See, the problem with this theme is people think it came from some song. Let me disappoint you this early on and say that it did not, and that there is no obscure song from which they took the excerpt from. Sorry. People who know the Australian rock scene might even argue or think that it came from a Jet song.
It does sound like something Jet would come up with. By the way, there have already been a number of different openings in the series’ 4-season run. I’ll be bold here and say that the original tunes used as backgrounds for the short openings were made by the show’s composer Jon Ehrlich. Mr. Ehrlich is known in television circles and has composed for the shows Parenthood and Party of Five among others.
17 months of no posting—a new record, and it’s all because of Google.
Honestly, because of the rare combination a rockin’ (semi) new show with a very rockin’ theme song, this post was hard to pass up on. Suits is that USA Network sometimes-funny legal drama starring industry veteran Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams.
TV Trivia: Gabriel Macht almost played the role of Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) in Numb3rs.
Now on to the theme song. The original song is entitled “Greenback Boogie” and is by Los Angeles-based band Ima Robot. Ima Robot has been around since the late 90s; they are categorized (genre) as “synth rock” or “dance rock.”
“Greenback Boogie” is part of their third and latest album release, Another Man’s Treasure (2010) under Werewolf Heart Records. However, the song was only part of a 4-track b-side bonus if customers purchased the album from their official site, imarobot.com. The full song is 4:58 long.
Below is the official video of “Greenback Boogie” (complete song).
Below is the 30-second opening of the show.
Suits theme song lyrics (show edit)
The song used for the intro i actually an edited version. It contains part of the first verse and the third verse going to the “greenback boogie” chorus. See below.
See the money wanna stay, for your meal
Get another piece of pie, for your wife
Everybody wanna know, how it feel
Everybody wanna see, what it’s like
I’ll even eat a bean pie, I don’t mind
Me and Missy is so very busy busy making money
All step back, I’m ’bout to dance
The greenback boogie
If you’re a real Suits fan, there’s one more catchy tune that you surely associate with the show. They play it mostly during the closing credits. It’s a short instrumental tune by the show’s composer Christopher Tyng. Tyng is a known television composer who has contributed to The O.C., Futurama, and Rescue Me among others. Below is the said tune.