Then yesterday I remembered that I do have a secret talent. A talent that only a few of my nearest and dearest know about. A talent so unique, so special that it deserves to be outed, deserves to have its day in the sun. I love TV theme songs. I not only love them, I have devoted a rather large section of my brain to remembering TV theme songs. If there was Who Wants to be Millionaire TV Theme Song edition, I would be a millionaire many times over. And all those people say that watching too much TV won't get you anywhere!
Theme songs are great - they're catchy, cheesy and, most importantly, pointless. They bring back so many good memories, sad but true. A lot of people think they are good at remembering TV theme songs but I find there is a simple test to weed out the rookies. Simply ask them to sing both the Family Ties theme and then the Growing Pains theme.
Here's a little bit of completely useless trivia - Alan Thicke who played Jason Seaver (the dad) in Growing Pains co-wrote the theme songs for Different Strokes and The Facts of Life. What a talented man, what a contribution he has made to popular culture.
Here are a few lines from some of my faves. Let me know if you can guess them:
1) People yakety yak a streak and waste their time of day
2) Love, life's sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you.