Welcome to Music Friday when we often bring you nostalgic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, we present a popular theme song from a groundbreaking television series of the late 1960s and early 1970s — "That Girl."
In the show, Marlo Thomas plays Ann Marie, a sassy, smart aspiring actress from upstate New York who moves to New York City to seek fame and fortune. The catchy theme song paints a picture of the lead character, which embodies "everything that every girl should be!" The first line of the song is "Diamonds, daisies, snowflakes, That Girl."
The Ron Hicklin Singers are credited with performing the "That Girl" theme. These studio singers from Los Angeles famously provided the real background vocals for many of "The Partridge Family" recordings. They are also the voices behind the theme songs of many popular TV shows, including "Batman," "Flipper," "Happy Days" and "Laverne and Shirley."
"That Girl" is often cited as the first sitcom in which the main character was a young, modern woman focused on her own dreams and aspirations. Thomas' character challenged conventional social mores and gave the country an early glimpse at the changing roles of American women.
We hope you enjoy the video posted below. The lyrics are here if you'd like to sing along...
"That Girl Theme"
Theme written by Earle Hagen and Sam Denoff. Performed by The Ron Hicklin Singers.
Diamonds, daisies, snowflakes,
Chestnuts, rainbows, springtime...
Is That Girl
She's tinsel on a tree...
She's everything that every girl should be!
Sable, popcorn, white wine,
Gingham, bluebirds, Broadway...
Is That Girl
She's mine alone, but luckily for you...
If you find a girl to love,
Only one girl to love,
Then she'll be That Girl too...