OMG goodness, what delightful anticipation… as you know, my love affair with good TV is ongoing. So much so that I’m excited to share with you my all time favourite theme songs. There are a couple of oldies included, but a lot of the really good stuff is relatively new. See if you agree with me…
12. This Life by Curtis Stigers and The Forest Rangers for Sons of Anarchy theme
Kind of anarchic and bluesy at the same time.
11. Gangstagrass Ft. Tone Z. for Justified
This grew on me slowly. Love the idea of gangsta Ralen.
10. Hawaii Five O theme
Still rush to the TV whenever I hear the opening sequence.
9. Peter Gunn theme
Sexy, sexy. All that brass. Here’s the Blues Brothers version.
8. X-Files theme
I remember trying to catch some sleep when my first child was born, and listening to this as my partner watched it in another room. It’s scary, melancholy, mysterious and, somehow, conveys longing as well.
7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme
6. Firefly theme
How can this song be so great and yet not really even a song? Mystified. But love it.
5. Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing by Jace Everrett for True Blood
Coupled with the intro images, one of the best lead sequences ever made.
4. Scott and Bailey theme
Makes we want to run right out and solve crimes and kick heads.
3. The Bridge theme
Music doesn’t get any more atmospheric than this superb piece of music. Bleak. Soulful.
2. Saving Grace by Everlast for Saving Grace
Grace Hannadarko. My all time favourite woman. Everlast nails it.
1. We Used to Be Friends by Dandy Warhols for Veronica Mars
I become embarrassingly jiggly every time I hear this, and I watch the video regularly as a pick me up. Dandy’s are THE MAN.