What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

Classic TV Theme Song Lyrics

Unfortunately modern TV shows have abandoned the TV theme songs and lyrics. For those who grew up in the 80’s, these classic TV theme songs and lyrics are embedded into our memory. Enjoy reliving the 80s child in you!



Bosom Buddies

Got a call from an old friend
We used to be real close
Said he couldn’t go on the American way
Closed the shop, sold the house
Bought a ticket to the West Coast
Now he gives them a stand-up routine in L.A.
CHORUS
I don’t need you to worry for me cause I’m alright
I don’t want you to tell me it’s time to come home
I don’t care what you say anymore, this is my life
Go ahead with your own life, and leave me alone
I never said you had to offer me a second chance
I never said I was a victim of circumstance
I still belong, don’t get me wrong
And you can speak your mind
But not on my time
They will tell you you can’t sleep alone
In a strange place
Then they’ll tell you you can’t sleep
With somebody else
But sooner or later you sleep
In your own space
Either way it’s okay
You wake up with yourself.


The Brady Bunch

Here’s a story,
Of a lovely lady,
Who was bringing up three very lovely girls.
All of them had hair of gold,
Like their mother,
The youngest one in curls.

Here’s a story,
Of a man named Brady,
Who was busy with three boys of his own.
They were four men,
Living all together, but they were all alone-.

Till the one day when the lady met this fellow,
and they knew they was much more than a hunch.
That this group,
Must somehow form a family.
That’s the way we became the Brady Bunch,
The Brady Bunch-.
That’s the way- we became the Brady Bunch.


Cheers

Making your way in the world today
Takes everything you’ve got;
Taking a break from all your worries
Sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away?

All those night when you’ve got no lights,
The check is in the mail;
And your little angel
Hung the cat up by it’s tail;
And your third fiance didn’t show;

Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came;
You want to be where you can see,
Our troubles are all the same;
You want to be where everybody knows your name.

Roll out of bed, Mr. Coffee’s dead;
The morning’s looking bright;
And your shrink ran off to Europe,
And didn’t even write;
And your husband wants to be a girl;

Be glad there’s one place in the world
Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came;
You want to go where people know,
People are all the same;
You want to go where everybody knows your name.

Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came;
Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came;
(fade out)


Different Strokes

Now, the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum,
What might be right for you, may not be right for some.
A man is born, he’s a man of means.
Then along come two, they got nothing but their jeans.
But they got, Diff’rent Strokes.
It takes, Diff’rent Strokes.
It takes, Diff’rent Strokes to move the world.
Everybody’s got a special kind of story
Everybody finds a way to shine,
It don’t matter that you got not alot
So what,
They’ll have theirs, and you’ll have yours, and I’ll have mine.
And together we’ll be fine….
Because it takes, Diff’rent Strokes to move the world.
Yes it does.
It takes, Diff’rent Strokes to move the world.



The Dukes of Hazzard

Just two good old boys,
Never meaning no harm.
Beats all you ever you saw,
Been in trouble with the law
Since the day they were born.

Straightening the curves,
Flattenin the hill.
Someday the mountain
Might get them but the law never will.

Makin their way-
The only way they know how
That’s just a little bit more
Than the law will allow.
Makin their way-,
The only way they know how.
That’s just a little bit more
Than the law will allow.

Just two good old boys
Couldn’t change if they could.
Fightin’ the system like two modern-day Robin Hoods.


Family Ties


I bet we’ve been together- for a million years-,
And I’ll bet we’ll be together for a million more-.
But it’s like I started dreaming
Of the night we kissed.
And I can’t remember what I ever did before.
What did we do baby-,
Without us?
What did we do baby-,
Without us?
And there ain’t no nothing
We can’t love each other through.
What did we do baby-,
Without us?
Sha la la la-.


The Facts of Life

You take the good,
You take the bad,
You take them both and there you have the facts of life.
The facts of life.

There’s a time you gotta go and show
You’re growin’ now,
You know about the facts of life.
The facts of life.

When the world never seems,
To be living up to your dreams.
And suddenly you’re finding out,
The facts of life are all about you.
All about you.
You-u-u-u,
A-ll about you.
It takes a lot to get em right,
But you’re learnin the facts of life.
Learnin the facts of life.
Learnin the facts of life.
Learnin the facts of li-fe.


The Flintstones

Flintstones, Meet the Flintstones
They’re a modern stone age family
From the, town of Bedrock
They’re a page right out of history
Let’s ride, with the family down the street
Through the, courtesy of Fred’s two feet
When you’re, with the Flintstones
Have a yabba, dabba, doo time
A dabba doo time
We’ll have a gay, old time!


Friends

So no one told you life gonna be this way
Your job’s a joke
You’re broke
Your lovelife’s DOA

It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
and it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month
or even your year, but

Chorus:
I’ll be there for you
when the rain starts to pour
I’ll be there for you
like I’ve been there before
I’ll be there for you
’cause you’re there for me too…

Your still in bed at 10 and work begins at 8
You burned your breakfast so far things are going great
Your mother warned you there be days like these
But she didn’t tell you when the world was brough down to your knees

Chorus

No one could ever know me
No one could ever see me
Seems your the only one who knows
What it’s like to be me
Some one to face the day with
Make it through all the mess with
Someone I’ll always laugh with
Even at my worst, my best with you, yeah.

It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
and it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month
or even your year, but

Chorus


The Golden Girls

Thank you for being a friend,
Travelled down the road and back again.
Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confident.

And if you threw a party-,
Invited everyone you knew-,
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say,
Thank you for being a friend-.


The Greatest American Hero


Look at what’s happened to me-,
I can’t believe it myself.
Suddenly I’m up on top of the world,
It should’ve been somebody else.

Believe it or not,
I’m walking on air.
I never thought I could feel so free-.
Flying away on a wing and a prayer.
Who could it be?
Believe it or not it’s just me.

It’s like a light of a new day-,
It came from out of the blue.
Breaking me out of the spell I was in,
Making all of my wishes come true-.

Believe it or not,
I’m walking on air.
I never thought I could feel so free-.
Flying away on a wing and a prayer.
Who could it be?
Believe it or not it’s just me.


Growing Pains

Show me that smile again.
Ooh show me that smile.
Don’t waste another minute on your crying.
We’re nowhere near the end.
We’re nowhere near.
The best is ready to begin.

As long as we got each other
We got the world
Sitting right in our hands.
Baby rain or shine;
All the time.
We got each other
Sharing the laughter and love.


Happy Days


Sunday Monday, Happy days.
Tuesday Wednesday, Happy days.
Thursday Friday, Happy days.
The weekend comes,
The cycle hums,
Ready to race with you-.

These days are all-,
Happy and Free.
(Those happy Days)
These days are all-,
Share in the dream.
(Those days)
Goodbye grey skies
Hello blue.
There’s nothing can hold me
When I hold you.
Feels so right,
It can’t be wrong.
Rockin’ and rollin’ all week long.

Sunday Monday, Happy days.
Tuesday Wednesday, Happy days.
Thursday Friday, Happy days.
Saturday, What a day,
Groovin all week with you-.

These days are all-,
Share in the dream.
(Those Happy Days)
These days are all-,
Happy and Free.
(Those days)
These happy days are your’s and mine-.
These happy days are your’s and mine happy days.


The Jeffersons

We’re a movin’ on up,
(We’re a movin on up.)
To the east side.
(Mo-vin on up.)
To a de-luxe apartment,
In the sky-.
Mo-vin’ on up
(Mo-vin on up.)
To the east side,
(Mo-vin on up.)
We finally got a piece of the pie.

Fish don’t fry in the kitchen,
A beans don’t burn on the grill.
Took a whole lot of trying
Just to get up that hill.
Now we’re up in the big leagues,
Gettin our turn at bat.
As long as we live
It’s you and me baby.
There ain’t nothing wrong with that.

We’re a moving on up
(Mo-vin on up.)
To the east side,
(Mo-vin on up.)
To a de-luxe apartment
In the sky-.
Mo-vin on up
(Mo-vin on up.)
To the east side.
(Mo-vin on up.)
We finally got a piece of the pie-.


Laverene and Shirley

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Schlemile, Schlemozzle, Hausenfeffer Incorporated.
We’re gonna do it.
Give us any chance we’ll take it,
Leave us any rule we’ll break it.
We’re gonna make our dreams come true.
Doin’ it our way.

Nothing’s gonna turn us back now,
Straight ahead and on the track now.
We’re gonna make our dreams come true.
Doin’ it our way.

There’s nothing we won’t try.
Never heard the word im-possible.
This time, there’s no stopping us-.
We’re gonna do it.

On your mark, get set and go now.
Got a dream and we just know now.
We’re gonna make our dreams come true.
And we’ll do it our way,
Yes our way.
Make all our dreams come true.
And we’ll do it our way,
Yes our way.
Make all our dreams- come true- for me and you-.


The Love Boat

Love… exciting and new,
Come aboard,
We’re expecting you-

And love, life’s sweetest reward,
Let it float.
It floats back to you-

The Love Boat,
Soon we’ll be making another run.
The Love Boat,
Promises something for everyone-.
Set a course for adventure,
Your mind on a new ro-mance.

And love… won’t hurt anymore,
It’s an open smile, on a friendly shore.
It’s love-, welcome aboard it’s lo-o-ove.


Mad About You
(The Final Frontier)

Lyrics by Paul Reiser


Tell me why,
I love you like I do,
Tell me who,
Can stop my heart as much as you,
Tell me all your secrets,
and I’ll tell you most of mine,
They say nobody’s perfect,
Well, that’s really true this time,
I don’t have all the answers,
I don’t have a plan,
All I have is you,
So darling, help me understand


(What we do) you can whisper in my ear,
(Where we go) who knows what happens after here,
Let’s take each other’s hand,
As we jump into the Final Frontier,
I’m mad about you baby,
I’m Mad About You.


Mary Tyler Moore

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day,
And suddenly make it all seem worth-while?
Well it’s you girl and you should know it,
With each glance and every little movement,
You’ve shown it.

Love is all around no need to waste it.
You can have the time,
Why don’t you take it?
You’re gonna make it afterall-.
You’re gonna make it afterall-.


Mr. Belvedere

 

Streaks on the china,
never mattered before,
who cares.
When you dropped kicked your jacket
As you came through the door,
No one glared.
But sometimes things get turned around
And no one’s spared.
All hands look out below
here’s a change in the status quo.
Gonna need all the help that we can get.
According to our new arrival
Life is more than mere survival
We just might live the good life yet.


My Two Dads

 

You can count on me.
No matter what you do.
You can count on me.
No matter where you go.
I’m standing by your side.
I’ll be right behind.
No one loves you more than I do,
Put your hand in mine.
I can see a part of me in you.
A little something special that comes shining through.
I hear it in your laughter,
And I feel it when you cry,
I will be right there for you,
Until the day I die.
You can count on me.
No matter what you do.
You can count on me.
No matter where you go.
You can count on me.


Perfect Strangers

 

Sometimes the world looks perfect,
Nothing to rearrange.
Sometimes you get a feeling
Like you need some kind of change.
No matter what the odds are this time,
Nothing’s going to stand in my way.
This flame in my heart,
And a long lost friend
Gives every dark street a light at the end.
Standing tall, on the wings of my dream.
Rise and fall, on the wings of my dream.
The rain and thunder
The wind and haze
I’m bound for better days.
It’s my life and my dream,
Nothing’s going to stop me now.


Silver Spoons

 

Here we are, face to face
A couple of Silver Spoons.
Hopin’ to find, we’re two of a kind
Making a go, making it grow.
Together, we’re going to find our way.
Together, taking the time each day.
To learn all about those things you just can’t buy.
Two Silver spoons together.
You and I together (We’re going to find our way)
You and I together (We’re going to find our way)
You and I together.


Speed Racer

Here he comes
Here comes Speed Racer.
He’s a demon on wheels.
Chasin after someone.

He’s gainin’ on you
So you better look alive.
He’s gonna be revin’ up his
Powerful Mach 5.

And when the odds are against him
And their dangers work.
You bet your life Speed Racer
Is gonna see it through

Go Speed Racer,
Go Speed Racer,
Go Speed Racer go-.

He’s off and flying
As he guns his car around the track.
He’s jammin’ down the pedal
Like he’s never coming back.
Adventure’s waiting up ahead-.
Go Speed Racer,
Go Speed Racer,
Go Speed Racer go-.


Three’s Company

Come and knock on our door,
(Come and knock on our door)
We’ve been waiting for you.
(We’ve been waiting for you)
Where the kisses are hers and hers and his
Three’s company too.

Come and dance on our floor,
(Come and dance on our floor)
Take a step that is new.
(Take a step that is new)
We’ve a loveable space that needs your face
Three’s company too.

You’ll see that life is a ball again,
Laughter is calling for you-.
Down at our rendezvous
(Down at our rendezvous)
Three’s company too.
Down at our rendezvous
(Down at our rendezvous)


Webster

 

Set in my ways
losing track of the days
Only me to live for.
Had no need to give more
Than I wanted to.
Spending my time
just holding the line
Never getting caught up.
Love was never brought up
It’s not the thing to do.
It was you,
Then came you.
You made me leap without taking a look.
It was you,
Then came you.
You reeled me right in line, sinker, and hook.
Never thought forever was the best I could do.
Then came you.
It was you
Then came you.
It was you.
Me and you.
Then came you.


Who’s the Boss

There’s a time love
And a time for livin’
So take a chance and face the wind.
An open road
And a road that’s hidden.
A brand new life around the bend.
There are times when (you’ve/I’ve) lost a (friend/dream) or two
Round the bend, and at the end was you
There’s a chance I’m takin’
a road not taken
The choice is up to you my friend
Nights are long but you might awake
To a brand new life,
Brand new life,
A brand new life around the bend.


Wonder Years

What would you do if I sang out tune?
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
I will try not to sing out of key, yeah
Oh, baby I get by with a little help from my friends
By with a little help from my friends.
All I need is my buddies
By with a little help from my friends
I said I’m gonna get by with a little
By with a little help from my friends
Whoa oh oh oh oh
Said I don’t know if that’s what I’m sure do to, baby
By with a little help from my friends
Said I’m gonna make it with my friends
By with a little help from my friends
Whoa oh I’m gonna keep on trying
By with a little help from my friends
Said I’m gonna keep on trying.


WKRP in Cinncinati

Baby if you’ve ever wondered,
Wondered what ever became of me.
I’m living on the air in Cinncinati,
Cinncinati WKRP.

Got time and tired of packing
And unpacking.
Town to town
Up and down the dial.
Maybe you and me were never meant to be,
But baby think of me once in a while.
I’m in WKRP in Cinncinati-.