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

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.


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.


I’m Always Here – Jimi Jamison

Peep Show 

Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger

The Royle Family

Half the World Away – Oasis

The Raccoons

Run With Us – Lisa Lougheed


I’ll be There For You – The Rembrants

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory Theme – The Barenaked Ladies

The Monkees

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

The Sopranos

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

Malcolm in the Middle

Boss of Me – They Might Be Giants

One Tree Hill

I Don’t Wanna Be – Gavin Degraw


Teardrop – Massive Attack

Top Gear

Jessica – The Allman Brothers


Who Are You – The Who

Dawson’s Creek

I Don’t Want to Wait – Paula Cole

Joan of Arcadia

One of Us – Joan Osborne

Married with Children

Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra