Do you still remember the hit TV series, Who’s the Boss? It first aired in 1984, that starred Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano, and Judith Light. It ran for eight seasons until its finale in 1992. The story revolved around Tony Micelli, a widower and former pro baseball player, who accepts a job as a housekeeper. Together with his daughter, Samantha, they move into the residence of his new boss— divorced, authoritarian businesswoman, Angela Bower. The story gets even enigmatic when Tony’s easygoing personality clashes with Angela’s controlling nature.
Aside from the great acting, entertaining plot, and a cast that shared great chemistry, Who’s the Boss was also very memorable because of its iconic theme song. Titled Brand New Life, the song perfectly symbolized the new journey that Tony’s character takes on after his baseball career. One of the reasons why the theme song spoke well to the viewers is because country singer Steve Wariner was able to do justice for the positive lyrics. His beautiful voice perfectly blended with the words, There were times when I lost a dream or two/ Found the trail and at the end was you/ There’s a path you take and a path untaken/ The choice is up to you my friend,
Performing Brand New Life for Who’s the Boss was just among the long string of hit songs that made Steve Wariner a household name. Some of his highly acclaimed tracks include Some Fools Never Learn, The Weekend, Holes in the Floor of Heaven, I Got Dreams, All Roads Lead to You and Small Town Girl. As a very successful recording country artist, Wariner was able to release 19 studio albums, 6 compilation albums, 21 music videos, and 55 singles—10 of which snagged the number 1 spot on the charts. In 1996, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Pairing together a comedic and enticing show with Steve Warner’s musical gift was the perfect ingredient to a successful and memorable TV entertainment.