Meet SportsCenter theme composer Colby — the ‘DaDaDa, DaDaDa’ guy | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

Editor’s Note: As SportsCenter approaches its 50,000th episode (expected to be Thursday, Sept. 13′s 6 p.m. ET show), Front Row will present content related to the show and the milestone. Today, meet SportsCenter theme composer John Colby.

You may not know his name, or recognize his face, but millions of people are familiar with his work. What’s more, most of those millions have hummed at least a few bars of one song in particular. Thousands more use it as their ringtone.

For the last 20 years, John Colby, a Grammy and Emmy-winning composer, producer, music director and keyboardist, has created theme and background music for virtually every televised sporting event, including two Super Bowls.