5 musical themes composed especially for 80s TV shows

When it comes to talking about the 80s TV show theme songs, we have to admit that the list is far beyond completion. If you do not know what a theme song is, let us tell you that it is an important component of a show. It aims to set the stage and has the power to change the mood of the audience in no time. The purpose of such a song is to entertain the audience, and some of them even convey a specific message which may or may not make the audience cry for some minutes or seconds.

One of my friends works at writemyessayforme.co.uk/ and he once told me that the audience of a theme song or composition is supposed to feel the way the song has been presented or composed by the artist, musician, singer or performer. If you ask someone who is a fan of the 1980s TV when theme songs were being played and enjoyed in a significant number, you will get to know that there are many great songs. This means it is really very difficult to decide which ones are better than others and how to make one’s list. We are hoping that these songs will make your day as they are some of the finest and best ones.

The Facts of Life

The Facts of Life is one of the most popular 80s TV show themes. You might already have heard or enjoyed it a lot of time, but you can still enjoy it with or without your family and friends while at home. The song was composed by Gloria Loring, her then-husband actor Alan Thicke and Al Burton. They all worked really hard to bring forth such a nice song. Yes, it is the same Alan Thicke who has been responsible for creating theme songs along with son and singer/composer Robin Thicke. The song will surely entertain you.

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse is yet another great track and one of the finest and most famous 80s sitcom theme songs you might like to enjoy while at home. The song has beautiful lyrics and the background music is also very good. The show, on the other hand, excelled at the art and had the highest level of madness. When it comes to talking about the songs that have beautiful lyrics and great poetry, this one is no exception. It begins being mellow with everything zen and normal. Birds can be found chirping and flowers can be enjoyed blooming.

The Greatest American Hero

Do you remember this song? If you have not heard it before, let us tell you that The Greatest American Hero is one of the best theme songs from the 80s. The chance is that you do not remember which show it actually belongs to. Maybe, you were too little at that time. I also did not know anything about this song until a friend of mine who works at Essay Kitchen encouraged me to listen to it. Believe me; I enjoyed it a lot. The show also got fame at that time and stood second along with other rad 80s tunes by Lionel Richie and Dianna Ross.


Seinfeld is another one of the finest and most famous TV theme songs from the 80s. It can be regarded as the outgoing message of George Costanza and their answering machine. You might be familiar with the fact that this song has been used and abused on The Chipmunks, My Name Is Earl, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Farenheit 9/11 and Gilmore Girls, etc.

I would like you to listen to it once so that you could have an idea that songs in the 1980s were as beautiful, purposeful and meaningful as they are now. The chance is that this is already present in the list of your parents, so go straight to them and ask them to give its copy to you.


It belongs to one of the finest and most popular 80s television shows. Do you remember the famous television show titled Fame? Let’s admit that the show was not as interesting and marvelous as the film, which is where this theme song comes from. You do not have to worry about the show, as you do not need to watch it in order to enjoy this particular theme song.

I must admit that Fame is a great and catchy tune. It was performed by none other than Irene Cara who has also played Coco Hernandez in the film. The best part is that this song has been covered by many other artists, but the original one has no alternative.

In conclusion, we have to say that all of these songs have beautiful lyrics and convey very nice messages. If you love music, then these 80s songs are worth trying. The best part is that you can download them from the internet or possibly get copies from your parents’ music library.

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Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com
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