Best Opening Song for Sitcom (With Lyrics)

by borimor | created - 16 Mar 2014 | updated - 18 Dec 2015 | Public

All the songs are original and with lyrics. Vote ONLY for the best song and not for other factors in the opening sequence.

Regardless of your opinions about these programs, what do you think is the best theme song.

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1. Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.

Stars: Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston, Justin Berfield, Erik Per Sullivan

Votes: 104,010

"Boss of Me" by They Might Be Giants

2. Cheers (1982–1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.

Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt

Votes: 38,801

"Where Everybody Knows Your Name" Performed by Gary Portnoy

3. Family Matters (1989–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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Long-running Perfect Strangers (1986) spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Darius McCrary

Votes: 20,455

"As Days Go By", performed by Jesse Frederick

4. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 11,668

"Those Were the Days" Performed by Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton

5. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.9
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Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 570,825

"I'll Be There for You" by The Rembrandts

6. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 5,873

The Ballad of Jed Clampett

7. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one either saves the day or muffs ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Paul Reed, Al Lewis

Votes: 1,048

"Car 54, Where Are You?"

8. Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.

Stars: Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain, Dana Plato

Votes: 7,479

"It Takes Diff'rent Strokes""

9. Family Ties (1982–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman

Votes: 13,020

"Without Us" Performed by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams

10. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 60,957

"Tossed Salads & Scrambled Eggs" by Kelsey Grammer

11. Full House (1987–1995)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three daughters.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 45,516

"Everywhere You Look", performed by Jesse Frederick

12. Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.

Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 10,042

"The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle"

13. Growing Pains (1985–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.6
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The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.

Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

Votes: 11,155

"As Long As We Got Each Other"

14. Maude (1972–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, Rue McClanahan

Votes: 2,685

"And Then There's Maude" Performed by Donny Hathaway

15. Mister Ed (1958–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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The misadventures of a wisecracking talking horse and his human owner.

Stars: Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines, Mister Ed

Votes: 2,707

"Mister Ed" by Jay Livingston

16. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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A high strung and cynical man's life is never the same when his naive but good-natured cousin comes to America to live with him.

Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Rebeca Arthur

Votes: 6,960

"Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now", performed by David Pomeranz

17. Step by Step (1991–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.5
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Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call, Staci Keanan

Votes: 9,962

"Second Time Around", performed by Jesse Frederick and Theresa James

18. That '70s Show (1998–2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin.

Stars: Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson

Votes: 129,662

"That '70s Song" performed by; Todd Griffin (season 1) Cheap Trick (seasons 2–8)

19. The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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The misadventures of a large family united when a widower and a divorcée marry.

Stars: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Barry Williams

Votes: 9,918

"The Brady Bunch" performed by: Peppermint Trolley Company (season 1) & The Brady Bunch Kids(seasons 2–5)

20. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.9
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A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali

Votes: 99,701

"Yo! Home To Bel-Air", performed by The Fresh Prince

21. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper

Votes: 5,328

"Love Is All Around", written and performed by Sonny Curtis

22. Three's Company (1976–1984)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors.

Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Richard Kline

Votes: 9,591

"Three's Company, Too", performed by Ray Charles & Julia Rinker

23. The Addams Family (1964–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

8.0
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The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

Stars: John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy

Votes: 10,349

"The Addams Family", performed by Vic Mizzy

24. Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.1
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A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids.

Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta, Robert Hegyes

Votes: 4,084

"Welcome Back" Performed by John Sebastian

25. Who's the Boss? (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.5
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Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother.

Stars: Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro

Votes: 8,452

"Brand New Life" Performed by Larry Weiss, Steve Wariner, and Jonathan Wolff

26. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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The staff of a struggling radio station has a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music.

Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Howard Hesseman

Votes: 5,942

The New WKRP in Cincinnati performed by Steve Carlisle.

sheetsadam1 Suggestion.

27. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 589,801

History of Everything (The Big Bang Theory Theme) Performed by Barenaked Ladies

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28. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.4
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Cathy Lane, teen-aged daughter of a globe-trotting journalist, comes to live at the home of her uncle, a newspaper editor in New York City. Curiously, Cathy is the spitting image of her ... See full summary »

Stars: Patty Duke, Jean Byron, William Schallert, Paul O'Keefe

Votes: 895

Performed by The Skip-Jacks

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29. F Troop (1965–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Western

7.4
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The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote US Army outpost in the Wild West.

Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson

Votes: 1,930

"F Troop"

dan_dassow Suggestion.

30. Empty Nest (1988–1995)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.6
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"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston, and his two adult daughters, Barbara and Carol Weston, who have come back to ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Mulligan, Dinah Manoff, David Leisure, Park Overall

Votes: 2,224

"Life Goes On" Performed by Billy Vera and The Beaters.

dan_dassow Suggestion.

31. Laverne & Shirley (1976–1983)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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The misadventures of two single women in the 1950s and '60s.

Stars: Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander, Michael McKean

Votes: 4,727

"Making Our Dreams Come True" Performed by Cyndi Grecco

dan_dassow Suggestion.

32. Happy Days (1974–1984)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.5
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The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie.

Stars: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Tom Bosley

Votes: 12,929

"Happy Days" Performed by Pratt & McClain, Bobby Arvon.

dan_dassow Suggestion.

33. Green Acres (1965–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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A New York City attorney and his wife attempt to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.

Stars: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester, Pat Buttram

Votes: 4,334

"Green Acres" Performed by Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor.

dan_dassow Suggestion.

34. Mad About You (1992–1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Light television comedy featuring Paul and Jaime Buchman as a recently married couple in New York City. They point out the gentle humor of domesticity and in the everyday situations of life.

Stars: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow, Leila Kenzle

Votes: 17,145

"Final Frontier", performed by Paul Reiser.

emadel79 Suggestion.

35. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.

Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Roxie Roker

Votes: 5,742

"Movin' On Up" performed by Ja'net Dubois