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Poll: Songs That Were Ruined by TV Shows

The following songs were just regular songs until they were turned into TV theme songs. What was once a pleasant song you heard on the radio from time to time turns into the sound of 1,000 nails on a chalkboard.

Which of these existing songs do you think was "most ruined" by its use in a TV show? Which show does its song the biggest disservice?

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    The Lone Ranger (1949)

    "William Tell Overture" by Gioachino Rossini
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    Sanford and Son (1972)

    "The Streetbeater" by Quincy Jones
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    Married... with Children (1987)

    "Love and Marriage" by Frank Sinatra
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    The Wonder Years (1988)

    "With a Little Help from My Friends" by Joe Cocker (originally by The Beatles)
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    Cops (1989)

    "Bad Boys" by Inner Circle
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    Get a Life (1990)

    "Stand" by REM
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    Party of Five (1994)

    "Closer to Free" by BoDeans
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    Charmed (1998)

    "How Soon Is Now?" by Love Spit Love (originally by The Smiths)
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    Dawson's Creek (1998)

    "I Don't Want to Wait" by Paula Cole
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    That '70s Show (1998)

    "In the Street" by Todd Griffin (season 1) and Cheap Trick (seasons 2 through 8) (originally by Big Star)
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    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

    "Who Are You" by The Who
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    Jackass (2000)

    "Corona" by Minutemen
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    George Lopez (2002)

    "Low Rider" by War
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    CSI: Miami (2002)

    "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who
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    One Tree Hill (2003)

    "I Don't Want to Be" by Gavin DeGraw
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    CSI: NY (2004)

    "Baba O'Riley" by The Who
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    CSI: Cyber (2015)

    "I Can See for Miles" by The Who

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