Don’t Forget the Lyrics! Theme Song

April 21, 2011


Don’t Forget the Lyrics is played by the band at the very beginning—when Wayne Brady is introduced by the announcer.

The tune is actually very short (in the show) as it is just a riff played over and over—but a memorable one at that. It is because it is a popular song by the band The Doobie Brothers, entitled “China Grove.” The song is over 40 years old; it was part of their 1973 album The Captain and Me.

Now the part where it is played in the show. (And maybe watch a little En Vogue at that.)

Don’t Forget the Lyrics! Theme Song


In Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, of course it is played by the band led by Rickey Minor. We all know who Rickey Minor is, right? American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, etc.

Let’s listen to the original recording of “China Grove.”

China Grove – The Doobie Brothers


China Grove – The Doobie Brothers Lyrics

When the sun comes up on a sleepy little town
Down around San Antone
And the folks are risin for another day
Round about their homes
The people of the town are strange
And they’re proud of where they came
Well, you’re talkin bout china grove
Oh, china grove
Well, the preacher and the teacher
Lord, they’re a caution
They are the talk of the town
When the gossip gets to flyin
And they ain’t lyin
When the sun goes fallin down
They say that the father’s insane
And dear missus Perkins a game
Were talkin bout the china grove
Oh, china grove
But every day theres a new thing comin
The ways of an oriental view
The sheriff and his buddies
With their samurai swords
You can even hear the music at night
And though it’s a part of the lone star state
People don’t seem to care
They just keep on lookin to the east
Talkin bout the china grove
Oh, china grove


Well guys you made it until the end I am so surprised that I gonna ask you to type in the comments if you like this theme song, check more of our themes between the stuff we have prepared for you and see you in the next one 😉