The Friday Five: TV Show Theme Songs

There are some people who hit the skip button on Netflix when marathoning a TV show as soon as the credits start to appear.  We are not those people.  Isn’t part of the fun of a marathon singing along to the theme song every 46 minutes?   Here are some of our favorite TV show theme songs.

1. “I Don’t Want To Wait” – Paula Cole
Theme to “Dawson’s Creek”
Several of the seasons on DVD have a substitute theme song.  We guess Paula Cole didn’t want to be remembered as “the person who sang the ‘Dawson’s Creek’ theme song.”  Way too late. We’ll still burst into “I Don’t Wanna Wait” when the credits start to roll.  And something just feels off with the new theme song, almost like putting in a new cast member.

2. “California” – Phantom Planet
Theme to “The O.C.”
The greatest TV show of all time also has one of the greatest theme songs of all time.  Music was such an important part of the show -and we were thrilled to find out that Seth Cohen had our same taste in music. Raise your hand if you’re still searching for your own Seth Cohen.  So are we.   When we hear any song from the series, we can immediately picture what scene from “The O.C.” it went along with.

3. -“Hey Sandy” – Polaris
Theme to “The Adventures of Pete & Pete”
Did you know that the band Polaris was specifically formed to create the music and theme song for “Pete & Pete?”   The band recently reunited and are out on tour this Fall. Nickelodeon was on point in the 90s with their programming because this show was SO GOOD!  It was also extremely strange but that’s probably why us 90s kids turned out the way we did.  Can we double dog dare someone to get a Petunia tattoo and make her dance?

4.  “Camp Anawanna” – Cast of “Salute Your Shorts”
Theme song to “Salute Your Shorts”
Another Nickelodeon show that was super bizarre but it made us wish our parents sent us to sleep away summer camp.  “Salute Your Shorts” was only on the air for two seasons but it was the best two seasons of our lives!  Bet you still remember all the words to  this TV show theme song/camp fire sing-along.

5. “Boy Meets World” Theme Song
Theme song to “Boy Meets World”
It’s hard to believe that the song we all associate with the series was only added in the later seasons of the show.  The opening credits went through several versions before landing on this one.  The theme song to the series’ spinoff, “Girl Meets World,” is pretty great, too.  It’s good to know I have friends who will always stand by me.


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Walk The Moon Release Official Video For “Shut Up And Dance”

Ohio four piece Walk The Moon are exploding with youthful energy as they make the rounds on their Shut Up And Tour 2014 which only has a few more dates left.   The band just released the official video for their latest single “Shut Up And Dance” and it’s filled with 80s vibes, sweet dance moves, and even a groovy white suit!

Watch the video for “Shut Up And Dance” below.

Walk The Moon will also be performing at Brooklyn Bowl in New York on November 3rd as part of StubHub’s Next Stage Concert Series to support Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.

Pre-order Walk The Moon’s new album HERE.

Pick up a copy of “Shut Up And Dance” on iTunes and Amazon now.

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Jake Miller Premieres “Ghost” From Upcoming EP

Jake Miller just released a new song off his EP “Lion Heart,” which will be released on November 4th!   Listen to the Jake’s new song “Ghost” now.  The song has a great empowering message, reminding listeners that they are not alone, even if they may feel like a “ghost.”

The R&B singer is going on a headlining tour this Fall, and is set to perform at a couple of Jingle Balls including the Q102 Philly Jingle Ball Pre-Show!

Pick up a copy of “First Flight Home” now on iTunes and Amazon.

Be sure to follow Jake Miller and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your favorite artists.

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Olivia Somerlyn Releases Official “Parachute” Video

Olivia Somerlyn premiered her brand new music video for her single “Parachute” today.  The single, which was co-written and co-produced by Nick Jonas, earned Olivia a spot in the Macy’s Rising Star Contest over the summer.  Her fans have been waiting patiently for the video and it’s finally here!

Watch the official video below.

Pick up a copy of “Parachute” on iTunes or Amazon now.

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Q102 Philly Jingle Ball Pre-Show Starring Jake Miller & Heffron Drive

Q102 Philly just announced the line up for their Jingle Ball Pre-Show and this is going to be a big one!  This year’s pre-show features Jake Miller, Heffron Drive, and Bea Miller.

The pre-show party will take place at Xfinity Live on December 10th, just before the main Jingle Ball show at the Wells Fargo Center later that night.   And the show is FREE!  You can enter to win passes to meet some of the artists.  Visit Q102’s website for more info.  Jingle Ball Pre-show events are almost always packed with the best newcomers and you get the chance to see them up close before they could headline the main Jingle Ball stage next year!

Q102 Jingle Ball Pre-Party
XFinity Live – Philadelphia, PA
December 10th 3pm to 5pm
More Info

Jake Miller will likely be playing songs from his new EP “Lion Heart,” out Nov 4th on iTunes and Amazon.

Heffron Drive’s debut album “Happy Mistakes” is available on iTunes and Amazon as well as in stores.

Bea Miller’s debut EP “Young Blood” is available on iTunes and Amazon now.  Catch her opening on select dates of the Demi Lovato World Tour!

Follow Q102 Philly, Jake Miller, Heffron Drive (and Dustin Belt), Bea Miller, and Secret Fangirls on Twitter.

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“Meet The Vamps” Gets US Release Date

The time has come – The Vamps are finally releasing their debut album, “Meet The Vamps” in the United States!  US fans have been waiting very patiently to get their copy of the band’s debut album and it’s finally here!  The album will be officially released November 4th, 2014!  There are several versions of the album available for you to choose from, including a special Christmas edition of “Meet The Vamps” available only at Target.  

You can pre-order the iTunes deluxe edition for special bonus tracks!  Or pre-order the standard edition on Amazon or iTunes.   With either version, you’ll receive a few tracks as instant downloads.  Check out the official album art below.
Meet The Vamps US album art

Check out the official iTunes track listing below.

1. Can We Dance
2. Somebody To You
3. Last Night
4. Oh Cecilia
5. Girls On TV
6. Risk It All
7. Hurricane
8. Wild Heart
9. Move My Way
10. She Was The One
11. Smile

iTunes Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
High Hopes
Shout About It

The Vamps will also be appearing on “The Ellen Show” on Thursday, November 6th with Demi Lovato.  Make sure to tune in!

Watch the official video for “Hurricane” now!

The Vamps are touring Australia next January with Short Stack and they’re bringing AJR with them!

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The Vamps Announce Australian Tour with AJR

The Vamps just announced a huge Australian tour next January and they’re bringing NYC indie pop band AJR with them!  The Vamps are fresh off their first headlining UK arena tour, and the band just won three BBC Radio1 Teen Awards – Best British Breakthrough, Best British Group, and Best British Single.

Tickets are on sale now, and we suggest getting them ASAP.  The Vamps just sold out the massive O2 Arena in London,  and AJR’s “I’m Ready” has gone Platinum in Australia.  This is a lineup you don’t want to miss!  Check out all of the tour dates below.

The Vamps & AJR Australian Tour Dates 
Jan 23rd – Hordern Pavilion – Sydney – Buy Tickets
Jan 24th – Festival Hall – Melbourne – Buy Tickets
Jan 26th – Riverstage – Brisbane – Buy Tickets
Jan 28th – Entertainment Centre Theatre – Adelaide – Buy Tickets
Jan 30th – HBF Stadium – Perth – Buy Tickets

Watch The Vamps official video for their latest single, “Hurricane,” below.

Be sure to follow The Vamps, AJR & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

We are all fangirls at heart.


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