Raising Hope Theme Song


April 3, 2011 update

Interesting, interesting comment below — from the composer, which answered all our questions! Thank you, Mr. Smith.

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I just saw this the other day and I do think it has promise.

It does have an apt theme song though to say the least. Or is it just because of the song’s title? “Daddy-O” is the opening theme song for Raising Hope. It is by The Freelance Economy. For the life of me I could not find any information on The Freelance Economy. It seems like they’re a band, but they might just be one of those impromptu groups started by the show’s producers or something. I do not know. Any information will be welcomed.

And, either this show does not have that much fans or FOX is just super strict on copyright issues, but they do not have one decent fan video on YouTube. Although below, maybe it really is about copyright issues, but some dude uploaded the sequence mirror imaged. It’s good enough for now. At least we can hear the song.

4 thoughts on “Raising Hope Theme Song”

  1. Someone pointed out your blog and I figured I’d respond.

    I wrote and performed the tune, with assistance from my producer Vincenzo LoRusso, specifically for the show. There wasn’t a lot of direction initially, but the up-front/preview gave a pretty good feel for the show, so it seemed like a little Rockabilly/Pub/Irish Punk jam would get across the right spirit. The lyrics were actually developed over a few rounds, but the “Daddy-O” and “Uh-oh” (my toddler’s favorite saying at the time) lines were always in every version. I’m pretty proud that after several episodes I still think the tune nails the tenor of the show. It is also nice that it is a great, great show.

    As for “The Freelance Economy”, you’ve got me there. It’s the name for my latest “project”, which at this point is just a collection of very different songs waiting to be finished. When I was asked for a performer credit from Fox, I just slapped the name on there. I haven’t released anything else under that moniker, but I hope that it will just be a matter of time and scheduling.

    According to tvbythenumbers.com, a new episode of RH in the US usually draws 6-7 million viewers. It’s been picked up for a second season, so I’m pretty happy.

    Thanks for watching… and listening.

    Kerry Smith

  2. WOW it’s so cool for the composer of such a great choon to come forward and share the info everyone wants! I’m trying to get hold of the theme tune to use as a ringtone as I like it so much. If it’s available I’d love to know 🙂



  3. Wow, finaly i found an info about this song!
    I would like to buy this song… any idea where i can find it?

  4. Also did the theme song for a show on Hbo/ Cinemax, called a Girls Guide to Depravity. The theme song is great and has a 40s lounge jazz appeal to it. I’ve been searching for the info as well. Seems I found the female vocalist for the tune, but, alas, can’t find the tune to buy or even listen to with decent quality.
    The name of the song is ” Follow the Rules”.

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