Readers Poll: The Best Television Theme Songs

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

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8. Miami Vice - 'Miami Vice Theme'

Is there any single one-minute video that better captures the essence of the 1980s than the opening of Miami Vice? The instrumental was composed by keyboardist Jan Hammer, who actually won two Grammy awards for the song. Hammer has played with everybody from Mick Jagger to Jeff Beck to Carlos Santana, but he's best remembered for the Miami Vice theme. 

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