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Ontd Original: T.V. Theme songs that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 charts



Source:https://youtu.be/csATriX8Ed0


_This list will include TV theme songs that charted on billboard .*Some songs are technically not the shows official theme song.

_"The Heights" was a show about a struggling rock group. The show only lasted 13 episodes, but the song "How do you talk to an angel" went to number one on the Hot 100 in 1992. The singer Jaime Walters also had a hit with "Hold On" which reached #14. Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Walters_(album)




Source:https://youtu.be/q-9kPks0IfE Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27ll_Be_There_for_You_(The_Rembrandts_song)

-I'll Be There for you" was a song performed by the Rembrandts. The song had to be made into 3 minutes when it became so popular in 1994.

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Source:https://youtu.be/6RWdEj5tdpk Source:https://miamivice.fandom.com/wiki/Miami_Vice_Theme

- # 1 in 1985





Source:https://youtu.be/B4JCehDOy54 Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theme_from_The_Greatest_American_Hero_(Believe_It_or_Not)

-The song reached number 2 on the hot 100. It gained renewed interest from"Seinfeld" when George sung a personalized version for his answering machine.



Source:https://youtu.be/mpv8prvZufk Source:https://youtu.be/mpv8prvZufk

-Closer to free" peaked at number 16 on the hot 100





Source:https://youtu.be/h9nE2spOw_o Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar,_Sugar

-While not a theme song, "Sugar ,Sugar" did play on on the cartoon "The Archie comedy hour" and reached number one in 1969. Soul and R&b legend Wilson Pickett recorded his own version in 1970 and reached number 25 on the hot 100 and number 4 on the R&B charts.



Source:https://youtu.be/VnylZ8f4hNk




Source:https://youtu.be/hV1dQdR6E2M Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Think_I_Love_You

-Another song that technically was not the theme song ,but was in a show about a musical group that played a new song weekly. "I think I love you" was #1 in 1970



Source:https://youtu.be/7We6t2qOG-o Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makin%27_It_(song)

-While the show of the same name about a teen who hung out at a disco when he wasn't working at a ice cream parlor only lasted 9 episodes , the song "Makin It"peaked at number 5 on the hot 100 in 1979




Source:https://youtu.be/IhzzAUaOzsk Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_Back_(John_Sebastian_song)

_"Welcome back" from the TV show "Welcome Back Kotter" hit number 1 in 1976




Source:https://youtu.be/_w3s5y_h-I8 Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonlighting_(theme_song)

_This song performed by legendary musician Al Jarreau and produced by Chic's Nile Rodgers reached number 23 on the hot 100 in 1985


This Song was never released as a single in the U.S.




Source:https://youtu.be/1nCqRmx3Dnw Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fresh_Prince_of_Bel-Air

-This song was never released commercially in the U.S., but it was released in Spain and the Netherlands where it peaked in the top 5. It was composed by Quincy Jones
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