From sci-fi show shows to historical dramas, some opening theme songs are just awesome. You may start humming along or get misty-eyed when you hear them. Perhaps you can name that tune just from the opening bars. Opening theme songs are meant to set the mood of the show and hook you into watching. Some shows skip it, but others know the value of a good intro. These ten theme songs are well-known and loved among fans. The songs chosen are from fantasy, sci-fi, and historical drama shows. Enjoy and hum along!
In no particular order (since all ten rock!)…
Game of Thrones (Composed by Ramin Djawadi)
Tell me you don’t feel like Winter is Coming when you listen to this song.
Outlander – “The Skye Boat Song” (Composed by Bear McCreary)
The old Scottish ballad, reimagined for the show, will take you back in time.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Composed/Performed by Nerf Herder)
The rocking guitar always got me ready to watch Buffy slay some vampires and protect Sunnydale.
Black Sails (Composed by Bear McCreary)
The edgy sea shanty gets you ready to follow Flint and Vane as they battle it out for control of the seas.
Doctor Who (Originally Composed by Rob Grainer)
This iconic tune gets you ready to travel across space and time with The Doctor and his companions.
Vikings – “If I Had a Heart” (Composed/Performed by Fever Ray)
Along with the great visuals, the opening theme for Vikings reminds you of longboats and Norse chanting.
Star Trek (Composed by Alexander Courage)
The almost jazzy tune made you ready to explore other worlds with Kirk and the crew.
The X-Files (Composed by Mark Snow)
This opening theme song creeped me out when I was younger, but no one can deny its haunting genius.
Sherlock (Composed by Michael Price)
The shots of London and the interesting composition of this tune make me ready to sleuth.
The Twilight Zone (Composed by Ron Bernard Hermann)
Haunting and ready to take you the world of the bizarre, this theme song is iconic.