You'll Never Believe What Songs Were Almost Used for The Office Theme Song

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Wilson writes in his new memoir, The Bassoon King, that "many songs were being considered seriously"—including "Better Things" by the Kinks and "Float On" by Modest Mouse. (Let's all pause for a second and imagine "and we'll all float on, OK" accompanying those dreary images of Scranton, Pennsylvania. ) But this was the top contender: "The one we all wanted most of all was "Mr.

Wilson writes in his new memoir, The Bassoon King, that "many songs were being considered seriously"—including "Better Things" by the Kinks and "Float On" by Modest Mouse. (Let's all pause for a second and imagine "and we'll all float on, OK" accompanying those dreary images of Scranton, Pennsylvania. ) But this was the top contender: "The one we all wanted most of all was "Mr.

Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra," Wilson writes. "It's a sensational song and its jubilant, upbeat refrain would have fit perfectly over the drab video of the opening credits. *But "Mr.

Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra," Wilson writes. "It's a sensational song and its jubilant, upbeat refrain would have fit perfectly over the drab video of the opening credits. " But "Mr.

The Office without that jingle is like Dwight without beets, Michael Scott without "that's what she said", and Jim without Pam—in other words, a travesty of epic television proportions (and no, we're not being dramatic). © 2020 Condé Nast. All rights reserved.

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