Some of the catchiest, earworm-iest songs aren’t played on the radio, they come from your favorite animated shows! Join us for a trip through cartoon history and feel free to sing along*!
From The Flintstones and The Jetsons to DuckTales and Animaniacs, there are decades of theme songs that can get put on repeat in your head. Get ready to dive into the ultimate mastermix of animated themes from the 70’s on through to today…
*Note: Not responsible for the odd, yet entertained looks you will receive from classmates and coworkers.
Like most anime that get the English dub treatment, the theme song made the transition as well and has been a pop culture favorite in any language.
The show that kicked off decades of Scooby snacking, mystery solving shenanigans has one groovy theme song.
Before there was Jem and The Holograms, there was the Pussycats and their ears for hats.
Pretty much every Spidey show has had a very catchy theme song but the ‘60s cartoon is still the standard.
The mouse spy and his hamster assistant have one frenetically, fabulous theme.
That bassline, tho.
This patriotically power-groove boasts a rousing chorus suitable for big adventures.
Tells you everything you need to know about the show and the Turtles in the most hummable way possible.
Inspired by Miss Piggy’s imagined childhood with Kermit in The Muppets Take Manhattan, it shares the same ‘50s feel.
Here are just a couple…
The next big girl group cartoon, it makes an excellent introduction to Jerrica Benton’s alter ego, her band and their rivals.
Written by Danny Elfman, the series had many memorable musical moments composed by Shirley Walker (who also composed for Superman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond).
Jaunty and excellent at introducing a brand new batch of characters to a first time viewer.
Setting the tone for a show full of wonderful, sing-along-able songs.
The first theme for the series that ran for 7 seasons gets you “ready to party” (“I hope you bring lots of spaghetti…”)!
Not the first cartoon based on a video and it certainly won’t be the last, the show lasted two short seasons but produced this gem.
When you can reveal individual character traits through music only, you know you’ve done well.
Young Solange and Destiny’s Child join forces for this radio-ready theme!
Another one sung by a chart-topping singer, Christina Milian’s energetic vocals on an instant classic.
A peppy theme by Japanese pop/rock duo Puffy AmiYumi (aka PUFFY).
The ultimate ode to childhood summer vacations.
A great, big showstopping number telling you everything you need to know about Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda.
It doesn’t really tell you anything about the show but it sure is jazzy.
One of the few successful rap themes out there thanks to Schoolly D.
The adorable theme song is written and performed by creator Pendleton Ward.
One listen and you’ll happily be humming the theme to Rebecca Sugar’s musical juggernaut for weeks.This was just the tip of the proverbial iceberg—share your favorite #CatchyToons with us so we can sing along with you!