Love Is All Around (Mary Tyler Moore)
Songwriter Sonny Curtis wrote and performed the empowering theme song for this trailblazing show about women's lib and the single life of spunky career woman Mary Richards. The opening sequence showed a fresh-faced Mary as she arrives in her new city and tosses her beret into the air out of the pure excitement of starting a new life. The original lyrics contemplated ". . . you might just make it after all," but after the first season, when it was clear that Mary would be a success, the lyrics were changed to ". . . you're gonna make it after all!" The bubbly and upbeat song has even been covered by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Sammy Davis, Jr.