Friday 5 – Cartoon TV Theme Songs

Last weeks Friday 5 was a look at the top 5 was looking at live action TV theme songs, this week we look at the top 5 animated TV show themes. Like anything with theme songs for television shows there is a lot to choose from so hard to not include songs like Inspector Gadget, Pokemon and countless other classics.

5. George of the Jungle (1967)

Who doesn’t love the song for George of the Jungle. Many may not remember the animated show given that it is didn’t run for very long. The song was iconic enough to be used in the live action George of the Jungle movie as well as the animated show that was made in 2007 and revived in 2016. The classic song lives on in many ways to this day.

4. Scooby Doo: Where Are You? (1969-1970; 1978)

Well anyone that knows me knows I love Scooby Doo cartoons especially as a kid growing up and nothing stuck with me more about the show than the theme song that still lives on to this day. Despite numerous different version of Scooby Doo the theme song everyone remembers on Scooby Doo: Where Are You? Which just speaks to it’s staying power and legacy.

3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

As a kid who grew up in the 90s there was a theme song that just everyone knew and that was the theme song to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The song is catchy as can be and explains the turtles personalities perfectly for people who might be tuning in for the first time.

2. The Flintstones (1960-1966)

It is hard to think of a more iconic animated TV show theme song than the Flintstones. The oldest on on the list, that is saying something, gets the runner up spot as the song is still well known over 60 years later by various generations. The song sets the stage for the hilarity of the prehistoric cartoon show. It has you saying Yabba Dabba Doo.

1. Spiderman (1967-1970)

What could possibly beat The Flintstones? Well it would need to be something really iconic, well I think we found possibly the only one that could in Spiderman. The animated show might be best known today for the various memes from scenes but it gave us the legendary song we all know and love. The song has been so popular various artists have recorded versions like Michael Buble, The Ramones and Moxy Früvous.  It reigns supreme over all cartoon theme songs.

 

-Everett