We’ve observed it happening season after season, and now it’s hard to ignore: the disappearing art of the TV theme song. With competition for viewers at an all time high, networks are scrapping opening theme songs for fear that TV watchers might drift to another channel. Little do they realize that they are stymying one of the greatest sources of pop culture offerings. I guess I can kind of understand why networks are dropping these beloved jewels of musical goodness, but that doesn’t mean I have to approve it. Where would be without the classic refrain from Cheers? Where would we be without that “Hmmm” on Diff’rent Strokes? And where would we be, baby, without love? (Sha-la-la-laaa.) Alas, it appears as though the golden age of TV tunes has passed, and unless we the viewers take a stand, we’ll be stuck with five second title flashes or trendy retreads of Gavin DeGraw songs. What do we do? What can we do? Granted, I understand that there’s a time for love and a time for living, and furthermore, even if we lose TV theme songs forever, life goes on, and so do we. Just how we do it is a mystery. But for now, I’m taking a stand for TV tunes. That’s right, I’m standing tall, on the wings of my dream. After all, as long as we keep on givin’, we can take anything that comes our way. Baby, rain or shine, all the time, we got each other sharin’ the laughter and love. Okay, I’ll stop now.
For more on this frustrating trend, check out the full AP article here.