Pass or fail: Amazon reveals new 'Thursday Night Football' theme music

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Amazon is finally making its big move into the world of NFL broadcasts this season with its exclusive rights to "Thursday Night Football."

As far as how the production will sound, we already knew the mammoth company had shelled out Joe Buck money to nab NBC Sports play-by-play legend Al Michaels. We also knew they plan to pair him with ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit as color commentator, with names like Ryan Fitzpatrick, Charissa Thompson and Aqib Talib working the studio shows (though Talib's status may be up in the air).

The last remaining piece of the puzzle came Thursday, when Amazon released a video showcasing an element no NFL broadcast is complete without, its theme music. Take a listen to the full minute-and-a-half version here:

Per Amazon, its "Thursday Night Football" theme was composed by Pinar Toprak, whom the streamer says is the first woman to compose original theme music for an NFL media package. Toprak's past credits include the score for Disney's "Captain Marvel," as well as this year's "The Lost City" and DC Universe shows "Krypton" and "Stargirl."

Amazon says the music will be used for its wraparound coverage and accompany the in-game broadcast. The first game to get the treatment will come in Week 2 on Sept.15 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. Each of the streamer's 15 games will be available for free in each team's home market.

How does the new music compare to the iconic scores of longtime NFL media partners Fox Sports, CBS Sports NBC Sports and ABC/ESPN? Let us know in the comments.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AMAZON PRIME VIDEO - Thursday Night Hype Team during the announcement of the first Thursday Night Football on Prime Video matchup featuring the San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs at the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Las Vegas. (Vera Nieuwenhuis/AP Images for Amazon Prime Video)
Amazon's "Thursday Night Football" gets its start next month. (Vera Nieuwenhuis/AP Images for Amazon Prime Video)