Carrie Underwood Song to be New Sunday Night Football Theme


NBC will premiere a new theme song for Sunday Night Football this fall.  Carrie Underwood will sing a new song based on her 2014 hit country duet “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert, with new lyrics to fit the Sunday night theme.

“Oh, Sunday Night” will make it’s debut on Sept. 11 during the first SNF game between the New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals.

That means, of course, Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You” which had been the theme song since 2006, will be retired.

Fred Gaudelli, NBC’s executive producer of Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football, knows fans of the Jett song will be disappointed, but felt after 10 years it was time for an update.

“I didn’t know how much more we could stay with the song without it feeling routine,” he said.

When the American Idol 4 winner took over the theme song in 2013 from Faith Hill, she said the network was always open to hearing her creative input. She started playing around with the lyrics of “Somethin’ Bad” and presented a demo to Gaudelli.

“It has such a great stomp-clap, a ‘We Will Rock You’ kind of feel to it,” Carrie said. “This is such a high-energy song.”

Carrie and the original writers changed the song to start off quietly and build up to a peak to add to the excitement. They also added a new bridge to fit the new video introduction.

The singer is looking forward to begin filming the new intro, which typically includes appearances by NFL stars.

“I feel like every time I see Andrew Luck, he’s like, ‘My girlfriend loves you!'” Carrie said.

Via Associated Press

Watch the Something Bad Music Video here.

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