Alan Thicke's 10 Greatest Television Theme Songs

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While Thicke was best known as a sitcom actor, he also was a successful theme song composer.

While Alan Thicke was best known as a sitcom actor, he also was 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. The actor died on Tuesday at the age of 69, reportedly from a heart attack after a game of hockey with his son. 

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

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

Diff'rent Strokes

The Facts of Life:

The Wizard of Odds:

The Joker's Wild:

Celebrity Sweepstakes:

The Diamond Head Game:

Animal Crackups:

Blank Check

Whew!:

Wheel of Fortune:

This article first appeared on Billboard.com.

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