Cheers Theme: Greatest of All Time?

The votes are in and has declared the Cheers theme song the greatest in television history. Sam and the gang’s tune muscled out the apparently controversial Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme for the top slot. Will Smith’s breakout show actually garnered more upvotes in Ranker’s system, but the show’s high downvote total led to its second place finish. Roudning out the top five were The Addams Family, The Muppet Show and Happy Days.

Ranker claims its rankings are statistically significant, meaning they were scientifically derived. But any list that rank’s the superb Laverne & Shirley theme 29th deserves a thorough review.

What do you think? Does the Cheers theme deserve top honors? Which theme song is your favorite? And speaking of Cheers, were you a Diane or Rebecca fan? Coach or Woody? Or are you—gasp—one of the few who never liked Cheers? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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