A new version of "Rip It Up" became the Monday Night Football
theme song in 2020 when ESPN chose it to replace "All My Rowdy Friends
" by Hank Williams, Jr. With COVID-19 pandemic shutting down gatherings and causing most games to be played in empty stadiums, Williams' song didn't seem appropriate.
"Rip It Up" set on Saturday night, so ESPN commissioned a revamp by the Virginia band Butcher Brown, which created a new instrumental track and added new vocals that were mixed with Little Richard's original. The opening line went from:Well, it's Saturday night and I just got paid
to:It's Monday night and I'm feeling fine
Throughout the season, the lyrics were customized for the matchups, mentioning the specific teams in action.