Sing Along with Eric (My New Theme Song!)

As a kid, I loved singing the theme songs to my favorite TV shows, such as The Brady Bunch, The Addams Family, Gilligan’s Island, Green Acres and many more. For years, I’ve yearned for my own theme song. Now that dream is a reality. Wahoo!

A few weeks ago, I came up with the silly lyrics for “ONE Jordan Brown.” I shared these with talented composer Eric Rockwell, who I met years ago at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop in NYC. (Eric was the composer and one of the stars of the delightful off-Broadway hit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!).

Eric not only agreed to set my lyrics to music, but also gave them a razzle-dazzle performance for this web site. Enjoy!

If you’re inspired to sing along, here are the lyrics.

9 Responses to “Sing Along with Eric (My New Theme Song!)”

  1. Andrew Says:

    That’s very funny, Jordan!

  2. John Says:

    Well, in my life, there IS only ONE Jordan…
    ONE Jordan…
    ONE Jordan Brown!!

    And I am certainly happy about that! Love the theme song as much as I do its author!

    John

  3. Tom G. Says:

    Very Cool!!!!

    -as usual

    Tom

  4. Eran Says:

    OK, you got me ‘a laughin’. Nice work guys!

  5. Alice Says:

    One of the best personal theme songs I’ve heard this week. Definitely in the top 3.

    Love it!

  6. Florence Says:

    How great is that?!! I love it! Defintely a song to rival any broadway tune! And never a truer phrase spoken- Only one Jordan Brown!

  7. Brenda Says:

    Oh, how very Jordan Brown of you. It’s hilarious, charming and damned clever.

    There are others who share your name, but they’re weak imposters. There is only one.

    xo Brenda

  8. Maggie Says:

    Delightful and moving — it made me cry. Now I can’t get any more work done today. Thanks a lot.

  9. Jordan Says:

    Wow! Thanks for all the kind words about my theme song. Glad you enjoyed it. (Really, I was just honored to be nominated.)

    You might appreciate what sparked the concept for the song. While mulling a possible lyric for the theme song, a friend happened to forward me a great interview with Stephen Sondheim. In this interview, SS says:

    “Self-delusion is the basis of nearly all the great scenes in all the great plays, from Oedipus to Hamlet. When the audience starts to know something the character doesn’t, they get excited – and who wouldn’t?”

    Not that I’m at all suggesting my theme song is a “great scene” – but I was intrigued with the idea of the narrator of the song being joyful but self-deluded.

    At some subconscious level, I also think the final lines of the song were influenced by the classic Allan Sherman parody “Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh,” in which the kid singing the song complains to his folks about his horrible summer camp experience, until–at the last minute–the sun comes out and all is wonderful, and the kid singing the song tells his parents to “kindly disregard this letter”

    Hope my over-analysis of the song didn’t kill the humor for you!

    JB

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