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Here Are Some Of The Best Theme Songs Of Animated TV Shows Of All Time

Here Are Some Of The Best Theme Songs Of Animated TV Shows Of All Time

Even briefly listening to the songs can transport us back to our school days.

As children who grew up watching cartoons, the theme songs of the shows from back then, are ingrained in our brains. Even briefly listening to the songs can transport us back to our days in school, lounging in front of the TV with not a worry in the world. We can still jam to many of these songs even after all these years because that's how timeless they are. 

Here are some of the best cartoon theme songs from the 90s, according to the internet, that will forever be iconic.

1. SpongeBob SquarePants

"Are you ready, kids? Aye, aye, Captain! I can't hear you!" followed by a louder "aye, aye captain" is the sound of childhood and we immediately know it's about the guy who lives in the pineapple under the sea. The theme song was written by Blaise Smith, Mark Harrison, Derek Drymon, and Stephen Hillenburg. It was performed by Painty the Pirate and voiced by Patrick Pinney. It ended with the iconic SpongeBob nose flute.



 

2. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

The theme song for this iconic show was written by Danny Janssen and Austin Roberts. The original was performed by Roberts. The show follows the Mystery Gang as they solve crimes with their titular talking dog, Scooby.



 

3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The original version of the show's theme was an upbeat tune composed by Dennis C. Brown and Chuck Lorre. When the instrumental version of the song played, we knew there was going to be some real action from the turtle brothers Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michaelangelo ready to beat up some bad guys.



 

4. Pokémon

The Pokémon theme, also known as, Gotta catch 'em all! is another upbeat theme song written by John Siegler and John Loeffler and performed by Jason Paige. The song is so memorable that "Gotta catch 'em all!" has become the Pokémon franchise's official English slogan.



 

5. The Flintstones

The theme song for this Hanna-Barbera animated series is called Meet the Flintstones. The song explains the premise of the show so perfectly with the line "Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, they're the modern Stone Age family." You immediately know what to expect. It was composed in 1961 by Hoyt Curtin, Joseph Barbera, and William Hanna.



 

6. The Pink Panther

The opening credits to the animated series, with the saxophone, is one of the most iconic instrumental theme music of all time. It was created by David DePatie and Friz Freleng with the saxophone played by Plas Johnson. Initially a movie, the comedy-mystery film was such a success that it was adapted into other media, including books, comic books, video games, and animated series.



 

7. Popeye the Sailor

The signature song of the titular protagonist, I'm Popeye the Sailor Man, is another memorable theme song. It was written by Fleischer Studios composer Samuel "Sammy" Lerner.



 

8. The Powerpuff Girls

The Powerpuff Girls show always started with the iconic introduction to how the superhuman girls came to be. This was then followed by an intro composed by Chase, Rucker, and Venable. Just as catchy as the intro is the outro performed by Bis.



 

9. DuckTales

The theme song of the Disney animated series, DuckTales was written by pop music songwriter Mark Mueller and performed by musical artist Jeff Pescetto. The catchy jingle has indeed had a lasting impact.



 

10. Ed, Edd n Eddy

Ed, Edd n Eddy's catchy theme music was composed by Patric Caird. It featured just melodious whistling with a quick intro to the characters along with a comedic lip trill in the end.



 

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