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18 Memorable TV Theme Songs

Those Were the Days (All in the Family)

Longing for a less complicated time, "Those Were the Days" was written by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams and was performed at the family piano by bigoted, blue-collar Archie Bunker and his screechingly off-key "dingbat" wife, Edith. In the show, which aired from 1971 to 1979, staunchly conservative Archie is forced to live with a liberal when his "little goil" Gloria and her husband, Michael, move in with the Bunkers. The resulting discussions shed light on two sides of politics and earned Michael the nickname "Meathead."