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Bruce Springsteen Confirms Unused ‘Harry Potter’ Song

Bruce Springsteen confirmed this week the longstanding rumor that he’d written and recorded a song for the Harry Potter films. Speaking with BBC Radio 2’s Simon Mayo, the New Jersey rock legend said the song, “I’ll Stand by You Always,” exists and, “It’s pretty good!” As for why it was never used in one of the films, Springsteen said, “You’d have to ask them [why they didn’t use it].” He described the tune as a “big ballad” written for his eldest son, Evan (b. 1990), and that it is “very uncharacteristic of something I’d sing myself.” For those hoping to hear it someday, there is hope, Springsteen said: “At some point I’d like to get it into a children’s movie of some sort.”