We are all familiar with Friends , the hit sitcom that aired for a whopping 10 seasons episodes from We also all know every lyric to the famous theme song, "I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts, and can't help but sing along every single time forget about the skip button. Friends was known for its original, ever-changing intro that still managed to maintain the theme's integrity and the ever-so-popular fountain scene and orange couch at the end. Here are 10 facts about the Friends theme song and intro that you probably didn't know. Feel free to clap along. The famous fountain that appears in every intro of Friends isn't actually in Manhattan. In fact, it isn't even in New York! The fountain is actually in Burbank, California, at the Warner Brothers' ranch. In fact, the fountain was a last minute choice, as Marta Kauffman and the producers searched the lot for a perfect setting.
The Rembrandts Lyrics. So no one told you life was gonna be this way Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's D. It's like you're always stuck in second gear When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but I'll be there for you When the rain starts to pour I'll be there for you Like I've been there before I'll be there for you 'Cause you're there for me too You're still in bed at ten and work began at eight You've burned your breakfast, so far things are going great Your mother warned you there'd be days like these But she didn't tell you when the world has brought you down to your knees that I'll be there for you When the rain starts to pour I'll be there for you Like I've been there before I'll be there for you 'Cause you're there for me too No one could ever know me No one could ever see me Seems you're the only one who knows what it's like to be me Someone to face the day with, make it through all the rest with Someone I'll always laugh with Even at my worst, I'm best with you, yeah! It's like you're always stuck in second gear When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year I'll be there for you When the rain starts to pour I'll be there for you Like I've been there before I'll be there for you 'Cause you're there for me too I'll be there for you I'll be there for you I'll be there for you 'Cause you're there for me too.
The Rembrandts' "I'll Be There for You" is easily one of the most popular television theme songs of all time. Friends executive producer Kevin S. He was in the market for a melody similar to that of R. He was a fan of The Rembrandts from other records that we had made, so he called our manager. Our manager called us on Monday and we said, 'Sure, we'll try it out. We'll see what happens. As the bandmates recalled, that following Thursday in mid-September , they sat down with Michael Skloff, the Friends theme song composer and also Kaufman's husband, and Allee Willis, the brains behind the lyrics. He had an idea for how the song ought to go, so we got together and we pitched some ideas," Solem said.
It is best known as the main theme song to the NBC sitcom Friends , which was broadcast from to In Canada, the song reached number one for five weeks and was the highest-selling single of , while in the United States, the song reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot and topped the Billboard Hot Airplay chart for eight weeks. The original theme, which is under one minute long, was later re-recorded as a three-minute pop song. In , the song was listed by Blender as one of the "50 Worst Songs Ever". While the song did not immediately make a significant commercial impact in Australia, peaking at number 86 in October ,  it soon re-entered the ARIA Singles Chart in August and peaked at number three on the week of October 13, spending a total of 20 weeks in the top The video features the band performing in a studio while the cast members of Friends join in. The comedy film We're the Millers , which stars Jennifer Aniston , features a staged blooper during the credits where Jason Sudeikis flips through radio stations and ends up on "I'll Be There for You".