The theme song to this show is quite Irish-y, which you will later find out why, but the choice is quite confusing. I mean, it does not sound cop enough to begin with. Anyway, it’s still a catchy tune nonetheless.
The theme song for Rizzoli & Isles is called “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” which is by the Irish American Celtic band Dropkick Murphys. The complete song actually has lyrics, which they got from the late American folk singer Woody Guthrie.
Men of a Certain Age is a hilarious, semi-new, semi-comedy on TNT. Hilarious, yes, why shouldn’t it be, it is created by and stars Ray Romano. Semi-new, yes, because the second season actually just premiered a couple of days ago. And semi-comedy, yes, because this is one of those new age comedy-drama “dramedys.”
The theme song used in the opening is really, really dead-on for what the show is about. The song is “When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)” popularized by The Beach Boys. The song is originally part of their album Today! released in 1965. The song is credited (composers) to The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and Mike Love.
Below is said theme song and opening credits. See below for lyrics.
Men of a Certain Age theme song lyrics
This is the show edit. The part used is actually just the first verse of the song.
When I grow up to be a man
Will I dig the same things that turn me on as a kid?
Will I look back and say that I wish I hadn’t done what I did?
Will I joke around and still dig those sounds
When I grow up to be a man?
Jada Pinkett Smith has a series? Cool. You know, I do find her really, really hot.
Below is the catchy opening song for the series but I do not have that much information about it. However, IMDb lists 2 names for original music—W.G. Snuffy Walden for 2009 and The Angel for 2010. Yes, the composer’s name is “The Angel.” And, we do know Mr. Walden for his work on the My So-Called Life theme song.
Below is said theme song from official opening sequence.
The theme song for Leverage, as per other previous claims, is not “Mercy” by Duffy. Sure, “Mercy” was used for Leverage promotional material and commercials, but is definitely not the theme song, nor the one used in the show’s opening credits.
The show only started to have a short opening credits with background music, the one where Nathan Ford (Timothy Hutton) says “The rich and powerful, they take what they want…” in season 2, but that exact same piece was used in the pilot episode of season 1.
The only information I have as of present time about the show’s original theme music is that is was composed Joseph LoDuca, an award-winning television and film score composer.
Watch & Listen
There is another recurring theme from this show which is always played when they are currently setting up a job. It is this bass-driven song with a cool melody. If you know what I am talking about and actually know information about it, please hit the comments.
The theme song of Saving Grace is of the same title, “Saving Grace,” which was written and performed by rapper/musician, Everlast. Everlast, born Erik Schrody was the frontman of House of Pain until 1996. To date, he is best known for his hits “What It’s Like” and his collaboration with Carlos Santana entitled “Put Your Lights On.”
About Saving Grace
Saving Grace is a television crime drama series on network TNT, which premiered in 2007 and is currently (2009) in its third season. It stars Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter.
Saving Grace lyrics
One time around the block
Two times around the clock
Three times don’t cross the little lady
So pretty and oh so bold
Got a heart full of gold on a lonely road
She said “I don’t even think that God can save me”
(Am I) gaining ground
(Am I) losing face
(Am I) lost and found by saving grace
Thankful for the gift my angels gave me
We die alone
Nuthin’ but sittin’ here by the phone
Waitin’ for the Lord to send my callin’
Street wise from the boulevard
Jesus only knows that she tries too hard
She’s only tryin’ to keep the sky from fallin’
Any man says it’s heaven and hell
Prob’ly got somethin’ useless to sell
You ask me if I’m saved but what’s it to ya?
Blow a quarter
Cop another eight
You’re runnin’ out of hide you’re losin’ your faith
Throw your hands up and scream hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Amen
One time around the sun
Another year older and my work ain’t done
It’s time for me to write the final chapter
Deal the cards and roll the dice
Sex drugs and rock n’ roll are my only vice
Tryin’ to figure out just what’s here after