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Carrie Underwood to debut new 'SNF' theme song

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Let's all pause for a moment of silence: "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night" is dead.

When the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals kick off NBC's Sunday Night Football slate on Sept. 11, Carrie Underwood will start the proceedings with a new theme song for television's highest-rated program.

Underwood will debut a re-worked take of "Something Bad," a duet with Miranda Lambert that was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard country charts in 2014. If you're unfamiliar with the song, or just enjoy the old music video trope where musicians pretend they're in a movie trailer, have at it:

NBC used "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night" (a reworked version of the old Joan Jett hit "I Hate Myself For Loving You") since 2006. Underwood inherited the song after a host of previous iterations performed by Pink (2006) and Faith Hill (2007-2012).

"The song had lasted 10 years, but I didn't know how much more we could stay with the song without it feeling routine," Fred Gaudelli, the executive producer of Sunday Night Football, told the Associated Press.

Underwood presented a demo of the new song to Gaudelli, who gave the green light. Consider it a coup for Underwood, who now has more ownership over the theme than either of her predecessors.

"It has such a great stomp-clap, a 'We Will Rock You' kind of feel to it," Underwood said. "This is such a high energy song."

Underwood still stands in Hill's shadow when you think of the NBC theme, so this feels like a smart move. We're still waiting for Priyanka to get another shot ... and we're not alone.

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