Meghan Trainor was asked to cover the iconic theme song “I’ll Be There for You” of “FRIENDS” for its silver anniversary!
According to Rolling Stone, the song cover will be released on September 22 at 8:30pm on iHeart Radio’s Z100.
The hit song debuted in 1995 at the start of the long-time running series, which will also be the exact time Trainor’s going to drop her rendition.
At the same time, exceptional lights in blue, yellow and red will be seen at the top of the Empire State Building in reference to the TV show’s logo.
Trainor claims herself to be one of the die-hard fans of “FRIENDS,” telling Rolling Stone that to be able to revive its theme song is such a dream come true.
“I’ve seen every episode multiple times now. I can’t believe they even thought of me to sing this cover. It was a dream come true. I hope I make [the Rembrandts] proud. Because they’re the ones that wrote this beautiful song, and they’re legends.”
The pop singer tried to make her cover to exactly alike the original. She even asked her family to sing in the backyard with her.
“I actually cut the vocals in my backyard in my studio, with my little brother, my older brother, my husband, and my best friend. And we were just all laughing and in disbelief. Like, ‘How is this really happening?’ It was a big party, the best night.”
“FRIENDS” silver anniversary
The Rembrandts did not only sing but also write “I’ll Be There for You”. It was a collaboration with the creators of “FRIENDS” Martha Kauffman and David Crane.
Kauffman’s husband Michael Skloff took part in the creative process of the song with songwriter Alee Willis.
“FRIENDS” ran from 1994 to 2004, and Trainor’s cover would only be one of the several events for the 25th anniversary celebration of the series.
The replicas of the iconic orange couch in Central Perk will be travelling around the world, as seen in New York City, Los Angeles, Madrid, and London this September.
Warner Bros also set a pop-up exhibit, entitled “The One with the Pop-up,” in New York City revolving around the universe of “FRIENDS”.
The exhibition features more than 50 original props, including Rachel’s reconciliation letter to Ross, Phoebe’s guitar, and Joey’s headshots in a mock-up installation of his and Chandler’s apartment. It will run until October 6.
However, pop-up exhibit tickets are currently sold out but fans can still visit the museum’s gift show in SoHo.