21 Jump Street Theme Song

1987–1991

Oh well, too bad for those who do not know of this era—this is where the whole Johnny Depp phenomenon started, you know?

Anyway, so much for the poster-totting 90s teenage girl in me. After all, I’m a man.

Possibly as memorable as the “Jump Street” spray paint sequence in the intro is the theme song that jumps right after it. The song is simply called “21 Jump Street Theme”. It was composed by Liam Sternberg—not by series scorer Peter Bernstein, as commonly mistaken. Additional arrangement and production was contributed by Jay Gruska.

The song was performed by Holly Robinson who we all know played Officer Judy Hoffs in the show. She is now, and possibly more known as, Holly Robinson Peete, after she married NFL quarterback Rodney Peete. Ms. Peete is currently one of the hosts of CBS talk show The Talk.

The theme is part of the official soundtrack of the show—good thing it made it to the compact disc era.

Now for the classic opening.

21 Jump Street theme song lyrics

We never thought we’d find a place where we belong
Don’t have to stand alone, we’ll never let you fall
Don’t need permission to decide what you believe

I said jump, down on Jump Street
I said jump, down on Jump Street

Your friends will be there when your back is to the wall
You’ll find you’ll need us cause there’s no one else to call
When it was hopeless a decision is what you need

You’d better be ready to, be ready to jump
21 Jump Street

And below, some more versions of the opening sequence.

2 thoughts on “21 Jump Street Theme Song

  1. Margaret Koning

    I have watched 21 Jumpstreet as a teenager and I loved it especially the crew. Now I am 41 years old and I miss it being on tv. I wish they would put it back on the air. I miss watching it. I don’t like the new ones because they are not the same to what I use to watching. I miss all the characters on my old 21 Jumpstreet. Please put it back on. I miss it!

  2. Margaret Koning

    I love their special handshake thet do on tv in ther show. I wish I could learn it, and I love the theme song of 21 Jumpstreet.

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