Afternoon Aural: Andrew Gold
Did you know that Andrew Gold wrote and sang The Golden Girls theme “Thank You For Being A Friend”? We didn’t either – not until about five minutes ago, anyway. Here’s Gold with his original version of the iconic song. It’s longer than the sitcom’s intro, but just as cheesy.

After he jump: “Lonely Boy”…

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  • Steve

    I have friends that swear that Andrew Gold ‘ripped off the Golden Girls song.’ I was listening to that song long before that horrible show. (I had an X that loved it – maybe that’s one of the reasons why he’s an X.) Anyway, while not as big a hit, I liked Lonely Boy best.

  • Jay

    So, Andrew Gold is gay then? Or you wouldn’t’ve played his videos? Is that how it works?

  • Willo

    Guys, Andrew Gold recorded this looooong before “The Golden Girls” aired. I had the 45 given to me by a friend when I was young myself.

    Like many TV themes, it was pared down and re-recorded with a cheezy style.

    (On a related note, the themes to “Mission Impossible”–which was written as a jazz riff–“I Dream of Jeannie”, and “The Munsters” all originally had lyrics before their televised remakes.

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