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From The Sopranos to Succession, a list of memorable TV theme songs

We at OTTPlay, have rounded up the best TV theme songs we could find. And they need to be a part of your playlist, pronto.

Devki Nehra
Sep 24, 2021
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It's only rare (believe us, it really is) to find a show's opening theme track that can catch our attention, and not force us to skip the intro. It's even rarer for these songs to become legendary and forever tethered to the show, even years after its conclusion. 

So, we at OTTPlay have rounded up the best TV theme songs we could find from The Sopranos' 'Woke Up This Morning' to Big Little Lies' 'Cold Little Heart' and Succession's instrumental opening track. And they need to be a part of your playlist, pronto. 

The Sopranos

The Sopranos is so iconic that one can only wish to rewatch the pilot, but also re-experience the goosebumps after hearing the initial strains of the theme song. 'Woke Up This Morning', performed by the British band Alabama 3, mixes gospel, blues and country with the late Jake Blake's baleful vocals.

Friends

As much as the public is divided in equally loving and hating this sitcom, it's difficult to dislike this warm song by the The Rembrandts. 

Luther

Idris Elba plays the titular character, a detective with the Serious Crime Units, in this psychological crime series that is worth a watch. The opening song 'Paradise Circus', a haunting trip hop number by English band Massive Attack, sets the sinister mood of the show right away. 

Sex and the City

Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) strutting around the streets of New York in her tutu dress (only to be splashed by a bus carrying an ad with her face) in the title sequence to the breezy instrumental song is unforgettable. This song, composed by Douglas Cuomo, encapsulates how the four friends navigate relationships and their friendship with fun and a touch of humour. 

Succession

Composed by Nicholas Britell, who is credited with scoring Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Underground Railroad among others, creates has created the instrumental track that blends the sound of piano, strings and drums. It's incredibly lush, dramatic and magnetic, just like the Roy family probably is for those who are unaware of how messed up they really are. 

Big Little Lies

The opening credits of the Big Little Lies season 1 and 2 featue Michael Kiwanuka's 'Cold Little Heart' that begins with haunting choral vocals, followed by the singer's deep soulful voice. 

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