The Ultimate Throwback TV Theme Song Playlist

The Ultimate Throwback TV Theme Song Playlist

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Brittney Morgan
Jan 10, 2017
(Image credit: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air/NBC)

Over the years, TV shows have captured our hearts, made us laugh, made us cry, and sometimes made us feel things we never even thought possible. And the quickest way to find yourself back in those feels? All it takes is the opening note to your favorite theme song.

Of course, there are tons of memorable TV theme songs to choose from—no one can forget the words to The Addams Family theme, the iconic 90s "na na nas" of the Clarissa Explains It All intro, or the opening tune to The Office, and that's just to name a few. These songs are ones you can sing along to that will take you through the decades (from the 1970s to the 2000s). Some are pure nostalgia, while others are simply great songs...

  1. Happy Days: "Happy Days" — Pratt & McClain
  2. The Mary Tyler Moore Show: "Love is All Around" — Sonny Curtis
  3. M*A*S*H: "Suicide is Painless" - Johnny Mandel
  4. Laverne & Shirley: "Making Our Dreams Come True" — Cyndi Grecco
  5. Diff'rent Strokes: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" — Al Burton, Alan Thicke & Gloria Loring
  6. The Jeffersons: "Movin' on Up" — Ja'net Dubois
  7. The Facts of Life: "The Facts of Life Theme" — Gloria Loring
  8. Cheers: "Cheers Theme Song" — Bigwig
  9. Golden Girls: "Thank You For Being A Friend" — Cynthia Fee
  10. Friends: "I'll Be There For You" — The Remembrandts
  11. Step by Step: "Second Time Around" — Jesse Frederick and Teresa James
  12. Family Matters: "As Days Go By" — Jesse Frederick
  13. Full House: "Everywhere You Look" — Jesse Frederick
  14. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air: "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" — DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  15. The Adventures of Pete & Pete: "Hey Sandy" — Polaris
  16. Malcolm in the Middle: "Boss of Me" — They Might Be Giants
  17. The Sopranos: "Woke Up This Morning" — Alabama 3
  18. Rescue Me: "C'mon, C'mon" —The Von Bondies
  19. The O.C.: "California" — Phantom Planet
  20. Veronica Mars: "We Used to Be Friends" — The Dandy Warhols
  21. So Little Time: "So Little Time" — Arkana
  22. Lizzie McGuire: "We'll Figure It Out" — Angie Jaree
  23. Dawson's Creek: "I Don't Want to Wait" — Paula Cole
  24. That 70s Show: "In The Street" — Todd Griffin
  25. Gilmore Girls: "Where You Lead" — Carole King
  26. Scrubs: "Superman" — Lazlo Bane
  27. Community: "At Least It Was Here" — The 88
  28. Weeds: "Little Boxes" — Malvina Reynolds

On Spotify?

We already turned these songs into a playlist for you (Note: not every song was available on Spotify, but those that aren't are linked above!). You can tune into the nostalgia right now, or open the playlist in Spotify and hit "follow" to save it for later.

Did we miss any of your favorites? Add them in the comments!

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