A Definitive Ranking Of The Top Childhood TV Show Theme Songs
Entertainment

A Definitive Ranking Of The Top Childhood TV Show Theme Songs

What childhood sounds like.

66
A Definitive Ranking Of The Top Childhood TV Show Theme Songs
Huffington Post

Scientist say that music is supposed to make you smarter or something. Well, my mom never played Beethoven or Mozart while I was in the womb but soon after I got out I was introduced to my babysitter—the television. My brain music was the theme song of all my favorite shows which I still play at pregames to this day. Here is the ultimate ranking of theme songs from our childhood.


10. "The Amanda Show."

While this one isn’t the most lyrically creative it is a classic for sure and is almost impossible to get out of your head. The simplicity of it is part of why its on the list, but with stiff competition it had to be number 10.

9. "Bill Nye the Science Guy."

It’s almost a disservice to put such a musical masterpiece so far up the list. This theme song made having a sub in your science class worth it. You probably don’t remember a single science-related thing that you learned from one of those movies but I’m sure you know every word to that theme song.

8. "Hannah Montana."

This one opens a whole new can of worms, because this show’s theme song is an actual, full length, song. But in a time before the female star of the Disney show was forced to act and dance and sing the theme song to their own show, Miley Cyrus broke the mold and paved the way for every Disney Channel show from then until infinity.

7. "Zoey 101."

Ooh ohh ohh. Those lyrics are like a crazy white girl rally cry. Next time you’re at Starbucks on a weekday around 4 PM yell that and see how many supporters you have. The song perfectly relays the emotion of the series. Zoey is a different kind of girl, while most girls at least pretend to lead you on she just permanently friends zoned chase and then escaped to London. If Jamie-Lynn didn’t ruin that show, and my childhood, with that baby, maybe the song would be higher up the list.

6. "Fairly Odd Parents."

This is an undeniable bop. Coupled with the fact that the footage of theme song was basically an acid trip the rhyming is incredible—green moose/rubber goose, giant snake/birthday cake. Maybe I was the only one but as I would sing that song I would get increasingly loud until I can’t breathe any my face is red.

5. "Spongebob Squarepants."

This one is a given. Any song that has a call-and-response is destined to be a modern classic. How can you expect me to not scream my answer if I ever am asked who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Like the Amanda Show, it’s a little sophomoric but you have to remember it was a time where most of the theme songs for Nickelodeon shows were just the title of the show repeatedly sang over and over again to the music that comes pre-loaded on a computer.

4. "All That."

If you’re ever asked what the 90’s sounds like simply play this song. Again, a bit repetitive but the beats make me feel like I’m in a tracksuit in Good Burger, home of the Good Burger about to order a Good Burger.

3. "That’s So Raven."

This is one of the ones that plays at pregame and that is perfectly fine because it is a banger. Aside from the pure genius of the music it also simply explains the whole show. You can pop in on any episode, never having seen it, and know instantly that she is a teen psychic living in San Francisco whose supernatural abilities get her into zany situations often involving completely unnecessary costumes and accents.

2. "Danny Phantom."

If I’m ever in a rap battle this is my go-to song. If you ever see me in public yell “I’M GOING GHOST!” and i’ll just spontaneously start singing it. It’s really hard not to because it is such a good song; imagine if a rap and an EDM song had a baby on Halloween, that’s the Danny Phantom theme song.

1. "Kim Possible."

Name a more iconic theme song… I’ll wait. Someone tell me why this never made it to the radio. My ringtone for my phone is still the beep from her Kimunicator and I will never change it. The silky-smooth soprano is only scratching the surface of the song. It hits all of the marks you could hope for in a theme song; its catchy, it sounds like the time period it came from, it vaguely explains the plot of the show without giving too much away. To be fair, the show wasn’t even that good but the theme song hyped my up so much I had no trouble sitting through the next 22 minutes if I knew I would be able to sing the theme song again.

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

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How To Write Down The Holy Grail Recipe Everyone Begs You To Make

Because everyone has a signature cocktail, cake, or pasta they bring to every potluck.

NBC

From back when I used to bring my mom's classic white chocolate chip cookies to preschool on my birthday to now stirring up my signature tequila cocktails at every friends' barbecue, I've always had a couple of standby recipes in my culinary rotation.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chances are if you're here, you're probably interested in writing an open letter. Yay! We're excited to have you.

Of course, not all open letters are created equal. In fact, there's a recipe to writing one for Odyssey that'll get featured on one of our many verticals. When it comes to Swoon specifically (for those new around here, that's our dating and relationships vertical), we receive dozens of open letters each month, many of which are all very similar.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Gifts For The College Senior Graduating During A Global Pandemic

Thinking about what gift to get for a college senior who just graduated? Here are some ideas that you might want to consider!

Do you know a college senior who has graduated during the COVID-19 pandemic? I graduated high school this year and I can imagine how upsetting it must feel for college seniors who have accomplished so much but weren't able to celebrate the way they wanted to. Senior year hasn't been the way anyone has expected but it is important to celebrate the accomplishments that many graduating seniors have achieved this year. One of the ways we can celebrate college seniors is by giving them a gift. Here is a list of some ideas for a gift that you might want to give a college senior:

Keep Reading... Show less

Some people are so good at downplaying their sadness that even they don't realize how much they do it. When you ask them how they are they will always say that they are good, even when they aren't. They exhaust themselves by plastering an energetic and carefree persona in the spaces that you watch them in because at least to you they can control how they appear. They can pretend to be the happy person they want to be when everyone is telling them how funny and bubbly they are all the time.

Keep Reading... Show less
Adulting

Meet My Cat: Cheshire, The Stray Turned House Cat Who Lives in Michigan

I never considered myself a cat person, but Chess immediately stole my heart.

Madelyn Darbonne

In 2016, a stray cat gave birth to a litter of three grey kittens on my aunt and uncle's property. I had never considered myself to be much of a cat person, but these furballs immediately stole my heart. I got to watch them grow up until they were old enough to leave their mother's side.

Keep Reading... Show less

To some who have been out of the dating world for a while, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things after being single for some time. So, I asked 26 people what they think is important to know before looking for love again, here's what they had to say.

Keep Reading... Show less

We have all been there. Mindlessly scrolling through social media and then we see that post. We see someone we once saw a future with creating it with someone else. However this time it was really different. A lot of times when we say we are happy for someone we don't really mean it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Photo by Samuel Branch on Unsplash

Affirmations affirm beliefs that we are in need of strengthening. They help up to focus on goals that we are striving for or on a powerful part of ourselves that we need a little reminder is within us.

They specifically focus on positive outcomes or belief systems that we're working to solidify, rather than solely focusing action on eradicating something "bad" or "wrong" from your life.

Keep Reading... Show less

Mental health is not an easy endeavor. It's not a fad. It's not a bandwagon that you can hop on and off of whenever you want to. Your yearly dose of sadness is not depression. I'm not here to define what depression — or anxiety, or any other type of mental health issue looks like — but I will tell you what it's not.

Keep Reading... Show less

About a year ago, I began my own fitness journey. Growing up, I had played soccer and kept busy, but after an injury cut my soccer career short I suddenly became very inactive. It took years of misfires before I finally found a new active passion for weight lifting. Getting started is never easy, and setting up for success is the best plan of action to assist anyone in your life who is thinking about starting their own journey. These are a few items you can gift for the fitness rookie in your life:

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments