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Succession Theme refers to the theme song of HBO's original series Succession which has been widely praised online and used in parody videos that make it appear as though it's a popular song.
Succession debuted on HBO on June 3rd, 2019. The main theme was composed by Nicholas Brittell.
On July 19th, 2018, @desusnice tweeted "someone gotta float over the theme for "succession"," gaining over 60 retweets and 410 likes (shown below, left). On August 31st, Twitter user @sloanyas joked she would ask a DJ at a club to play the theme (shown below, right).
On August 9th, 2019, the soundtrack for the first season of Succession was released on Spotify. This led to a series of parodies in which people edited videos of people dancing to music but with the Succession theme added in. For example, user @PeterKelly25 tweeted an edited clip of people dancing at a rave set to the theme, gaining over 300 retweets and 1,100 likes (shown below, top). The account for @thewatchpod posted an edited clip of LeBron James dancing to the theme, gaining over 470 retweets and 1,600 likes (shown below, bottom). Jokes about the excitement for the theme were covered by Twitter Moments.
When the 'Succession' theme song hits pic.twitter.com/6fbQiG6uEs
— #TheWatch (@thewatchpod) August 12, 2019
when someone hands me the aux cord at the party pic.twitter.com/kj5kpEQttQ— bowi3 (@shinbowi3) June 18, 2019
succession theme on a loop 2020 pic.twitter.com/E6qxyEHfSV— Carrie Courogen (@carriecourogen) August 13, 2019
excuse me mr. dj could you please play the succession theme song pic.twitter.com/mYSgXu3yN5— laura j. brown (@laurjbrown) August 12, 2019
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