"Those Were the Days" is the name of the theme song for 'All in the Family,' and is performed by leads Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton. With his smooth voice and her shrill New Yorker accent dueling over the piano, the two recount better days, indicative of O'Connor's Archie Bunker character and his unwillingness to embrace societal progression. 'All in the Family' aired from 1971 to 1979 and told the story of the Bunker clan in Queens, headed by patriarch Archie, a stubborn, working class bigot and the problems that arise from his prejudice.