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Old 08-05-2006, 10:44 PM   #1
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Modern Day Theme Songs/Opening Music?

What tv shows of the moderan day have theme songs or opening music you remember? Which of those do you sit through and listen to and not fast forward?

I would guess if you quized me I could not hum a bar of most shows I watch. A few exceptions. In no particular order:

1) Sopranos. When the theme song kicks on I get jazzed up. The opening has been the same since the very first episode and I watch the entire thing every time.

2) Rescue Me. This show has very long opens, so when the Theme comes it is a good respite before the rest of the show. This one also gets me a bit keyed up for the show.

3) Entourage. This one is okay for me. I probably let it run half the time or more. Not a must listen

4) Deadwood. I love Deadwood, but the introduction is an instant fast forward. I just don't like the tone or pace from it, and I don't really like the open at all.

I really can't think of any others off the top of my head. It seems like the goofy/catch theme song for shows has really gone down. Perhaps the heyday was the 70s and 80s for such things.

So what are some of your most memorable theme songs?
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Old 08-06-2006, 12:13 AM   #2
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The one that I thought was the coolest and I still really enjoy is the NCIS theme. And I do like BSG as well.

I kinda like the CSI NY theme, too, but sometimes I still FF through that.

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Old 08-06-2006, 12:23 AM   #3
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I usually always just FF through the beginnings now-a-days, but I used to always watch the opening of "Third Watch" (Crystal Method "Keep Hope Alive").

I like the CSI "Who Are You?" as well.
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Old 08-06-2006, 12:42 PM   #4
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- HBO's Big Love (song by the Beach Boys)

- Hex (the song is "#1 Crush" by Garbage, and is about 10 years old. The lyrics really fit the show well).

- Weeds

- BSG

Worst: The new song they came up with for "The L Word".
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:42 PM   #5
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The West Wing

I would often sit through that entire opening.

Same for The Office.
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:57 PM   #6
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:50 PM   #7
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:13 PM   #8
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I agree with the original poster about The Soprano's theme song

Also like the theme music to the show "House"
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:31 PM   #9
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I like the 4400 theme song...kind of catchy.
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:37 PM   #10
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opening to 24. Not a song, but always gets me psyched for the show.
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:55 PM   #11
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I love the music used by Sopranos and Deadwood for their openings, but I still FF through them. How many times can a person hear something, even if it's good? Me... not too many.
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:59 PM   #12
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Second The 4400 and NCIS.

Always used to sit through West Wing and Cheers (not so modern), and alwasys fast forward Entourage. (Always!)
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:59 PM   #13
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I still listen to the Gilmore Girls opening every time. Never gets old.
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:32 PM   #14
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Charmed - How Soon is Now

And even though it was cancled YEARS ago, the theme song to Quantum Leap would ALWAYS get stuck in my head!
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Old 08-06-2006, 05:20 PM   #15
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The West Wing

I would often sit through that entire opening.

Same for The Office.
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I get chills when I hear the West Wing theme and giddy with The Office
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Old 08-06-2006, 05:21 PM   #16
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The only opening I watch each week is Monk.
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:14 AM   #17
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I like the NCIS and (when it was on) JAG themes. I used to hum them...
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:36 AM   #18
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I'm going to get shot for this one:

"Enterprise" - I liked it even better when they rearranged it for the third season onward.

It's still embarrassing that it was not an original song written for the show. It was actually the end title song for the film "Patch Adams." PATCH ADAMS!?!?!? Written by the most prolific and successful song writer living today.....Diane Warren.
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:43 AM   #19
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I don't watch any, but a memorable one for me is nip/tuck.
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:51 AM   #20
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I'm probably in a drastic minority here, but I like the opening for The Shield. It almost always comes right after a REALLY big moment in the opening, it's short and sweet, and always sets the tone for the harsh edge to the show.
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I'm going to get shot for this one:

"Enterprise" - I liked it even better when they rearranged it for the third season onward.

It's still embarrassing that it was not an original song written for the show. It was actually the end title song for the film "Patch Adams." PATCH ADAMS!?!?!? Written by the most prolific and successful song writer living today.....Diane Warren.
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:59 AM   #22
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:02 AM   #23
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I still listen to the Gilmore Girls opening every time. Never gets old.
I agree!

Other memorable theme songs for me were The X-Files theme, and the theme from Friends.

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Old 08-07-2006, 11:20 AM   #24
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I'm probably in a drastic minority here, but I like the opening for The Shield. It almost always comes right after a REALLY big moment in the opening, it's short and sweet, and always sets the tone for the harsh edge to the show.

This is the ONLY theme song that I DON'T FF through. Gets me all hyped up for the show!
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:37 AM   #25
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"Take my love, take my land..."
Actually it took a while for this song to "grow on me"; initially it sounded to me like the music and vocals were in mis-matched keys or something, but I guess it's just an unusual arrangement.

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I'm probably in a drastic minority here, but I like the opening for The Shield. It almost always comes right after a REALLY big moment in the opening, it's short and sweet, and always sets the tone for the harsh edge to the show.
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This is the ONLY theme song that I DON'T FF through. Gets me all hyped up for the show!
There's no point in FFing anyway, it's too short! But actually I think a lot of people like that intro. Too bad the rest of the song it was taken from is totally different...

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The only opening I watch each week is Monk.
[Monk-snob]I still prefer the first season theme.[/Monk-snob]
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:31 PM   #26
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Still think the Rockford Files opening is the best.
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:55 PM   #27
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Scrubs, it's too short to fast forward through and I like the song anyway.

I also find the new intro for Eureka! to be interesting enough that I don't imagine I'll fastforward that this week (and the music that goes with it is sort of eerie, and I like that too). Although it's only been on once, so I don't know if that necessarly meets the criteria here.

My fiancee likes the intro to Las Vegas and Veronica Mars.
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I agree with some others, 4400, The Shield, West Wing, The Office, and Cheers are all openers I don't skip.
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I'm going to get shot for this one:

"Enterprise" - I liked it even better when they rearranged it for the third season onward.

It's still embarrassing that it was not an original song written for the show. It was actually the end title song for the film "Patch Adams." PATCH ADAMS!?!?!? Written by the most prolific and successful song writer living today.....Diane Warren.

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Old 08-07-2006, 03:54 PM   #30
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Didn't we just do this a few weeks ago?

Having formed my musical teeth on the likes of Josie and the Pussycats, I still find myself enjoying jangly jinglesque theme songs. How I Met Your Mother's little piece is cute, Psych's new lead song is great (and I agree with the fellow Monk snob, the first piece was better .. stupid Randy Newman), I'll Be There For You is a TV classic and of course:

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