17. Hawaii Five-O
Aired: September 20 1968 - April 4 1980; September 20, 2010 - Present (CBS)
Theme Song: Morton Stevens "Hawaii Five-O"
Hawaii Five-O not only popularized a slang word for police, it also gave the world one of the best TV show intros of all time. Rollicking '60s surfer rock meets big band orchestration in this bigger-than-life jam, which feels like the sonic equivalent of riding the ultimate wave. The adventurous theme was famously redone by The Ventures, who made it their own, and covered by legends Don Ho and Sammy Davis Jr.