Film and TV

Top 20 Throwback TV Theme Songs Part 1

We grew up on television. Whether it was Saturday morning cartoons, afternoon re-runs, Sunday Disney and Wild Kingdom or Thursday night "must see" TV, we saw it. We noticed that on November 2, 1985, the Miami Vice soundtrack went to number one on the Billboard charts where it would stay for 11 weeks. As Archie Bunker might say, "Those were the days."

So, we took a little trip down nostalgia lane and made our list of the top 20 throwback theme songs. We limited our selections to television shows that aired in the 70s and 80s to keep with the whole throwback thing. As a result, you won't see Gilligan's Island, The Addams Family or Mission Impossible, as good as they may be. You also won't see references to Friends or Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, for example. 

We'll start with 20-11. Check back Thursday for the top 10.

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Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.
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