You sit down on the couch, remote in hand.
And you turn on your favorite show.
You’re pumped and can’t wait to see if Ross and Rachel finally get back together.
But what makes all of that more sweeter?
The musical introduction of course!
The song you know by heart, and involuntarily bop along and sing to as it plays before you dive into the fictional world of your favorite characters.
I love television so much.
I love how you can be catapulted into a world of characters and experience their love and friendships throughout their journey. How you instantly feel like they become your family on that day, at that time. It’s like every week you can depend of them to make your day just a bit better.
And what I’ve learned about my love for television, is that the little bit of an intro matters to me. The song they choose- matters to me.
Because it has to reflect the show’s tone. And the images they place with it too. Of course theme songs are changed, modified, shortened, remixed, throughout the years. But still they set the tone for what’s in store for you and I for one don’t think television would be the same without them.
So let’s talk about some of my favorites- (in no particular order)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This song was my brother’s and my jam. When we were little every time we would watch the show, the song would come on and we’d just rock out. #IWhipMyHairBackAndForth Girls who wore one or more braids in their hair….you know what I’m talking about.
What would life be like without this song? Unimaginable. Friends. I’ll Be There For You. You know you clap clap clap when they do, admit it!
Beverly Hills 90210
This is one of the strictly instrumental theme songs out there, but I still get so happy whenever I hear it! Nostalgia.
The Fresh Prince of Bellaire
“In West Philadelphia born and raised….” Cue the rap props. If you know all the words to this song, dust off your shoulder cuz you are a bonified G. Am I right?
Gurllllll…..that saxophone tho….
Saved by the Bell
Boy Meets World
There were three different songs, each better than the last!
The theme song and intro got a little sassier as the girls got into their older years. Haha.
She was my queen and therefore this was our musical thrown. I may or may not have been obsessed with her tie dye outfit. 😉
That’s So Raven
Nostalgia is so cozy! Ya nasty! 😉 The old school Disney channel was EPIC!
“Where can you goooo, when the world don’t treat you right, the answer is homeeee that’s the one place that you’ll find…” come on now!
Oh hey Jessica Biel, how you doing girl!
This show is my jam, I watch everyday before work!
Do NOT get me started on my girl Carole King. This song is perfection and it’s like drinking a cup of tea (or ya know coffee coffee coffee) on a cold winter night. It’s just like a big hug!
If you don’t know this feel good song, where have you been?
One Tree Hill
Gavin… oh dear Gavin, I thank you for this and for being the introduction to the show that single handedly shaped my writer’s soul. Hearing this song now, takes me back to watching this story unfold nearly every week with my best friend at my side as we tried to navigate middle school, high school and even the early stages of college. 9 Years people, 9 years, that’s commitment.
Who else wants to live in California? They make it seem so nice. 😉
Seth Cohen is my spirit animal!
“Whatever it takes, I know I can make it through!” Positive Messages! You know before they hit you with a shit ton of teenage drama. 😉 #ILOVEDSHAWN
The Walking Dead
If you read my blog you may know that The Walking Dead and I have suffered a recent break up. After Glenn’s death our relationship just wasn’t the same and I needed my space. But any time I hear our song, it just brings me back. Another instrumental, but it is so damn eerie, and it is so damn good! Those violins get me every time!
So Little Time
I cannot even tell you how this song can transport me back into time. Put me on a beach in a long sweater and some capris. Girls you know what I’m talking about, watch that intro!
Simple, but so effective. Whispers Whispers Whispers. “That’s a secret I’ll never tell, you know you love me. XOXO Gossip girl.”
City Guys & Hang Time
These two shows may not ring a bell with anyone. But they were my Saturday mornings! I don’t even really remember what channel they were on, but I loved them and I still remember their theme songs until this day.
I may or may not have been a little older than the target audience, but yea I was still a fan! #NoShame
Sabrina the teenage witch
(Last one was always my fav!)
The Golden Girls
Theme songs are so important. I know that not all shows have them, or need to have them. But if they do, they have to be good, because years and years later they will stick with you and remind you of beautiful memories. As I wrote this post, the nostalgia was so sweet.
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