Welcome to the Monk Theme Song Debate website!
Monk starring Tony Shalhoub, started its second season on June 20, 2003. There was
rejoicing and much dancing in the street when season two began. That brings us to the
point of this website.
For Season One, Jeff Beal scored the opening and closing credits with the song
"Main Title Theme from Monk."
This instrumental was jaunty, peppy, and quite the
Now for Season Two, there is a brand new theme for the opening credits.
It is a song written and recorded by Randy Newman entitled
"It's A Jungle Out There."
It is a very catchy song in its own right.
However, my personal opinion is that it
doesn't fit in with the flow of the series. Not to mention the fact that Adrian Monk
himself wouldn't be too keen on the change… So here is where you loyal Monk fans and
fanatics come into the picture.
I have created this website for the sole purpose of letting the people's voice be
heard. Above you will find links to both theme songs so that you may listen to them
before I ask you to cast a vote for your favorite.
You may only vote ONCE from your IP address so there will be no chance to stuff
the virtual ballot box. Should you the voting public decide that the theme song
from Season One was your favorite I will present these facts to the fine folks at
the USA Network at the end of Season Two.
Should you decide that the new Season Two theme song is your favorite then I
will not pester the good folks at the USA Network and life will continue on
for the union of Monk and Randy Newman.
After viewing episode one of Season Two and I heard the Randy Newman opening theme
I was dismayed at the change. I did feel better when the closing credits rolled
and there was the familiar Jeff Beal theme. However, after viewing episode two
I found that the Randy Newman theme now plays at both the beginning and the
end. Whereas I believe it would be equitable and just for Jeff Beal and
Randy Newman to share the credit theme duties, I see that it is not to be.
So cast your vote and be assured this is a much easier decision than
electing your local councilman or our country's leader.
Want to contact me or have a question or suggestion?
(By emailing your question or suggestion you grant me permission to post it
on this website, possibly share it with
USA Network and edit it as necessary.)
Thank you for your time and support!