Danny in Season 1
"Danny Phantom Theme"
Featured in Danny Phantom
Sung by Deric Battiste
Guy Moon
Originally performed by
Lyrics by
Album release(s)

The Danny Phantom Theme is, as its title suggests, the theme song that appears at the beginning of every episode of Danny Phantom. The song explains Danny's origins for the benefit of the audience.

Two different versions of the song were written, with different lyrics. The version ultimately used in the show is heavily sung in rap, performed by Deric Battiste (rap) and Guy Moon (backup). The discarded version of the song was storyboarded, but never fully animated. In a March 2006 interview, Butch Hartman stated that the original opening theme was heavily inspired by Queen's "The Invisible Man".

In the show's second season, the opening sequence was given a minor alteration, in the form of Danny's new emblem being added to his costume. "Memory Blank", the episode in which Danny gains the emblem, was the last episode to use the original opening sequence.


TV version

(He's a phantom)
(Danny Phantom, Danny Phantom, Danny phantom)

Young Danny Fenton, he was just 14,
When his parents built a very strange machine,
It was designed to view, a world unseen.

(He's gonna catch em all 'cause he's Danny Phantom.)

When it didn't quite work, his folks, they just quit,
But then Danny took a look inside of it,
There was a great big flash, everything just changed,
His molecules got all rearranged!

(Phantom, Phantom)

When he first woke up, he realized,
He had snow white hair, and glowin' green eyes.
He could walk through walls, disappear, and fly,
He was much more unique than the other guys.
And it was then that he knew what he had to do,
He had to stop all the ghosts that were comin' through,
He's here to fight, for me and you! He's-

Gonna catch 'em all, 'cause he's Danny Phantom,
Gonna catch 'em all, 'cause he's Danny Phantom,
Gonna catch 'em all, 'cause he's (Danny Phantom.)

Unused version

(He's a Phantom)

(Danny Phantom Phantom Phantom)

A kid whose life is changed
Molecules rearranged
Ghosts are so deranged

He's gonna catch 'em all 'cuz he's Danny Phantom

Spirits don't stand a chance
Senses all enhanced
Power so advanced

He's gonna catch 'em all cuz he's Danny Phantom

Unleashing all of the freaks
Onto his hometown streets
Now every one he'll beat
Flying right through the wall
You can't see him at all
If they are big or small or tall

He's gonna catch 'em all cuz he's Danny Phantom
Gonna catch 'em all cuz he's Danny Phantom
Gonna catch 'em all cuz he's Danny Phantom