best theme songs of all time
Start writing a post

When watching a favorite television or a movie, often we notice the opening song. Sometimes we catch ourselves singing or humming along with it, only for it to be repeating in our heads the entire time we are watching...and then maybe for the rest of the day. In general, the term for this is an "earworm" song. In some cases, even people who have never seen the piece of media would recognize it.

1. "Friends"

I believe everyone in the world knows this song, and knows to clap clap clap clap whenever they're reminded that no one told them that life was gonna be this way...

2. "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"

"West Philadelphia, born and raised..."

3. "Star Wars"

Any of the music from the series, really. "The Imperial March," "Binary Sunset," etc. Composer John Williams is a legend who really sets the tone for each scene and movie.

4. "The Golden Girls"

Because we hope to have friends like these in our 60s and 70s.

5. "Daria"

No true '90s kid ever forgot the lyrics to this one.

6. "Harry Potter"

Another Williams classic. Honesty, everything he's ever done deserves recognition.

7. "Ghostbusters"

If you've somehow recently forgotten this song, watch the second season of "Stranger Things." It features prominently in an episode. It's an '80s classic.

8. "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia"

While I was in college, many a time have I walked down the hallways of the dorm and heard this music through the walls.

9. "The Flintstone"

Imagine having to drive using only your feet? Or having a pet dinosaur? Yabba-dabba-doo!

10. "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly"

The anthem of the Old West. Used in every medium...parody, satire, any show or movie set in the West. When we heard it, we knew a showdown between the cowboy and the outlaw was usually about to do DOWN.

11. "Titanic"

Celine Dion is a legend in her own right, but "My Heart Will Go On" spent 20 weeks on the Billboard chart, and two weeks at number one when it was released in 1998. We'll never let go, Jack!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Alexis Hoffman

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we all know that cutting out social interaction has taken its toll.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Asked Instagram How 2020 Was, And Maybe It Wasn't The Worst Year Ever

2020 is a year to remember but it's not as bad as we made it out to be.


It's finally 2021 and we're honestly all just happy that 2020 is over. I decided to ask my Instagram followers how they felt about 2020 and the results were a little more mixed up than expected.

Keep Reading... Show less

Ever since I watched "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days," I've been a major Matthew McConaughey fan. I've seen most of his movies, and I definitely got way too excited when he finally made an Instagram! So when he announced he would be releasing a memoir titled "Greenlights," I knew I absolutely had to get my hands on this book. And so did the rest of the world, as the book began to flood social media.

Truthfully, I would much rather read a fiction book and dive into another world than read a nonfiction book - even if it is one of my favorite celebrities. But I had a feeling this book wouldn't disappoint or bore.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Armie Hammer Scandal Discourse Is Kink Shaming And Harming Actual Victims

The rumors surrounding Armie Hammer has resulted in some very toxic and harmful discourse.


Sex is something that occupies a very significant place in our lives. Even asexual people can have an active sex life. With the various types of people that comprise this world, it obviously results in various sexual interests. And unconventional people can engage in some pretty unconventional sex practices. Even the most conventional people on the surface might surprise us with their sexual fantasies.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Top 10 'Sex and the City' Episodes You Need To Revisit Before The New Series

In anticipation for the upcoming series, "And Just Like That," here are the ten "Sex and the City" episodes you need to revisit.


"Sex and the City" has become quite the franchise since its premiere in the late nineties. The series lasted six seasons and even produced two films. Fans of the show were anxiously awaiting a revival, even if their hopes seemed futile. Kim Cattrall, who plays Samantha Jones, recently spoke out saying she would not return to the show. Cattrall explained that she was never friends with her co-stars and even had a difficult relationship with Sarah Jessica Parker.

In the wake of Cattrall's revelation, rumors swirled the series would come back without her. On January 10, a new teaser was posted on social media for the new series, "And Just Like That." Now that a revival is officially confirmed, here are the ten "Sex and the City" episodes you need to revisit.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

My New Tattoo Reminds Me To Love Everyone With Intention—And Yes, That Includes Myself

I've realized that love has almost nothing to do with agreeing and almost everything to do with grace.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

I'm a big believer that everyone has a story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Women are known to lug around heavy purses with unnecessary items inside. How many of these useful items do you keep in your own bag? We need to be prepared with a list of things to have with us whenever we leave the house again.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments