The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth

Monday, March 19, 2012


Best 80s Intro TV Theme Songs of All Time

Every now and then I like to totally geek out and just blabber to my friends about things I loved in my heyday.  Remember back in the day when TV shows actually had an introduction?  Where the TV show or series would feature the cast of actors under a bed of music?  Or show montage images from clips of episodes or photo slideshows of the character's freeze frames?

Let me clarify.  The 80s and 90s had shows that actually had a theme song.  There are still some shows today that carry their theme songs from their heyday (i.e, Law & Order, Grey's Anatomy and CSI).  However, I miss the campy images of actors smiling in front of the camera under a cheesy instrumental.  Is that just me?  Why did the TV theme music go away?  Are we now in an ADD society where networks are afraid viewers will channel surf just to avoid listening to a 90 second TV show into?  Or am I just geekin out way too much over here with this blog post.  I don't know.  I don't care---I own my nerdiness.

Here are just a select few of my favorite 80s TV theme songs of all time (wish I could add so much more):

The Greatest American Hero

Facts Of Life

 Growing Pains

 Golden Girls

Night Court

 Reading Rainbow

Quantum Leap

 St. Elsewhere



  1. Facts of Life, Golden Girls...yes; knew those by heart.

    I've been trying to think of my faves since you posted this. Man, there's sooooooooo many...