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Trivia Quiz - TV Theme Songs from Pop & Classical Music

Many televisions shows, past and present, have theme songs that are based on pop songs or classical music. Let's see how many of these you remember.

Quiz Number: 2443
Date Submitted: April 21, 2008
Quiz Categories: TV, Radio & Stage, Music
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 41.3 percent
Times Taken: 217 times
Taken by Registered Users: 21

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TV Theme Songs from Pop  Classical Music
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1. The first eight bars of the second movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in D Minor was formerly used as the introduction on what news show?
  A.   Special Report with Brit Hume
  B.   CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite
  C.   The Huntley-Brinkley Report
  D.   The 20th Century

2. The 1979 Billy Joel hit "My Life" was used as the theme song to what 80s sitcom?
  A.   Bosom Buddies
  B.   Perfect Strangers
  C.   Mr. Belvedere
  D.   Stockard Channing in Just Friends

3. "Thank You for Being a Friend" was used as the theme song for the series "The Golden Girls". Who originally recorded it?
  A.   Jackson Browne
  B.   Warren Zevon
  C.   J.D. Souther
  D.   Andrew Gold

4. This TV series used one of the biggest hits of the 1950s as its opening theme song for its first two years and thereafter used its closing theme, which became a hit record in its own right. What was this show?
  A.   Laverene & Shirley
  B.   Hawaii Five-O
  C.   Happy Days
  D.   Rawhide

5. What comedy's opening theme was Schubert's Piano Sonata #20 in A Major, D. 959, IV Rondo?
  A.   Scrubs
  B.   Kate & Allie
  C.   Buffalo Bill
  D.   Wings

6. Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee" was used as the theme song in what 1967-68 program?
  A.   The Time Tunnel
  B.   The Green Hornet
  C.   He & She
  D.   The Second Hundred Years

7. In its original 60s version, "The Match Game" used what Bert Kempfert composition as its theme?
  A.   Wonderland By Night
  B.   Red Roses for a Blue Lady
  C.   A Swingin' Safari
  D.   That Happy Feeling

8. What British band has had three of their songs used as theme songs for TV shows?
  A.   The Who
  B.   ELO
  C.   King Crimson
  D.   Cream

9. The Discovery series "American Chopper" recently adopted which female rocker's song "Bad Reputation" as its opening theme?
  A.   Pat Benatar
  B.   Joan Jett
  C.   Patti Smith
  D.   Pink

10. Many of Mike Post's TV show theme songs have hit the pop music charts, but which one snagged him an Emmy Award?
  A.   Magnum, P.I.
  B.   The Rockford Files
  C.   Murder One
  D.   Hill Street Blues®   

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