I love television. For all the flack it gets, television is a great source of entertainment, and you can sometimes learn a thing or two. What’s better than a great, entertaining show? A great, entertaining show with an awesome, uplifting theme song. I’ve gathered up nine of my faves.
Everybody’s got a special kind of story;
Everybody finds a way to shine.
It don’t matter that you got not a lot.
So what, they’ll have theirs, and you’ll have yours, and I’ll have mine.
And together we’ll be fine.
– Different Strokes
There is the sun and moon.
They sing their own, sweet tune.
Watch them when dawn is due, sharing one space.
Everybody there is equally kind.
What’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine.
And how would you feel knowing everybody was your friend,
From thin to thick and through thick to thin,
And even egotistical trips were put to an end?
-In Living Color
When the world never seems to be living up to your dreams.
And suddenly you’re finding out the facts of life are all about you.
It takes a lot to get ’em right when you’re learning the facts of life.
– Facts of Life
There is nothing we won’t try.
Never heard the word impossible.
This time there’s no stopping us.
We’re gonna do it!
– Laverne and Shirley
Believe it or not, I’m walking on air.
I never thought I could feel so free.
Flying away on a wing and a prayer. Who could it be?
Believe it or not it’s just me.
– Greatest American Hero
Streaks on the china, never mattered before, who cares.
When you dropped kicked your jacket as you came through the door, no one glared.
But sometimes things get turned around and no one’s spared.
All hands look out below! There’s a change in the status quo.
Gonna need all the help that we can get.
According to our new arrival
Life is more than mere survival
We just might live the good life yet.
– Mr. Belvedere
All the angels sing about Jesus’ mighty sword.
And they’ll shield you with their wings, keep you close to the Lord.
Don’t pay heed to temptation, for his hands are so cold.
You gotta keep the Devil, way down in the hole.
– The Wire (Season 1)
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.
So Dear Reader, what are your favorite uplifting lyrics from tv shows? Do you have an instrumental that makes you smile when you hear it? Tell me about it in the comments.