Five TV Show Theme Songs Without Lyrics You'll Sing Along With Anyway
Kick back, relax, and sing along to your favorite television shows.
Almost all of us are waiting for some special night, some particular time slot, set on some specific channel. Some of us worship our favorite TV shows more fervently than others, but everybody I know seems to have at least one show they love so much it's become an experience -- right down to the theme song.
For me personally -- well, I have at least 10 favorites, and it's hard to choose which one I like the most. I've noticed that almost every one of them has a theme song completely devoid of lyrics, but I can't help but sing along. It's like the words are there anyway.
You can admit it or not, but all of us do it -- hum, sing, tap, dance, or just think along to our favorite shows' themes while we're waiting for them to start. I have mine and you have yours, of course, but here are five we might have in common.
5. The Walking Dead
Intense music and desolate town images are perfect for a world covered in walkers or biters, call them whatever you must. We're always wondering what on earth Rick is going to do next, whether Michonne will chop a zombie's head off again with a samurai sword, and has Carl gone dark?
But the anticipation wouldn't be so acute if the theme song weren't so compatible with the tension. Personally I rate this one a nail-biter with a bit of a hum.
4. Breaking Bad
Okay, yeah, get mad at me and state the obvious: "That is not a theme song."
In my world, at least, it is. I understand it isn't as long as your typical show's opening credits, but then again it's longer than the opening of one of my favorite shows, Lost. Sure, it's a tad short, but it really makes me feel like I'm in a chemistry lab with a gun, playing the bongos.
Is that just me?
3. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
This theme song just eases you right into the laughs, as innocuous as it sounds. For some paradoxical reason this bit of stock music perfectly fits each individual character's humor, and the comedy of the show itself. I always find myself swaying back and forth, humming along with the tune, along until the song dwindles out and Charlie decides to drop acid with Frank.
2. Law & Order: SVU
Laugh all you want, but this was probably the first television theme that I found myself, in a perfectly "serious" mode, singing along with. I don't know if it's that classic "DUN...DUN" or the smooth jazz sounds that are dictating the mood of the theme song, but I can't stop singing until Ice T shows up.
Whether you choose to deny that you've sung this song--or, better yet, watched the show--I have a hard time believing it, unless you've avoided television since 1999 and never once flipped the channel to NBC or USA.
1.Game of Thrones
HBO takes the cake with the Game of Thrones theme song, along with the opening credits spewing across the map of the seven kingdoms. Having read the books, I find myself a typical nerd on the subject of this show.
For example, my friends are always trying to guess what will happen next and are all but begging me for answers. It's hard to resist, but I manage to do so. When it comes to this song, I may even be standing up singing along, but don't deny you haven't at least thought about it. Even the cast likes to toot their own horn -- or, more accurately, sing or beatbox their own song.
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