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Person of Interest Theme Song

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Interesting show right here, people, right? I mean, we haven’t seen a plot this unique in years. Although, I’m still on the first season and I’ve a lot of catching up to do. So many awesome shows!

You know what’s even more unique about this show and its theme song? It’s the showcase of one extraordinary man’s extraordinary talents. I’m talking about the great J. J. Abrams. We all know that this is his show (to some extent, at least), and he marked his territory further by creating the show’s (opening) theme. That’s right, surprise, surprise.

Great news for hardcore fans—an original television soundtrack has been released. The album is officially tagged Person of Interest Original Television Soundtrack: Music by Ramin Djawadi, and has had great reviews so far. By the way, there goes the secret to the rest of the show’s awesome music—Ramin Djawadi. German-born Ramin Djawadi is known for scoring the movie Iron Man, and Prison Break and Game of Thrones on television to name a few. Yes, to name a few; he’s that good!

For Person of Interest, Ramin is credited for 38 episodes so far (and counting), and out of the 21 songs in the soundtrack, 20 are his.

The opening theme is officially entitled (in the soundtrack) as “Person of Interest”. However, I previewed the tracks on the album and can’t seem to find the ending theme. Please correct me on this if you know, I may just be confused with too much information.

Below are the YouTube-uploaded music-only videos of the opening and closing themes.

Theme including real opening credits with monologue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCVmAXjbj4k

Theme only:

Ending theme:

And oh, as a bonus, here’s the (lyrics? :)) opening monologue:

“You are being watched. The government has a secret system: a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people, people like you. Crimes the government considered irrelevant. They wouldn’t act, so I decided I would. But I needed a partner, someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You’ll never find us, but victim or perpetrator, if your number’s up, we’ll find you.”

And there you go.

Felicity Theme Song

1998–2002

A college drama while I was in college, what great timing.

In its four-season run, Felicity had two opening themes. The first two seasons’ theme, the one sung by a girl, was simply referred to as “Felicity Theme”. It was part of the first soundtrack—Felicity: Music From The Hit Television Series. The song is credited to Welsh singer-songwriter Judith Owen.

For seasons three and four, a new male-sung theme song was used. “New Version of You” also made it to an official soundtrack, the second and last—Felicity: Senior Year. The song is credited to the show’s multi-talented creator J. J. Abrams and filmmaker Andrew Jarecki. I’m pretty sure one of them performed/recorded the song.

The show’s producers totally tripped on season two’s Twilight Zone episode, where they created a whole new Twilight Zone-inspired theme music and video sequence. Luckily, this Felicity addict combined all the unique versions of the theme songs in one video. See below.

Felicity theme song lyrics

“New Version of You”

Can you become
Can you become
A new version of you

New wallpaper
New shoe leather
A new way home
I don’t remember

New version of you
I need a new version of me

New version of you
I need a new version of me

“Felicity Theme” was of course hummed.

Fringe Theme Song

2008-present

Wow, how often do you see a show’s creator compose his own theme song? Yup, the already multi-talented J. J. Abrams is apparently a composer as well, and he composed the main theme song for his show Fringe. I doubt it has a title, so let’s just call it “Fringe Theme Song” or “Theme from Fringe.”

Other songs used in the series are handled by composers Michael Giacchino, Chad Seiter, and Chris Tilton.

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