THINK YOU’RE FAMILY IS WEIRD? THE ADDAMS FAMILY In Cinemas on Friday – From Ghostbusters to The Simpsons – Iconic Theme Tunes
The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbour. Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron lead the spook-tacular cast which also stars Chloë Grace Moretz (BAD NEIGHBOURS 2), Finn Wolfhard (STRANGER THINGS, IT), Nick Kroll (THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2), and Elsie Fisher (EIGHTH GRADE, DESPICABLE ME 2), along with Allison Janney (I, TONYA) and Bette Midler (HOCUS POCUS).
Everyone’s favourite kooky spooky family is coming back to the big screen with the first animated film about the fictional family. THE ADDAMS FAMILY are based on cartoon characters originally created by Charles Addams for The New Yorker magazine. Many of the characters are said to be loosely based or inspired by people in Charles own life. Even more recognisable than the characters is the catchy and iconic theme song.
To mark the release of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, releasing nationwide on 25th October, we’re looking at some of the most iconic original film & TV theme tunes of all time...
Upon its release GHOSTBUSTERS became an instant hit amongst fans and performed well on the box office. The theme song performed by Ray Parker Jr, received a nomination for best Original Song at the 57th Academy Awards. The song has gone on to be referenced in later film and TV shows such as the thrilling Netflix original drama Stranger Things and sketch comedy show Key and Peele.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the show SCOOBY DOO, a show we have all come to know and love. The show followed the mystery gang of Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby as they set out to investigate mysteries in their iconic mystery machine. The theme song is just as memorable to audiences and has appeared in several TV and film adaptations of the show.
For almost three decades, THE FLINTSTONES was the most successful and longest running animated franchise in TV history. The animated sitcom is set in the stone age and follows the lives of The Flintstones family and their neighbours The Rubbies. The show’s opening and closing theme song “Rise and Shine”, went on to become the soundtrack to a generation of children who grew up watching the show every Saturday morning.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
The American sitcom THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR, originally aired from September 1990 to May 1995. And went on to have an incredible run with six seasons. Will Smith starred as a fictional version of himself. He was teenager from west Philadelphia sent to live with his Aunt and Uncle in Bel air after getting into a fight with members of his neighbourhood. The theme song from the show is just as iconic as the show and helped to set the premise of the show for those who tuned in.
In 1964 the third James Bond movie GOLDFINGER was released starring Sean Connery. Shirley basset performed the theme song of the same name for the movie. The song went on to become the first Bond feature to receive an Academy Award and provide the singer her first and only entry into the Billboard 100.
The Rembrandts “I’ll be there for you” is mostly remembered for being the song used for the opening of F•R•I•E•N•D•S. The song perfectly summed up the meaning of friendship and was a perfect song for the opening of the show. The show explored the lives of three young men and three young women living in the same apartment complex navigating their way around NYC. The song has since been included in several best TV theme lists from magazines such as Complex, Paste and The Observer.
One the catchiest TV theme songs of all time goes to THE SIMPSONS. The show is a satirical depiction of a working-class family, consisting of Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart and Maggie. The Simpsons have gone on to become pop culture icons we know and love as if they were our own family members. The theme song composed by Danny Elfman in 1989, was created after Elfman was approached by show creator Matt Groening. Groening wanted a theme song that promised viewers the best time of their lives. And, almost 30 years later the song remains a permanent fixture in the minds TV lovers alike.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY IS IN UK CINEMAS ON OCTOBER 25