Can you tell the difference between pop songs and TV theme songs?

There are a lot of songs about boats out there.

When it comes to music, there are seemingly infinite possibilities. However, with all of those millions of songs out there, it can be tough to keep the lyrics straight... especially when the subject matter is similar to that of another song. 

We've taken some popular songs from all different genres and mixed them up with classic TV theme songs. Can you tell which is which? Good luck!
  1. Is this verse from the theme song from WKRP in Cincinnati?
  2. Is this verse from the theme song from Rawhide?
  3. Is this verse from the theme song from Welcome Back, Kotter?
  4. Is this verse from the theme song from The Monkees?
  5. Is this verse from the theme song from The Mary Tyler Moore Show?
  6. Is this verse from the theme song from The Jeffersons?
  7. Is this verse from the theme song from The Love Boat?
  8. Is this verse from the theme song from The Greatest American Hero?
  9. Is this verse from the theme song from Green Acres?
  10. True fans will know if this verse is in the M*A*S*H theme song "Suicide is Painless," with lyrics.

Can you tell the difference between pop songs and TV theme songs?

Your Result...

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JDnHuntsvilleAL 16 months ago
I don't agree with #1. Those lyrics apparently ARE a part of some longer version of the theme song, but it was NEVER a part of the opening theme to the show itself.
Allison 17 months ago
10/10 wow! who'da guess i was listening lol
DiscoDave 17 months ago
just 6 / 10 Missed 1, 2, 4, and 8
UTZAAKE 17 months ago
6/10. Foiled by 1, 2, 4 and 6.
booster 17 months ago
7/10. I didn't count the number of "rollins" in the Rawhide theme. Trick question.
JDnHuntsvilleAL booster 16 months ago
That's not what you got wrong. The song never says "Keep rollin, rolllin, rollin", it says "Keep movin' movin' movin"
JeffTanner 17 months ago
You got 8 out of 10 -------------You know your theme songs! Or your pop songs?
cperrynaples 17 months ago
8/10! 1 was sorta bogus because that lyric is not in the broadcast theme, only on the single!
EllisClevenger 17 months ago
You got 7 out of 10
That's OK, you couldn't possibly know all those theme songs.
Barry22 17 months ago
8/10, 'Walk on the Wild Side' would have been hilarious as the theme for 'Green Acres'
cperrynaples Barry22 17 months ago
Yep, Lisa would have been a streetwalker and Oliver would have been her pimp daddy...LOL!!!
AndrewHass 17 months ago
I was 5/10 which is still 50%.
SalIanni 17 months ago
For #4, The Monkees, I remember that in the 2nd season, during the closing credits, the show added a different verse to the song which went:

In this generation
In this lovin' time
In this generation
We will make the world shine

That sounds more like the Who song than the original theme.
Barry22 SalIanni 17 months ago
That song was called 'For Pete's Sakes'
harlow1313 Barry22 17 months ago
And written by Peter Tork.
Michael51202800 17 months ago
100% correct! Thanks to all my years working at West Coast Video.....
Kirsten 17 months ago
CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POP SONGS AND TV THEME SONGS?

You got 9 out of 10
You know your theme songs! Or your pop songs?

I missed #7.
anthony 17 months ago
7/10.Technically #1 is part of WKRP's theme song,but they did not use that verse for the show.
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