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Little Richard’s ‘Rip It Up’ Chosen As New ‘Monday Night time Soccer’ Intro Tune

ESPN is hoping that one of many architects of rock n’ roll can convey some new vitality to their “Monday Night time Soccer” present with fewer followers within the stands this yr.

The brand new season beginning Monday will function a brand new model of Little Richard’s hit “Rip It Up” that includes new instrumentals and backup vocals from the Virginia-based band Butcher Brown.

The tune replaces Hank Williams Jr.‘s “All My Rowdy Pals Are Coming Over Tonight,” which was repurposed with new lyrics like, “All my rowdy mates are right here for Monday evening.” Williams’ tune was used on the present for 2 durations, 1989-2011 after which 2017-2019.

ESPN mentioned in a press launch on Friday that Little Richard’s tune will probably be mixed with NFL and staff highlights. The 1956 tune was a No. 1 R&B hit for the flamboyant Rock and Roll Corridor of Famer, who died in Could on the age of 87 in Tennessee.

“We’re actually excited to have teamed up with ESPN for this undertaking, and are honored to have had the chance to work with the music of the King of Rock N’ Roll, Little Richard,” mentioned Butcher Brown in an announcement offered by ESPN.

“Monday Night time Soccer” will kick off with a doubleheader that includes the Pittsburgh Steelers taking part in New York Giants and the Tennessee Titans on the Denver Broncos.