7. The Wonder Years
Aired: January 31, 1988 - May 12, 1993 (ABC)
Theme Song: Joe Cocker "With A Little Help From My Friends"
Joe Cocker's intense rendition of The Beatles' “With A Little Help From My Friends” aches with a lust for life, his booming voice serving as a haunting reminder of the truly meaningful things people need. The nostalgic quality of the Cocker cover—the singer stunned the crowd at the Woodstock music festival in 1969 with his version of the song at a time when people still believed in or hoped for world peace—lends itself nicely to The Wonder Years, a warm-hearted series revolving around childhood memories.