Growing Pains Theme Song

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)

24 Theme Song

Just finished watching season 7, so I thought I’d post (and learn) something about the theme song. As you might have already noticed, most (if not all) of 24’s music are electronically created. The show’s opening theme – the one after that accelerating digital countdown, is the most noticeable, albeit familiar “song” to the entire series. Research tells me that this song is aptly entitled the “24 Theme.” It is said to have been composed by producer, Sean Callery.

For lack of information about the show’s main theme, I’ll add that to date, there have been 5 official soundtracks released namely:

  1. 24: The Soundtrack
  2. 24: Seasons Four and Five Soundtrack
  3. 24: Redemption
  4. 24: The Game Original Game Score
  5. 24: The Longest Day/Remix Bundle (by Armin Van Buuren)


Apple (via iTunes) also offered 3 exclusive remixes on the 24 theme song during season 6. They were remixed by The Crystal Method, Benny Benassi and Towa Tei.


The Brady Bunch Theme Song

About The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch is an American television comedy series, which starred Robert Reed and Florence Henderson as Mr. and Mrs. Brady, parents of seven Brady kids. The plot revolved around their very large blended family. The show originally aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on the American ABC network.

About the theme song

The show’s theme is entitled, “The Brady Bunch Theme” and was sung by the Brady kids. It was written by the show’s creator, Sherwood Schwartz.

The Brady Bunch Theme lyrics

Here’s the story of a lovely lady
Who was bringing up three very lovely girls.
All of them had hair of gold, like their mother,
The youngest one in curls.

Here’s the store, of a man named Brady,
Who was busy with three boys of his own,
They were four men, living all together,
Yet they were all alone.

Till the one day when the lady met this fellow
And they knew it was much more than a hunch,
That this group would somehow form a family.
That’s the way we all became the Brady Bunch.
The Brady Bunch,

That’s the way we all became the Brady Bunch.
The Brady Bunch.

Gilligan’s Island Theme Song

What we have here for the theme song of the television series, Gilligan’s Island, are three different and distinct versions. We have a Calypso version for the pilot episode, a different version for the post-pilot first season, and another version for the second and third seasons. We’ll first talk about the second and third versions since this is what most people are familiar with.

The theme song for Gilligan’s Island is aptly titled, “The Ballad of Gilligan’s Isle.”

First season version

This version of the song was written by show producer Sherwood Schwartz, with George Wyle. The first year’s version was sung by The Wellingtons, featuring Les Brown Jr. (son of Big Band Leader Les Brown and his Reknowns), who later became a guest in one of the first season’s episodes as “Bingo.”

Later version

There are two claims to who sung this version, one by a group called The Eligibles, and one by someone named Gerald Fried. I do not know which is correct, but Gerald Fried was not part of The Eligibles. The song had a fuller, more stereo sound, did not use the hula instrument, but used more of other instruments to create a sort of orchestral sound.

Lyrics for first season and later versions

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port,
Aboard this tiny Ship.
The mate was a mighty sailin’ man,
The Skipper brave and sure,
Five passengers set sail that day
For a three hour tour.

A three hour tour. (sound of thunder)

The weather started getting rough,
The tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew,
The Minnow would be lost.

The Minnow would be lost.

The ship’s aground on the shore of this
Uncharted desert isle
With Gilligan, the Skipper too,
The Millionaire and his wife,
A movie star, the Professor and Mary Ann,
Here on Gilligan’s Isle!

So this is the tale of our castaways,
They’re here for a long, long time
They’ll have to make the best of things,
It’s an uphill climb.

The first mate and the Skipper too,
Will do their very best,
To make the others comfortable,
In their tropic island nest.

No phone! No light! No motor car!
Not a single luxury,
Like Robinson C-ru-soe, it’s primitive as can be.
So join us here each week my friends,
You’re sure to get a smile,
From seven stranded castways,
Here on “Gilligan’s Isle.”

Calypso-pilot version

This was the song used from when the original pilot. It had a Calypso theme to it and was a lot longer. Although not credited, the Calypso-themed song was sung by John Williams. This pilot episode was not broadcast due to casting changes.

Lyrics for the Calypso version

In tropical sea is the tropic port,
Vacation fun is the favorite sport,
This is the place where the tourists flock,
Renting the boats at the busy dock.
Two secretaries from U.S.A.
Sail on the Minnow this lovely day.
A high school teacher is next aboard;
All taking trip that they cannot afford.

The next two people are millionaires;
They got no worries, they got no cares.
They climb aboard, and they step inside,
With just enough bags for a 6-hour ride.

Tourists come, tourists go;
Tourists touring to and fro.
These five nice tourists, they take this trip,
Relaxing on deck on this little ship.

The weather is clear, and the sun is hot (sound of thunder)
The weather is clear? I think it is not!
Tourists come, tourists go;
Tourists tossing to and fro.

The captain is brave (Aye, carumba! What a storm!).
The captain is brave, he’s a fearless man,
And Gilligan help him all that he can.
The wheel, she break, and lose all control;
S.S. Minnow do the rock-and-roll!

The sea is now calm, and the weather grand;
There is the Minnow upon the sand.
What happen now, will give you a smile:
The adventures of Gilligan… and the skipper…
And the millionaire… And Mrs. Millionaire…
And the other tourists… on Gilligan’s Isle!

We leave all our friends on this tropic shore,
Perhaps they will be here, forevermore.
Maybe a rescue will set them free?
Tune in next week, and then you will see!

The Theme Song From Green Acres

With complete lyrics

For our very first post, the theme to an all-time American television classic, Green Acres. The theme song was actually made for the show, so it was not “outsourced.” There’s no evidence of any working title for it other than the “Green Acres Theme Song.”

The song was sung by the show’s lead, Eddie Albert, while his partner, Eva Gabor, recites most of her part. It was composed by Vic Mizzy, who also happens to have written another iconically popular televsion anthem, The Addams Family theme song.

Below is the complete lyrics to the song.

Green acres is the place for me.
Farm livin’ is the life for me.
Land spreadin’ out so far and wide
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.

New York is where I’d rather stay.
I get allergic smelling hay.
I just adore a penthouse view.
Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue.

The chores.
The stores.
Fresh air.
Times Square

You are my wife.
Good bye, city life.
Green Acres we are there.

About Green Acres

The lyrics pretty much explains the basic premise of the show but anyway, for the young ones out there, Green Acres is an American television series starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who moved from New York City to a farm in the country. The show was a spin-off to Petticoat Junction. The series was originally broadcast on CBS from September 15, 1965 to April 27, 1971.