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That '90s Show Will Feature An Updated Version Of The Original Theme Song
The sequel to “That ’70s Show,” Netflix’s “That ’90s Show” is set to debut early next year for a 10-episode run that will follow Eric and Donna’s teenage daughter Leia. While the show will have some noticeable differences with the new decade and characters, Variety reported that the iconic theme song will remain, albeit updated for the new era.
Gregg Mettler, one of the series’ creators who also wrote for “That ’70s Show,” explained that “the pressure was high to come up with something as memorable as ‘That ’70s Show’ theme, ‘In the Street.’” After spending a lot of time listening to ‘90s playlists on Spotify, Mettler couldn’t find anything that captured the vibe the creative team was chasing.
Ultimately, Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, who serves as the composer on “That ’90s Show,” had a brilliant idea. Mettler arranged a new version of “In the Street” and gave the track to Iha who recorded it with Brett Anderson of The Donnas fame — a perfect choice as Anderson’s band was at the peak of teenage rock & roll during the era.