The Rumours Are True: Bruce Springsteen's 'Harry Potter' Ballad Got Rejected
Published Oct 20, 2016Bruce Springsteen wasn't born to fly, either with cars, broomsticks or help from owls — he was Born to Run. That may have been one factor in producers from the Harry Potter film franchise opting to reject a tune that Springsteen had penned specifically for the series.
Though such a rumour has been swirling around for years, the Boss confirmed the validity of the claims in an interview with Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 2 today (October 20). The song was called "I'll Stand by You Always," and the man himself is still unsure as to why those behind the films waved their wands at the "pretty lovely song" to make it vanish.
"It was pretty good," Springsteen said. "It was a song that I wrote for my eldest son, it was a big ballad that was very uncharacteristic of something I'd sing myself. But it was something that I thought would have fit lovely; at some point I'd like to get it into a children's movie of some sort."
While Springsteen couldn't work his musical magic on the hard-working, blue collar wizards, he could always get a few Hogwarts students out of potions class through signing some absence notes.
Thanks to Vulture for the tip.