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The Danny Phantom theme song introduces Danny Fenton and describes 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).

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 Animation

"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. It can still be heard in instrumental form as the show's end credits theme.

Lyrics

Danny Phantom Original Title Sequence - Animatic

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 animation 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."
  • In one of Butch Hartman's YouTube videos, Guy Moon revealed that he has an unreleased third version of the theme song.[2] Further details have yet to be revealed as of June 2019.
  • According to Butch Hartman, the opening line is often misheard as "Yo Danny Fenton" instead of "Young Danny Fenton."
    • The German translation of the opening uses the misheard lyric "Yo" instead of "Young."
  • Butch Hartman mentioned in a March 2006 interview that the theme song was heavily inspired by Queen's 1989 song "The Invisible Man."

Gallery

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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”.”
  2. LOST Danny Phantom Theme Song animatic (NEVER BEFORE SEEN!) (YouTube video). Retrieved on February 11, 2018.
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