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The Best TV Sitcom Theme Songs of the 80s

Opinion by dave posted over a year ago
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No matter what you got, not a lot...so what?
What ever happened to good television show theme songs? These days it's all unoriginal reused pop songs or just some instrumental filler music over credits. Some huge hit shows don't have any intro music at all like Heroes or just an echoing drum beat like Lost. Gone are the days of classic TV show theme songs that you'd sing along to because you knew every single word. I can still rap along with the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Most of my favorite theme songs were from sitcoms. In a moment of nostalgia, I thought I'd throw together a list of some of my favorite 80s sitcom theme songs in no particular order because I just happen to love them all (click on the name for the video):

1. Facts of Life
"You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the Facts of Life!"

2. Diff'rent Strokes
"No matter what you got, not a lot...so what?!"

3. Family Ties
"What would we do baby...without us?"

4. Cheers
"Sometimes you wanna go...where everybody knows your name!"

5.Gimme a Break
"Gimme a break I sure deserve it. It's time I made it to the top.

6. Perfect Strangers
"Standing tall...on the wings of my dreams..."

7. Silver Spoons
"You and I together, we're gonna find our way."

8. Growing Pains
"Show me that smile again, don't waste another minute on your cryin'."

9. Full House
"Everywhere you look, there's a heart, a hand to hold on to!"

10. Who's the Boss
"There's more to live than what you're living, so take a chance and face the wind."
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Gypsy said:
I like the Golden Girls one as well "Thank you for being a friend, travel down the road and back again, your heart is true, you're a pal and a confidante." So true.
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Hell to the yeah! The catchy theme song and snappy lyrics have always helped viewers form a special connection with the shows characters! Consider the wacky, bluesy first few bars of the Sanford & Son show. I hear those first few notes and I can see ol'man Sanford wailin' for Elizabeth and gesticulating around his livingroom set. Or how about All in the Family? When Archie Bunker and his wifey pounded out the theme song on their livingroom piano you could more easily believe the in the authenticity of the character and thusly enjoy the show enveloped in a deeper level of familiarity. The Love Boat, Happy Days, Cheers, Welcome back Kotter, Laverne & Shirley, so many of them! Not to mention the cartoons! I say bring back the theme song for sitcoms and shows!
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Ayjayster said:
One Day At A Time: This is it. This is it.
This is life, the one you get
So go and have a ball.

This is it. This is it
Straight ahead and rest assured
You can’t be sure at all.

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