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19 Musicians Who Sang Your Favorite TV Themes

Remember when Destiny’s Child and Solange recorded a Disney Channel song?

Before Beyoncé splashed her Lemonade and Solange pulled up A Seat at the Table, they crooned a Disney Channel theme song for the 2001 animated series The Proud Family. And the Knowles sisters weren’t the only big names in Hollywood to hit the small screen early in their careers.

See who else has made music for some of your favorite TV classics.

  1. Solange feat. Destiny’s Child, The Proud Family

    This clip is from Disney Channel’s Zoog days. Man, what a throwback.

  2. Hilary Duff, Laguna Beach

    Once Lauren Conrad moved to Los Angeles for The Hills, Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten” took over for “Come Clean.”

  3. Hilary Duff, My Super Sweet 16

    Ahh, you can almost taste the overpriced birthday cake from here.

  4. Gavin DeGraw, One Tree Hill

    “I Don’t Want to Be” anything other than Brooke Davis and Peyton Sawyer’s third best friend. Just sayin’.

  5. Christina Milian, Kim Possible

    If this came out today, it’d be more like “Call me, beep me, text me, tweet me, snap me, heart me, Whatsapp me, ping me if you wanna reach me.” Phew.

  6. Bowling For Soup, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

    Who could forget Nickelodeon’s genius with a “super-powered mind” and “a mechanical canine?”

  7. Bowling For Soup, Phineas and Ferb

    One theme song wasn’t enough for Bowling For Soup. Their song “Today Is Gonna Be a Great Day” hit Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb.

  8. Phantom Planet, The O.C.

    This is still mandatory listening any time you visit the West Coast.

  9. Barenaked Ladies, Big Bang Theory

    True story: These lyrics helped me answer a question on my geology exam back in college. I forgot how old the universe was, and then I remembered the “nearly 14 billion years ago expansion started” line. (To be more precise, it’s actually 13.8 billion years old.)

  10. Macy Gray, As Told By Ginger

    “I’m in Between” is no “Little Seal Girl,” but it’ll do.

  11. MisterWives, Finding Carter

    “Vagabond” introduced MTV’s Finding Carter fans to MisterWives.

  12. Regina Spektor, Orange Is the New Black

    When “You’ve Got Time,” binge-watch OITNB if you haven’t already.

  13. Lillix, What I Like About You

    Lillix covered The Romantics’ 1980 song, “What I Like About You,” for the WB show of the same title.

  14. The Pierces, Pretty Little Liars

    “Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead.” Is there any lyric more perfect for A?

  15. Coolio, Kenan & Kel

    Aw, here it goes!

  16. Michel Musso, PrankStars
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    Mitchel Musso may have played an up-and-coming singer on Hannah Montana, but he came through with several songs in real life, including “Look on Your Face.”

  17. Joan Jett, Freaks and Geeks

    This short-lived turn-of-the-millenium show launched the careers of James Franco, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, Linda Cardellini, and more.

  18. Jill Sobule, Unfabulous

    You probably know Sobule from her song “Supermodel,” which played during Tai’s iconic Clueless makeover by Cher and Dionne.

  19. Carole King, Gilmore Girls

    Even if you don’t know Carole King by name, you’ve probably heard your parents playing her music. She’s a legendary songwriter who’s been penning classic hits, including “You’ve Got a Friend” and “It’s Too Late,” since the 1960s. She sings the unforgettable Gilmore Girls theme that you’ll hear this Thanksgiving when you finally return to Stars Hollow.

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