Theme Song Thursday: ‘Perfect Strangers’ Touts A Perfect Theme Song

Much of my childhood, at least on Friday nights, revolved around ABC’s TGIF lineup in the early 1990s. Everyone had a favorite sitcom during the two-hour weekly programming block, whether it was “Full House,” “Family Matters” or “Step by Step.” But my favorite, then and now, is “Perfect Strangers,” a perfect sitcom for its odd…
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Theme Song Thursday: Louie Louie You’re Gonna Cry

I like plenty of TV show theme songs that are instrumentals – “30 Rock” has a pretty good theme, and the music that kicks off each episode of “MacGyver” gets me pumped up and ready to watch Mac’s practical wisdom save the day. But I really prefer a theme that has words because, let’s face…
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Theme Song Thursday: Clarissa Explains, Well, Not Very Much

“Clarissa Explains It All” gave the world Melissa Joan Hart and was somewhat ahead of its time, being the first Nickelodeon television series to feature a female lead character. But this early 1990s show really only made one contribution that matters – its amazingly simple theme song. Rachel Sweet expertly performs this series of one…
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Theme Song Thursday: Take A Look, It’s In A Book

I might not remember the book reviews, and I’ve long since forgotten the guest stars, but I recently realized that “Reading Rainbow” has stuck with me well into adulthood for one big reason – its highly infectious, yet simple, theme song about the power of reading. Usually I think of the song when I see…
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Theme Song Thursday: How DO You Talk To An Angel? This Band Doesn’t Know Either

The 1990s were a time of introspection, and every now and then someone would try to answer some of the great existential questions of their time. But one of those mysteries still persists today: “How do you talk to an angel?” That’s a tough question to answer, especially considering that doing so is like “trying…
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