“Hanging out… down the street…” Those were the days… An intro to a classic sitcom series. A song that brings so many memories from the 90s, well and the 1970s, of course

If you are like me, you’ve probably often sat through the intro of “That ‘70s Show” wondering if the cast sang the song. Well, let’s find out the answer and solve that mystery. 

Did the Cast of “That ‘70s Show” Sing The Theme Song?

No, Eric, Donna, Michael, Jackie, Hyde, and Fez did not sing the iconic theme song to “That ’70s Show” In the first season of the sitcom it was sung by Todd Griffin and later season replaced with a cover by Cheap Trick.

So the now famous theme song used on the show for the opening sequence of “That ‘70s Show” is a song called “In The Street”. And this is where things get interesting.

The original version is performed by Big Star, a band from the 70s. However, rather than using the original version, the series included two cover versions.

The first one is a cover by Todd Griffin and was performed in the first season only. You probably noticed (I know I did) that, starting with the second season, the intro has slightly changed and the song ended with “We’re all alright, we’re all alright!”. These additional lyrics are part of Cheap Trick’s cover of the same song that took Griffin’s place in the intro.

So, even if it looked like they did, the cast of “That 70s Show” did not sing the sitcoms opening theme.

Who Says “Hello Wisconsin!” in That ‘70s Show?

The one who says “Hello Wisconsin!” at the end of “That ‘70s Show” opening was Steven Hyde.

As cool as it would have been if the cast actually sang the show’s theme song, they still have a part. If you remember, the song ended with someone yelling “Hello Wisconsin!”. Many fans wondered who that may be and everyone had their guess. 

In the first season, that someone was Danny Masterson, the actor who played Steven Hyde. With the series getting more popular, Cheap Trick made a cover specifically for the series and named it “That ‘70s Song (In The Street)”. In this version, the band’s lead singer is the one who says that iconic line, leaving the cast completely out of the song. 

The song was also modified for special holiday episodes. For example, jingle bells were added to bring the Christmas spirit to both Point Place and the screens of everyone watching.

Did the Cast Sing in That ‘70s Musical Episode?

The cast of “That 70’s Show” did sing the majority of the songs in the musical episode, “That 70’s Musical”.

To celebrate the 100th episode of That 70s Show, a special musical episode was released. In this episode, we dive into Fez’s fantasies of what life should look like. Friendly and affectionate as he is, Fez fantasizes about all of his friends singing, dancing, and having a good time. 

Here, the cast actually sings, and as bad as it may sound to some, the episode brings pure joy. It features many songs like Peaches and Herb’s “Shake Your Groove Thing”, The Caprenters’ “Sing” and “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band.

“Love Hurts”, a popular track from the 70s performed by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, was the only song where a professional singing voice was used. The simple reason the cast didn’t sing here was probably their not-so-good vocals.

While it’s true that singing isn’t the cast’s biggest quality, it’s great to watch all of our favorite characters having fun. It may not be the greatest episode, but It sure was enjoyable.


Who Is The Best Singer Of That 70s Show Cast?

Many fans would agree that Topher Grace, the actor who played Eric Forman, has the best voice out of all.

There are a lot of Reddit conversations where the fans are talking about how bad and hilarious the cast’s singing and dancing abilities are. However, there is one who impressed most, and that’s Eric. 

The Cast of That 70s Show Reunion

In 2013, seven years after the release of That ‘70s final season finale, the cast had a reunion and shared a very interesting photo that got the fans excited. Danny Masterson shared a photo including Wilmer Valderrama, Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and Laura Prepon sitting around a piano.

In the description of this photo, Danny said “Every once in awhile friends gather for a 6 part harmony of a BigStar song…”. While there isn’t a video of them singing the song, we sure hope that they did sing it and had a great time doing it.

Nevertheless, it’s always great to see our much-loved actors hanging out (see what a did there?) and still being friends. 

So The Cast Didn’t Sing The Theme Song In That ‘70s Show

It’s a disappointing realization for all fans that the cast didn’t sing in the iconic opening of the series that was actually performed by professionals. However, later in the series, the fans were finally able to witness a singing performance by the cast. And what a performance it was. 

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how the actors sang or danced. What really matters is how the basement dwelling teenagers managed to keep us entertained while teaching us the real value of love and friendships.