NBC to unveil new 'Sunday Night Football' theme song for first time in 10 years

Carrie Underwood will sing the new intro song for 'Sunday Night Football.' USATSI

After more than a decade of Waiting all day for Sunday night, NBC will debut a new theme song for the 2016 season. The theme song, which is based on Joan Jett's I Hate Myself for Loving You, was introduced in 2006 and has been sung by Pink, Faith Hill and most recently Carrie Underwood.


Underwood will sing the new song too. According to the Associated Press, it will be called, Oh, Sunday Night, and will premiere on Sept. 11 when the Patriots meet the Cardinals.

The song is based on her 2014 hit country duet Somethin' Bad with Miranda Lambert, but with new lyrics and additional changes to fit the program.

"The song had lasted 10 years, but I didn't know how much more we could stay with the song without it feeling routine," said Fred Gaudelli, NBC's executive producer of "Sunday Night Football" and "Thursday Night Football."

Meanwhile, Underwood said she started playing around with the lyrics of Somethin' Bad, presented them to Gaudell, and one thing led to another.

"It has such a great stomp-clap, a We Will Rock You kind of feel to it," said Underwood. "This is such a high-energy song."

Next up for NBC, Underwood, and today's NFL stars: Filming a new intro.

"I feel like every time I see Andrew Luck, he's like, 'My girlfriend loves you!'" Underwood said.

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