Joan Jett to Join Carrie Underwood for 'Sunday Night Football' Theme Song

The original show open was based on a Jett track

August 21, 2019

Joan Jett started having a presence on “Sunday Night Football” in 2006 - at least to those who were familiar with her music - and now she’s going to be there in the flesh.

The rock and roll hall of famer will join Carrie Underwood for a new version of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.” The original theme song was based on Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”

“I have always been a huge fan of Joan’s, and I’m thrilled that she’s joining us for the “Sunday Night Football” open,” Underwood said. “What better way to pay homage to the original “SNF” opening song than by getting to play with her on prime time’s biggest stage?”

The original show open was performed by P!nk in 2006, followed by Faith Hill from 2007-2012. Underwood took over in 2013, but the song eventually changed to “Oh Sunday Night” and “Game On.”

The show open was filmed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. A sneak preview will air at halftime of this Sunday night’s pre-season game between the Steelers and Titans, and the full segment will debut on September 8.

Jett and Underwood already have experience sharing the big stage. The “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” singer was a surprise guest during the country star’s set at CMA Fest.
The two blazed through a medley of Jett’s hits.”