The power and popularity of Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight,” which first famously appeared on TV in Season 1 of Michael Mann’s Miami Vice, has outlasted 30 years of screen appearances in everything from Risky Business to a Cadbury chocolate bar ad to a fictional Mike Tyson’s affinity for the tune in the original Hangover. Now, it’s been reinvented as the theme song for one of TV’s most popular shows.
ESPN announced today that Monday Night Football will utilize a version the song that combines the talents of Chris Stapleton, Snoop Dogg and Cindy Blackman Santana. The first clip of the collaboration was released today via a a new music video open that will be played before every game. (Side note: “Heavy Action,” the iconic instrumental Monday Night Football theme music, will remain a part of the production. It will follow the new open and lead into the call of each game.)
You can watch the just-released clip below.
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New Monday Night Football Anthem is coming … tonight