‘Reimagining the Monday Night Football Theme: Chris Stapleton & Snoop Dogg Collaborate on ‘In the Air Tonight’

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Chris Stapleton does onstage throughout ATLive 2022 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 12, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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ESPN’s Monday Night Football placed a fresh spin on a timeless hit Monday evening (Sept. 18), as the program opened up with a brand-new video including Chris Stapleton, Snoop Dogg as well as drummer Cindy Blackman Santana reimagining Phil Collins‘ traditional “In the Air Tonight.”

The clip introduced ESPN’s program of the New Orleans Saints taking on versus the Carolina Panthers at 7:15 p.m. ET, along with ABC’s program of the Cleveland Browns game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers at 8:15 p.m. ET. It will certainly currently proceed for all Monday Night Football games, along with ESPN’s Week 18 Saturday Doubleheader, Super Wild Card as well as its initial Divisional playoff game, per a news release.

“It was fascinating to me to see how one song could get you in that mode to go kick some tail,” claimed the Steelers’ Hines Ward in an ESPN function regarding the track, prior to Washington Commanders’ Terry McLaurin included, “I don’t care if you are the home team, the away team, you are hearing that song no matter what [before the game].”

“In the Air Tonight” initially showed up on Collins’ launching solo cd, Face Value, in 1981. Released as a solitary, it got to No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. The rock ballad gurgled under the Hot 100 for 6 weeks in the autumn of 1984 after it was included on NBC’s buzzy hit Miami Vice. The track was later on included on the Miami Vice soundtrack, which covered the Billboard 200 for 11 weeks in 1985-86.

The brand-new spin on “In the Air Tonight” isn’t the only songs minute for Monday Night Football this period. As previously announced, ESPN joined Timbaland as well as Justin Timberlake throughout the 2023-24 NFL period to curate songs for choose Monday Night Football games. The curated songs from the super star duo will certainly run in Monday Night Football advertising areas, live newscasts as well as pre-game reveals for 7 weeks this period.

Watch the brand-new introduction listed below:



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