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Harry Potter Theme Song a Classic FM Favorite

Posted by: sue
November 01, 2009, 12:27 PM

Radio listeners in the UK have selected Hedwig's Theme by John Williams as the all time favorite in a new poll of children's classics for station Classic FM. The PA reports the iconic main theme song for the Harry Potter films was the winner,"with youngsters choosing it ahead of other movie scores such as Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean and E.T. But more traditional classical tunes by Pachelbel and Tchaikovsky figure highly in the list unveiled on the station."

The article says that "Classic FM has almost half a million listeners under the age of 18 and is releasing an album of Children's Classics to tie in with the countdown on November 23. Darren Henley, Classic FM managing director, said: "This poll shows that age is no barrier to enjoying the world's greatest music. Classical music is as relevant a part of people's lives in the 21st century, whether they're aged eight or 88."

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3526 Points

obviously. It’s the best song EVER. It makes the entire film series!!

Posted by DesQueJteVois on November 02, 2009, 04:50 AM report to moderator
1397 Points

What a great thing! Way to go John Williams, it really has evolved into a truly iconic theme

Posted by Blatcher(ROAR) on November 02, 2009, 04:55 AM report to moderator
3703 Points

Yay =) Hedwig’s Theme really is a classic!

Posted by Christine on November 02, 2009, 04:55 AM report to moderator
232 Points

Cool! I wish I had a Classic FM station in my area!!!

Posted by Rumbleroar! on November 02, 2009, 05:33 AM report to moderator
298 Points

Hedwig’s Theme always enchant me! No wonder it won. I love it and I adore Hedwig.. RIP.

Posted by MikeMagpuyo on November 02, 2009, 07:06 AM report to moderator
4151 Points

hooray! i <3 Hedwig’s Theme! :D

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on November 02, 2009, 07:13 AM report to moderator
4608 Points

Well… duh! It is a majestic piece of music.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on November 02, 2009, 07:27 AM report to moderator
3560 Points

This is a great song.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on November 02, 2009, 07:56 AM report to moderator
8069 Points

I love Hedwig’s Theme!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on November 02, 2009, 09:00 AM report to moderator
4481 Points

Ahhhrrrrggg! I have been trying to get that as a ring tone for so long, but my technological shortcomings leave my cell phone lonely for Hedwig’s Theme!

Posted by Smitch on November 02, 2009, 09:12 AM report to moderator
1289 Points

“John Williams is the greatest composer I’ve ever heard, and ’Hedwig’s Theme’ is an amazing piece. It deserved to win. Well done, John Williams . . . clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap!
J. T. Wyncott

Posted by Anonymous on November 02, 2009, 10:34 AM report to moderator
309 Points

yay! awesome i love that song its so potter-ish

Posted by Rowling Stones on November 02, 2009, 10:36 AM report to moderator
39 Points


Posted by laurenc on November 02, 2009, 11:48 AM report to moderator
4056 Points

I love that tune! : D

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on November 02, 2009, 12:41 PM report to moderator
74 Points

All the John Williams Harry Potter CDs are on my Ipod . That it was voted best is no surprise at all. They are all great; I get goosebumps whenever one is played.

Posted by marymackie on November 02, 2009, 02:05 PM report to moderator
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