Do You Know The Lyrics To These Movie and TV Show Theme Songs?

When should you call the "Ghostbusters"? 

Ray Parker Jr. only had a few days to write the theme song for the “Ghostbusters” movie, but lucked out when he saw a commercial on TV which inspired him to write the catchy “Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!” refrain. 

Friends fans assemble! What comes after:

 "So no one told you life was gonna be this way (clap x4)"?

The Rembrandts performed the show's memorable theme song, but not the claps! According to Phil Solem, one of the band’s two members, Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane, the show’s creators, needed over 25 takes to get the four claps just right. 

What does the word "Grease" got, according to the lighting-packed film's opening song? 

Barry Gibb, of the Bee Gees, wrote this new original song especially for the film, which was based on a stage musical. The film’s director apparently didn’t like the song’s 70’s vibe, as opposed to the 50's vibe of the movie, but the song was too groovy to be left out. 

In the "Married... With Children?" theme song, 

"Love and marriage go together like _________" 

Frank Sinatra originally performed this catchy song on the 1955 television production “Our Town”, based on the 1938 Thornton Wilder play of the same name. The lyrics were written by Sammy Cahn and the music composed by Jimmy Van Heusen. 

Sing it with us! 

"It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight, _______."

Sylvester Stallone, the director, writer and star of “Rocky III”, loved the “Eye of the Tiger” demo so much, he himself contacted the band Survivor and asked them to remix the song and write another verse. 

According to the "Family Matters" theme song, what are we going to do as days go by?

Let's get happy! The show’s original theme song was actually Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World” and was switched after the 5th episode of the first season. In 1993, Jesse Frederick composed a hip hop version of “As Days Go By”, for the show’s closing theme. 

According to the theme song: what is the Addams' Family home like?

The Addam’s family’s house address is 001 Cemetery Lane, between a swamp and a graveyard. It was filled with odd statues, such as a mounted fish with a leg in its mouth, and had a playroom for “relaxing”, filled with iron maidens, nailbeds and medieval racks. 

In this touching "Armageddon" ballad, 

"I don't want to close my eyes, I don't want to fall asleep 'cause __________"

This powerful ballad was written by Diane Warren especially for the film “Armageddon”, and performed by Aerosmith. Liv Tyler, the daughter of the lead singer of the band, Steven Tyler, actually starred in the film! 

"Fresh Prince of Bel Air" is a story all about how __________. 

This song is actually called “Yo Home to Bel Air!” Quincy Jones, along with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith who also acted on the show, wrote the lyrics and the music for the theme song. It reportedly only took them 15 minutes to record and produce it!

In this memorable classic featured in "Titanic", what does Celine Dion sing that happens every night in her dream? 

Both Celine Dion and James Cameron, the director of Titanic, were initially opposed to the idea of putting a pop song at the end of the dramatical historic film. Thanks to James Horner, the film’s composer, Celine Dion reluctantly recorded a demo, James Cameron was obliged to listen, and the rest is history. 

We will always love Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" from the 1992 film "The Bodyguard". 

What does she say will happen if she should stay? 

The eternal song was actually written by Dolly Parton in 1973, who reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, twice! The song was later re-recorded by Whitney Houston for the 1992 film “The Bodyguard”, and the single spent 14 weeks in the first place of the Billboard Hot 100 chart! 

In the 1972 musical "Cabaret", 

Sallie Bowles sings about a girlfriend she used to have, named _____.  

The 1972 musical film was actually based on the 1966 Broadway musical “Cabaret”, which was an adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s semi-autobiographical novel “The Berlin Stories”, from 1946. The famous song was also recorded by Louis Armstrong, Judi Dench, and was recently featured on the teen series Riverdale!

Which famous band did Joe Cocker cover for the emotional "Wonder Years" theme song? 

Joe Cocker’s famous 1968 cover of "With A Little Help From My Friends" became an anthem for the Woodstock Generation, and later the show's theme song. Sadly, streaming platforms who acquired the famous “Wonder Years” TV series couldn’t get the rights to Cocker’s rendition of the song, leaving many viewers disappointed with an alternate cover version.  

What can you find "everywhere you look, everywhere you go?" in the "Full House" theme song?

You got it, dude! Jesse Frederick, the musician who wrote “Everywhere You Look”, also wrote the themes to other ABC shows such as “Perfect Strangers” (1986), “Family Matters” (1989) and “Step By Step” (1991)! In 2016 Carly Rae Jepsen, famous for “Call Me Maybe”, remade this theme song for the “Fuller House” reboot! 

What are the names of "The Jetsons"? 

Hoyt Curtin was the in-house composer for “Hanna-Barbera Productions”. He composed the “Jetsons” theme song, as well as the theme songs for “The Flintstones”, “The Smurfs”, “The New Scooby-Doo Movies, and “Josie and the Pussycats”! 

Which famous 70's singer-songwriter sings the "Gilmore Girls" theme song? 

Carole King and her daughter, Louise Goffin, rewrote and recorded "Where You Lead", an old song of King’s, especially for the show. They recorded it in Goffin’s childhood home, and changed the lyrics to reflect the sweet but complicated mother-daughter relationship shown in the series. 

According to "The Muppet Show" theme song, what's the first thing it's time for? 

Most of the songs featured in the show came from old comedy albums, vaudeville, and music hall routines. Each episode of the show featured a different guest star, such as Elton John, Brooke Shields, Julie Andrews, and Chewbacca, to name a few. 

Where are the Flintstones from? 

Yabba Dabba Doo! Some people say the melody of The Flintstones Theme Song was inspired by one of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas. It’s often performed as a jazz standard, and is considered pretty tricky even for experienced jazz musicians! 

Can you remind me how to do the Time Warp from "Rocky Horror Picture Show"? 

The song, which originated in the 1973 stage show “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, teaches the audience exactly how to dance the "Time Warp"! To this day, midnight screenings of the film are still fully packed, with the entire audience getting up to do the time warp again and again and again! 

"Remember my name! Fame! ___________."

Irene Cara, who also played Coco Hernandez in the movie “Fame”, was nominated at the Grammy awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Since the 1980 movie, the song has been featured in the 1982 television spinoff and a 2009 remake of the film!  

What was “The Nanny” doing in Flushing, Queens, until her boyfriend kicked her out? 

Ann Hampton Callaway is the creator and the singer of “The Nanny” theme song. She was up against a few other composers, but took a shortcut - she spoke with Fran Drescher, the show’s creator, to understand Fran Fine and write exactly what was needed to get her through. 

Which famous 80's band is behind "(Don't You) Forget About Me", the iconic theme song of "The Breakfast Club"? 

The song was written by Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff, who had the band “Simple Minds”, well, in their mind. Simple Minds were at first reluctant to accept the song, but finally accepted after a lot of persuasion from their record label and from Forsey himself. 

What did Prince want to see you doing in the Purple Rain? 

The 1984 rock musical starred Prince and his band “The Revolution”. Why the color purple? Prince himself explained - “When there’s blood in the sky - red and blue = purple…” To him, the color purple meant the end of the world, and being with the one you love. 

What's that funny thing "Laverne and Shirley" say in the show's opening? 

According to Merriam-Webster, the Yiddish term “schlemiel” means “an unlucky bungler”, and “schlimazel” means “a consistently unlucky person”. And “Hasenpfeffer” is the name of a German stew. No one knows why they say that, but hey, it’s still funny! 

Who is the legendary rock star in charge of the 1973 James Bond theme "Live and Let Die"? 

Paul McCartney wrote the song with his wife, Linda, and got George Martin, the legendary Beatles producer to produce it. Harry Saltzman, the film’s producer, wanted Shirley Bassey to perform it instead of Paul McCartney and The Wings, but thankfully, he insisted on performing it in the opening credits of the film, leading to this legendary anthem.  

In the "Saved By The Bell" theme song, what does the singer say he needs to do, before he's at the corner just in time to see the bus fly by? 

Peter Engel, the show’s developer, asked composer Scott Gayle not to incorporate the show’s title in the theme song. Out of five options, Gayle’s option was chosen, even though he disobeyed Engel. The song is just that good! 

The Lion King opening song reminds us that the "Circle of Life" moves us all through ___. 

Tim Rice wrote the lyrics to the film’s songs, which were composed and performed by Elton John. Producer Hans Zimmer gave the song an African touch, leading three of the film’s songs to be nominated for the award for Best Song at the 67th Annual Academy Awards.  

How many children are in "The Brady Bunch"? 

The theme song was originally performed by “The Peppermint Trolley Company”, but was changed to the Brady Kids’ recording after the show’s producer heard Christopher Knight singing the theme on set. 

Which of our shoes should we kick off to get "Footloose"? 

Kevin Bacon, who played the lead character in this 1984 hit movie based on a true story, actually admitted that about 5 stunt dancers stood in for him during the dance scenes! We guess his feet didn't get loose enough! 

A song by which famous singer was supposed to be featured in the finale of Dirty Dancing?

Thankfully, Kenny Ortega, the movie's choreographer, insisted on using "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" for the show's big finale. The classic song was later sampled in The Black Eyed Peas’ 2010 hit single “The Time (Dirty Bit)”, reintroducing the 1987 Academy Award winner for Best Original Song to a whole new generation of music lovers!