Readers Poll: The Best Television Theme SongsSelections include tracks from 'Cheers,' 'Friends' and 'Sanford and Son'
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5. The Sopranos - 'Woke Up This Morning'
It's tough being a rock band that's solely known for writing a TV theme song. Just ask the Rembrandts. They've been a band since the 1980s, but people only want to hear them do the Friends theme song. To make matters worse, people only know about half the song. It's a rough fate. Alabama 3 can probably relate to their pain. No, not the country band Alabama. Alabama 3 is actually a bizarrely named British band that fuses dance with gospel, blues, rock and country. In 1997 they wrote "Wake Up This Morning" about Sara Thornton, a woman who killed her husband after years of abuse. The tale of murderous fit in perfectly with the vibe of The Sopranos, but it insured that Alabama 3 would forever be linked to an HBO crime drama. There are worse fates than being known for being a part of one of the greatest shows of all time, but it's sort of tough to move past that.