There are few people in the world cooler than will.i.am. So when our friends at "Entertainment Tonight" wanted a fresh version of the show's iconic theme song, they went straight to him — a guy who's worked with greats like Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and Usher. And luckily, Will, as he likes to be called, said yes!
In fact, he took the gig pretty seriously, adding a new bass line, vocals, and some electronic elements to give it a dance vibe. "The 'ET' theme is a pop culture anthem, a theme song that represents families sitting together watching television and being entertained," he says. "My approach is to translate all the colors that the original theme includes, and bring it forward to today's sound."
The original "ET" theme song was composed in 1981 — the same year that MTV was launched! — and updated by former "ET" host John Tesh in 1990 and 1994. will.i.am's modern take on the track will debut on "ET" on Thursday, October 25.
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