost to the part
Of where I start to whistle
Then we'll watch the Garry Shandling Show

Whistle whistle whistle
Whistle whistle whistle
This was the theme to Garry Shandling's Show
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Can't forget Cime Story for theme songs - Runaway by Del Shannon.
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Loved the opening theme songs to Dukes of Hazzard & Miami Vice. More recently, the Boomtown theme song was quite memorable.
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Originally Posted by TheGodfather
Can't forget Cime Story for theme songs - Runaway by Del Shannon.
Old 06-23-05, 05:04 PM
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Starsky and Hutch 2nd season forward is one of my all time favs.

I bought the 45 of 'Theme from S.W.A.T.' as a youngster tho.

Six feet Under is my current fav of shows still on.
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By Alabama 3

You woke up this morning
Got yourself a gun,
Mama always said you'd be
The Chosen One.

She said: You're one in a million
You've got to burn to shine,
But you were born under a bad sign,
With a blue moon in your eyes.

You woke up this morning
All the love has gone,
Your Papa never told you
About right and wrong.

But you're looking good, baby,
I believe you're feeling fine, (shame about it),
Born under a bad sign
With a blue moon in your eyes.

You woke up this morning
The world turned upside down,
Thing's ain't been the same
Since the Blues walked into town.

But you're one in a million
You've got that shotgun shine.
Born under a bad sign,
With a blue moon in your eyes.

When you woke up this morning,
When you woke up this morning,
When you woke up this morning,
Mama said you'd be the Chosen One.

When you woke up this morning,
You got yourself a gun.
Got yourself a gun.
Got yourself a gun.
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Theme from Shaft.

I also like the theme song from the cartoon, Danny Phantom.
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I always thought Murder One had a great theme melody.
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Originally Posted by TheGodfather
Can't forget Cime Story for theme songs - Runaway by Del Shannon.
+1


+1

I also like the season one version of "Down in a Hole" from "The Wire".

Oz

The Sopranos.

Band of Brothers

Get Smart

LA Law

Rawhide

The japanese theme song to Dragonball Z
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Originally Posted by Chew

The theme songs to Angel and the old version of Alias would always get a listen. I watch the openings to CSI and CSI Miami because it's sounds great in 5.1.

I don't watch "Alias", but "ANGEL" features my favorite theme...and the extended CD version is great. (Though it is my all-time favorite show, so I'm biased)

The "CSI" series 'themes'- severely edited "Who" songs, are the only themes I like with lyrics.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (all versions), "Voyager" - Goldsmith's theme being the one great aspect of that show, and the theme to "Boston Public" are also favorites.
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I usually FF through opening theme songs, but a few I'd always end up watching:

Jack & Bobby
Buffy
Boston Public

and the previously mentioned:
Twin Peaks
Angel
Star Trek: DS9
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I have to second the Wonderfalls theme song I like it alot.
Also the theme song to Quantum Leap is my ring tone.

I am such a dork.
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deadwood
firefly
season one Justice League
B5
battlestar galatica then new one, don't recall the old one
Gummi Bears
The Transformers
Samurai Champloo
Red Dwarf
Married with Children
China Beach
Teem Titans

The best one I guess would be Samurai Champloo since I have my alarm set to the sound track of it. hmmm maybe a tie with Deadwood.
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Tour of Duty - Paint it Black by The Rolling Stones.
Taxi
Sanford and Son
Gilligan's Island
The Wire (season 1's version is my fav too)
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I'll agree with many all ready mentioned; Six Feet Under is incredible, Sopranos is great, Firefly- love it, Twin Peaks awesome, etc.

And I'll add Serial Experiments Lain which uses the song "Duvet" by Boa. I've rewatched my copy of this anime series many times and I've never skipped the opening theme. And while I'm mentioning anime, I guess I'll mention Cowboy Bebop's "Tank" too.
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The Dead Zone theme song was my favorite until it changed this season. Ended up liking the Firefly song but took half the series run at least for it to grow on me..I thought it was horrible at first.
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Tour of Duty - Paint it Black by The Rolling Stones.
It's a shame they couldn't get the rights worked out for the DVDs... it just seems wrong w/o it
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Brooklyn's broken out in fights,
There's a traffic jam in Harlem that's backed up to Jackson Heights,
There's a scout troop short a child
Kruschev's due at Idylwylde,
Car 54, Where Are You?"

Other favorites:

Cheers,
WKRP in Cincinatti
Bat Masterson
Sugarfoot
Maverick
Tales of the Vikings
The Californians
Robin Hood
Ivanhoe
The Rebel
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I always loved Moonlighting theme song. It was alvery good when slowed down as background music to convey sad moods.

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