Carrie Underwood will once again be returning to Sunday Night Football, but after being sued for plagiarizing last year’s SNF song “Game On,” they’re going in a different direction.
With a nod to the original 2006 Sunday Night Football song, “Waiting All Day For A Sunday Night,” (an adaptation of Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You”) Carrie will be teaming up Joan Jett herself for an all new version of the song.
“I have always been a huge fan of Joan’s, and I’m thrilled that she’s joining us for the Sunday Night Football open,” Underwood said in a press release. “What better way to pay homage to the original SNF opening song than by getting to play with her on primetime’s biggest stage?”
Adding Joan Jett into the mix? Well, that was Carrie’s idea.
“When Carrie brought us this idea, we immediately embraced it as a terrific way to evolve the performance, while also celebrating the song we used in our first 10 seasons of SNF,” said Fred Gaudelli, Executive Producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football. “We were excited when Joan agreed to join us, and we can’t wait to debut the finished product.”
You can get a sneak peek of the new theme song during halftime of Steelers-Titans preseason game this Sunday, however the new theme will make its debut on Sunday, September 8th, for the Patriots-Steelers game.
Also, in case you don’t remember, Faith Hill sang a version of “Waiting All Day For A Sunday Night” on SNF from 2007 to 2013.