Parenthood Theme Song

2010 and 1990 TV Series

Parenthood has had a long history. First it was a 1989 film that starred Steve Martin and was directed by Ron Howard. Then it was a short-lived television series in 1989—produced by Ron Howard.

Today (2010), Parenthood is a new NBC comedy-drama, and yes, it is still based on the original film.

As for theme songs, let’s start with the 2010 series. The Parenthood intro song is “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan. Below is the complete version of the song.

Yes, I know that is a sucky video. If you want to hear it with the original opening credits—NBC seems to have a problem with embedding these videos—click here.

If you’re having issues finding song, it is probably because the song was included as two versions in Bob Dylan’s 1974 album, Planet Waves (check the second, 2:50-minute version).

Then there’s an international version of the series, which has a different theme song. The opening song (international) is “When We Were Young” by Lucy Schwartz. Frankly, I do not understand why they do this. Below is said song and opening.

Then there’s the 1990 version. The Parenthood theme song for the 1990 to 1991 season is “I Love to See You Smile” performed by Randy Newman. See below for original opening credits.

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