19 Musicians Who Sang Your Favorite TV Themes

19 Musicians Who Sang Your Favorite Tv Themes

Before Beyoncé splashed her Lemonade and Solange pulled up A Seat at the Table , they crooned a Disney Channel theme song for the 2001 animated series The Proud Family . And the Knowles sisters weren’t the only big names in Hollywood to hit the small screen early in their careers.

See who else has made music for some of your favorite TV classics.

  1. Solange feat. Destiny’s Child, The Proud Family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfOP5bFR1oM

    This clip is from Disney Channel’s Zoog days. Man, what a throwback.

  2. Hilary Duff, Laguna Beach MTV

    Once Lauren Conrad moved to Los Angeles for The Hills , Natasha Bedingfield ’s Unwritten took over for Come Clean.

  3. Hilary Duff, My Super Sweet 16 MTV

    Ahh, you can almost taste the overpriced birthday cake from here.

  4. Gavin DeGraw, One Tree Hill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gFCW3PHBws

    I Don’t Want to Be anything other than Brooke Davis and Peyton Sawyer’s third best friend. Just sayin’.

  5. Christina Milian, Kim Possible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIgLqN_rAXU

    If this came out today, it’d be more like Call me, beep me, text me, tweet me, snap me, heart me, Whatsapp me, ping me if you wanna reach me. Phew.

  6. Bowling For Soup, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm9hb03dvaw

    Who could forget Nickelodeon’s genius with a super-powered mind and a mechanical canine?

  7. Bowling For Soup, Phineas and Ferb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf3mRZ7SHu0

    One theme song wasn’t enough for Bowling For Soup . Their song Today Is Gonna Be a Great Day hit Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb .

  8. Phantom Planet, The O.C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq-S8CIU7VA

    This is still mandatory listening any time you visit the West Coast.

  9. Barenaked Ladies, Big Bang Theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzhIfN4UQv8

    True story: These lyrics helped me answer a question on my geology exam back in college. I forgot how old the universe was, and then I remembered the nearly 14 billion years ago expansion started line. (To be more precise, it’s actually 13.8 billion years old .)

  10. Macy Gray, As Told By Ginger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGlF39Cgc4U

    I’m in Between is no Little Seal Girl , but it’ll do.

  11. MisterWives, Finding Carter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnovyFPSMKc

    Vagabond introduced MTV’s Finding Carter fans to MisterWives .

  12. Regina Spektor, Orange Is the New Black https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBITGyJynfA

    When You’ve Got Time, binge-watch OITNB if you haven’t already.

  13. Lillix, What I Like About You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxTxFjuOj3M

    Lillix covered The Romantics ’ 1980 song, What I Like About You, for the WB show of the same title.

  14. The Pierces, Pretty Little Liars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6Y7Dqzu990

    Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead. Is there any lyric more perfect for A?

  15. Coolio, Kenan & Kel Nickelodeon

    Aw, here it goes!

  16. Michel Musso, PrankStars Disney Channel

    Mitchel Musso may have played an up-and-coming singer on Hannah Montana , but he came through with several songs in real life, including Look on Your Face.

  17. Joan Jett, Freaks and Geeks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeYn_W14zTU

    This short-lived turn-of-the-millenium show launched the careers of James Franco , Jason Segel , Seth Rogen , Linda Cardellini , and more.

  18. Jill Sobule, Unfabulous https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqTANh3nXbA

    You probably know Sobule from her song Supermodel, which played during Tai’s iconic Clueless makeover by Cher and Dionne.

  19. Carole King, Gilmore Girls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTnU5MG5Edw

    Even if you don’t know Carole King by name, you’ve probably heard your parents playing her music. She’s a legendary songwriter who’s been penning classic hits, including You’ve Got a Friend and It’s Too Late, since the 1960s. She sings the unforgettable Gilmore Girls theme that you’ll hear this Thanksgiving when you finally return to Stars Hollow.