Watch the Original 'Pokemon' Theme Singer Give It a Go in 2016

Jason Paige performs Pokemon theme song.
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Jason Paige performs the original Pokemon theme song.

It’s the summer of Pokémon Go, and if you’re the singer of O.G. American theme from the ‘90s T.V. show, you’ve got to step up and (re)claim your rightful place.

The man is Jason Paige, and he’s an accomplished professional singer with a pretty legit résumé featuring other bits ‘90s kids likely remember, like that Mountain Dew “Bohemian Rhapsody” commercial. Recently, he walked back into the studio for a new video recording of the classic theme. Below, watch him do his vocal parts along with the original track; it’s so close to the original you can hardly tell he’s doing a re-take.

How about that air guitar? If you don’t think the Pokémon theme would sound right at home on an old Boston or Journey album, you’re just kidding yourself.

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