Party of Five Theme Song

1994–2000

Let’s continue with the nineties theme.

Among the careers this show helped launch include Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. But we’re not here for them.

We’re here simply for the theme song, and its theme song, as with nearly all successful 90s shows, is an integral part of the show. For Party of Five, the theme song is “Closer To Free” by the band BoDeans from Wisconsin. While it is true that “Closer To Free” is what they are best known for, they have been around (and still are) since 1983.

“Closer To Free” is originally part of their fifth and 1993 release, Go Slow Down. It is also of course included in the official soundtrack of Party of Five, which had 15 songs.

Wait!

Party of Five had a rare and different opening that featured a different song. Early episodes used “Climb on (A Back That’s Strong)” by Shawn Colvin from her album Fat City as the intro song. The song was only used on network airings so you cannot find it on DVDs. The song is also part of the aforementioned soundtrack.

Below is an original opening sequence from season one featuring “Closer To Free”.

Party of Five theme song lyrics (“Closer To Free”)

Show edit.

Everybody wants to live
How they wanna live
And everybody wants to love
Like they wanna love
And everybody wants to be
Closer to free

Everybody wants to live
How they wanna live
And everybody wants to love
Like they wanna love
And everybody wants to be
Closer to free

Below, and I’m glad they caught this on tape, is one of the rare Shawn Colvin openings.

Party of Five theme song lyrics (“Climb on (A Back That’s Strong)”)

Show edit.

Oh, my soul
Sometimes we don’t know what to do
We work so hard
Being tough on our own

That’s when you say
To me

Climb on
A back that’s strong

2 thoughts on “Party of Five Theme Song

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  2. Rodrigo

    Good Morning,

    My name is Rodrigo, i’m from Brazil.

    Can you tell me the name of the song featured in Party of Five Season 5 episode 25 (Otherwise Engaged).
    It starts playing while Kirsten and Daphne are talking in the kitchen and continues while Julia and Justin are talking in the backyard.

    Thank you so much!

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