Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time. After the longest 75 days of our lives, Premier League Football will finally return to our screens on Friday night as Arsenal take on Crystal Palace In Selhurst Park.
The anticipation is real before the game kicks off. Last-minute changes to Fantasy teams, squad predictions and an episode of Arsenal’s: All or Nothing documentary can play a role in your day.
But after hours of fiddling with your thumbs, millions will join Friday Night Football at 6:30pm to see Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher talk about the upcoming 2022/23 campaign. Oh, we’re ready.
One of the most awaited features of every Premier League season comes at 6:30pm on Day One, when fans discover the introduction that Sky Sports has decided to use for the new campaign.
In years past, we’ve had Tom Grenan’s “Found What I’ve Been Looking For” in the opening titles. More recently, the catchy tune “Stop This Flame” of Celeste appeared on the screens.
But for many, Tinie Tempah’s hit Written In The Stars would become the greatest anthem of all time. I mean, just listen to this and tell me you don’t get the chills.
It’s 2012, I had a terrible week when I turned on Sky sports for the weekend to watch football and watch this iconic introduction that no longer feels like your life is happy again. pic.twitter.com/f6a8365okx
– Ky (@CFCKy_) 24 July 2019
Here’s the full 45-second version.
And with the same song from Tinie Tempah, here’s another version of the famous Sky Sports intro, featuring the likes of Teddy Sheringham, Alan Shearer, Jose Mourinho and Thierry Henry.
Many fans agreed that the early 2010s efforts were the best yet.
One said, “Kinda misses the lack of Tinie Tempah as the theme song for Sky Sports,” while another commented, “Written In The Stars is preparing for the Premier League introduction.”
A third wrote: “The only Premier League anthem I admit is written in the stars by Tiny Tempa.
Written In The Stars is prepared for the introduction to the English Premier League…
– Rebecca (@rebekkarnold) 27 July 2022
Let us know your favorite intro in the comments.