Here’s a Sneak Peek at Carrie Underwood + Joan Jett’s New ‘Sunday Night Football’ Theme
Football fans got a sneak peek at Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett's new Sunday Night Football opening theme on Sunday night (Aug. 25). Press play above for a glimpse at how the two will be bringing back SNF's original song, "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," for the upcoming NFL season.
Jett's song "I Hate Myself for Loving You" is the song on which "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" is based; the song was used as Saturday Night Football's theme from the 2006-2007 season through the 2015-2016 season. Underwood was the one to ask Jett to be part of this season's opening video.
Per a press release, Underwood and Jett are joined in the 2019-2020 SNF opening video by a number of NFL stars. They filmed the clip at Atlanta, Ga.'s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the Atlanta Falcons. The full video will debut on Sept. 8, when the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers play the first Sunday Night Football game of the 2019-2020 NFL season.
Underwood is singing the SNF theme song for a seventh consecutive season in 2019-2020. She is the third artist to sing "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," following pop star Pink (2006-2007) and Faith Hill (2007-2013). Underwood originally sang the song from 2013 until 2016, when she debuted "Oh, Sunday Night" as Sunday Night Football's new theme song; another new song, "Game On," was used for the 2018-2019 season.
In June, singer-songwriter Heidi Merrill sued Underwood, producer Mark Bright and others for copyright infringement, claiming that Underwood's "Game On" is similar to her own song of the same name. It's unclear if the move back to "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" is a result of that lawsuit.
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