Readers Poll: The Best Television Theme SongsSelections include tracks from 'Cheers,' 'Friends' and 'Sanford and Son'
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9. Sanford and Son - 'The Streetbeater'
If a Television Theme Song Hall of Fame is ever started, Quincy Jones should be a part of the inaugural class. Not only did the man produce The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but his super-funky 1973 instrumental "The Streetbeater" set the perfect tone for Sanford and Son. It's the best example of how theme songs don't even need words to get the vibe of the show across, much like The Andy Griffith Show, Star Trek and Beverly Hills 90210.