Well, most probably because my daughter is nuts about it, and she has been watching it for most of her life—all 2 years of it! You know what though, at first that stuffed bear will get to you—with his stupidity and all—but you’ll learn to love him anyway.
What’s important is that it has a great theme song. And by great I mean something that you’ll memorize within a couple of episodes, and something you’ll be singing along with your kids. Yes, my daughter can barely speak but she can mouth the words to this theme from start to finish.
See, the problem with this theme is people think it came from some song. Let me disappoint you this early on and say that it did not, and that there is no obscure song from which they took the excerpt from. Sorry. People who know the Australian rock scene might even argue or think that it came from a Jet song.
It does sound like something Jet would come up with. By the way, there have already been a number of different openings in the series’ 4-season run. I’ll be bold here and say that the original tunes used as backgrounds for the short openings were made by the show’s composer Jon Ehrlich. Mr. Ehrlich is known in television circles and has composed for the shows Parenthood and Party of Five among others.
Yes, I have a kid now, and these are the shows that are always on rotation on the tube—24/7!
Which is why I have a lot of kiddie shows in my theme songs-to-blog list, and this is definitely on top. Why? Because aside from being one of the catchiest, it is one that is very well thought of.
Unfortunately, the scope of this post does not go beyond who the actual performers were, just the composers and some trivia. Of course, there are parts in the song that are obviously Vicky, the fairies, and Timmy, but the male and female voices behind the verses, we are not sure. Some argue that they are most definitely cast members—makes sense, but then again, no proof.
Truth be told, I don’t think this series is gonna last long. I mean, well, it’s a different kind of funny, and it doesn’t appeal to everyone.
Now on to the theme. Although in the opening the tune seems like something randomly pieced together, it’s actually part of a real, full song. The song is called “Second Chance” and is by a Swedish band called Peter Bjorn and John.
Side note: Punctuation error or stylization, the band’s name is somewhat misleading as in reality it’s supposed to be “Peter, Bjorn, and John” — the first names of the three band members. Now, who here thought somewhere in the lines of Peter Bjorn, a solo artist, and someone named John?
The plot of Revenge is very soap opera-like; in my country, it would be likened to that of a telenovela’s. Still, it has the great Madeline Stowe, the gorgeous Emily VanCamp, and a storyline good enough to spark interest and followers, and that want-to-know-what-happens-next style of delivery.
Forget about the opening theme though. The intro and credits reminds me very much of what Lost had—nearly nothing, just a chord that tries so hard to convey a feeling of mystery. But, don’t completely forget about the show’s music in general. There’s a theme there somewhere, and it makes itself known at the end. The end credits theme is actually good, albeit short, and people have already started looking for it.
Interesting show right here, people, right? I mean, we haven’t seen a plot this unique in years. Although, I’m still on the first season and I’ve a lot of catching up to do. So many awesome shows!
You know what’s even more unique about this show and its theme song? It’s the showcase of one extraordinary man’s extraordinary talents. I’m talking about the great J. J. Abrams. We all know that this is his show (to some extent, at least), and he marked his territory further by creating the show’s (opening) theme. That’s right, surprise, surprise.
Arrow is a girl’s show. Okay, that may be a bit harsh, but it does appeal to a lot of women. Why? Because of all the muscles. I mean, seriously, Stephen Amell, that’s some serious meat you’re packing. Jesus. (So ladies, the photo on the left is a tribute to you.)
Even Diggle (David Ramsey) looks like he sleeps in a gym or something.
Anyway, (spit), on to the theme song. Let’s put it this way—the show has good music, no question about that, but it is not definable by its theme. In fact, after the pilot (I think), the succeeding episodes were left with a nowadays-trend of a 10-second theme. Just a quick logo flash and a short tune.
Truth be told, Scandal only became worthwhile during its second season. Agree? Let’s just say it became a lot more interesting. Anyway, Scandal isn’t really much of a theme song show, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have good music. Besides, its chief composer is a respected musician—Chad Fischer. Who is Chad Fischer? Glad you asked. He is part of the band Lazlo Bane; their claim to fame is the theme song forScrubs, that catchy song entitled “Superman”.
So I guess Mr. Fischer continued down the path of television music. Now working by his lonesome, he is currently credited as the composer for 12 episodes of Scandal, including the opening and closing themes.
Unfortunately, the franchise hasn’t released anything music-related, so this tune is not part of anything commercially accessible. But, thank heavens for YouTube. Below is the theme as posted by someone obsessed with opening and closing credits.
I guess that’s it for now. Will update this post when something new comes up. (Also, the plan is to post an original capture of the credits.)
17 months of no posting—a new record, and it’s all because of Google.
Honestly, because of the rare combination a rockin’ (semi) new show with a very rockin’ theme song, this post was hard to pass up on. Suits is that USA Network sometimes-funny legal drama starring industry veteran Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams.
TV Trivia: Gabriel Macht almost played the role of Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) in Numb3rs.
Now on to the theme song. The original song is entitled “Greenback Boogie” and is by Los Angeles-based band Ima Robot. Ima Robot has been around since the late 90s; they are categorized (genre) as “synth rock” or “dance rock.”
“Greenback Boogie” is part of their third and latest album release, Another Man’s Treasure (2010) under Werewolf Heart Records. However, the song was only part of a 4-track b-side bonus if customers purchased the album from their official site, imarobot.com. The full song is 4:58 long.
Below is the official video of “Greenback Boogie” (complete song).
Below is the 30-second opening of the show.
Suits theme song lyrics (show edit)
The song used for the intro i actually an edited version. It contains part of the first verse and the third verse going to the “greenback boogie” chorus. See below.
See the money wanna stay, for your meal
Get another piece of pie, for your wife
Everybody wanna know, how it feel
Everybody wanna see, what it’s like
I’ll even eat a bean pie, I don’t mind
Me and Missy is so very busy busy making money
All step back, I’m ’bout to dance
The greenback boogie
If you’re a real Suits fan, there’s one more catchy tune that you surely associate with the show. They play it mostly during the closing credits. It’s a short instrumental tune by the show’s composer Christopher Tyng. Tyng is a known television composer who has contributed to The O.C., Futurama, and Rescue Me among others. Below is the said tune.
Hot in Cleveland is the first all-original series of the cable network TV Land; given that, they’re doing quite good—already renewed for a third season.
It has a very short, 10-second title sequence that shows nothing but a play in the show’s logo—from “LA” to “CLEVELAND” (L.A. being the setting of the leads’ backgrounds).
The song is quite catchy though, and it makes you wish it was part of a full song. However, it is not. Not officially credited (as the composer of the title tune), composers Ron Wasserman and Emerson Swinford are the only known composers of the series to date.