What is a list of famous TV series theme songs?


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“Love and Marriage,” “Movin’ on Up,” “The Fishin’ Hole” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” are some of the most famous TV series theme songs. Some theme songs became famous due to an association with a TV show, while others were popular in their own right.

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“Love and Marriage” was the theme song of “Married With Children,” which aired from 1987 to 1997. The show used one of two song versions recorded by Frank Sinatra. “Movin’ on Up” was the theme song of “The Jeffersons,” a show that aired from 1975 to 1985, which depicted the upward mobility of a successful African-American family during that era. The gospel-rich song was created by Jeff Barry and Ja'net Dubois. "Love and Marriage" was popular before “Married With Children” aired, while the latter song became famous because of its association with “The Jeffersons.”

“The Fishin’ Hole” is the alternate name of "The Andy Griffith Show" theme song, which aired from 1960 to 1968. Composed by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer, this song is labeled by Fox News as one of the most whistleable songs ever recorded. “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” is the name of a song and show featuring actor and rapper Will Smith. The show aired from 1990 to 1996, and the theme song was written by Smith with music composed by Quincy Jones III. Other famous TV theme songs include “Superman” from “Scrubs,” “Bad Things” from “True Blood” and “The Simpson’s” theme song.

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