…Your heart is true. You’re a pal and a confidant.”
You know the rest of the words. Even if you don’t like the show (I don’t. An college ex ruined it for me because she preferred watching Blanche and Co. instead of letting me watch baseball. A major no-no). Anyway, keeping with this week’s music theme, here are a few of television theme songs that pop up in my head from time to time.
5. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. If I hear this song (The Who’s “Who Are You”) on television I’m all but guaranteed to lose an hour of my life. I’m gonna watch the show. It’s an addiction of mine (Vegas, Miami and especially NY). I do believe that watching CSI can keep a person from thinking they’ll get away with murdering a family member or loved one.
4. The Beverly Hillbillies. I don’t know why this stays in my head. I think it’s because I used to watch this show when I got bored as a child and didn’t have cable. It was on, so it watched me. I can’t remember anything from it, save the theme song. *hangs head in shame*
3. A Different World. Second half of the best hour of television during my childhood. It’s weird because I learn more from watching the show now than I did watching it while I grew up. Suppose it’s because I can relate a lot better now to the different stories that are told during the show. Same goes for the song.
2. Cheers. Disliking this show is as un-American as Roseanne Barr’s rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. “Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you wanna go, where everybody knows your name … ” I feel like everyone should have a Cheers-like experience in their life, even if it doesn’t involve copious amounts of alcohol. Then again, it wouldn’t be Cheers.
1. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Do I even need to explain this? Cool points to anyone who knows the actual full-length version of the track by heart (that’s what I linked).
By the way, this is the best elevator music I’ve ever heard.
What theme songs stick with you and why?