About Growing Pains
Growing Pains was an American television sitcom that ran on the ABC network from 1985 to 1992. The premise of show revolves around the fictional Seaver family, headed by Dr. Jason Seaver, who takes care of his three kids, and his wife, Maggie Malone.
Some notable guest stars on the show include: Matthew Perry, Brad Pitt, Hilary Swank, Heather Graham and Kelly Hu. Leonardo DiCaprio also became a regular on the show in its last season.
The theme song
The show’s theme song is entitled “As Long As We’ve Got Each Other.” It was written by John Bettis and Steve Dorf, and was performed by B.J. Thomas. There were mild variations to the song during Growing Pains’ seven-season run, for example, during seasons 2, 3, 5 and 7 the song was performed by B.J. Thomas and Jennifer Warnes, and, on season 4 and season 7, the song was performed by B.J. Thomas and Dusty Springfield.
There were also some special alterations to the song including a special Halloween version in 1990 and an a capella version.
Show me that smile again (Ooh show me that smile)
Don’t waste another minute on your cryin’
We’re nowhere near the end (We’re nowhere near…)
The best is ready to begin
As long as we got each other
We got the world spinnin’ right in our hands
Baby you and me…
We got to be…
The luckiest dreamers who never quit dreamin’
As long as we keep on givin’
We can take anything that comes our way
Baby rain or shine…
All the time…
We got each other
Sharin’ the laughter and love
Watch & Listen (shortened)