Friday, September 5, 2008

Music Memoirs #190 - Top 5 TV Themes

This week is TV themes. Here is the link if you want to join the fun

1. The Theme from the Hogan Family (formerly Valerie) - By Roberta Flack

2. The Theme from Maude - By Donny Hathaway

3. The Theme from Moonlighting - by Al Jarreau

4. Theme from China Beach - Reflections by Diana Ross & the Supremes

5. Theme from Good Times - Singer Unknown


Lauren said...

Wow I haven't heard those in forever!

Malcolm said...

I never thought much about the theme to "The Hogan Family". Maybe because I haven't seen the show in awhile. However, I listened to it on You Tube and really liked it.

Lord Mhoram said...

Nice list - we went in completely different directions.

Moonlighting is a great theme good call.

Natsthename said...

Oh, that Moonlighting theme was excellent! (And I hated when Dave and Maddie got together; it ruined it!)

Polly said...

Ah Moonlighting! Yes! Ja'net DuBois (Willona) didn't sing the Good Times theme did she? I know she sang the Jeffersons theme, wrote that too.

PopArtDiva said...

Did you know that much of the music score from China Beach was written by actor John Rubenstein, son of concert pianist Arthur B. Rubinstein? He wrote the closing theme which is some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard.
You might remember him from the TV Show Family in which he played Jeff Maitland, the husband/ex-husband of Nancy Lawrence(Meredith Baxter).

More information that you wanted,lol???

I did love the theme from Moonlighting.

I would have to add Hawaii5-0, Dr. Kildaire, Brooklyn Bridge, Joah of Arcadia, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Sledge Hammer, The Theme from The Torkelsons, Secret Agent Man, Route 66 and last but not least Peter Gunn!

If we could include mini series? Lonesome Dove and Thornbirds!

I should have joined this meme just for this week!!!

X. Dell said...

You know, I never thought about it, so I looked it up. Detta Little and Nelson Pigford sang the theme from Good Times.

It's only fitting that if you list Roberta Flack that you list Donnie Hathaway.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I don't even remember the Hogan Family and I know I should.

Anonymous said...

i also like the theme for 'diff'rent strokes'. i actually listened to the lyrics of that theme and they are pretty cool. 'good times' is my all-time favorite show, so you know i love the theme song-i know it word for word :-)

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Candy Minx said...

Excellent idea for a meme, as usual. And I liked traveling down memory lane, forgot about some of these shows. I used to get so excitied at some of these theme songs when the episodes would start. It's made me try to think about what theme songs for tv shows I like now might be...

PopArtDiva said...

Where are you Ms. Pjazzy? I've missed your posts this week for TT and OSF!!! Are you okay?