The Top TV Theme Songs of All Time: 1980s Edition

Best TV Theme Songs 1980s

TVLine’s ongoing review of TV’s all-time greatest theme songs is about to get totally tubular, with a deep dive into the 1980s.

Based on U.S. series’ premiere dates, we’re continuing our series with a look at the ’80s — which is far and away our biggest round-up yet. Of note here is that whereas CBS dominated the ’60s and ABC really began to boogie in the ’70s, NBC became a theme song beast in the ’80s, bringing us such iconic intros as Cheers, Family Ties, Gimme a Break! and Miami Vice, to name just a few.

TVLine’s remaining TV theme song reviews will similarly tackle a decade at a time, hearing all about how the Fresh Prince’s life got flipped-turned upside-down, waking up this morning with The Sopranos, and learning that the Friends will always be there for us. We’ll also harmonize with the Two and a Half Mennnnnn, geek out over the song that each Big Bang started with, and serve up TV’s second take on One Day at a Time.

And for you fans of animated fare, there will be a special “best of” list that is bound to please your brain (brain, brain, brain).

Review our selection of U.S. TV themes from the ’80s and vote for the very best/most effective ones in the Comments. (Or, click this link and vote!)