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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.

Game of Thrones Theme Song

2011

This show will definitely rule.

So, what do you think? Premiere was shown just last Sunday so I guess it’s too early to judge. But expectations are definitely high for this one.

Good thing about HBO though is they know just how to promote their originals “just right.” Like the video below for example—uploaded by the official HBO channel—which is one of the first results you get when you search.

It does not get more official than this. Below is the opening sequence (and theme song) of Game of Thrones.

Cool,  right?

Series original music was tasked to Ramin Djawadi, composer extraordinaire. Although just to be careful—and because our only concern is the opening theme—I still have not found a reference that credits him for the main titles (yes, it’s possible it might be a different composer), but I’ve written enough about theme songs to bet that he composed the titles as well.

So far, we have credited Mr. Djawadi for the themes of Prison Break and FlashForward—two excellently-scored shows.

That’s it for now. Show is really young but at least we have some information already. As always, will update this post when something new surfaces.

Prison Break Theme Song

2005–2009

You can only break out of so many prisons.

Here we go. The main theme song for Prison Break was composed by German-born Ramin Djawadi. On this blog we know him for his work on the FlashForward theme song, but he may well be more known for scoring the film Iron Man. Mr. Djawadi is the lone composer for the series, which means everything you heard during its run was composed by him (incidental music).

The theme song was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music in 2005 but lost to the theme from Masters of Horror.

The franchise was able to release two official soundtracks. The first, released August 2007, included scores from seasons 1 and 2. The first song in the disc is the theme song, credited as “Main Titles” and lasts 2:30. Below is the full version found in the soundtrack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMB7ICxl3yM

The second original television soundtrack included scores for seasons 3 and 4. It included a 35-second version of the theme song credited as “Main Titles Season 3”. Below is the exact track found in the disc.

In 2006, Fox Music released a Ferry Corsten remix of the theme, entitled “Prison Break Theme (Ferry Corsten Breakout Mix)”. I am not sure if this track is part of an album or compilation though. Below is said remix.

What else? Right, theme songs for releases in other countries. Let me just present this in a linked-list format.

  • France: Faf Larage – “Pas le temps”
  • Germany: Azad and Adel Tawil – “Ich glaub’ an Dich (Prison Break Anthem)”
  • Belgium: Leki – “Over the Rainbow”

Finally, below is the classic opening sequence. (Sorry for the quality, can’t find anything better.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xfkUscbPPk

FlashForward Theme Song

This is about ABC’s FlashForward—the one where everyone simultaneously lose consciousness for 2 minutes and 17 seconds—as research tells me there was a Disney show in the 90s called Flash Forward (with a space between “flash” and “forward”). More on that on another post.

So, FlashForward is kind of cool, but rumor has it that it won’t live to see another season. “Net talk” says that its theme song is Adam Lambert’s “Mad World.” It is in fact, the one used in promotions.

It has however, a very short opening sequence, where for about 5 seconds, they “flash” the show’s main logo backed by some sort of futuristic bit of music. Series original music is credited to a certain Ramin Djawadi, an Iranian composer, who is also credited for his work on Prison Break and Clash of the Titans.

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