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5 Must Remember 80s TV Opening Themes

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With “reality” dominating TV in 2012, gone is the art of the opening theme. The 80s were an awesome decade for credits. Whether it was the first few notes of a featured song or the unmistakable collage of characters, we instantly knew what we were watching. Here's a list of 5 that must be remembered.


5

The Wonder Years

 
 

Without Joe Cocker's "With A Little Help From My Friends," this 80s opening would be nothing more than home movie footage we've all had to endure hours of. What makes this special is that it flashes you back to your childhood in seconds. Oh, and two words...Winnie Cooper.

 
4

The A-Team


 
 

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire…The A-Team. Not only is the music recognizable, but so is the voice in the open. Who is that guy? His name is John Ashley. He was also one of the show's producers.

 
3

Cheers


 
 

Simple premise, a place where locals go to drink, relax, talk and have some fun. After all, it's where everybody knows your name. The cast was second to none and so was the theme song. According to Wikipedia: 

The show's theme song, written and performed by Gary Portnoy, and co-written with Judy Hart Angelo, lent its famous refrain, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name", as the show's tagline.

 
2

Knight Rider


 
 

A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. According to IMDb:

The narrator of the show's opening credits was Richard Basehart who played dying benefactor Wilton Knight in the pilot episode, Knight of the Phoenix.

William Daniels was voice of KITT with whom Michael Knight is partnered. Daniels simultaneously also starred on St. Elsewhere and requested to not be credited for his role as KITT's voice.

 
1

Miami Vice

 
 

Women in bikinis, fast boats, even faster cars and Jan Hammer's iconic theme come together for an epic opening. The people were all 80s, the colors were all 80s and above all, the clothes were all 80s. Not only was Miami Vice a TV giant, but it influenced pop culture and style.

 

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