The best ever pop TV theme

In tribute to Jimi Jamison, writer of the Baywatch theme, we're out to find the best ever pop song/tv theme combo

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Jimi Jamison, the man behind the Baywatch theme tune and many other pop culture classics, has died at the age of 63. I’m Always Here was originally a track from his album Empires, before being adopted for the second series of Baywatch. It was that rare thing: a song you could hear over and over again at the beginning of every episode without getting tired.

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In tribute, we’re out to find the best ever pop song/tv theme, or times when famous musicians have turned their hand to the format. Have a listen to the shortlist then vote below.

Baywatch

I’m Always Here – Jimi Jamison

http://www.youtube.com/v/ilAJJ3WHg6g&hl=en&fs=1

Peep Show 

Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger

http://www.youtube.com/v/ZVOD5D4IArw&hl=en&fs=1

The Royle Family

Half the World Away – Oasis

http://www.youtube.com/v/4e6oDGfLZrU&hl=en&fs=1

The Raccoons

Run With Us – Lisa Lougheed

http://www.youtube.com/v/80CD_Ez4jXc&hl=en&fs=1

Friends

I’ll be There For You – The Rembrants

http://www.youtube.com/v/l-9pLZQ4vu0&hl=en&fs=1

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory Theme – The Barenaked Ladies

http://www.youtube.com/v/TzhIfN4UQv8&hl=en&fs=1

The Monkees

Hey, Hey, We’re The Monkees – The Monkees

http://www.youtube.com/v/VNcqV_dC_gE&hl=en&fs=1

The Sopranos

Woke Up This Morning (Chosen One Mix) – Alabama 3

http://www.youtube.com/v/3edGUEBL3Tg&hl=en&fs=1

Malcolm in the Middle

Boss of Me – They Might Be Giants

http://www.youtube.com/v/J8y8Ziwswe0&hl=en&fs=1

One Tree Hill

I Don’t Wanna Be – Gavin Degraw

http://www.youtube.com/v/jwzeVTSUHgk&hl=en&fs=1

House

Teardrop – Massive Attack

http://www.youtube.com/v/u7K72X4eo_s&hl=en&fs=1

Top Gear

Jessica – The Allman Brothers

http://www.youtube.com/v/WfM6nRVBvGs&hl=en&fs=1

CSI

Who Are You – The Who

http://www.youtube.com/v/PdLIerfXuZ4&hl=en&fs=1

Dawson’s Creek

I Don’t Want to Wait – Paula Cole

http://www.youtube.com/v/hJb5RvAs4BI&hl=en&fs=1

Joan of Arcadia

One of Us – Joan Osborne

http://www.youtube.com/v/B4CRkpBGQzU&hl=en&fs=1

Married with Children

Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra

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