Über Andrew Gold
If you haven't heard of him, Andrew Gold is the mastermind behind songs like "Thank You for Being a Friend" (theme song for The Golden Girls) and the Mad About You theme. He also arranged and played on many of Linda Ronstadt's hits in the 1970s, most notably "You're No Good." Indeed, it's impossible to avoid this artist's work if you're over the age of 15. His work personifies the kind of friendly, ultrasmooth tone that impacted the TV theme song genre for years. With seamless harmonies, loping piano accompaniments, and an ever-present smile in his voice, Gold's music can still transport you back to a time when all-velour outfits were socially acceptable and roller-skates with retractable wheels were sold on television.