The 10 Best Television Theme Songs for the Ages

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Editor’s Note: This list was originally published in 2011. With great TV theme songs coming out left in right like Patrick Carney’s Bojack Horseman theme, the auto-tuned Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt masterpiece or True Detective Season 2’s use of Leonard Cohen’s “Nevermind”, it’s really a golden era for TV theme songs.

It’s Fall, and Fall is somewhat synonymous with television. New series are starting up for the first time, old beloved series are picking right back up where they left off, and some series that have over-stayed their welcome are still sticking around to push us even further over the edge. In any case, every show has a theme song, and here are some of our all time faves:
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LxListening: The Music of Rectify

The Music of Rectify

Rectify, Sundance’s the little-show-that-could, has quickly become one of the best shows on television, and its second season was the best thing on this summer in my humble opinion. Set in a small town in Georgia, Rectify covers the life and family of Daniel Holden (played by Aiden Young), a man adjusting back to life in a small town after coming back from Death Row when new evidence surfaced and brought his conviction into question.  The show is not for everyone as it moves at a very slow pace, but it’s depiction of life in the South and a complex, honest take on faith is both surprising and refreshing. The music of the show follows suit, bringing authentic, fragile folk and country music that captures the heart of the show. With season two having just come to a close, here are some of my favorite songs used thus far in the show.
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Weak List Wednesday: Top 5 TV Shows of 2011

I think I like my programs a little more than Wes and Todd, so it is fitting that I should write this up. It was a pretty good year in television overall, but there were some disappointments. True Blood followed 10 different storylines at the same time and couldn’t keep it all together. Dexter fell apart in the second half. Walking Dead trashed an opportunity with a lackluster second season. And Californication started to jump off the rails in a really bad way. But all in all, I can’t complain. Here ya go.

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Top Ten Thursday: Television Theme Songs for the Ages

It’s Fall, and Fall is somewhat synonymous with television. New series are starting up for the first time, old beloved series are picking right back up where they left off, and some series that have over-stayed their welcome are still sticking around to push us even further over the edge. In any case, every show has a theme song, and here are some of our all time faves:
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Radiohead is busy…

5/6ths of the contingency here at LxL are diehard Radiohead fans (with 4/6ths of that being full endorsements from Todd and I, and just 1/6th additionally for Austin since only half of Radiohead’s music agrees with him).

But with the majority of us being all about Radiohead, we were excited to see tons of new Radiohead news.
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Hip Hop + Muppets = Total Disaster

Jim Henson must be rolling over in his grave.

Comedy Central for some reason green lit a total disaster of a pilot in Alligator Bootz: a puppets variety hour created by rap artists Kanye West and Rhymefest. The pilot of the show also includes reality star Kim Kardashian in a Star Wars ripoff skit, and looks like for once, the TV execs got it right by not airing this.

See the behind the scenes footage below.

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