You can only break out of so many prisons.
Here we go. The main theme song for Prison Break was composed by German-born Ramin Djawadi. On this blog we know him for his work on the FlashForward theme song, but he may well be more known for scoring the film Iron Man. Mr. Djawadi is the lone composer for the series, which means everything you heard during its run was composed by him (incidental music).
The theme song was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music in 2005 but lost to the theme from Masters of Horror.
The franchise was able to release two official soundtracks. The first, released August 2007, included scores from seasons 1 and 2. The first song in the disc is the theme song, credited as “Main Titles” and lasts 2:30. Below is the full version found in the soundtrack.
The second original television soundtrack included scores for seasons 3 and 4. It included a 35-second version of the theme song credited as “Main Titles Season 3”. Below is the exact track found in the disc.
In 2006, Fox Music released a Ferry Corsten remix of the theme, entitled “Prison Break Theme (Ferry Corsten Breakout Mix)”. I am not sure if this track is part of an album or compilation though. Below is said remix.
What else? Right, theme songs for releases in other countries. Let me just present this in a linked-list format.
- France: Faf Larage – “Pas le temps”
- Germany: Azad and Adel Tawil – “Ich glaub’ an Dich (Prison Break Anthem)”
- Belgium: Leki – “Over the Rainbow”
Finally, below is the classic opening sequence. (Sorry for the quality, can’t find anything better.)