Music Monday: Some of My Favorite Cartoon Theme Songs

Was there anything better as a kid than plopping down in front of the TV with a bowl of Cocoa Puffs and singing along with the theme song of your favorite cartoon shows?

I can hear some snickering, but I dare you to not sing along as you listen to a baker’s dozen of some of my favorites.

The Flintstones

Mighty Mouse:

Felix the Cat:

Wally Gator:

Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har:

The Jetsons:

Top Cat:

Underdog:

Secret Squirrel:

George of the Jungle:

Speedracer:

Astroboy:

Tobor the Eighth Man:

Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck

Scooby Doo

Spiderman

Watching all those songs brings back some great memories, and makes me long for those days when I had no agenda and no responsibilities. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning…

*image from MyPromoVideo

20 thoughts on “Music Monday: Some of My Favorite Cartoon Theme Songs

  1. Classics that I can relate to – I’m date-stamped 1962 – and some cool, obscure one’s I must’ve missed back in the day. We had an ancient B&W TV set with rabbit ears (okay, wire coat hanger …) and 3 local channels until about 1975. My all-time favorite is This Is It (Bugs Bunny Overture). Fab post, Jim.

    1. Thanks, Michael. I’m 1957, and I think we had the same TV set. I remember when UHF channels came out, and the day we got a color TV. I just added a Bugs Bunny clip at the end, thanks!

    1. I think I’d have trouble picking a favorite, but of the ones I included, I guess I would pick Underdog. I also liked the Roadrunner, but I don’t think there was a song to go with it.

  2. Guilty as charged! I can remember almost all of these, from Fred and Barney to Mighty Mouse (“here I come to save the day!”). I must confess I found myself addicted to a few of these back in the day.

      1. In my day, we were outside all of the time . . . sandlot baseball and football, riding bicycles, playing basketball, ice skating . . . just to name a few. We had time for Saturday mornings with cartoons while we took a short respite.

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