December 19, 2008

Top Ten Cartoon Theme Songs

After all, what is a great cartoon without a great opening theme song? This month I've compiled a list of the top ten best cartoon theme songs.

(And now I will proceed to pick up the slack for one of our very lazy team members. *cough*Doegab*cough* He only got through 10 and 9, but I don't agree so I'm taking this list over. ~ N-man)

10. The Power is Yours!

Number 10 goes to Captain Planet, one of the most annoyingly catchy themes out there. What could be better than a theme song that shouts out random states of matter? Not much. It's nostalgia factor lands it on the list, but lower than another particular show from back in the day because, well, Captain Planet's a fag. (But then again, what cartoon character wasn't back then?)

9. Gotta Catch 'em All!

The original Pokemon theme, and the original theme only, sure does bring back memories for some. Personally, I remember waking up for school every morning when I was a kid and watching Pokemon. Perhaps your childhood memories aren't as nice. Perhaps Pokemon reminds you of being raped as a child and it makes you ever so sad. In any case, this theme invokes emotion.

8. King of the Hill

Nope, no clever title here, just awesome theme song. No, not even dry humor. Seriously, just listen to it and you'll see why it's on the list. It's really, well... good as a standalone song. Something that can't be said for a lot of these.

7. Chicks Dig Giant Robots!

Oh, Megas! How cruel the fates were to thee! Such a brilliant show; such a memorable theme. It's strange, yes, but when even the theme song is this humorous, you know the show's got to be good. Also, I just now discovered there is a "full" version of this song that's three minutes of pure awesome. It's very rare apparently.

6. Dear Journal...

Yup, it's Doug. Everybody loved Doug! (That is, before Disney f'ed it up.) More emotions, more rape, that's what I'm talkin about! Also, the scat thing whatever that is is pretty cool too.

5. Long Ago in a Distant Land...

I, Aku, the shapeshifting master of darkness unsealed an unspeakable evil. But, a foolish samurai warrior welding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. *Cling *Clang *Clash Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future where my evil is law! Now the fool seeks to return to the past and undo the future that is Aku.
RIP Mako. Also, the actual song is good too.

4. What are we gonna do tonight?

The same thing we do every night Pinky, listen to our awesome theme song. Narf.

3. Grab on to some Duck Tales!

There were many an old Disney tune I could have put in this spot. Ultimately, I thought Duck Tales was the best example of Disney's awesomeness back in the day. This is their all-around best catchy theme song.

2. Thunder Cats- Ho!

How can you not like this theme song? Seriously, it's catchy as hell and it has the easiest lyrics to remember: "Thunder, thunder, thunder, thunder cats HO!". Also can anyone explain to me what type of cat the hairless, grey, elf eared character is supposed to be? (Doegab's words- he placed it at #10. I say that this, one of the catchiest and most memorable themes of all time, earns the silver prize as my number two pick.)

And now... the number one pick. Are you ready for this? Are you sure you're ready for this?


1. Seriously though,

Futurama takes top honors for having the best cartoon theme song ever. It's simply awesome. Catchy and awesome. And, yes, being Fry Roll'd is a thing. I didn't make it up.

Oh, and one more thing. I hate it when people say things should be higher on a list. At least they got on a damn list so be happy with that.


Again, it doesn't make it on the list but it's still awesome. Some day, you'll make it Kappa Mikey. Some day.

*EDIT* Did not realize how gay that last freeze-frame looks. I apologize.

1 comment:

  1. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary - Installation 04 is the best song ever (make fun of me don't care)