Whether you know the lyrics word for word or every note of the instrumental brings you back to a special place in time, TV theme songs can really cause a reaction. Here are the Top 5 Favorite TV Theme Songs according to Granite Staters.

The Top 5 Favorite TV Theme Songs Of Granite Staters

What began as an offhand conversation on The Shark Morning Show with Sarah and A-Train, ended in a full sprint down memory lane the other day and a quick social media question ended in a flurry of responses that led to several phone calls.

That's how this data was tabulated.

For those of you that have to know what the 'winning' theme songs are, 'Cheers', 'Gilligan's Island' and 'Happy Days' came in a three way tie.

The theme to M*A*S*H was alone in second and Friends came in third, but all received several votes a piece.

Our personal statistician, Sam The Stats Guy, called in and gave us a cool tidbit on 'The Ballad Of Gilligan's Isle'. The songwriter that was put in charge of composing this theme, George Wyle,  was given the specific task to tell the story as to why this crew was shipwrecked.

The reason being? Anyone could begin watching the show at any point of it's run and they wouldn't be confused as to why they were there.

And, as they say, the rest is history.

This is the same songwriter that created 'The Brady Bunch Theme', and if you think about it, the same rule applies there too.

Except of course for the addition of Cousin Oliver. Don't get me started on that guy.

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