3. Good Times
Aired: February 8, 1974 - August 1, 1979 (CBS)
Theme Song: Jim Gilstrap & Blinky Williams "Good Times"
Uplifting and spiritual, the theme to Good Times (composed by Dave Grusin with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman) captures the spirit of perseverance in the face of tough economic times. With so many people today “scratchin' and survivin',” the song is as relevant now as it was back then. And, for the record, it's not “hangin' in a chow line"—it's “hangin' in and jivin'.”