10 Best TV Theme Songs Written by Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke
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Alan Thicke in July 22, 1985.

Alan Thicke died on Tuesday (Dec. 13) at the age of 69, reportedly from a heart attack. 

While Thicke was best known as a sitcom actor, he was also a successful theme song composer. And in some cases, such as the Diff'rent Strokes theme song "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes," Thicke was even a featured singer. 

On occasion, Thicke collaborated with his then-wife singer and Days of Our Lives star Gloria Loring -- mother of Robin Thicke -- on these projects, with her singing singing on the Diff'rent Strokes spin-off The Facts of Life theme song. 

As we remember Thicke's legacy, here are 10 of his most memorable compositions: