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