It Came From YouTube: Run-D.M.C ruins D-Generation X’s theme music

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Crapper E-Squared submitted this video and writes:

Around the time the “WWF Aggression” compilation CD came out, Run-DMC came out with a video for their song “The Kings” which was DX’s theme song for a brief period. I noticed Triple H, Stephanie and Tori walking in the video, but I wonder why the Hardys were in this video.

I hated, hated, hated this version of the song, but I’m sure a lot of people liked it. I mean really; Run-D.M.C? Did the WWF time-warp back to 1986 or something?

Give me The Chris Warren Band version any day.

Thanks for the submission, E-Squared!

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13 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Run-D.M.C ruins D-Generation X’s theme music"
  1. Sharpe Puppy says:

    I actually have to give credit where credit was due. Run DMC managed to make themselves sound modern with this song. I heard the song first before looking up who it was. Now I kind of mean that in a backhanded compliment way because they sounded like the worst wigger/Fred Durst assholes and this song was everything that was wrong with 90s rock and the whole rock/rap mixture, but I have to say that Run DMC were the last people I were ever expecting to do this type of song. It made them sound like they had transitioned to the 90s…for better or worse (mostly for worse).

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      I guess it’s just that by this point D-X had changed so much from what it initially was.

  2. TMS says:

    Let’s not forget they built it up to a world premiere on WWF tv. I want to say it was on Sunday Night Heat, but the might have actually taken time out of Raw to debut this video (and make it their short lived entrance theme and Titantron).

  3. Madman Szalinski says:

    I still bump this song to this day. You wanna hit us with a crappy theme? That’s easy.


    • Art0Donnell says:

      When I first heard X Factor come out to that music, I thought it was part of an angle where someone had switched their music to the wussiest theme song ever conceived.

  4. bret_owen99 says:

    I have to disagree here. Run DMC was and will always be a good band, and while I don’t like this as a DX entrance song, it actually is a pretty good song, the best I would say, on that album of “Aggression”.

  5. Matt Soileau says:

    D D D D-Generation X!!!

    Yeah, this was when DX was on a MAJOR downswing. Yikes…

  6. Just Josh says:

    I may be in a minority but I liked this theme. It’s a nice little remix of the original. I do kind of wish it was around longer, but that’s a personal preference.

  7. Bill "Wild Legend" Davis says:

    Actually, the D-X riff lent itself pretty well to rap. My only questions are:

    1) Why were Nipple H and Tori doing the crotch chop? That’s pointless unless you’re a guy.

    2) Bashing cop cars is standard in old school rap videos, but the taxis?

    3) Why Run-DMC? Could they not re-assemble Men On A Mission?

  8. Martin Perkins says:

    Like this song. Thought it was interesting this was used in that ready to rumble movie.

  9. 80's Guy says:

    Good Lord, I cannot conceive of anybody liking this. Don’t get me wrong, I like Run and all, and some old school stuff, and even the original version of this, but this has got to be one of the most redundant sounding rap songs ever. The lyrics never change, and there seems to be only one verse, which is repeated over, and over, and over and…

    Over, and over, and over, and over, ad nauseum. I couldn’t take it anymore and had to stop it. It was almost as bad as some techno songs repeating the same beat for half an hour straight.

  10. 80's Guy says:

    Extra side note: It was pretty much as annoying as hearing those damn sirens over and over in Scott Steiner’s WWE theme.

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