Can You Match the Theme Song to the 80s TV Show?


By: J.P. Naomi

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From "Charles in Charge" to "Family Ties," "Who's the Boss" and "Knight Rider," see how well you remember some of the best theme songs to these popular 80s shows!

"You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have _______________."

"The Facts of Life" was a spin-off of "Diff'rent Strokes." It aired from 1979 - 1988 on NBC.


The lyrics to this popular 80s sitcom included the lines: "There were times when I lost a dream or two. Found the trail, and at the end was you."

"Who's the Boss?" starred Tony Danza and Judith Light. It aired for eight seasons from 1984 - 1992.


"When you're lost out there and you're all alone, a light is waiting to carry you home, everywhere you look" came from this show which was part of the 80s TGIF line-up.

The "Full House" theme song was titled, "Everywhere You Look." It was performed by Jesse Frederick.


"She's fantastic, made of plastic, Microchips here and there. She's a ______________, brings love and laughter everywhere."

"Small Wonder" aired for four seasons from 1985 -1989. Its theme song, "She's a Small Wonder," was written by Rod Alexander, Howard Leeds and Diane Leslie.


"Here's a chance to make it, if we focus on our goals. If you dish it we can take it, just remember you've been told. It's _____________ from where you come from."

The opening theme to "A Different World" was performed by Phoebe Snow (Season 1), Aretha Franklin (Seasons 2-5) and Boyz II Men (Season 6).


The theme song of this popular 80s show began, "Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage, Go together like a horse and carriage..."

"Married...with Children" aired from 1987 - 1997. It starred Ed O'Neill and Katey Segal.


The title to this 80s show was "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now"...

The theme song to "Perfect Strangers" was performed by David Pomeranz. The show aired for eight seasons from 1986 - 1993.


"Then Came You" was the theme song of this show featuring actor Emmanuel Lewis.

"Webster's" theme song was performed by Steve Nelson and Fail Lopata Lennon. The show ran for six seasons from 1983 - 1987.


If you heard the lyrics, "What would we do baby, Without Us?" you must have been watching this show in the 80s.

"Family Ties" ran for seven seasons from 1982 - 1989. Its theme song "Without Us" was performed by Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams.


"Doin' it the Best I Can" was the catchy theme song of this 80s sitcom with actor Bill Kirchenbauer.

"Doin' it the Best I Can" was performed by Bill Medley. The show ran for three seasons with 47 episodes in the late 80s and early 90s.


"Everybody's got a special kind of story. Everybody finds a way to shine" on this 80s sitcom...

Created by Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff, "Diff'rent Strokes" aired from 1978 - 1986.


If you were singing along to "Together, we’re going to find our way. Together, taking the time each day," you must have been watching this show in the 80s...

"Together" was composed by Rik Howard and Bob Wirth. "Silver Spoons" aired for five seasons from 1982 - 1986.


"Love, exciting and new. Come Aboard. We're expecting you," were the lyrics to this show's opening theme song.

"The Love Boat" ran for nine seasons beginning in 1977 and ending in 1986. It was based on "The Love Boats" by Jeraldine Saunders.


"___________ for heaven's sake, to my piece of the cake."

The theme song to "Gimme a Break!" was the same title as the show. It was performed by Nell Carter.


"_________ of our days and our nights. _________ of our wrongs and our rights." were the catchy lyrics of this popular 80s sitcom.

"Charles in Charge" aired for five seasons from 1984 - 1990. Charles was portrayed by Scott Baio.


"Sometimes you want to go, where everybody knows your name," was the memorable theme music to this famous show of the 80s.

"Where Everybody Knows Your Name" was performed by Gary Portnoy. The show aired a whopping 275 episodes over 11 seasons/11 years.


The theme song to this popular 80s comedy did not have any lyrics, simply some excellent saxophone music!

The theme music to "Night Court" was by Jack Elliot - a famous television and film composer, conductor, music arranger, and television producer.


Starring Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan, the theme song to this 80s sitcom was titled, "You Can Count on Me."

"My Two Dads" aired for three seasons from 1987 to 1990. There were 60 episodes in total and Greg Evigan performed the theme song.


If you were singing along to "As Long As We Got Each Other" in the 80s, which show were you about to watch?

The "Growing Pains" theme song was performed by B.J. Thomas and Jennifer Warnes. The show aired for seven seasons from 1985 - 1992.


"Thank You for Being a Friend" was the theme song to this 80s sitcom created by Susan Harris.

"The Golden Girls" aired on NBC from 1985 - 1992 for a total of 180 episodes over seven seasons. The song was performed by Cynthia Fee.


The major lyrics of this 80s cartoon were "La la la la la la la la la la la!" but boy were they catchy!

"The Smurfs" were created by Pierre "Peyo" Culliford. The show aired for nine seasons from 1981 - 1989.


"Baby, Remember my name _______!"

Fame was a 60-minute production that aired for six seasons from 1982 - 1987. The theme song "Fame" was composed by Michael Gore, Dean Pitchford, and John Debney.


Dance your cares away; Worry's for another day; Let the music play; Down at _______!"

"Fraggle Rock" was created by Jim Henson and featured his muppets. The show aired for five seasons from 1983 - 1987,


Watching this show in the 80s had people wondering, "What would you do if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me?"

"The Wonder Years" began in 1988 and continued for six seasons through 1993. The name of the theme song was "With a Little Help from My Friends" by Joe Cocker.


This show's instrumental theme song was sure to get viewers excited to watch the adventures of these former US Army Special Forces from 1983 - 1987.

"The A-Team" starred George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, Dwight Schultz and Mr. T. It was created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell.


"Doot do do do do ___________; Doot do do do do OOO OOO!"

"Inspector Gadget" was a French-Canadian-American animated series that aired from 1983 - 1986.


"As Days Go By" was the theme song to this show which made its debut in 1989 and held a spot in the TGIF lineup.

The "Family Matters" theme song was performed by Jessie Frederick. The show ran from 1989 - 1998.


"Gold Ol' Boys" was the theme song to this action-comedy which aired from 1979 - 1985.

"The Dukes of Hazzard" was created by Gy Waldron and Jerry Rushing. It aired for seven seasons with a total of 147 episodes.


"Who you gonna call?" when watching this animated TV series that was created after the success of the same-titled film in 1984?

"The Real Ghostbusters" animated TV show aired from 1986 - 1991. It was created by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.


"Masters of The Universe" was the opening theme of this popular animated 80s show.

"He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" aired from 1983 - 1985. It was created by Mattel, Inc. and Filmation.


Premiering in 1989, this TV sitcom's theme began, "When I wake up in the morning; and the alarm gives out a warning; and I don't think I'll ever make it on time."

"Saved By The Bell" ran for four seasons from 1989 until 1993. There were several spin-offs which followed.


The opening theme to this action-adventure TV show starring Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, and Heather Thomas was titled, "Unknown Stuntman."

"The Fall Guy" was created by Glen A. Larson. "Unknown Stuntman" was performed by Lee Majors.


This was an 80s show with a memorable theme song which helped to launch the careers of Denzel Washington and Howie Mandel.

"St. Elsewhere" aired from 1982 - 1988. Its famous theme music was composed by Dave Grusin.


From 1986 - 1990, America fell in love with the theme music and title character Gordon Shumway from this show...

ALF was an acronym for Alien Life Form. Its theme music was composed by Alf Clausen and Tom Kramer.


This 80s comedy starring Leslie Nielsen had a memorable big band/blues theme which was later used for "The Naked Gun" movies...

"Police Squad!" aired on ABC for just one season in 1982. Along with Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus, Ed Williams and William Duell also starred.


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