These TV theme songs were all sung by rock stars. Can you name them?

Grab a "Best Friend" because you might need "A Little Help from My Friends."

A TV show doesn't need a huge rock star to have a great theme song. After all, we still have the theme to 'Laverne & Shirley' stuck in our heads and Cyndi Grecco is hardly a household name.

But in some cases, big-time musicians have offered up tunes for televisions series. In fact, the 14 shows below all had famous musicians provide the themes.

See if you can match the title to the correct musical act. Good luck!
  1. These British titans performed the theme song for 'CSI' and all its spin-offs.
  2. His tune "My Life" was the theme to the Tom Hanks sitcom 'Bosom Buddies.'
  3. The Beatles wrote "With a Little Help from My Friends" but this singer belted it out before every episode of 'The Wonder Years.'
  4. John Sebastian scored a hit with his theme to 'Welcome Back, Kotter.' What band did he once front?
  5. This band was there for you at the beginning of every 'Friends.'
  6. "Best Friend," his theme for 'The Courtship of Eddie's Father,' would become one of his signature songs.
  7. This Puerto Rican icon performed the theme to 'Chico and the Man.'
  8. Okay, instrumental break. This legend has 27 Grammys to his name. And he also did the memorable instrumental themes to both 'Sanford and Son' and 'Ironside.'
  9. Not only did they do the music for the movie 'Highlander,' they provided the theme for 'Highlander: The Series.'
  10. 'Tour of Duty' used a huge hit from this hall of fame act.
  11. This '80s icon belted out the theme song to the nostalgic cult favorite 'Freaks and Geeks.'
  12. Big Star originally recorded this song heard in the 'That '70s Show' credits. But what band performed it for the show from season two onward?
  13. 'Karen' may have only lasted for one season in 1964, but it had a huge name sing its theme song. Who was it?
  14. This band played the theme to the 1985 reboot of 'The Twilight Zone.'

These TV theme songs were all sung by rock stars. Can you name them?

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TheFanFromUNCLE 9 months ago
13/14. I have never watched That 70s Show.
AnnaRentzVandenhazel 27 months ago
I only got 8 right, but I've never seen some of these shows so it's understandable.

Some trivia regarding #7, Chico and The Man. Jose Feliciano was the singer, but if you chose Carlos Santana it would be understandable. The creators of the show initially asked Mr. Santana to do the song but he turned it down.

Amalthea 59 months ago
12/14. What's funny (or, at least, funny to me) is that one of the ones I missed was "Karen", which came out in 1964....because I'M a Karen who was born in 1964! (The other one I missed was "That '70s Show", which I've never watched or even seen the opening credits to.)
MrBill 66 months ago
10/14; missed 9, 11, 12 & 13 - I have never watched any of those shows and guessed wrong.
thedude1500 66 months ago
The strange thing about the use of The Who for the CSI franchise is none of the songs made any sense in terms of the show they were themes of.
Baba O'Reilly is about a couple trying to find their daughter who has left to find a mysterious musical commune in the not-too-distant future (and based on themes from an Indian Guru and a minimalist composer).
Won't Get Fooled Again is anti-authoritarian, while the show is about as pro-authoritarian as you can get.
Who are You is not only anti-authoritarian but anti-conformity.
The almost would have been better off using Happy Jack, Boris the Spider and My Generation.
UTZAAKE 67 months ago
11/14. Flubbed 9, 10 and 14.
5. Anyone else remember this song from four years prior?
booster 67 months ago
8/14 4 of the last 6 nailed me.
Barry22 67 months ago
12/14, never heard of Karen or Tour of Duty. The Who and the Stones are both coming to SoFl this year, and I'm going to both.
AllisonWunderland Barry22 67 months ago
Good for you! Best of luck and enjoy!
ETristanBooth 67 months ago
Did very badly, but never watched most of these shows.
gcem73 67 months ago
11/14 Clicked too soon on Chico and the Man, NEVER saw an episode of Tour of Duty. With two brothers in Viet Nam, it just hit too close to home and had no idea whatsoever on the Twilight Zone one.
harlow1313 67 months ago
Sigh. No They might be Giants, who perform the "Malcolm in the Middle" theme.
MrsPhilHarris 67 months ago
10/14 I thought I would have done better.
Joe 67 months ago
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anthony 67 months ago
10/14.Says,"Hooray!Go celebrate outside and splash in some puddles".
,while showing Tom Hanks and Peter Scolori splashing in some puddles in opening to "Boosom Buddies".Wonder if this is a reference to Hanks going on to star in the movie "Splash" 2 years after BB ended?😋😋
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