Contact Us

The Theme from M*A*S*H and 5 Other Iconic TV Theme Songs from the 1970s [AUDIO]

M*A*S*H
Amazon.com

It was on this date in 1983 that 'M*A*S*H' ended its 11 season run. With such an indelible theme song, we wanted to take a look at the best TV theme songs of all time.


1

Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide is Painless)

 
 

The song was an instrumental when played over the credits of M*A*S*H but, in fact, the song has lyrics including the refrain: suicide is painless it brings on many changes.

 
2

The Lonely Man

 
 

'The Lonely Man' is the theme song to close each episode of 'The Icredible Hulk.' As Bill Bixby walks a lonely road towards a cure this song is his constant, sorrowful companion.

 
3

Welcome Back

 
 

Could you imagine a future Rock-And-Roll Hall-of-Famer penning the theme song to '2 Broke Girls' or 'Whitney'? That's exactly what happened when Lovin' Spoonful front-man John Sebastian wrote and performed this theme song for 'Welcome Back, Kotter.' In fact, the title of the show was changed to match the song Sebastian wrote.

 
4

Those Were the Days

 
 

No slick and glittery 70s instrumental theme songs for 'All in the Family.' The theme song to this Normal Lear masterpiece was famously performed by lead actor Carroll O'Conner and the delightfully off-key co-star Jean Stapleton.

 
5

WKRP in Cincinnati Main Theme

 
 

Similar to several other theme songs on our list, the WKRP in Cincinnati theme became a charting hit. The song, a longer version than what opened the show each week, was released in 1979 and charted twice in both 1981 and 1982.

 
6

The Muppet Show Theme

 
 

Not that the Muppet Show ever truly went away, but a whole new generation can appreciate this iconic theme song after it was featured on the soundtrack to the recent Muppet Movie. That version was by OK Go. The original, like all things good and Muppet, came from the mind of Jim Henson.

 

More From Oldiez 96.1

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://961wodz.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Oldiez 96.1 Central New York's Greatest Hits quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Oldiez 96.1 Central New York's Greatest Hits quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!