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LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1977: The cast of the TV sitcom 'The Jeffersons' (L-R Berlinda Tolbert, Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford, Franklin Cover, Roxie Roker and Marla Gibbs (seated)) circa 1977 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Some TV theme songs are iconic. The way you can tell if they’re iconic is, if it’s decades later and you know every word. If decades later that song is still used in some way shape or form in commercials or just sung at parties, it’s iconic. Now, is that how Rolling Stone came up with its list of the best TV theme songs of all time? Not exactly. They put together a list of TV theme songs throughout history then broke it down by looking for diversity in terms of style of music, style of show, and era. Then, according to Rolling Stone: “1)How great is it as a song? 2)How well does it prepare you for the show that follows, in terms of mood and/or an explanation of the premise?”

What follows is a list of the 100 Greatest TV Theme Songs of All Time according to Rolling Stone. Do we agree? Right away there is a glaring omission from the top 10 and that would be GOLDEN GIRLS! Other than that, this list looks pretty respectable. You can carry this debate over to the Getup Crew Facebook page.

  • #20 All in the Family

  • #19 The Sopranos

  • #18 The Simpsons

  • #17 The Muppet Show

  • #16 The Rockford Files

  • #15 Mission Impossible

  • #14 The Wire

  • #13 Cheers

  • #12 Hawaii 5-0

  • #11 Game of Thrones

  • #10 Too Many Cooks

  • #9 The O.C.

  • #8 Friends

  • #7 The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

  • #6 The Twilight Zone

  • #5 Mister Rogers Neighborhood

  • #4 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

  • #3 Sanford and Son

  • #2 Tie The Brady Bunch

  • #2 Tie Gilligan's Island

  • #1 The Jeffersons

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