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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best TV Theme Song?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

September 16, 2011 3:35 PM ET
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Nicholas Colasanto, Rhea Perlman, Ted Danson and Shelley Long on the set of 'Cheers'
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Last week, we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their favorite Pearl Jam song – and we compiled the votes into a top 10 list.

In honor of the new fall television season, our question for you is: What is the best television theme song of all time? 

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter with the #weekendrock hashtag.

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“Santa Monica”

Everclear | 1996

After his brother and girlfriend both died of drug overdoses, Art Alexakis -- depressed and hooked on drugs himself -- jumped off the Santa Monica Pier in California, determined to die. "It was really stupid," said the Everclear frontman, who would further explore his personal emotional journey in the song "Father of Mine." "I went under the water. Then I said, 'I don't wanna die.'" The song, declaring "Let's swim out past the breakers/and watch the world die," was intended as a manifesto for change, Alexakis said. "Let the world do what it's gonna do and just live on our own."

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