NBC has released a clip of the new “Sunday Night Football” theme, featuring Carrie Underwood, Joan Jett and her band Blackhearts.
The short video clip, shot in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, shows Underwood and Jett performing and also features footage of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots .
The theme song, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” to be performed this year, is another reworked version of Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”
“To me, now, it sounds so different when I hear it on Football,” Jett said. “I don’t really hear that it’s the same song anymore.”
“But it has made some sort of impact – people do know that it’s our song. So I think that’s pretty cool,” she added. “I’m just glad I don’t have to sing the new versions. I’d probably end up singing the football version onstage by accident.”
“I have always been a huge fan of Joan’s,” Underwood reportedly said after NBC announced that she will be collaborating with Jett. “What better way to pay homage to the original SNF opening song than by getting to play with her on prime time’s biggest stage?”
A reworked version of Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You” was used as the theme song from inception of SNF in 2006 until 2015. Underwood, who has been singing the theme song from 2013, sang a different tune the last three years.
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