Joan Jett’s Cover Of “Love is All Around” AKA The Mary Tyler Moore Show Theme Song

Yesterday’s post, Betty’s “Betticoat Junction” – The Lascivious Vamp Version Of The Petticoat Junction Theme, reminded me that another theme song from an iconic TV comedy series was – oh, let’s go with adapted by a pop star.  Before it was the opening for the Mary Tyler Moore Show, “Love Is All Around” was a hit single for the Troggs. It has also been covered by R.E.M. The version in the soundtrack to the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral by Wet Wet Wet was an international hit. In the 2003 film Love Actually, “Love Is All Around” was reinvented as a Christmas song “Christmas Is All Around,” performed by actor Bill Nighy as fictional rock star Billy Mack. And, in his sitcom The Vicar of Dibley, it is performed by a church choir.

But no other cover is so transfigured as Joan Jett’s rendition, here performed on The Late Show With David Letterman in 1996.


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