Springsteen’s Harry Potter Song Will be Released in an Upcoming Movie

I’ll bet you didn’t know that Bruce Springsteen wrote a song for a Harry Potter movie.  His song “I’ll Stand by You Always” did not make the cut, but it has now found its way into a new Springsteen-inspired movie titled “Blinded by the Light.”

Here is a taste of Steve Pond’s piece at The Wrap:

Almost 20 years after he wrote the song for a “Harry Potter” movie, Bruce Springsteen has finally found a home for his unreleased ballad “I’ll Stand by You Always.” The song has been added to the end credits of “Blinded by the Light,” an upcoming, Springsteen-heavy New Line/Warner Bros. film from “Bend It Like Beckham” director Gurinder Chadha.

The song did not appear in “Blinded by the Light” when the film screened at Sundance in January, where its $15 million deal with New Line was the festival’s biggest. But it was added before this week’s screenings in Los Angeles and at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and will now follow the song “Born to Run” during the end credits.

“Blinded by the Light” is based on the memoir “Greetings From Bury Park” by Sarfraz Manzoor, who was born in Pakistan but came to Great Britain as a child. Manzoor wrote about his teenage years in a small British town where his desire to become a writer was inflamed by a passion for Springsteen’s songs.

Read the rest here.

Bruce Springsteen’s Harry Potter Song

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Springsteen wrote a song for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  It did not make it into the movie.

Alessandra Maldonado reports at Salon:

Last October, Bruce Springsteen revealed he had written a song for the first installment of the Harry Potter film franchise, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”. Although his song didn’t make it into the film, fans are now remembering the ballad on the book series’s 20th anniversary.

Springsteen’s song “I’ll Stand By You Always” had a short-lived spot on SoundCloud when it was leaked in February, but was later removed after a few short hours. Though Salon cannot confirm this is indeed the original track, you can take a listen to what it might have sounded like here.