Readers Poll: The Best Television Theme Songs

Selections include tracks from 'Cheers,' 'Friends' and 'Sanford and Son'

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6. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - 'Theme Song'

Will Smith took a page out of the Gilligan's Island playbook when he wrote the theme to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air by explaining the show's entire backstory in extreme detail. The original song stretches it to two minutes, but they cut that down after just a few episodes. Watch this video to see the original. You can finally see Smith packing his bags, flying on the plane and pulling into the Bel-Air mansion. Didn't you always wonder what he did right before he whistled for the cab? Now you know. 

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