Cheers Theme Song

The theme song from Cheers is entitled “Where Everybody Knows Your Name.” It is also sometimes credited as “Theme from Cheers (Where Everybody Knows Your Name).” The song was performed by Gary Portnoy, and was also written by him with Judy Hart Angelo. It was released as a 7″ vinyl single in the UK. While the song was made for the series, it amassed enough success that Portnoy recorded a full-length version of the song and included it in his 2004 album entitled Keeper.

Cheers is an American comedy television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. It starred Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson and Kelsey Grammer among others. It had a total of 275 episodes plus another 2 special episodes and aired on NBC.


Kelsey Grammer continued to portray his character, Dr. Fraiser Crane in Frasier for another 11 years. Check out its theme song here.

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Lyrics (show edit)

Making your way in the world today
Takes everything you’ve got
Taking a break from all your worries
Sure would help a lot

Wouldn’t you like to get away?

Sometimes you want to go

Where everybody knows your name
And they’re always glad you came
You wanna be where you can see
Our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
Your name

You wanna go where people know
People are all the same
You wanna go where everybody knows
Your name

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