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Performer will change, SNF “anthem” won’t

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In every season since 2006, NBC’s Sunday Night Football has launched with a reconfigured version of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ 1988 hit I Hate Myself For Loving You.

With the title changed to I’ve Been Waiting All Day for Sunday Night, the performer for 2006 was Pink.  Since then, it has been Faith Hill.

It won’t be Faith Hill any longer.  She announced on Monday that she won’t be back in 2013.

But the song will be.  In confirming Hill’s departure, Sunday Night Football producer Fred Gaudelli told PFT that the song will remain the same, with a new arrangement.

“It’s our anthem,” Gaudelli said.

With it being the No. 1 show on TV for two straight years, they’ll be lining up to sing the Sunday Night Football anthem.

There’s no word on who the replacement will be.  Make your cause below.

I’ve voted for KISS.  MDS prefers Jane Lynch.

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  1. tatatoothy says: Apr 15, 2013 1:16 PM

    Nothing will beat those boots Faith wore that first season. Nothing!!!

  2. brownoholic says: Apr 15, 2013 1:16 PM

    Get CLUTCH to do it!!!

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 15, 2013 1:16 PM

    Sunday Night Football aka RGIII night in America. The official timeslot of the Washington Redskins.

  4. miguelromerorhpat says: Apr 15, 2013 1:19 PM

    hope that deion sanders sings it in his rap version with aikman,smith and irvin in the back!!!

  5. sdisme says: Apr 15, 2013 1:21 PM

    NBC is trying to out-awful Cee Lo on NFLN?

  6. marvsleezy says: Apr 15, 2013 1:23 PM

    The song is awful to begin with, im afraid there is nothing one can do to punch it up.

    Just choose a hot chick to sing it, and make sure she has on a new outfit for every game.

  7. dare5259 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:24 PM

    Beyonce and Jay-Z… they do EVERYTHING else… LOL

  8. EJ says: Apr 15, 2013 1:24 PM

    If they want someone good to sing the Anthem, someone who will be around as long as Hank Williams Jr was, then they need to get Brad Paisley to take the gig.

  9. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 15, 2013 1:25 PM

    I think we can all agree that it doesn’t matter who sings it, as long as she’s hot.

  10. noring4youstill says: Apr 15, 2013 1:26 PM

    Does anyone remember how cheesy the football opening was for The Last Boy Scout? Yeah that sums up these pre shows.

  11. pgear says: Apr 15, 2013 1:26 PM

    Carrie Underwood would be a fantastic replacement.

  12. thehouseofho says: Apr 15, 2013 1:27 PM

    I’m totally gonna miss those legs every Sunday night.

  13. packfaninpackland says: Apr 15, 2013 1:27 PM

    KISS would work.

    “I hate myself for loving you” is a rock song, and there’s no better rock act to sing a rock song than KISS !

  14. fwippel says: Apr 15, 2013 1:28 PM

    No Faith Hill?! Ouch! She was the reason I made sure I tuned in BEFORE kickoff.

  15. pilonflats says: Apr 15, 2013 1:29 PM

    they need to get IRON MAIDEN!!!

  16. wrenches2pipes says: Apr 15, 2013 1:30 PM

    Janet Jackson.

  17. wvuandsteelers says: Apr 15, 2013 1:30 PM

    Miranda Lambert

  18. shaggytoodle says: Apr 15, 2013 1:30 PM

    mc chris!

  19. snarcasms says: Apr 15, 2013 1:30 PM

    It would be more expensive, but I’m sure they could attempt to find a local flavor to sing the intro for the home team.

    Mellencamp for the Colts
    Springsteen for the Giants
    Bon Jovi for the Jets
    Petty for Jacksonville

    Better yet go let the QB’s go karaoke style. That would be entertaining and comical.

  20. rc33 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:31 PM

    Amy Winehouse hasn’t been doing much of late. I’m sure her version couldn’t be much worse than Pink’s.

  21. cajunaise says: Apr 15, 2013 1:32 PM

    Um, here’s an idea: how about having big-time NFL fan Joan Jett sing her own song?

  22. skeeeiins says: Apr 15, 2013 1:32 PM

    logical.. Give it a rest man. You’re giving us real Skins fans a bad name

  23. sanfranfanyouknowit says: Apr 15, 2013 1:32 PM

    Five Finger Death Punch. Stone Sour. Let’s add some rock to the most watched show in America

  24. bigbassdaddy says: Apr 15, 2013 1:33 PM

    I vote for Gin Wigmore. Cee Lo sucks.

  25. onbucky96 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:34 PM

    Carrie Underwood, since Faith has spent the last few yrs trying to look like Carrie. Plus the Romo thing, ratings gold…

  26. ftomasic1961 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:36 PM

    cant replace that….

  27. jfox012 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:37 PM

    Gotta be easy on the eyes…but they’ll likely get someone like Kelly Clarkson. Whatever though, let’s just get some good football on there.

  28. schmitty2 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:37 PM

    How about the “Harlem Shake”? SMH

  29. steve7921 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:38 PM

    Justin Beiber!!!

  30. stanmarshmorelikestandarsh says: Apr 15, 2013 1:38 PM

    Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood and then they make out at the end.

  31. winkeroni says: Apr 15, 2013 1:38 PM

    I hope my two handsome compadres Milli Vanilli are up to the challenge!

  32. aprilwalker2013 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:39 PM

    Love the song!! Glad it’s staying.. Maybe Pink comes back, just keep it someone cool!! HTTR

  33. Deb says: Apr 15, 2013 1:41 PM

    Is a good-looking male singer out of the question?

  34. mrlaloosh says: Apr 15, 2013 1:41 PM

    The gay dudes from Glee. Kluwe approves.

  35. sundayisthebestday says: Apr 15, 2013 1:41 PM

    I’ll miss her legs the most.

  36. grandpoopah says: Apr 15, 2013 1:42 PM

    How about they lose the ridiculous “anthem” altogether and just start the freaking game on time?

  37. theralph2012 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:43 PM

    Every male loved closing out the weekend with a a lasting image of Faith Hill before they went back to their real lives Monday morning. To quote Steve Mariucci…bummer.

  38. ditkabutkus says: Apr 15, 2013 1:44 PM

    Get Katy Perry…..scha-wing!

  39. cheapseater says: Apr 15, 2013 1:45 PM

    Kate Upton? I’m sure she has a beautiful voice.

  40. showtyme34 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:47 PM

    I like the idea of Carrie Underwood.

    Actually, we could get a group of Romo’s ex’s and get Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson to do it together.

  41. drohanimal says: Apr 15, 2013 1:48 PM

    Flynt Flossy and Turquoise Jeep records should do it. Lemme Smang it.

  42. ducknichols50 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:48 PM

    i vote they put Jennifer Love Hewitt on the show. just play some song and show multiple clips of her in skimpy outfits. it doesnt matter the song or even if the song has anything whatsoever to do with football. then, show it again during halftime.

  43. mikeh3875 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:49 PM

    KISS would be perfect

  44. crazycane says: Apr 15, 2013 1:49 PM


  45. raiderufan says: Apr 15, 2013 1:51 PM

    I have an idea….do something different.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’ve no problem watching Faith Hill every sunday night….but if she’s not gonna be there then just scrap the whole thing. I’m never sitting in my living room at about 3:45 in the afternoon watching an incredible game thinking “Man, imagine how good this would be if they had an opening song about football before the game”. Same goes for the night game. It’s played out and dumb.

  46. wh0d3y77 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:52 PM

    Kesha would be a HOT choice

  47. thefox61 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:53 PM


  48. MichaelWrites says: Apr 15, 2013 1:54 PM

    Lil Wayne

  49. squared80 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:55 PM

    THANK YOU! Nothing worse than having to watch that terrible montage with her every week. Just awful.

  50. justintuckrule says: Apr 15, 2013 1:56 PM

    Just as football is these days, music is also a shell of it’s former self. Commercialized, uninspiring, overpaid, overhyped, un-individualistic, sterilized dreg.

    That said, you might as well get Justin Beiber to do it.

  51. cliffclavicle says: Apr 15, 2013 1:57 PM

    The marriage of popular music and modern TV sports always results in epic lameness.

  52. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Apr 15, 2013 1:58 PM

    People are going to miss Faith Hill’s legs? Really? Guys, if you are staring at gams on broadcast TV, you are using the Internet wrong.

  53. cbs1971 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:59 PM

    Jay-Z & Kanye West

  54. anonymousnevermindfishdeath says: Apr 15, 2013 2:02 PM

    Susan Boyle!!!

  55. szwhtsup123 says: Apr 15, 2013 2:06 PM

    “I’ve voted for KISS. MDS prefers Jane Lynch.”


  56. justsaynotodrunktweeting says: Apr 15, 2013 2:07 PM

    Betty White!!

  57. 69finfan says: Apr 15, 2013 2:07 PM

    Jenna Jameson is not doing much these days. I’m sure she’s up for it.

  58. sixjak says: Apr 15, 2013 2:08 PM

    Adam Lambert would rock…maybe George Michael or the Village People in anticipation of those 4 gay players coming out.

  59. mtchainsmoker says: Apr 15, 2013 2:11 PM

    Two words: Pink Floyd.

  60. trueraiderfan says: Apr 15, 2013 2:11 PM


  61. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 15, 2013 2:11 PM

    Tegan & Sara…..and if you don’t like it they’ll come down off the stage and kick your ass. Then and there.

  62. tatatoothy says: Apr 15, 2013 2:12 PM

    winkeroni says:
    Apr 15, 2013 1:38 PM

    I hope my two handsome compadres Milli Vanilli are up to the challenge!

    Didn’t one of those guys off themselves about 10 years ago?

  63. baseballstars says: Apr 15, 2013 2:14 PM

    Either Metallica or Group X.

  64. oside760 says: Apr 15, 2013 2:16 PM

    the nfl is gonna suck in a few years

  65. Andrew Bailey says: Apr 15, 2013 2:17 PM

    Here’s a crazy idea: get rid of the elaborate, glitzy 15-minute introduction altogether.

    … but I dream.

  66. bookofelisha says: Apr 15, 2013 2:21 PM


    i love this woman loll literally my fav thing about sunday nights is watchin her in that tight black dress and black boots hmmmmm

    jayz next? loll

  67. brohamma says: Apr 15, 2013 2:24 PM

    Get Garth Brooks to re-arrange the “anthem” and reap the rewards Gaudelli.

  68. JSpicoli says: Apr 15, 2013 2:30 PM

    Saw Joan Jett at the Concord Pavilion in 1982. We left not knowing if she was woman or if the band had a weird name and a 100 lb spastic dude singing lead.

    She was just like the Gilda Radner punk rocker character on SNL.

  69. mtchainsmoker says: Apr 15, 2013 2:31 PM

    This time I’ve got it: the Korean guy that did “Gangnam Style”.

  70. blackandbluedivision says: Apr 15, 2013 2:32 PM

    two words: Lady Gaga

  71. tiggerblood says: Apr 15, 2013 2:35 PM

    They should do little skits again, like Nicolette Sheridan in a towel when ABC thought it was a good time to premote other shows on the network. Remember that uproar? The children the children my children’s eyes lol

  72. culturalelitist says: Apr 15, 2013 2:38 PM

    Bernadette Peters

  73. thevorlonspeaks says: Apr 15, 2013 2:39 PM

    Peter Lemongello or Slim Whitman…..

  74. thatstinks says: Apr 15, 2013 2:42 PM

    I think The Darkness and that silly high voice would be fun . Second choice They might be Giants .

  75. fearthehoody says: Apr 15, 2013 2:44 PM

    2 Live Crew in 2013!!

  76. 49erstim says: Apr 15, 2013 2:48 PM

    Some truly awful ideas above me here. Frightening really. Bring back Hank if you must have an intro. The current one SUX…BADLY. Even getting to stare at Faith Hill doesn’t make it work and that’s saying something.

  77. Christian says: Apr 15, 2013 2:54 PM

    Buckcherry. And change the song, too.

  78. pskotte says: Apr 15, 2013 2:54 PM

    JSpicoli says: Apr 15, 2013 2:30 PM

    Saw Joan Jett at the Concord Pavilion in 1982. We left not knowing if she was woman or if the band had a weird name and a 100 lb spastic dude singing lead.

    She was just like the Gilda Radner punk rocker character on SNL.
    If you were old enough to go see Joan Jett in 1982, you are old enough to remember that Gilda Radner was actually punking her on SNL. Of course if you are old enough to remember those days, you’re old enough to have no memories of them…

  79. jokendave says: Apr 15, 2013 2:56 PM

    Bob Seger Let him redo his “Rock and Roll never forgets” to NFL Rivals never forget”. Just a thought. “Rock and Roll never forgets” is strong enough to last the test of time.

  80. justintuckrule says: Apr 15, 2013 3:08 PM

    Goodell’s wussified NFL demands a wussified singer. Bieber, the Jonas Brothers, those kids who sung hmmm bop, would all fit perfectly.

  81. joeflaccosunibrow says: Apr 15, 2013 3:14 PM

    Vanilla Ice!

  82. CKL says: Apr 15, 2013 3:19 PM

    Deb says:
    Apr 15, 2013 1:41 PM
    Is a good-looking male singer out of the question?_______________________________
    You know!
    I get that most NFL fans are men but toss us a bone (lol) every once and awhile . Our demographic as fans is growing. Instead of ridiculous pink sparkly jerseys (ugh), why not try something real women fans will like?

  83. 12strikes says: Apr 15, 2013 3:26 PM

    Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake

  84. seanpbeck says: Apr 15, 2013 3:36 PM

    There’s an 85% chance the new intro will be a train-wreck. These execs can’t help themselves trying to be hip while also trying to please everyone. P!nk was TERRIBLE (trying to be hip). Faith Hill was corny but at least gorgeous (trying to please everyone). None of the current crop of female pop singers have broad enough appeal except perhaps Beyonce, who I’m just not that big on, despite her talent.

    Maybe NBC/SNL fave Justin Timberlake teamed with a hot talented female singer? I’d vote for a Timberlake/Alicia Keys team-up.

    I have no idea who the judges or winners from The Voice are, but that’s an NBC show so the smart money is on one/some of them.

    As long as it’s not Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Nikki Minaj or Rihanna. I loathe them all.

  85. antneejay2 says: Apr 15, 2013 3:38 PM

    Debbie Boone

  86. cowherschin says: Apr 15, 2013 3:43 PM

    Get Lzzy from Halestorm. She would be a great choice

  87. flabongs says: Apr 15, 2013 3:47 PM


  88. orangecrushil says: Apr 15, 2013 4:00 PM

    Its a chick song…Carrie Underwood all the way

  89. gayvenator says: Apr 15, 2013 4:14 PM

    Snow The Product or Liz Suwandi. Someone with lots of talent that few people know. I hate when i see people who are already loaded with money that have little talent taking up all the adds and tv spots.

  90. deltaoracle says: Apr 15, 2013 4:22 PM

    Pskotte, pretty sure that Radner was lampooning Patty Smith, not Joan Jett. And my choice would be Patty SmYth for the song. If anyone doesn’t like her, John McEnroe will smash a racquet over their head.

  91. grandpoopah says: Apr 15, 2013 5:26 PM

    If you’re just going to make up some dumb lyrics and set them to an existing song, then why not go with Weird Al Yankovic?

  92. rj6976 says: Apr 15, 2013 6:11 PM

    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. The band kicks a#%, she is hot and has an awesome voice and kills it on the Flying V. If you don’t know them YouTube them. You’re welcome!

  93. snarcasms says: Apr 15, 2013 6:59 PM

    What about Billy Belichick and the camera crew doing the Harlem Shake?

  94. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 15, 2013 8:02 PM

    Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood and then they make out at the end.

    that gets my vote!!!

  95. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 15, 2013 8:04 PM

    how about IRG3 and the cornballs, but their music only relates to the TOMS

  96. hawkforlife says: Apr 15, 2013 8:19 PM

    Say it ain’t so. Please Faith, cougar for life.

  97. AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Apr 15, 2013 9:00 PM

    Wasn’t it just recorded anyway? Why does she even have to come. Back? Just play the recording again next year. I loved those legs?

  98. skolvikes82 says: Apr 15, 2013 10:10 PM

    Three Days Grace, Hinder, ACDC, 50 Cent, Breaking Benjamin, Eminem, Young Jeezy,Meek Mill, Lil Jon, Nelly, Seether Roy Jones Jr., Trapt, Tech N9ne, or something along those lines of rock and rap that FOOTBALL PLAYERS REGULARLY LISTEN too to get pumped up. These are just a few of my favorites. They could even have a different one and have some type of contest to guess who it will be.

  99. normdogg says: Apr 16, 2013 6:34 AM

    This is almost as tragic as what happened at the Boston Marathon.

  100. modhairken says: Apr 20, 2013 12:34 AM

    The retooled song is an annoying as Darrell Waltrip yelling boogity, boogity, boogity, let’s go racing boys or that bore on Survivo, hollering, “come on in guys.”

    Maybe they can get an alternative lifestyle pre-European-colonization native tosing it. That would make Florio happy.

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