Let’s see how many of you Crappers remember this…
After Shawn Michaels turned on Marty Jannetty in January of 1992 he needed new theme music to reflect his new arrogant heel persona, and he needed it quickly.
But before WWE’s composer Jim Johnston could come up with something appropriate, he decided to give him some lame, orchestral theme music- in this case “Rhapsody In Blue” by famed composer George Gershwin which was written in 1924.
Here’s a clear version of it.
Don’t get me wrong… it’s a nice song for what it is.
But it’s just not the kind of thing that fits the “cocky boy toy with attitude” character that Shawn had developed into at this point.
Fortunatly, less than a month later (around the middle of February 1992) he got “Sexy Boy” as sung by Sherri and he’s used pretty much the same song as his theme music ever since with the only change being that he recorded a version with himself on vocals after he dumped Sherri (which he still uses today).