Why The 'Succession' Theme Gets Stuck In Your Head | Movies Insider

  • Published on Oct 31, 2019
  • The theme song for HBO’s “Succession” has made its way to the top of the list of TV-show intros that you can’t skip. The song's composer, Nicholas Britell, perfectly distills the show's themes into the song. He also has a background in hip-hop, and that may be one reason why this orchestral composition is surprisingly something you can dance to. We break down the song to pinpoint exactly why this track gets stuck in our heads.
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Comments • 40

  • Taha Qazi
    Taha Qazi Day ago +1

    Succession is probably the most underrated show rn

  • Tootie Q
    Tootie Q 23 days ago +2

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who keeps the song stuck in my head.

  • Why Tho
    Why Tho 24 days ago

    Ok but no theme song is better than American horror story’s

  • Hyrbralston
    Hyrbralston 29 days ago

    Was this song used in a meme

  • grumpychunk1
    grumpychunk1 Month ago +1

    Nope...it’s simple, the theme is lit AF haha

  • Zoulixx
    Zoulixx Month ago


  • Bored beaver
    Bored beaver Month ago +1

    I knew the first song but not the second one

  • Jovan Lee
    Jovan Lee Month ago

    To be honest. Never heard of it

  • Randy Barat
    Randy Barat Month ago

    Reaching. The influence of hip hop in that tune is minimal. Take out the 808 or whatever it will still sound good .

  • Rt Harmon
    Rt Harmon Month ago +1

    Right off the batt, I have literally never heard that song.
    So yeah, you're wrong. I don't know what it is.

    • Joselyne Hernandez
      Joselyne Hernandez Month ago

      just because you don't know what it is, doesn't mean that he's wrong

  • kalopsia
    kalopsia Month ago +11

    my boy squiggle cooked up this beat for me

  • Tushar Prashar
    Tushar Prashar Month ago +36

    Most of the people in the comments haven’t even seen show. You folks have no idea what you are missing out on.

  • Sydney Martinez
    Sydney Martinez Month ago +35

    Definitely never heard this song until now.

  • tara maiko
    tara maiko Month ago

    i'm so confused, they keep saying "violins and cellos" and "orchestral" and "strings" but i can only hear piano?

  • MoneshTV Tamil
    MoneshTV Tamil Month ago +1

    Great analysis. Never heard of the show or the track. But the video looks like an advertisement in disguise.

    • MoneshTV Tamil
      MoneshTV Tamil Month ago

      @Corey Mayo Damn, mind blown.

    • Corey Mayo
      Corey Mayo Month ago +1

      Everything is an advertisement if you're hearing it for the first time

  • TheGojoseon
    TheGojoseon Month ago +36

    Nice analysis, but did you need to spoil Season 1’s ending to convey your message?

  • Dave
    Dave Month ago +1

    Reminds me of Gramatik

  • Brady Chuck
    Brady Chuck Month ago +1

    never heard of it and yikes

  • Anton D'Hondt
    Anton D'Hondt Month ago +2

    Nothing special about this theme, just a typical 2010's lofi beat, which is very easy to produce with common samples of 808 basses, a minor piano riff and a pitched-down drum loop. The analysis is just 7 minutes of beating around the bush for the people who never approached samplers/DAW/midi keyboard.

  • Akhyar Rayhka
    Akhyar Rayhka Month ago +7

    Never heard of it, dont like it

  • Ajmain Fayek
    Ajmain Fayek Month ago


  • meow
    meow Month ago

    ion even watch this and i love it sm

    MOBROOKS Month ago +1

    Nice vid

  • ImRealUgly
    ImRealUgly Month ago +2

    Ummmmm they sound nothing alike

  • Simon Hassel
    Simon Hassel Month ago +15

    Never heard it before and don`t remember it

  • The Valerie Lorenzo
    The Valerie Lorenzo Month ago +17

    That beat is pretty sick 🎼

  • S Ezhilarasi
    S Ezhilarasi Month ago +2

    I am 5th

  • Robert Tucker Jr
    Robert Tucker Jr Month ago +11

    I can't unsee kermit!!!

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  • ArmanVsGaming 1226
    ArmanVsGaming 1226 Month ago +11

    Whats that 1st song again lol?

    • crolix
      crolix Month ago

      ArmanVsGaming 1226 “AThousand Miles”

  • Charlie Chadwick
    Charlie Chadwick Month ago +1


  • Dimedoe Seltser
    Dimedoe Seltser Month ago +3

    true bro