Friday playlist: 10 great TV theme tunes

By Rachel Bache

One thing all these TV shows have in common is their great theme songs.
One thing all these TV shows have in common is their great theme songs.

There have been some amazing shows broadcasting on the small screen recently.

Brilliantly scripted, incredibly acted and with beautiful cinematography. However, one thing that I always loved in a TV show is a great theme tune.

It could be the trashiest TV show around (The OC for example), but if it has a good song, then it's got you hooked. Or take iconic anthems like from Fresh Prince Of Bel Air or Friends - you only need to hear a few notes and all the memories of the show come flooding back.

Then there are series like The Sopranos or CSI, who's theme songs make you feel like a badass just listening to them.

So in light of all this wonderful TV music, we've put together a mix of 10 great theme tunes that'll make you want to spend the rest of the weekend binge watching House or Veronica Mars.

As an added bonus enjoy indie electro-pop band CHRVCHES' amazing rendition of the Game Of Thrones theme song.

Today's playlist was curated by entertainment reviewer Rachel Bache. Follow NZ Herald on Spotify for more playlists.

Warning: Some songs contain explicit language.

What's that song from?

Woke Up This Morning by Alabama 3 - The Sopranos
We Used To Be Friends by The Dandy Warhols - Veronica Mars
Big Bang Theory Theme Song by Barenaked Ladies - Big Bang Theory
Who Are You by The Who - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
How Soon Is Now by Love Spit Love - Charmed
Teardrop by Massive Attack - House
California by Phantom Planet - The OC
Piece Of My Heart by The Electric Confectionaires - Go Girls
I'll Be There For You by The Rembrandts - Friends
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

- nzherald.co.nz

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