The theme song of every show is the first impression that you get. Some shows just have a boring little tune or something that has absolutely no relation to the show whatsoever. What can make the show even better than it already is is when the theme song matches the show perfectly! So here is a list of some of the best TV shows that are even better because of their theme songs.
2. One Tree Hill
"I Don't Wanna be Anything Other Than Me." "One Tree Hill" is an incredible story of a group of people and their journeys of finding themselves over the course of nine seasons and 18 years. We see the star basketball player and chronic jerk become an inspiring husband and father. The slutty and not-so-bright cheerleading captain becomes a fearless mother and insanely successful fashion designer. We also see the shy, nerdy girl become a famous singer and music producer. All of the main characters truly find who they want to be, despite all of the drama and pain that is perfectly entwined in their lives.
"Forever Young." "Parenthood" is exactly how it sounds: a show about parents and how they handle their families. This large family encounters so many obstacles, from college to cancer, and yet, they come out on the other side even stronger. The kids learn from their parents and the parents learn even more from their kids. Following this family through their lives is absolutely beautiful. And really, what phrase sounds more like a parent than telling their kids to stay forever young?
4. Gilmore Girls
5. Pretty Little Liars
6. The Big Bang Theory
7. Full House
8. The Fosters
"Where You Belong." "The Fosters" is an ABC Family original show about a family with gay mothers and five foster children, all of different cultures. Because of their many racial and personal differences, this family encounters a lot of struggles, especially the struggle of feeling important and like they belong. This show can be so sad and scary yet funny and sweet, but as a whole, it is extremely heartwarming. The goal of these parents is to make sure that their once-forgotten children know that they're surrounded by love and they're wanted. They'll never be alone.
9. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
"Fresh Prince of Bel Air." In this hilarious 90's sitcom, Will Smith plays the cousin in his very close-knit family, and it starts when he moves in with them. I find myself laughing until I snort at Will's sarcasm or his cousin Carlton's somewhat spastic dance moves. This theme song gives us a perfect background on Will's life just before he moves in with his auntie and uncle in Bel Air.
10. That 70's Show
"In The Street." "That 70's Show" is another comedy that always gets me. These six friends are perfect representations of what life was like in the 70's. There is the nerdy quiet friend (Eric), and the crazy, wild one (Steven), the popular, beautiful one (Jackie), the sassy, no-BS one (Donna), the handsome, somewhat dumb one (Kelso), and of course, the comic relief (Fez). Everyone in each friend group can relate to one of these characters. As they drive down the street, singing the theme song at the top of their lungs, it's impossible not to picture yourself and your friends. Even though we don't really have anything to do, we're all alright, we're all alright!
These shows are all so incredible. Whether it's because they make you laugh until you pee or sob until you can't breath, they all make an impact on you. But what makes these shows even better is that their theme songs fit the show better than any other! Without the theme song, they wouldn't be the same.
If you find yourself humming it while you shower or clapping along to it while it plays, that's when you know it's a good one!