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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Top Nine: Television Theme Songs (besides "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air")

There's no doubt you've spent some quality time in the living room this holiday season, returning to your one and only friend: frequently-interrupted politically correct television broadcasts.

Even if some of you have somehow bypassed this cyclical corporate gulag by turning to the computer (either legally, or torrently), you still have been consumed countless hours enjoying fine quality programming.

But don't fret about your crippling addiction; this can be a good thing, especially if you are a music lover.

Perhaps you might have noticed some of the most catchy songs ever written have come from these so called "mindless" television shows, oftentimes hiding a glorious work of art in a Nielsen-rated package. Unlike most tunes you hear on the radio (or again on the torrentz), in TV theme music you only have an extremely limited window of time to present your art to the audience, because it's only a minute before the opening credits end and the show about real celebrities or real chefs or real nearly house-trained monkeys begins. It takes a lot of talent to be able to write a memorable track that spans less time than it takes you to shotgun a beer.

Okay, two beers.

This month I present you with some of my favorite examples of music in television, be it well known, not so well known, or not well known at all and I'm not taking the easy way out, so no "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". That would be like shooting fish in a aquarium made from a television set.

The damn song is already stuck in my head just typing it out.

Anyway, please stay tuned for nine great television theme songs (other than "The Fresh Prince")