Mad Men has got such a “jammy” theme song, don’t you think? It’s one of those shows where I actually look forward to the opening credits, unlike, say, Weeds, where I just forward it to the show proper.
The theme song for Mad Men is entitled “A Beautiful Mine.” It was created by someone called RJD2—a DJ/music producer/singer, real name Ramble John Krohn, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The full version is part of the the album Magnificent City Instrumentals, a sort of spin-off of the album Magnificent City by rap artist Aceyalone. The version in Aceyalone’s album has vocals (rapping, rather).
The Mad Men opening credits video in YouTube is “unembeddable,” so just listen to the long version video below of “A Beautiful Mine.”