“In my opinionation, the sun is gonna surely shine.”
It’s a nonsense lyric, but these words of wisdom from the theme of the 1990s NBC sitcom “Blossom” are a prime example of the decade’s optimism-at-all-odds approach to life.
This might seem like a strange theme song to talk about in 2011 – after all, “Blossom” ended its five-year TV run in 1995. And other than Blossom’s love of ugly hats and Joey Lawrence’s “Woah!” catchphrase, any impact that this show had on American pop culture died out long ago.
But “My Opinionation” is a great theme song that deserves a listen, especially if you didn’t watch the show (which is probably for the best).
It’s performed by Dr. John, the New Orleans legend with an awesome voice that brings a sense of fun and excitement to the otherwise mundane sitcom situations that Blossom gets into.
And the track was written by composers Steve Geyer and Mike Post (yes, the guy behind the themes for everything from MacGyver to Law & Order). The lyrics are pretty cheesy, and kind of seem like lines out of a bad self-help book, but I still think the song is a good fit for the show:
“Don’t know about the future, that’s anybody’s guess
Ain’t no good reason for getting all depressed
Buy up your pad and pencil, I’ll give you a piece of my mind
In my opinionation, the sun is gonna surely shine
Stop all your fussin’
Slap on a smile
Come out and walk in the sun for a while
Don’t fight the feeling, you know you want to have a good time
And in my opinionation, the sun is gonna surely shine.”
Still not enough to convince you that this is a great theme song? Watch how much fun the cast of “Blossom” seems to be having as they dance along to the catchy tune.
Theme Song Thursday is a weekly look back at memorable, not-so-influential, nostalgia-inducing theme songs by the Herald’s Melinda Lavine and Ryan Johnson. Click here to read previous entries, and feel free to share!