Stay Close theme song explored: Who sings the opening tune?

Darcy Rafter January 6, 2022
Stay Close theme song explored: Who sings the opening tune?

Crime-thriller miniseries, Stay Close, has landed on Netflix and fans can’t stop binge-watching the show, so much so, that the opening tune is stuck in their heads. Let’s discover who sings the opening theme and the score composers behind the hit series.

Based on Harlan Coben novel of the same name, the eight-part mini-series stars follows the lives of three individuals who are all connected by the same disturbing past event.

If you often find that you have to mute thrillers because the background music makes the scene 100 times scarier, then the Stay Close soundtrack will be just your cup of tea.

Stay Close theme song explored

The opening theme song for Stay Close is sung by Nikki Williams and it is a cover of ‘You Don’t Own Me,’ written by John Madara and David White.

Williams has released the theme song single ‘You Don’t Own Me,’ for fans to stream on most music platforms including Spotify and Apple music. This is not the only time the song has been featured on a soundtrack, as it has also featured in the trailer for the 2016 film Suicide Squad. Fans will also know the song from Dirty Dancing as the Blow Monkeys version featured on the soundtrack.

‘You Don’t Own Me,’ has also been used in the House of Fraser Christmas advert in 2015 and performed by The X Factor contestants Lauren Murray in 2015 and Matt Terry in 2016.

The song that Williams sings during the opening sequence has most prolifically been covered by Lesley Gore in 1963 and Grace in 2015. The Netflix version for Stay Close is on Spotify now as a single for fans to stream to their heart’s content.

Who is Nikki Williams?

Williams is a South African singer-songwriter

She has released multiple singles including ‘Glowing,’ ‘Thank God it’s Friday,’ ‘Trouble.’ and ‘Robbery.’ She has also co-written many hit songs including Demi Lovato’s ‘Heart Attack.’

Williams is currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. She was born on 9 November 1988, in Port Elizabeth meaning she is currently 33 years old. She and her family moved from South Africa to Nashville, Tennessee. The budding performer then began writing songs and performing them in school. The singer later got married to Nicolas Cage’s son Weston from 2011 to 2013.

Her other songwriting credits include Lauren Alainas Like My Mother Does, Laura Pausinis Le Due Finestre and Fly Again from the Country Strong Soundtrack, Nash Overstreets You Don’t Get 2 Do That.

Composers behind Stay Close

David Buckley and Luke Richards are the composers in Stay Close, and fans have widely praised the film score. Richards is currently based in London and has also composed scores for Transformers: The Last Knight, Jason Bourne, American Hustle, and even the video game Call of Duty.

Both Buckley and Richards have worked together previously on Angel Has Fallen, Jason Bourne, Underworld: Awakening. Buckley has also worked on Papillon and is currently creating the score of The Good Fight for Paramount +.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist working on GRV Media’s audience team across The Focus, Reality Titbit, and HITC. Darcy studied Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University and whilst there she completed a work internship with GRV Media. After gaining a first-class BA (Hons) degree, Darcy joined the team full-time. Since then she has become a social media specialist and her expertise lies in tracking trends. With five years of experience in media, she is particularly passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. When she’s not writing about The Kardashians, she’s binge-watching it!