The New 'Powerpuff Girls' Theme Song Isn't On Spotify, But It Is Changing Up The Rebooted Classic
"Fighting crime, trying to save the world..." Certain '90s kids would instantly recognize that as a lyric from the ending theme song of The Powerpuff Girls. Cartoon Network is bringing back the show for an extended, 40-episode run starting on April 4, but not everything is coming back with it. Some of the voice cast has changed, and Bis' hard-rocking theme song has gone out the window, too. So, who sings the new Powerpuff Girls theme song, and where can you get it?
The new Powerpuff Girls theme song — "Who's Got the Power?" — is performed by Tacocat, a band from Seattle. This is good timing for the band, because they're also just released an album, called Lost Time, on April 1. According to their website, they're also touring the U.S. starting in April, so maybe it you politely shout from the crowd you can get them to play "Who's Got the Power?" in their live sets. Or, barring that, you can just watch the video below. It's a departure from the beloved Bis track, but it seems like a fitting theme for The Powerpuff Girls, so, good job, Tacocat. (I like the gritty graphics for the video, too.)
You can listen to Lost Time on Spotify, but that appears to be it for now. "Who's Got the Power?" isn't available for streaming on Spotify. You can watch the music video for the song on iTunes (for free!), but it doesn't look like you can download or buy the song. Instead, "Who's Got the Power?" is a pleasure you'll mostly be able to experience by actually watching the show.
Still, if you really want to get your Powerpuff Girls groove on, I suggest digging out the soundtrack album from the show's original run: The Powerpuff Girls: Heroes and Villains .
That soundtrack captures a certain moment in indie rock. Frank Black, the Apples in Stereo, Cornelius, and, of course, Bis all contributed songs, and they're actually really good. I don't know if the new Powerpuff Girls is planning on incorporating music in the same way — who knows if they'll work with artists at all, or, if they do, if they'll go after the same indie rock sound. Until then, all we have is the punk Tacocat's new theme song to go on — but that's a pretty good start, at least.