Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Bruce Springsteen Song from “Harry Potter” Repurposed for “Blinded by the Light,” the Newest Rock Star Soundtrack


A really terrific Bruce Springsteen song has never been included on an album– until now. “I’ll Stand By You Always” was featured in a Harry Potter movie (“Sorcerers’ Stone), but never made it to that soundtrack album. The song has always been available on YouTube, and so it is below.

It’s now featured in the new film, “Blinded by the Light,” which is like the Boss sequel to this summer’s hit, “Yesterday.” In that one, an Indian kid obsessed with the Beatles knew all their songs when others suddenly forgot them. In “Blinded,” a Pakistani kid obsessed with Bruce Springsteen…you can guess the rest.

There are 12 Springsteen songs on the “Blinded” soundtrack album.

I told you a couple of weeks ago, Universal Pictures is looking to slap some Prince songs into this kind of movie. David Bowie shouldn’t be far behind. We’ve already had Queen, and ABBA (twice). How about a Rolling Stones movie like this? Two Indian kids think they’re Mick and Keith. And don’t forget, an Elvis movie is coming…and a Bob Dylan musical is coming to Broadway…can the Monkees movie be far behind?

For Bruce, who hosted a premiere last night in Asbury Park, this is a great year. His Broadway show taped for Netflix is going to win an Emmy. His new album, “Western Stars,” has been a huge hit and should get some Grammys, and his “Western Stars” movie is debuting at the Toronto Film Festival. Not bad!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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