17 TV and Movie Theme Song Facts that Might Blow Your Mindhole

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | March 2, 2011 |


  • The theme for The Breakfast Club,, "Don't You Forget About Me," was actually written for the movie. Billy Idol turned it down before Simple Minds recorded it.

  • The title of the Robert Downey, Jr. movie, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a reference to an unused theme song to the James Bond movie Thunderball.

  • Cyndi Lauper sang the theme song to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse."

  • The creators of "How I Met Your Mother," Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, are also members of a band, The Solids, which performs the show's theme song, "Hey Beautiful."

  • The theme song to Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" is called "Dog on Fire."



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