'Succession' won the Emmy for Best Drama Series. This is why the theme song is so catchy.

'Succession' won the Emmy for Best Drama Series. This is why the theme song is so catchy.
'Succession' won the Emmy for Best Drama Series. This is why the theme song is so catchy.

The theme song for HBO’s “Succession” has made its way to the top of the list of TV-show intros that you can’t skip. It's become a meme, taking over Twitter and Tik Tok, and like any good pop song, it's immediately recognizable.The song's composer, Nicholas Britell, perfectly distills the show's themes into the song, and it specifically reflects the plights of the show's protagonist, Kendall Roy. Britell also has a background in hip-hop, and that may be one reason why this orchestral composition is surprisingly something you can dance to. From its booming 808 bass to its out-of-tune piano, we break down the song to pinpoint exactly why this track gets stuck in our heads.