Song - Communique
Artist(s) - Mary Therese Matthews, Sally Anne Griffith (?)
Released - 1985
Primetime Usage - 1987
Contained on - FirstCom UT104 (Powersurge)Featured Highlight - Eagles @ Redskins, 1987
The John Colby saga may be over, but that doesn't mean I'm done posting NFL Primetime music. "Communique" is a perfect track for any football game that seems "frozen," either from excessive cold or from exhausting heat. The song doesn't really go anywhere, per se, but it's a perfect mood setter. The only Primetime use of Communique that I'm aware of was for a rather warm contest between the Redskins & Eagles at RFK Stadium in the 1987 opener. That game served as the coming out party for Doug Williams in what would be his best NFL season, though he would give way to incumbent starter Jay Schroeder for much of the regular season after this.
I'm actually not 100% certain if Mary Therese Matthews & Sally Anne Griffith were the composers of Communique. I haven't been able to check the UT104 album cover for the credits, and this song doesn't seem to exist anywhere else (there's also virtually no info on Griffith or Matthews, either). There is a song with the name "Communique" attached to them in the ASCAP database, though, and these two were frequently credited on FirstCom stuff around this time.