5 Greatest TV Theme Songs


Here are my five favourite TV theme songs.

5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – yeah, yeah, yeah it sounds a bit like The Offspring who cares. This theme IS my teenage years. And to be honest, my adult years. And this is an intro you never skip.


4. The Sweeney – a great man introduced me to this TV programme (long before out-of-breath Ray Winstone embarrassed himself) – my grandad. A police show concentrating on the tough-nut Flying Squad – it had a really fun intro.


3. Doctor Who – no explanation necessary. Though I will tell you this was my ringtone for quite a few years!


2. True Blood – the only thing sexier than Eric Northman is the show’s theme song Bad Things – sung by Jace Everett. I listen to this when I’m cleaning my bathroom (morale).


1. Fireball XL5 – this was a children’s science fiction series, made in the 1960s. And I just love its slushy, cute little theme song!

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116 Responses to 5 Greatest TV Theme Songs

  1. movierob says:

    great choices, i woulda included Friends, Cheers, Family Ties and The Brady Bunch

  2. Inspired choices! I especially love Buffy and Dr. Who☺️ The TV series Charmed had a great theme song too. Oh jeez. Now I have Buffy stuck in my head😱

  3. Jay says:

    I loved that Veronica Mars used the Dandy Warhols, still love them.

  4. I never thought about playing Bad Things while I clean the bathroom. I might just do that 😉

    • emmakwall says:

      Haha! I always listen to Spotify when I’m cleaning, just to make it more fun (!)

      Bad Things came on when I was standing in the bath cleaning the shower screen – I was doing sultry dance moves whilst I had a bottle of Jif in my hand and a sponge, wearing rubber gloves and my ‘old slippers that don’t matter if I get bleach on them’.

      It was AMAZING! Hahahahaha 🙂

  5. theipc says:

    Doctor Who!!!!!

    Love Pen!!!

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  6. lukebbtt says:

    Once my friend skipped over the Buffy opening, when we were watching this. I don’t think I have seen him since.

    I would also like to add ‘Game of Thrones’ to this list. The chills are getting are unbelievable. Castle also has a special place in my heart. It is a show about murder, yet opens with this pleasant whistling jingle. Strange, but it sticks in the mind.

    • vinnieh says:

      Skipping over the Buffy opening is major sacrilege.

    • emmakwall says:

      I like the sound of that! It sounds out of place in a show about murder, but that could make it even creepier.

      I have yet to watch Game of Thrones!! I know I’m slow but I will get round to it. I have heard the theme is marvellous though. Mind you, isn’t everything about it marvellous?!

      Quite understandable about your “friend” who skipped the Buffy opener – I assume he/she is chained up somewhere now, isolated in disgrace?

      Thanks Luke!

  7. newguy87 says:

    Nice list my list would include the sister show of Buffy, Angel
    Firefly
    i can’t ignore Cheers
    I like Kingdom Hospital
    Even though i am not a big friends fan i did love the song

    • emmakwall says:

      Do you know what, Cheers would be in my top 10 – definitely 🙂

      Angel and Firefly are both great too! (we love Joss Whedon!!!!)

      I’m not sure about Kingdom Hospital but I do remember you speaking of it before.

      I know what you mean about the Friends song lol – it is a classic.

  8. vinnieh says:

    Buffy rocks and that theme tune is just the best.

  9. Tom Schultz says:

    Oh, those creative Brits. 1960s cult classic The Prisoner. In the Village. “You are number 6.”

  10. sweetarchive says:

    Great list there, Emma! I actually never heard of some of these, but their themes are pretty cool!! I would put on my list this 80’s teen cartoon Kidd video’s theme song. Check it out:

    • emmakwall says:

      Thank you Reut!!! I will listen to that shortly 🙂 🙂
      (just wrapping up at work lol)

      Thank you for your kind, sugary words as ever dear Reut!!!! ❤

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