40 Crazy Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Sopranos
David Chase wanted to start every episode with a different song
Everyone knows “Woke Up This Morning” by Alabama 3 as the defining song from The Sopranos. But before that was chosen as the theme song, Chase had something different in mind. He originally wanted to start every episode with a different song. But, other producers and the network rightfully agreed that it would be confusing and they needed something to stay constant on this chaotic show! So, in a concession, Chase decided to end every episode with a different song instead. The music became part of the storytelling and almost all of the songs used on the show were handpicked by Chase himself. He noted that not every song he picked was a “cool song” because, in going for authenticity, he tried to nail what these people would have actually been listening to. Because let’s be real, none of us listen to “cool music” all the time!