The 10 Most Awesome Old School Nickelodeon Theme Songs


One of my favorite things about growing up in the 1990’s were the Nickelodeon shows. Freg-face, Artie…the strongest man in the world, Linda Ellerbee, the Orange SNICK couch, Alex Mack’s hot ass…there are very few things in life that pump me up more than reminiscing about old school Nick. Running off the school bus to sit down in front of the TV for hours, Saturday nights spent watching Snick..ahh the good old days.

Below we’re going to send you on a trip down memory line with Top 10 Most Awesome Old School Nickelodeon Theme Songs. Unfortunately since this is a top 10 list we had to cut out a few classics but non the less this list is going to be a top for any old school Nick fans.

Salute Your Shorts

Nick Air Dates: 1991-1998

Written by: Ed Alton

The Ren & Stimpy Show

Nick Air Dates: 1991-1997

Written by: Alexander Rannie

The Adventures of Pete & Pete

Nick Air Dates: 1993-1998

“Hey Sandy” written by Polaris

You Can’t Do That on Television

Nick Air Dates: 1981 – 1994

Written by: The National Press Club and Allied Workers Jazz Band

Mr. Wizard’s World

Nick Air Dates: 1990

Written by: Paul Zaza


Nick Air Dates: 1991-2003

Written by: Fred Newman and Dan Sawyer

All That

Nick Air Dates: 1994 – 2006

“All That” written/performed by TLC

Notes: See what Amanda Bynes looks like now!

Eureeka’s Castle

Nick Air Dates: 1989-1996

Inspector Gadget

Nick Air Dates: 1987-1992

Written by: Shuki Levy and Haim Saban

Hey Dude

Nick Air Dates: 1989-1999



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  2. Television Spy says:

    lol looking at that list reminds me of how great tv was…the music for inspector gadget has been resampled so many times over by indie techno and rap songs.

  3. Asswipe Jackson says:

    These are all great, but Rugrats belongs on here too. Fine work by Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo.

  4. jay jackson says:

    All of these intros sucked hard!

    The top one should have been ren and stimpy!

    cause the rest of the intros were friggin' lame!!

    what a crappy list!

  5. Danny says:

    This might explain what went wrong with my child hood.

  6. Amoxtli says:

    The 90s were the final years of great television.

  7. Conman says:

    Great job!

    I also liked the Gullah Gullah Island theme song.

    Does anyone remember "Welcome Freshmen" or the teen soap "15".

  8. Colin Wrigley says:

    Seeing that Pete And Pete Theme Song brought me back to when I was 8. Good Times.

    P.s.-Are You Afraid Of The Dark? Why no representation?

  9. Megan says:

    I can't believe you left out Turkey TV! I remember little about the show itself but the theme song has been stuck in my head for about 25 years.

  10. Jonathan Lewis says:

    Hey Arnold was nice too, ebings quite a lot of mrmotird :)

  11. robertgrimm says:

    you forgot pinwheel and today's special. shaaaaame!!

  12. Matt Fugitive says:

    Simply awesome. I wish Danger Mouse was on this list seeing it was on the time slot after Mr. Wizard.

    Other than that… great list. A mixture of old and new.

    And yes I agree… Nick went to hell after 1999.

    Honorable Theme Mentions:

    Danger Mouse

    Banana Man

    Double Dare

    Nick Arcade

    Welcome Freshmen

    Kids Court

    and of course…. the old Nickelodeon Sign Off**

    **Search on YouTube!

  13. qor says:

    although it's after 2000, Invader Zim is still my favorite. Woo Kevin Manthei!

  14. rbrinkley says:

    How can they not include Keenan & Kel? They kept it laughin in the afternoon. It had Coolio and was clearly the best one

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  16. Pepper Ann's theme song RULED.

  17. ashly says:

    Anybody remember b52s rocko's modern life theme?

  18. GAVIN says:

    Why In The World Is Kenan And Kel Not In That List. That Theme Kicks Ass

  19. Ryan says:

    Such great memories!!! I remember everything from You Can't Do That On Televison & Pinwheel in the early 80's all the way until the later 90's!!! They were all good in the 80's through the mid 90's but the later 90's started going downhill!!!

  20. Weird says:

    Why didn't you include Clarrisa Explains It All???

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