Bruce Springsteen and Harry Potter may not sound like two things that go hand-in-hand, but it turns out, The Boss and the Boy Who Lived almost ended up linked together in cinematic history.
The music icon recently stopped by BBC Radio 2 where he set the record straight about whether or not he penned a song that was originally meant to be featured in the Harry Potter films.
“That is true,” Springsteen told host Simon Mayo. “[But] they didn’t use it.”
According to Springsteen, the track in question was “a pretty good” ballad called “I’ll Stand By You Always” that he originally penned for his oldest son.
“It was a big ballad that was very uncharacteristic of something I’d sing myself,” explained Springsteen. “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 because it was a pretty lovely song.”
It’s too bad to hear the studio didn’t think it would be a good fit, but we’re definitely hoping Springsteen’s dream of getting the song onto a soundtrack comes true one day. “I’ll Stand By You Always” sounds like a track we’d definitely be interested in taking a listen to!