What I Learned Today… the classics

Composer John Williams wrote the theme songs for Indiana Jones, Star Wars AND the Olympics.

When tasked with finding the Olympics theme song (full title: Bugler’s Dream and Olympic Fanfare Medley) at work, I discovered this little factoid. I never really paid much attention to the similarities between the three works, but now it is crystal clear. The man is a genius. Take a listen for yourself:

Raider’s March (Indiana Jones theme song)

Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner (Star Wars theme song)

Bugler’s Dream and Olympic Fanfare Medley (Olympics theme song)

Other great works of John Williams include scores for Jaws, E.T., Superman, Hook, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List and Harry Potter films.


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