November 10, 2014
The 100th episode of Hawaii Five-O has a new theme song written by Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik.
Hawaii Five-O has one of the most iconic theme songs of any television show in recent history. But for its 100th episode, the producers wanted to change it up a bit. They called in John Ondrasik from the popular group Five for Fighting to utilize his singing and songwriting skills and come up with something to celebrate the show’s success.
In an article from CBS, Ondrasik discusses the change: “As a fan of the original show — I’m old enough to remember the original show,” he says, referring to the show’s original run from 1968 through 1980, “I was intrigued when [executive producer] Peter [Lenkov] pitched me on writing an original song for the 100th episode. He told me about his idea — they didn’t have the script quite done yet. But I thought it was very unique, and he wanted a song that reflected the, as he would say, ‘ohana’ vibe of his show—the family vibe. And I thought I could do that. I sat down at the piano and wrote a song that talked about the relationship these characters had formed.”
The single titled “All For One” is available on iTunes. Check it out and let us know what you think.