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Some of my favorites

1. The Young and the Restless (Nadia's Theme)

2. One Life To Live (Dave Grusin's composition)

3. Search for Tomorrow (1986 theme)

4. How To Survive A Marriage

5. As The World Turns (1981 theme)

6. Another World (1996 theme)

7. Sunset Beach (first theme)

8. Another Life

9. Ryan's Hope

10. Knots Landing (1987 arrangement)

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DAYS and Y&R aren't exactly my all-time favorite shows, but they're certainly my all-time favorite themes. Why? Because, they're still used today. Yes, there was that unfortunate "porn variation" that Y&R employed for awhile back in the '90's, but (thank God) it's dead and buried.

Other faves:

"As the World Turns On and On" (ATWT)

"My Guiding Light" (GL) - the original variation, not the synthesized "remakes" that came after

The original (1970-90) theme for AMC

Jack Urbont's theme for OLTL

The Cortner/Barranco theme for EDGE OF NIGHT

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All My Children Falling Pics Opening

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All My Children White Opening

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One Life To Live Tour of Llanview Opening

One Life To Live Tour of Llanview 2 Opening

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General Hospital Faces of the Heart Opening

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The Young & the Restless Opening 1989-1999

The Young & the Restless Opening Red(porno) Opening

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These are my favorites, in no particular order.

- OLTL: The Dave Grusin/Peabo Bryson theme!!! :wub:

- AMC: The last version of David Benoit's theme (in the AMC white opening video detroitpiston posted)

- ATWT: 80's theme (World Turns On and On), especially the first version

- GL: My Guiding Light (all versions)

- GL: Hold On To Love (1st version)

- OLTL: Jack Urbont's theme

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My favorite will always be GL's "Hold On to Love." In particular, I LOVE the solo piano version they used at times to score important scenes.

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I've never watched Y&R, but I'd vote for their theme song. I liked Faces of the Heart & Jack Urbont's themes on GH and some of OLTL's themes over the years, but Y&R's theme is so simple and so elegant... every TV show should have that powerful an opening

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I'm a nerd when it comes to soap opera theme music, so I won't go in depth with my favorites. Y&R's theme, to me, is soap opera. All you need to hear is those opening notes and you know it's Y&R. I also have a soft spot for B&B's original, trashy version of its theme song.

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I was thinking about it and I love that B&B theme with the saxophone it sounds so sexy.

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My favorite will always be GL's "Hold On to Love." In particular, I LOVE the solo piano version they used at times to score important scenes.

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DAN!!!!

That music... those scenes... oh my God, do I miss the real GL right now...

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An extended version, though the scene is repeated twice in this clip for whatever reason.

I think they stopped using the Hold On To Love background theme after JFP left, correct me if I'm wrong, Dan.

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