Best TV Show Theme Songs & Opinions on Peter Gabriel


Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share favorite songs that they loved as TV show theme songs. Plus the hosts review the new album from Peter Gabriel.

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I/O Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel IO (Bright-Side and Dark-Side Mixes)

Peter Gabriel is a legend for his work with Genesis and his dance-pop solo work. However, hosts Jim and Greg have been rather bored by his recent albums. On his latest, “I/O,” he returns to form with a magnificent work through and through.


TV Theme Songs

In this golden age of television, the theme songs have also gotten really good. Jim and Greg are joined by Sound Opinions staff to share their favorite TV show theme songs. Some of the shows mentioned include “Peaky Blinders,” “Winning Time,” “What We Do In The Shadows,” and “Godfather of Harlem.”


  • Show: Slow Horses, Theme: Mick Jagger, "Strange Game"
  • Show: Peaky Blinders, Theme: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "Red Right Hand"
  • Show: Shameless, Theme: The High Strung, "The Luck You Got"
  • Show: Orange Is the New Black, Theme: Regina Spektor, "You’ve Got Time"
  • Show: How to Make It in America, Theme: Aloe Blacc, "I Need a Dollar"


  • Show: Secret Agent, Theme: Johnny Rivers, "Secret Agent"
  • Show: House, Theme: Massive Attack, "Teardrop"
  • Show: Godfather of Harlem, Theme: Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross and DMX, "Just In Case"
  • Show: The Wire, Theme: Blind Boys of Alabama, "Down in the Hole"
  • Show: Sanford & Son, Theme: Quincy Jones, "The Streetbeater"

Production Staff:

  • Sol: Show: One Tree Hill, Theme: Gavin DeGraw, "I Don’t Want to Be"
  • Andrew: Show: Gilmore Girls, Theme: Carole King and Louise Goffin, "Where You Lead"
  • Alex: Show: Winning Time, Theme : The Coup, My Favorite Mutiny (feat. Black Thought and Talib Kweli)
  • Max: Show: What We Do in the Shadows, Theme: Norma Tenega, "You’re Dead"

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