A growth in technology has allowed for television to evolve exponentially since the 1990’s. From DVR and Video On Demand, to streaming shows on Netflix, the advancements in how we watch TV, has enhanced our entire viewing experience. But, despite the ability to fast forward through commercials and hit pause for a bathroom break, there is one element of television today that is missing from almost every show… If you’re a ’90s kid, you’ll know what it is.
Theme songs. You know, that catchy array of rhyming words, accompanying the upbeat music in the opening credits of your fave show. Theme songs used to be the heart and soul of a television series. Families would pile up on the couch, sing along to the lyrics, and cheerfully watch an hour of commercial ridden, unrecorded, television. Sadly, just like type writers and transistor radios, theme songs are a thing of the past. Viewers today are simply too busy to sit through anything without feeling the urge to push fast-forward. Nowadays, some solemn music and a brief montage of pictures make up a show’s intro.
And so, in honor of the tragic passing of Theme Songs, take what few spare minutes you have left in your busy day, and listen to the joyful melodies of these ’10 Best TV Show Theme Songs From the 1990s.’