The Unconventional Way 'The Office' Theme Song Was Chosen

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 22:  Actor Steve Carell and actress Jenna Fischer of "The Office" speak during the NBC executive question and answer segment of the Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on January 22, 2006 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/ Getty Images)
2006 TCA Tour - Day 13 | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

The Office has made an insane resurgence in pop culture and audiences seem to be just as obsessed with the show as they were when it first came out—if not more.

A big part of this continuing enthusiasm is because the NBC series has been available for streaming on Netflix, and because cast members have branched out with their own projects related to the hit show. For instance, Jenna Fischer (who played Pam Beesley) and Angela Kinsey (who played Angela Martin) have launched a podcast called Office Ladies, where they go over every episode and offer behind-the-scenes information.

Needless to say, fans are still eager to find out more and more about their favorite show. Well, we have a tiny tidbit of information regarding the series' theme song that might surprise you. As reported by Bustle, Steve Carell (who played, of course, Michael Scott) explained to IndieWire in 2018 that the whole cast got a say in the title track.

“Incidentally, we all voted on the theme song,” Carell stated. “We had four different versions of the theme song from different artists, and Greg Daniels, the producer, sent us all versions. And as a cast, we voted on what was going to be our theme song. It’s kind of cool.”

So our beloved Dunder Mifflin crew picked that iconic opening melody for The Office. One more reason to love that show—as if you needed another one!