Any '80s baby will be quick to tell you that the s were a pretty amazing time to be a kid. The NES was king, Garbage Pail Kids lined your bedroom walls and, of course, the era's cartoons were unquestionably the coolest. Beyond popularizing now-iconic intellectual properties like "Transformers" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," the era also began a trend of truly awesome cartoon theme songs. Today, we're taking a look at the 15 most rocking intros of '80s cartoons, keeping in mind we're ranking the best theme songs. Joe" will not be featured. Transformers more than meets the eye. Though the tune's various melodies are unfortunately not nearly as memorable as its lyrics, the intro earns a spot on this list because hearing that robotic voice "sing" the hook will forever be burned in the brains of countless '80s kids. Though they were certainly the most popular, the "Transformers" weren't the only giant robot cartoon on the block with a killer theme song. The original "Voltron" cartoon followed a team of five young pilots, known as Paladins.
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Way back when, and I mean way back like when you were 4 way back your musical tastes were intrinsically linked to the kids shows you watched. Unless you were hip to the music scene since exiting the womb, or were some kind of musical prodigy, the only exposure you got to tunes in your infancy aside from the CDs your parents played in the car was from the many cartoon shows you watched on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings. But the theme songs of our favourite childhood cartoons are more than just the beginning of our collective career in musical appreciation, they represent a simpler time. A time when we could love a song that only had about three chords so long as the music was accompanied by a montage of cartoon action. Damn those were the days. Most cartoon openers were a tad or very far on the simplistic side, which in many cases added to the charm, but some theme songs were legitimately amazing. You may not even like to admit it, but you know, deep down, that if the opener of that cartoon came on at a party, you couldn't help but get excited, singing all the words and grooving to the choreography you made up when you were too young to know shame. In celebration of the cartoon theme songs that shaped are childhood and remain guilty-pleasures today, here are some of the best from cartoon-dom.
Bring on the cartoons! In honor of the late, great Casey Kasem, who voiced many a classic cartoon character, including both Shaggy from Scooby-Doo and Robin on Super Friends , this is going to be a Top So, what constitutes the greatest animated TV theme song? Uploaded to YouTube by crunchyrollcollection. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing is part of the mighty Gundam franchise; the giant robot pioneer hit screens in and is still going strong. Gundam Wing is one of the series that stepped outside of the main Gundam continuity to tell its own story of rebellion and the cost of war. Cowboy Bebop is frequently held up as one of the great anime series. A kicky space noir, the show serves up deft characterization, swift action, and a knockout punch of a conclusion. A cryptic rumination on religion, depression, grief, and the possible futility of love that plays out against the seemingly hopeless series of battles of giant robots and their teen pilots against increasingly monstrous creatures that might in fact be angels, EVA as its fans call it is so incredibly popular that its creator has been doing a new rebooted edition for the past several years.
There was no greater thrill on a Saturday morning than hearing the opening chords of your favorite animated series. There are so many unforgettable cartoon theme songs of the '90s that you'd watch the series just to be greeted by those dulcet tones. Even now, you could flock to YouTube to relive that simpler time Because, for your own nostalgic purposes, I've rounded up some iconic '90s cartoon themes , some of which practically upstaged the rest of the whole damn series. From the songs that spelled out an entire series to the tunes that showed you an entire world, it's all here. And not only did they accurately define a story or atmosphere, but these quality themes that have such a high re-listen rate all seemed to coincide within that era. Perhaps it was because so many '80s New Waves greats had settled down enough to try their hand at composing we hear you Mark Mothersbaugh and Danny Elfman and we '90s kids got to reap the musical benefits. Either way, I'm incredibly grateful for it.