Can You Name the ’70s TV Show From Its Theme Song Lyrics?

By: Bambi Turner
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About This Quiz

Remember the story of a man named Jed, a deluxe apartment in the sky, or who sat next to the piano to croon "Those Were the Days"? Know which series opened with a "Schlemiel, Schlimazel," a little bit of country, or a knock on our door? Take our quiz to test your '70s TV theme song IQ!

Considering that '70s music charts were ruled by disco - sorry Bee Gees - and folksy singer-songwriters, it's easy to forget that the decade also produced dozens of catchy TV theme songs. As viewers tuned in week after week, these songs earwormed their way into the consciousness of fans, so while you probably can't remember every episode of "The Brady Bunch," it only takes those few opening notes of the theme song for you to know what show is about to start, and you might not remember the name of Mary's boss or where she worked, but you probably know instantly "who can turn the world on with her smile."

But what if we took away the tunes and just gave you the words? Are you such a '70s TV expert that you can identify the series from only the theme song lyrics? Take our quiz to find out!

"Goodbye gray sky, hello blue. There's nothing can hold me, when I hold you."

"Boy, the way Glenn Miller played, songs that made the 'Hit Parade.' Guys like us we had it made, those were the days."

"Here's the story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls."

"Come and knock on our door. We've been waiting for you."

"Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?"

"We're moving on up, to the East Side, to a deluxe apartment in the sky."

"Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the Police Academy."

"Keeping your head above water, making a wave when you can."

"Give us any chance, we'll take it. Read us any rule, we'll break it. We're gonna make our dreams come true, doin' it our way."

"Baby, if you ever wondered, wondered whatever became of me."

"Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside."

"Now the world don't move to the beat of just one drum. What might be right for you may not be right for some."

"Come and listen to my story 'bout a man named Jed, a poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed."

"Hello world, here's a song that we're singin'. Come on, get happy."

"There's a new girl in town with a brand new style. She was just passing through, but if things work out, she's gonna stay awhile."

"Makin' their way, the only way they know how. Well, that's just a little bit more than the law will allow."

"You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both, and there you have..."

"This is life, the one you get, so go and have a ball. This is it, straight ahead and rest assured you can't be sure at all."

"Come ride the little train that is rolling down the tracks..."

"Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance."

"Well the names have all changed since you hung around, but those dreams have remained and they've turned around."

"Fighting for your rights, and the old red, white and blue."

"Lady Godiva was a freedom rider, she didn't care if the whole world looked. Joan of Arc with the Lord to guide her, she was a sister who really cooked."

"I'm so glad we had this time together, just to have a laugh or sing a song."

"Marshall, Will and Holly, on a routine expedition, met the greatest earthquake ever known."

"Hey there, where ya goin'? Not exactly knowin'. Who says you have to call just one place home?"

"It's time to put on makeup. It's time to dress up right. It's time to raise the curtain..."

"Hey you guys! We're gonna turn it on. We're gonna bring you the power."

"I'm a little bit country, and I'm a little bit rock and roll. I'm a little bit of Memphis and Nashville, with a little bit of Motown in my soul."

"Truer than the red, white and blue ... That's me and you."

"See her tug her ear, we'll see her disappear."

"Friends forever, ask anyone in this town. When you're in a tussle, need some muscle, I'll be there at your side."

"Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to see is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent."

"Everybody shout! Come on now, sing out!"

"Sweepin' the clouds away, on my way to where the air is sweet."

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