Written by: Todd Grasely
Twitter: @TGSportsGuy


Music and sports are synonymous with one another. From highlight reels to stadium intros of your favorite players, and the soundtrack to some of your favorite 
productions like NFL Films and Monday Night Football. It’s those tracks that convey the raw emotion, the emotion that transforms you from being a spectator
on your couch, and into the heart of the action.

One of the most iconic songs and prolific intros in all of sports is the Monday Night Football theme, also known as “Heavy Action”. Other than its legendary four

beats and a fermata (pause), the average listener, sports fan, and music aficionado may not know about its humble beginnings, which started in the 1970s.

MNF Theme
reimagined

by APM Custom

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2012         2013         2015         2016         2019

Are you ready for some football music?

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Contact The Team!

Matthew Gutknecht
Senior Account Director, Sports Entertainment
matthewg@apmmusic.com

2020

Parker Benton
Account Coordinator, Sports Entertainment
pbenton@apmmusic.com

Listen to the original Heavy Action track!

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Max Crutchfield
Account Director, Sports Entertainment
mcrutchfield@apmmusic.com

PMA Sync of The Month!

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“I recently had the honor of producing five new versions of “Heavy Action” for ESPN: Orchestral, Rock, Funk, Jazz and EDM. To tackle the various styles, I assembled a fantastic team of composers consisting of Takeshi Furukawa, Ken Belcher, Nick DePinna, Ross Garren and Joachim Svare. Needless to say, we were all thrilled to be a part of such an iconic piece of music that is forever associated with American Football.”

- Robert Navarro, Head of APM Custom Music

Monday Night Football Flavor

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