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Name that Tune: the "Friday Night Lights" Theme

Name that Tune: the "Friday Night Lights" Theme


BuzzSugar readers, I need your help! I'm dying to figure out what the theme song is for "Friday Night Lights," and I'm stumped. The show, which airs tonight at 8 p.m., uses a lot of music from the Texas band Explosions in the Sky, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's by them. However, it doesn't sound like any songs of theirs that I know. Anyone have a guess? If you need a refresher, here's a link to the song.

And by the way, how great is the music on that show? I wish NBC would put the names of each episode's songs online, like ABC does for "Grey's Anatomy."

Update: Here's the answer!

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captainbac captainbac 8 years
Hi everybody. After buying the soundtrack by Explosions In The Sky and not hearing this song on there, I made an MP3 version of the main title theme song using Logic. Remastered it with a little (OK quite alot) less tops - man those drums were harsh. If anyone wants it then email me at bradleycoop@gmail.com. It's only 1.8 MB. If you want the toppy TV version I'll do that for you too. What a song! What a series!
NoBillPosting NoBillPosting 10 years
'Your Hand In Mine' is a terrific song. Sadly, it's not the one used in the opening credits.
juliet juliet 10 years
Yiddidea: I'm so glad you found this!! I'm just bought it off itunes right now! ; ) Hooray for instant gratification!!! (ps: how great was the show tonight??!?!? I'm addicted!) Also - thanks, Buzz!
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
According to fridaynightlightsonline.com: "Many people are asking me what the song played in the opening of the show is... the song is titled, "Your Hand In Mine" by Explosions in the Sky. They are featured on the Friday Night Lights movie soundtrack. I really like the song, I feel it provides good start to the show... starting off slow and then gradually building to a great bass and drum line."
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Found this on a FNL fan site, but have no clue about its accuracy: "I have been looking for this information ever since I saw the preview for the pilot episode and heard the song. The song on the pilot previews playing in the beginning is "Remember Me as a Time of Day" by Explosions in the Sky. The album the song is on dropped back in October of 2005 and the producers took a liking to it and decided to use it as the main theme song." Listing the music would be a great idea!
NoBillPosting NoBillPosting 10 years
Hi Buzz, it's a composer by the name of Snuffy Walden. Here's his page: http://www.wgsnuffywalden.com
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