Remembering the TV theme songs we once loved 57



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I can remember walking home from the bus after work one evening and hearing the familiar theme tune of my favourite TV show playing in a neighbours window. I’ll safely tell you now, I’ve never run so fast. It was the perfect happiness inducing noise that was the perfect end to a long work day.

TV shows theme songs invoke emotion and they stick with us forever… We can remember the theme songs to the shows we watched right throughout our life and can still hum or sing them at the drop of a hat!

So tonight, grab a big glass of your drink of choice, settle back in a comfy chair and reminisce on some of your favourite TV show theme songs from over the years…


Take a look and listen to our favourites below and tell us, what one is your favourite? What theme song have you never been able to forget?


1. Happy Days


2. I Dream of Jenanie


3. The A-Team


4. The Brady Bunch


5. M.A.S.H.


6. Fawlty Towers


7. Addams Family


8. Hogans Heros


9. Gilligan’s Island


10. Love Boat



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  1. What about Dr Ben Casey? Peyton Place? My name’s McGouley? days of our lives?

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  2. “A firey horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty Hi Ho Silver……. the Lone Ranger” lol!

  3. This blog makes me aware of the fact that the days of entertaining television is over. Nowadays we are given the choice of endless reality shows or police violence, accompanied by foul language we would have been fined for saying years ago. I find myself watching SBS more and more where I see many documentaries of interest. The haunting music of MASH is one of my favourites.

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    • Yes Morvyth, the endless avoidance of quasi ‘reality shows’ or the shows we refer to as “cook fighting” keeps us on News 24 or SBS or ABC. Documentaries rate very high and are circled first on the list. I’m a faithful watcher of ABC’s Landline, not because I live in the bush but because us city-dwellers have no idea of what’s going on out there in the biggest part of our country. Here I sit, less than 4km from the CBD doing a happy dance because wonderful rain came to the Corner Country Outback New South Wales the part where SW Qld, NW NSW and NE SA meet.
      I also find “Suicide is Painless” (the MASH music) delicate and haunting. Bob Katter should use it for his election campaign. But when Bob talks about his sorrow at the extraordinary number of suicides in his huge outback electorate, some jumped up little city prat on Q and A only wants to berate him for ignoring homosexuals.

  4. Carol Stuart these all bring back memories,just loved early days of T.V. When my parents got T.V.Bonanza was the family favourite.

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