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12:00 AM 11th November 2023

The Most Iconic Sitcom Theme Songs That We Love To Hear

Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay
Sitcoms hold a special place in our hearts, with their lovable characters, light-hearted humour and familiar storylines - so it’s no surprise that their catchy theme songs also bring us comfort and happiness.

To coincide with the Sitcom Character Showdown Report, at Betway the company has also uncovered the most-played sitcom theme songs on Spotify that will bring you endless nostalgia.

1. Friends Theme Song: 220,087,750 Plays

It’s no surprise that the theme song to the popular sitcom Friends takes the number one spot on Spotify, boasting 220,087,750 plays. The song I'll Be There for You by The Rembrandts is loved by fans worldwide, and brings with it the nostalgia of the beloved series that follows the lives of six best friends living in Manhattan.

2. Scrubs Theme Song: 24,994,991 Plays

Securing second place is the Scrubs theme tune Superman by Lazlo Bane, with 24,994,991 plays. The catchy introductory song is the perfect fit for the heartfelt medical comedy-drama, which follows the personal and professional lives of the loveable staff at Sacred Heart Hospital.

3. The Big Bang Theory’s Theme Song: 24,783,074 Plays

The Big Bang Theory’s theme song The History of Everything by Barenaked Ladies racked up the third-highest number of plays with 24,783,074. The much-loved theme tune only further reinforces the popularity of the TV show, which focuses on the lives of a group of socially awkward yet brilliant physicists and their comedic yet endearing personalities.

4. Ted Lasso’s Theme Song: 3,954,574 Plays

Bagging the fourth spot as the most-played sitcom theme tune is Ted Lasso’s uplifting opening song, Let's Go (The Royal We) by The Kicktones, with 3,954,574 listens. Apple TV’s bingeable show is a heartwarming comedy series, following the journey of an optimistic football coach from America who moves to England to manage a struggling football team. The show is filled with humour, character development, and emotional moments.

5. How I Met Your Mother’s Theme Song: 3,330,934 Plays

How I Met Your Mother’s theme song earns the title of fifth place, with Hey Beautiful by The Solids having a total of 3,330,934 plays. The song's significant number of listens shows the widespread affection for the series that chronicles the life of Ted Mosby, his friends and tells the story of how he met his children’s mother.

6. Sex and the City’s Theme Song: 1,454,288 Plays

Taking the crown of the sixth most-played theme song is Sex and the City’s Main Theme by TV Orchestra with 1,454,288 plays. The popularity of the instrumental intro to the series shows the influence the series has had among its dedicated fans. Following the lives and romantic escapades of four New York women, the series brilliantly portrays the importance of great friendships, the struggles of relationships and the lives of the modern woman.

7. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Theme Song: 1,824,164 Plays

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s theme tune ranked as the seventh most-listened-to sitcom theme song, boasting 1,824,164 plays. The continuous plays of the introductory song Temptation Sensation by Heinz Kiessling convey the strong fanbase of the hilarious sitcom that revolves around a group of self-centred friends and their daily lives owning an Irish bar in Philadelphia.

8. New Girl’s Theme Song: 658,390 Plays

Finishing off the list of the most listened-to sitcom theme songs on Spotify is New Girl’s Hey Girl by Zooey Deschanel, with 658,390 plays. There’s no wonder that the catchy song, which is sung by the main female lead Jess (Zooey Deschanel), holds a special place in fans' hearts, as it can make anyone nostalgic for the lighthearted sitcom that follows the quirky lives of Jess and her three male roommates in Los Angeles.

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