Sons of Anarchy Theme Song

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The theme song from the Sons of Anarchy television show on the FX Channel is The Dream We Left Behind by the Los Angeles based band Pedestrian, written by Primal Scream.

Of course, it depends on what you mean by “theme song”.  The song with the show’s opening sequence?

They use a ton of music on SOA and it seems like different people believe different songs are the “theme” music for the show.  Then it depends on what season you may be watching.

I’m not a huge Sons of Anarchy fan.  I watch it sometimes, but it just seems like a soap opera in a quasi-biker setting.

But I love to see the bikes.  Just show me the bikes.  Well, plus a lot of the music.  And the chicks.  Even Katey Sagal.  She was even hot on Married With Children, but not as hot as the daughter.

But, this post is about the Sons of Anarchy theme song(s), so here is This Life, a song many call the theme for the show with the lyrics.  The song is by Curtis Stigers and the Forest Rangers.

Here is a link to download The King Is Gone EP which includes This Life (Celtic Remix)

And here is the FX Channel’s promo for season 4 of SOA with Dani California  (a lot of people just call this song California) byThe Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Here is a link to download Dani California from iTunes.

This music list is from Wikipedia:

“Three EP soundtracks have been released by 20th Century Fox Records, on iTunes, featuring songs from each series. The first five-song EP, entitled Sons of Anarchy: North Country – EP, was released on September 8, 2009 and featured the full version of the Emmy Award nominated[32] theme song “This Life“.[33] A second five-song EP, entitled Sons of Anarchy: Shelter – EP, was released on November 24, 2009 while a third six-song EP, entitled Sons of Anarchy: The King is Gone, was released on November 23, 2010.

Other notable songs featured in the series include Bobby’s Elvis covers, a cover version of “Son of a Preacher Man” by Katey Sagal, “Hard Row” by the Black Keys which is featured in Pilot episode (the music of the Black Keys often features in the series), along with a sample of “Plenty Strong and Plenty Wrong” by Maylene and the Sons of Disaster on the radio in the pilot episode, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You” by Andy Williams, a cover of “Forever Young” by Audra Mae,”Burn This Town” by Battleme, “Comin Home” by Murder by Death, “Hell” by The Upsidedown, “Power Player” by Clutch, “Railroad Cancellation” by Don Caballero, “Dolphin Center” by The Donkeys, “Stop” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, “Hands in the Sky” by Straylight Run, “People, Turn Around” by Delta Spirit, and the blues song “John the Revelator” by Stigers & The Forest Rangers. The trailer for the 2009 season featured “Son’s Gonna Rise” by Citizen Cope. Several Monster Magnet songs are used: “Monolithic” (from Monolithic Baby!) are used in season one, while “Radiation Day” and “Slut Machine” (both also from Monolithic Baby!) and “Freeze and Pixelate” (from 4-Way Diablo) are used in season two, and “100 Million Miles” (from Mastermind) appears late into season three. “Lot Lizard” by the band The Glasspack is used in season 2. Another notable song is a cover of Alice Cooper‘s “I’m Eighteen” by a teenage band at the end of the episode “Giving Back“. In 2011, “Dani California” by the band Red Hot Chili Peppers was used as a promo song for season 4.”

Intrerested in SOA, but missed an episode?

Or just started watching and want to “catch up” on your SOA knowledge?

Or did you watch every show like a goddamn religion but you have forgotten some little details because your brain has slipped a fucking cog???

Well you are in luck because Rippin’ Kitten posts a real good weekly recap of each episode and who did what to what MFer, etc.  Check her site out here and make sure you subscribe or catch the RSS feed or do what you do.

And follow the Kitten on Twitter @rippinkitten.  Or do that old MySpace thingie here.

She can help you fx your SOA addiction.




  1. I can, yes. But what is the problem with the post as is??


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