Friends’ theme song “Hits Different” after Matthew Perry’s passing

Matthew Perry in Friends theme song

“Rest in Paradise, Chandler!”. Matthew Perry, the beloved actor who is famously known for playing Chandler Bing in the hit ’90s sitcom Friends, has passed away at 54 years old. According to various sources like TMZ, Perry was found in his home in Los Angeles on Saturday. The veteran actor was discovered lifeless after apparently drowning in his jacuzzi due to a heart attack. The responders said there were no drugs on the scene and that there was no foul play involved.

Friends and fans of Matthew Perry mourn the untimely passing of the beloved actor

Matthew Perry‘s family and relatives have not made any comments about the actor’s passing yet. However, those who were close to him such as the actors he once worked with Perry mourned his death on the internet. Friends’ official Instagram account celebrated Perry’s life and career. Meanwhile, public figures like Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – who happened to be Matthew’s elementary schoolmate in Ottawa – also shared his sentiments on the actor’s untimely demise. Other TV personalities like his ‘Friends’ co-star Michael Rapaport (Gary) and Morgan Fairchild (Norah Tyler Bing) were devastated and heartbroken about what happened to the actor.

Fans of NBC’s Friends will never forget the goofy, sarcastic, and wisecracking Matthew Perry’s Chandler Bing. For 10 seasons and 243 episodes, Chandler was the guy who made people laugh and giggle, thanks to his quirky antics.

Olivia Munn on Matthew Perry's passing

Rumer Willis on Matthew Perry's passing


Friends’ theme song “I’ll Be There For You” suddenly hits different after we lost Matthew Perry

Right after news broke out about Matthew Perry‘s passing, various NHL teams started playing the Friends theme song. NHL clubs like the LA Kings, and Nashville Predators paid homage to the deceased actor.  Perry was a huge fan of hockey and heavily supported his home team, the Ottawa Senators. On the other hand, English pop band The 1975 added the Friends theme song to their pre-show setlist following the tragic news.

After finding out about Matthew Perry, Friends’ main theme song “I’ll Be There For You”, which was written and sung by American pop rock band The Rembrandts, suddenly sees a rise in Spotify streams. As of this writing, the song has more than 219 million streams. Although this song eventually ruined the band that created it, it was arguably one of the most iconic theme songs in television history.

Friends theme song

The Friends theme song really hits differently depending on your mood. It hits differently when you’re having a great time with your loved ones, but it also hits another level when you’re all alone. It also feels different once you’ve reached the same age as the characters, realizing that adult life isn’t easy at all. Most importantly, it’s gonna get you right on the spot after finding out what’s behind the lyrics. A slower version of “I’ll Be There For You”, which was made by Brent Morgan definitely “Hits Different”. Send this one to your partner, parents, friends, and people that were there for you through ups and downs.

But, to ease the pain, here’s a Friends opening theme song featuring the one and only, Matthew Perry.

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