Kid's shows have some pretty awesome theme songs. Every single one of us is guilty of still remembering the words to our favorites. Here's a list of mine:
1. Zany to the max.
One word. Animaniacs. As a youngster, this was my after school sing along. No doubts about it. During the fast-paced, tongue-tying song, you find out about all of the cast members and their backgrounds. Plus, who doesn’t love a cartoon Bill Clinton playing the saxophone in the opening?
2. Go, Go, Power Rangers!
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers had everything going for a kid’s show theme song. Gnarly electric guitar? Check. Repetitive lyrics? Check. Horrible and clearly staged fighting scenes? Check. The Black Ranger, Zack, jazzing up the martial arts fight moves into a dance? Check. All of the little kiddos of the 90s, including me, were obsessed with these teen rangers.
3. Ducktails, whoo-oooh.
The Ducktails' song is nothing without the obligatory "whoo-oooh" just like, according to David Ruffin, the Temptations were nothing without him. I swear the Ducktails' song could’ve easily been a Billboard Top Hit in the 1980s. It is one of the coolest songs, even though the singer pronounces airplane as “airoplane.” Gotta love the ducks of Duckburg.
4. Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Well, obviously Spongebob Squarepants does. The pirate’s singing is absolutely awful, yet captivating. I guess it’s because Spongebob is so absorbent, yellow, and porous that I can overlook the captain and the children singing along with him.
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
These heroes in a half shell kicked butt. They even interrupted the theme song to say little things like, "We're really hip, " "Hey, get a grip," and "That's a fact, jack!"
6. Dooodooodooodooodoo. Doo. Doo.
Doug’s theme song has no words. Again, it has no words. However, I still hum along to the beat because it’s so catchy.
7. Everyday when you’re walking down the street…
Now, why was reggae chosen as Arthur’s theme song? I have no earthly idea because Elmwood City was clearly set in a suburb of America, but it worked. I still know the lyrics word for word.
8. She’s like one in a MILLION!
The fact that Pepperann sings the word “million” in a very off-key and loud manner makes this song pretty unforgettable. Pepperann wasn’t my favorite cartoon, but I had to watch and sing along to the intro before I turned the channel.
9. All That.
TLC, one of the biggest girl groups of all time, makes this one of my favorite theme songs. At the time, it was the coolest. It had rap and a harmonizing hook.
10. Captain Planet. He’s our hero.
Captain Planet made me feel like recycling and treating the earth a lot better. His cartoon’s theme song made me want to sing along.