Do you remember which show was only supposed to feature a "three-hour tour," or which series began each episode with "The Ballad of Jed Clampett?" Know which '60s TV theme took viewers along down a set of train tracks to the junction, or introduced them to a creepy and kooky bunch of characters? If so, you might have what it takes to ace this quiz on '60s TV theme songs!
The 1960s was a pretty great decade for music. Bands like The Beatles and Rolling Stones pumped out pop and rock hits, Motown dominated R&B, and The Beach Boys were full of good vibrations. It's no surprise then that this musical genius was also prevalent within the theme songs of TV shows throughout the decade.
To understand why '60s theme songs were so memorable, however, you not only have to look at the music being made at the time but also how much the television theme song changed from the previous decade. In the '50s, show intros were much simpler. Think back to "Leave It To Beaver," or "Father Knows Best;" their theme songs were basic musical affairs with no lyrics. Sure, they were pleasant, but they didn't worm their way into your brain like many '60s themes. Some '60s TV songs were so good they topped the music charts - think "The Monkees," - or became a folk legend, like the song from "Daniel Boone."
Think you can match the song to the '60s TV series? Take out the quiz to find out!