Go Behind the Scenes of Carrie Underwood + Joan Jett’s ‘SNF’ Opening Video [WATCH]
Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett are giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their new Sunday Night Football opening theme. Press play above to watch the pair, more than a dozen NFL players and a big crew prepare this season's video.
The 2019-2020 season is the NFL's 100th, hence Underwood and company's decision to bring SNF's original song, "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," back for the year. Jett's song "I Hate Myself for Loving You" is the song on which "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" is based; it was used as Saturday Night Football's theme from the 2006-2007 season through the 2015-2016 season.
"I've always been a fan of Joan Jett ... I will use any excuse I can to work with Joan Jett," Underwood confesses. "It's intimidating being in the studio with someone like Joan. She's a legend!"
In addition to Jett, 13 NFL players are featured in SNF's new opening video: Julio Jones from the Atlanta Falcons; Kyle Fuller, Khalil Mack and Mitch Trubisky from the Chicago Bears; Baker Mayfield from the Cleveland Browns; Dak Prescott from the Dallas Cowboys; Patrick Mahomes from the Kansas City Chiefs; Jared Goff from the Los Angeles Rams; Kirk Cousins from the Minnesota Vikings; Carson Wentz, Zach Ertz and Fletcher Cox from the Philadelphia Eagles; and Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks. They filmed the clip at Atlanta, Ga.'s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The full Sunday Night Football video will debut on Sept. 8, when the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers play the first SNF 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, but in June, singer-songwriter Heidi Merrill sued Underwood, producer Mark Bright and others for copyright infringement, claiming that the song is similar to her own song of the same name.
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