Aside from the tadka story-lines and exuberant casts, the Indian TV serials are always identifiable by their title track. These particular songs capture the plot, themes and relationships of the series in a magical way.
This is one of the more unique theme songs in television history, mainly because the shows stars Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton sang it before a live audience. "Those Were the Days" is best known for Edith Bunker's (Stapleton) wailing at the piano. The song actually was a top 30 hit on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart in the early 1970s.
One of the most recognizable theme songs of all time, it began with the hit TV series that premiered in the late 1960s and was part of the film series starting in the late 1990s, which was made popular by Tom Cruise. The iconic theme, penned by Lalo Schifrin from Argentina, also reached No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968. 2b1af7f3a8