Thursday, February 28, 2019

Star Wars Theme Takes Number One Spot in Radio Times / BBC Music Magazine Poll

The Force was with John Williams' 1977 composition and it won more than 20 per cent of votes in a poll carried out by Radio Times and BBC Music Magazine. Controversially the James Bond theme - composed by Monty Norman and aired in 1962's Dr No - finished only in 11th place. Elmer Bernstein's theme to PoW epic The Great Escape came in 17th while Henry Mancini's Pink Panther theme was 19th in the poll of more than 2,000 readers. US composer Williams, 87, took six spots in the Top 10 with Hedwig's Theme from the 2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone movie making third spot and the theme from Jurassic Park finishing fourth.

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