He-Man the cartoon doesn’t stand up under the weight of its own nostalgia, but the soundtrack remains refreshingly catchy to this day. The real shocker is how the music within the show triggers a Pavlovian response in the viewer. Each action (due to the stock animation) has its own music so you always know when He-Man is about to start running, throw a boulder, or make Skeletor into a giant balloon animal.
Thundercats has a great build and one forgets that the song doesn’t even begin until Lion-O has belted out “Thundercats HOOOOOO” in his rich baritone. Bonus points to the nefarious whispering of “Thundercatssssssss” after the theme ends.
Not the original theme but the FAR superior movie version with some lunatic in the background screaming “COBRAAAAAAA” as the terrorist organization attempts to take over New York. This builds into the G.I. Joe theme and… well, if you don’t get chills going down your spine… you might be legally dead.
Did a group of bears making illegal homebrew really deserve such a catchy theme song? Probably not. Will this song just spin in your head for the rest of the day till you bash your head against a wall? Definitely.