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The Danny Phantom theme song describes Danny Fenton and how he got his ghost powers. It was written by Guy Moon (music) and Butch Hartman (lyrics), and performed by Deric Battiste (rap) and Guy Moon (backup). Butch Hartman stated in an interview of March 2006 that it was heavily inspired by Queen's 1989 song "The Invisible Man."

Theme Song

The theme song is used in every episode. It is almost entirely in rap. All episodes except "Phantom Planet" play a short segment of the episode (known as a "cold open") before the theme song.

"Danny Phantom" Theme Song (HQ) Episode Opening Credits Nick Animation01:08

"Danny Phantom" Theme Song (HQ) Episode Opening Credits Nick Animation

Lyrics

(He's a phantom)
(Danny Phantom, Danny Phantom, Danny Phantom)

Young Danny Fenton, he was just 14,[1]
When his parents built a very strange machine.
It was designed to view, a world unseen.
(He's gonna catch em all 'cause he's Danny Phantom.)

When it didn't quite work, his folks, they just quit,
But then Danny took a look inside of it,
There was a great big flash, everything just changed,
His molecules got all rearranged!

(Phantom, Phantom)

When he first woke up, he realized,
He had snow white hair, and glowin' green eyes.
He could walk through walls, disappear, and fly,
He was much more unique than the other guys.
And it was then that he knew what he had to do,
He had to stop all the ghosts that were comin' through,
He's here to fight, for me and you!

He's gonna catch 'em all, 'cause he's Danny Phantom,
Gonna catch 'em all, 'cause he's Danny Phantom,
Gonna catch 'em all, 'cause he's (Danny Phantom.)

Original Theme Song

Another version of the theme song was recorded but never used. It differs from the present theme song in that it is almost entirely sung (as opposed to rapped) and that it was never fully animated.

Lyrics

Danny Phantom Original Title Sequence - Animatic00:47

Danny Phantom Original Title Sequence - Animatic

(He's a Phantom)
(Danny Phantom Phantom Phantom)

A kid whose life is changed
Molecules rearranged
Ghosts are so deranged

(He's gonna catch 'em all 'cause he's Danny Phantom)

Spirits don't stand a chance
Senses all enhanced
Power so advanced

(He's gonna catch 'em all 'cause he's Danny Phantom)

Unleashing all of the freaks
Onto his hometown streets
Now every one he'll beat
Flying right through the wall
You can't see him at all
If they are big or small or tall

He's gonna catch 'em all 'cause he's Danny Phantom
Gonna catch 'em all 'cause he's Danny Phantom
Gonna catch 'em all 'cause he's (Danny Phantom)

Trivia

  • There are two versions of the video used for the intro, one with Danny without his logo and one with him with it. The logo-less version was used until "Memory Blank," as he did not have his logo until this episode. The logo version was used starting with "Doctor's Disorders."
  • The original theme song can be heard in instrumental form during the show's end credits sequence.
  • In one of Butch Hartman's recent videos, it is said that there is a third version of this sing and that it still exists with the composer of the song, Guy Moon.

Gallery

S02e01 Sam's photo album
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References

  1. Hartman, Butch (November 7, 2017). Tweet Number 928075714032689153. “It’s “YOUNG Danny Fenton, he was just 14...”, not “YO Danny Fenton”.”

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