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23 Cartoon Theme Songs That Live In Your Head Rent-Free

These toe tapping cartoon theme songs are a perfect fit for your small one’s playlist!

Matt Harvey · 6 months ago

Here’s a list of cartoon theme songs that are sure to live in your head rent-free and are perfect for adding to your child's playlist. These car-tunes are certified bops!

1. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines, Raphael is cool but rude, and Michaelangelo is a party dude — all things that will be burned into your memory if they aren’t already.

2. "Captain Planet"

A combination of all of Earth’s elements, Captain Planet is here to let you know that “the power is yours”!

3. "Scooby-Doo"


Where is Scooby-Doo? He’s probably eating a pile of hamburgers in the back of the Mystery Mobile with Shaggy! This song is an earworm, and that’s no mystery — meddling kids FTW!

4. "Pokémon"

Leave it to Pokémon to inspire one of the catch-iest songs of all-time! 

5. "Bluey"

Bluey is full of great tunes, and its theme song is a gateway to other fun jams like “Keepy Uppy”! If you don’t already know this great family ‘toon from Australia, you’re welcome!

6. "Arthur"

I was once dressed as a pirate on a pirate ship float in the Macy’s Parade while Ziggy Marley lip-synced to his hit theme song from Arthur — it’s been in my head ever sinc

7. "Flintstones"

Oh, you thought the McRib was the only addictive thing associated with the Flinstones?! I dare you not to have a yabba-dabba-do time while listening to this!

8. "The Powerpuff Girls"

This theme from the Powerpuff Girls is sugar and spice, and everything nice!

9. "Ducktales"

This song is so d-d-d-darn catchy that I’ve been singing it for decades — and I’m not the only one. 

10. "Chip 'N' Dale's Rescue Rangers"

Whoever was in charge of writing these ‘90s-era Disney themes was doing their JOB! Because of this song, I know what a gumshoe is — and it’s not just an unfortunate thing that happens in a Walmart parking lot.

11. "Sofia the First"

This song will make you feel like your inner princess has been seen. Sofia the First follows a normal girl that gets thrust into royalty because her mom married a prince! 

12. "Doug"

Doug has one of those doot-doo theme songs that will weasel its way into your subconscious like Tom’s Diner! I doo-doot-dare you to try to get this one out of your head!

13. "The Wuzzles"

This one is super obscure, but it pops into my head from time to time. This is the song about animal amalgamations that you never knew you needed!

14. "Fairly OddParents"

Fairy godparents aren’t always the most straightforward solution to a problem, but they sure do lead to fun adventures! 

15. "Gummi Bears"

This theme song tells you everything that you need to know about the show! These bears live in the forest and drink a special berry elixir that gives them the energy to fend off threats. You’ll remember the show because of the song, and you’ll wonder if there are gummi berries in Red Bull. 

16. "Kim Possible"

Nothing is impossible when your last name says otherwise! Your mission is to enjoy this bop!

17. "Ben 10"

This is the alien-tech superhero theme song of your ten-year-old dreams! 

18. "The Simpsons"

This one doesn’t have words other than the famous family's name, but you’ll sing it anyway!

19. "The Jetsons"

Meet the whole Jetson family in this tune and join me in wishing for a robot maid that would frighten me if it existed!

20. "Wonder Pets"

Answer the phone! The phone is ringing! Don’t worry — the Wonder Pets always answer the call and they’ll handle saving the day too!

21. "Phineas and Ferb"

This summer vacation will be the best one ever, and Phineas and Ferb are going to make sure of it!

22. "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse"

The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme is performed by They Might Be Giants and it’s the perfect way to set the tone for the fun to come in the clubhouse! 

23. "Spongebob SquarePants"

I’m a grown man, and I still shout at the TV whenever this song is on! I identify more with Squidward these days, but this tune always brings me back to my bright-eyed Spongebob days!