“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”- Will Smith & Quincy Jones III (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
On Air: 1990-1996
We can’t in good conscious leave off one of the most noteworthy theme songs of the last 30 years. The Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith, takes the mic in this one rapping such hard-hitting lyrics as:
I pulled up to a house about seven or eight
And I yelled to the cabby “Yo, homes smell you later!”
Looked at my kingdom I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the prince of Bel-air
“Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” (Scooby Doo)
On Air: 1969-Now
Rut Ro! We were almost about to publish this list without including this theme song! Scooby and the gang have been rolling around in the Mystery Machine for over 40 years now exposing ghosties and ghoulies while chowing down on Scooby Snax. Hearing the theme song immediately evokes thoughts of Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby in their seventies-tastic garb. Zoinks!
“Showstopper”- Brandon and Leah (Kourtney and Kim Take Miami)
On Air: 2013
Alright, so this one is our wildcard of the group. This new installment of Kardash entertainment comes to us with a SUPER catchy theme song from Brandon and Leah. The Kardashians’ step-brother, Brandon Jenner, and his wife, Leah Felder (daughter of the Eagles’ Don Felder) match the show’s Miami attitude with the song’s sassy, light-hearted sound. Just try not to get it stuck in your head.
“The History of Everything”- Barenaked Ladies (Big Bang Theory)
On Air: 2007-Now
We all know the lyrics to “One Week”, but had no idea that the same crazy Canadians also penned the theme song for Big Bang Theory. This upbeat, and almost impossible to sing along to song makes the history of the world sound fun! Alright, so we’re also suckers for any songs that have the lyrics:
The bipeds stood up straight,
The dinosaurs all met their fate,
They tried to leap but they were late
And they all died (they froze their asses off)
“Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs”- Kelsey Grammer(Frasier)
On Air: 1993-2004
This one takes the spot of the “weird one” on our list. Title character, Frasier Crane’s real life persona, Kelsey Grammar, belts out a jazzy and most certainly eclectic mix-up of unrelated phrases. Making this an even weirder theme song, it plays at the end of every episode instead of the traditional theme song placement at the beginning of a television show episode. Just what are we to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs?