10 Classic 80s TV Theme Songs Taken From Full Songs

By Adam Bookbinder

Unfortunately, gone are the days of great TV theme songs.  Many of those shows, which are now in syndication, have actually had their theme songs cut to allow for more commercials .  Here are 10 full songs used as theme songs for some now classic tv shows from the 80s.

“Thank You For Being A Friend” by Andrew Gold (The Golden Girls – Aired on NBC from 1985-1992

Actual opening theme:

“Facts of Life” by Gloria Loring (The Facts of Life – Aired on NBC from 1979-1988

Actual opening theme:

“As Long As We Got Each Other” by B.J. Thomas (Growing Pains – Aired on ABC from 1985-1992)

Actual opening theme:

“Where Everybody Knows Your Name” by Gary Portnoy (Cheers – Aired on NBC from 1982-1993)

Actual opening theme:

“According To Our New Arrivals” by Judy Hart-Angelo and Gary Portnoy (Mr Belvedere – Aired on ABC from 1985-1990)

Actual opening theme:

“My Life” by Billy Joel (Bosom Buddies – Aired on ABC from 1980-1982)

Actual opening theme:

“Moonlighting” by Johnny Mandel (Moonlighting – Aired on ABC from 1985-1989)

Actual opening theme:

“With A Little Help From My Friends” by Joe Crocker (Wonder Years – Aired on 1988-1993)

Actual opening theme:

“Love and Marriage” by Frank Sinatra (Married With Children – Aired on FOX from 1987-1997)

Actual opening theme:

“Miami Vice Theme” by Jan Hammer (Miami Vice – Ran on NBC from 1984-1990)

Actual opening theme:

“Hill Street Blues” by Mike Post & Larry Carlton (Hill Street Blues – Ran on NBC from 1981-1987)

Actual opening theme:

BONUS: “Believe It Or Not” by Joey Scarbury (Greatest American Hero – Ran on ABC from 1981-1983)

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