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Roseanne Theme Song

1988–1997

Whoa, this show lasted a lifetime. So, where is Roseanne Barr now? And also, I can’t believe Johnny Galecki, Leonard from The Big Bang Theory, started his career in this show.

The theme song for Roseanne is one of those untitled originals that people simply refer to as (in the format of) “Show-name Theme”. It was composed by W.G. “Snuffy” Walden, whom we previously encountered for the themes of My So-Called Life and Hawthorne. However, I think composers Dan Foliart and Howard Pearl are also credited for the theme song.

As we all know, the “Roseanne Theme” is an instrumental, for the most part at least, featuring a solo saxophone for the main melody. However, in the ninth and final season, the theme became a full-blown song with lyrics. It still followed the basic melody though.

The theme with lyrics was performed by Blues Traveler featuring their trademark distorted harmonica. The lyrics are credited to John Popper, frontman for Blues Traveler, so he sang it as well.

Below are the lyrics.

Roseanne theme song lyrics (season 9 theme)

If what doesn’t kill us is making us stronger,
We’re gonna last longer
Than that greatest wall in China
Or that rabbit with the drum

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned
While waiting for my turn,
It’s that in each life some rain falls
But you also get some sun

And we’ll make out better than okay
Hear what I say
Hey, any day

Below is the intro for season 9 featuring the Blues Traveler theme song.

Below is the original opening title sequence for season 1. The music below is what was used for seasons 1 to 8.

I’m pretty sure the series did not release an official soundtrack. However, the theme song is available from some TV theme song compilations like this one.

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Theme Song

1993–1996

Talking about composer Ron Wasserman from the previous post led me to this theme song.

Possibly the only Power Ranger to experience post-Power Rangers success, Amy Jo Johnson, is now 40 years old. She can be seen currently in the Canadian television series Flashpoint.

Anyway, back to the theme song. As previously mentioned, Ron Wasserman composed the theme song for Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. It is also probably what he is best known for, even though he also created for Sweet Valley High, and the previously-posted X-Men animated series. He is also part of the band Fisher.

The official title of the theme song is “Go Go Power Rangers”. It was released as part of the album Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Album: A Rock Adventure, which was released in 1994. In the album, Mr. Wasserman credits himself as The Mighty RAW.

“Go Go Power Rangers” is available in both a long version and a show-edit version in the album, and even had a remix in the UK release.

Below is a version (it changed with the addition of new characters) of the original opening title sequence.

There’s this guy, DragoWolf, who compiled all the opening sequences in one video, but he disabled embedding.

Below is the full-length version of the song.

Here is a link to the remix version.

Power Rangers theme song lyrics

They’ve got a power and a force that you’ve never seen before
They’ve got the ability to morph and to even up the score
No one will ever take them down the power lies on their side

Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

They know the fate of the world is lying in their hands
They know to only use their weapons for defense
No one will ever take them down the power lies on their side

Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
You Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

No one will ever take them down the power lies on their side

Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Go Go Power Rangers

Go Go Power Rangers

Go Go Power Rangers

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers originally aired from August 28, 1993 to November 27, 2010 on FOX. It is currently (2010) being aired on ABC on the ABC Kids programming block, and whoa, someone already uploaded the ABC re-versioned opening sequence.

Who’s the Boss? Theme Song

1984–1992

Information regarding this theme song is quite, to say the least, common knowledge, but my aim is to present it to you in a very straightforward and simple manner.

Alright, so let’s start.

The title of the theme song is “Brand New Life”.

The lyrics were written by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter. They were also the creators and producers of the show.

Music was composed by Larry Carlton and Robert Kraft.

Three distinct vocal versions were used throughout the series’ run. These were sung by Larry Weiss (seasons 1 & 2), country music singer Steve Wariner (seasons 3 to 5), and Jonathan Wolff (seasons 6 to 8).

As far as lyrics is concerned, only one change happened: the original opening verse of “There’s more to life than what you’re livin’” was later changed to “There’s a time for love and a time for livin’”. This happened in the third season.

There is no official soundtrack for the show. However, the theme song can be found in a number of compilation albums and (legal) song downloads.

Below are the correct lyrics of the song.

Who’s the Boss? theme song lyrics

There’s more to life than what you’re livin’ / There’s a time for love and a time for livin’
You take a chance and face the wind
An open road and a road that’s hidden
A brand new life around the bend

There were times when I lost a dream or two
Found the trail, and at the end was you
There’s a path you take and a path untaken
The choice is up to you my friend

Nights are long but you’re on your way
To a brand new life,
Brand new life,
Brand new life around the bend

Below are some distinct versions and variations of the opening sequence/theme song. See above for reference. As far as changes in the opening video sequence is concerned, maybe there’s another blog for that.

The Mole Theme Song

2001-2008

The Mole reality show lasted until 2008 but its theme song almost won the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music. By the way, as this show is an international franchise, the theme song in question is for the U.S. version, the one aired by ABC.

The nearly-award-winning theme song was composed by David Michael Frank, a known film and television composer who has been nominated four times already for an Emmy. However, for me, he is the composer with three first names.

The theme song is only referred to generically as “The Mole Theme” or something to that extent. It is available commercially as part of the official soundtrack of the series. The soundtrack, by the way, contains songs all composed by Mr. Frank.

Below is a music-only video of the theme song.

Below is an official opening sequence lifted (I think) from season 1.

Better with You Theme Song

2010

Finally, a proper opening sequence and theme song. Recent, new-school 5-second sequences is making this blog extinct.

Better with You is a new romantic comedy series by ABC. It has had good reception and reviews so far and I would bet for a second season.

The opening theme song is also entitled “Better With You” and is by American artist Ben Kweller. I think the song was made for the show, as it is not found in any of Ben’s albums or EPs.

Anyway, the only opening credits video on YouTube is un-embeddable (BOO!) so just follow the link below.

Better with You pilot scene and opening sequence on YouTube.

Sequence starts at 1:32.

Better with You theme song lyrics

I don’t know where I’d be
without someone to see this thing through
I am such a mess
even at my best
I’m better with you

Detroit 1-8-7 Theme Song

2010

Here are two more posts before I upgrade to WordPress 3.0.3.

Detroit 1-8-7 is another cop show on ABC, and it premiered just September of this year. You know for me, if I do not know anything about a show, the only thing that is gonna make me watch it is if there are hot chicks. And this one, has two—Natalie Martinez from Death Race fame and Erin Cummings from a lot of stuff.

Oh well, by the way, if you do not already know, “1-8-7″ is cop code for homicide.

The show has a very short 5-second opening. I’m quite sure that short tune was composed by John O’Brien, as he is already credited for 12 episodes in 2010. Below is said opening.

Clueless Theme Song

1996–1999

This is for the television series…inspired by the movie.

Alright, let’s go retro once again.

The theme song for Clueless the series is “Ordinary Girl”, performed by American musician China Forbes. China Forbes is also of the band Pink Martini, but she alone is credited on anything pertaining to the song—this is probably due to the fact that it was written by “others,” particularly by composers Charlotte Caffey and Anna Waronker.

Clueless theme song lyrics (show edit)

She is literally the polaroid of perfection
She has everything and she’ll give it to you in a second
Folks can’t deceive
She wears her heart on her sleeve
She’ll steal you away, and not just for one day
Every day is an ordinary day
In her world, she’s an ordinary girl

My So-Called Life Theme Song

1994–1995

Claire Danes anyone?

The theme song for My So-Called Life is called, well, “My So-Called Life Theme” and was composed by W.G. Walden. William Garrett Walden is a known television show composer and his resume includes shows such as The Wonder Years, Felicity, Friday Night Lights, and The West Wing among others. He is also credited as Snuffy Walden or W.G. Snuffy Walden.

The song is part of the show’s official soundtrack.

Below is said theme song from an original opening sequence.

Grey’s Anatomy Theme Song

2005–present

Alright, let’s go regular and do one of the most (at least for me) searched, and therefore known, theme songs in television today—the theme song from Grey’s Anatomy. By the way, I really think this series has lost it.

The theme song is entitled “Cosy in the Rocket”. It was composed and performed by the English electronica duo, Psapp.

The song is not part of any of Psapp’s releases (albums and EPs), and was only officially released in the first official soundtrack of Grey’s Anatomy (there have been two to date).

Below is an official opening sequence of the show featuring an excerpt of “Cosy in the Rocket”.

Below is the whole song in all its 4-minute 28-second glory.

Yes, it has words!

Grey’s Anatomy theme song lyrics

Climb, climb into a rocket
And we set the fuse to go, go go
Head start, cosy in the rocket
And I need to go, to go, go,go
Tip top ready for the sky
And I’m tip top ready to go
Tip top ready for the sky
And I’m tip top ready to go,go,go

Come, come, fly into my palm
And collapse
Oh, oh, suppose you’ll never know

Nobody knows where they might end up
Nobody knows
Nobody knows where they might wake up
Nobody knows
Nobody knows where they might end up
Nobody knows
Nobody knows where they might wake up
Nobody knows

Tic tac toe, you’re fitting into place
And now the old ways don’t seem true
Stick stop blue you’re only shifting
In the same old shape you always do
Tip top ready for the sky
And I’m tick tock ready to go
Tip top ready for the sky
And I’m tip top ready to go, go go

Come, come, fly into my palm
And collapse
Oh oh, suppose you’ll never know

Come, come, fly into my palm
And collapse
Oh oh, suppose you’ll never know

Wonder Woman Theme Song

1975–1979

Ah, Lynda Carter at her finest.

First, let’s get all our facts straight. The Wonder Woman television series lasted 3 seasons. Its first season was in ABC in 1975. It was oficially called The New Original Wonder Woman. This was probably so because there was a television movie made in 1974 (also for ABC) entitled Wonder Woman that starred Cathy Lee Crosby.

Below is the theme song of The New Original Wonder Woman season 1.

Season 2 was not picked up by ABC so the series went to CBS where it was officially titled The New Adventures of Wonder Woman. According to Wikipedia, the theme was re-written to reflect the series’ new present-day setting. In the middle of the season, the song was again changed to an instrumental version.

Below is the non-instrumental first version of season two’s theme, shown with the original opening sequence.

Below is the instrumental (semi-instrumental actually) second version of season two’s theme, again shown with the original opening sequence.

Now on to season 3. Again according to Wikipedia, the theme was once again reworked, this time to a disco beat (ah, the late 70s). According however to the YouTube dude we’ve been stealing our videos from, season 3 also had 2 versions of the theme songs (not sure about the difference though, I’m tired, maybe you can point it out for me).

Below is the first version of the season 3 theme song, again with original title sequence.

Now for version 2 of season 3.

About the song

The song’s music was composed by Charles Fox. The lyrics, by Norman Gimbel. The two are also known for their collaboration in “Killing Me Softly with His Song”.

Wonder Woman theme song lyrics

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

All the world is waiting for you
and the power you possess
In your satin tights
fighting for your rights
And the old red white and blue

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

Now the world is ready for you
and the wonders you can do
Make a hawk a dove
stop a war with love
Make a liar tell the truth

Wonder Woman
Get us out from under, Wonder Woman

All our hopes are pinned upon you
and the magic that you do
Stop a bullet cold
make the axis fold
change their minds and change the world

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

You’re a wonder, Wonder Woman