My top 5 daytime soap opera themes of all time in television history are riveting in sound and are emotionally cutting in one form or another! My top 5 daytime soap opera themes of all time in television history include a selection from a really unique and creepy show. My top 5 daytime soap opera themes of all time in television history are listed in no particular order, though my favorite is listed first. For fans of this genre, do you agree with my list or do other themes stop you in your tracks when you hear them?
Top 5 Daytime Soap Opera Themes of All Time in Television History Selection Number 1: Theme from Another World
Another World was the first soap opera in television history to net a Billboard Hot 100 hit from its theme song according to Wikipedia. This song is sung so beautifully and emotionally-cutting by Crystal Gayle and Gary Morris, and is definitely one of the best love songs ever created and my favorite all time daytime soap opera theme! I never really got into this particular soap opera and its scheming and hanky panky at Bay City, but I’ve watched its opening credits just to hear the theme song! I never get tired of hearing the longer cut either. It’s one of those songs that I can play over and over again. As a matter of fact, you can click this personal top 5 daytime soap opera themes of all time in television history choice here at YouTube!
Top 5 Daytime Soap Opera Themes of All Time in Television History Selection Number 2: Theme from Days of Our Lives
“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives”. As a youngster, I would see the opening and end credits because my mom was an avid soap opera watcher, and while I didn’t pay much attention to the storylines, I was always captivated by MacDonald Carey’s stirring words above as well as the somber, reflective music, especially during the end credits. I could feel a sense of yearning in that music, a theme that’s very prevalent in the daytime soap opera genre.
Top 5 Daytime Soap Opera Themes of All Time in Television History Selection Number 3: Theme from Dark Shadows
For such a creepy and dark soap opera which was driven greatly by the vampire Barnabas Collins, it needed stirring and ominous music to open and close the show, and that’s what us fans of this great soap opera got as the waves from the sea crashed against the rocks and then the scene would switch to the ultimate house of horrors in Collinwood that was shadowed in a misty fog. Dark Shadows is my favorite soap opera of all time.
Top 5 Daytime Soap Opera Themes of All Time in Television History Selection Number 4: Theme from Ryan’s Hope
The first years of the show had Johnny and Maeve Ryan in the park holding up a little baby named John Reid “Johnno” Ryan in such a hopeful way. Even though I find the theme to the old Ryan’s Hope soap opera to be very uplifting, there’s a dark undertone to that theme. Is it because Ryan’s Hope was actually filmed in the same studio as Dark Shadows and used some of the same behind the scenes people according to Dark Shadows journal online?
Top 5 Daytime Soap Opera Themes of All Time in Television History Selection Number 5: Theme from The Young and The Restless
What I like about this particular soap opera theme is that it’s in the spirit of the “beautiful music” that one would hear in the 1960’s and 1970’s in supermarkets and on certain radio stations that people would deem as “elevator music”. It’s very poignant and serious and makes me take notice. This soap opera theme really captures the essence of the soap opera genre as I sense the spirit of conflict captured so brilliantly in a musical piece.
Online sources for my article about my top 5 daytime soap opera themes of all time in television history:
Another World (TV Series): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_World_(TV_series), Wikipedia
About The Show: http://www.collinwood.net/info/, Dark Shadows journal online