Raiders of the Lost Ark (includes Raiders March, Indiana Jones)
One of John Williams' most iconic scores falls 11 chart positions
One of John Williams most triumphant movie themes, it's yet another example of his indelible influence on cinema.
If anything, John Williams has become so synonymous with blockbuster film music that most of the major movie moments in history could be misremembered with one of his tunes playing over the top. But with Raiders of the Lost Ark, one of his most memorable works, the music means only one thing: Indiana Jones.
The Raiders' March, especially, has that undimmed knack for brilliant, sprightly melody and an immediate nostalgia, that sense that you've always known how the tune goes. It's a neat trick that few do as well as Williams and, with this Spielberg classic, he absolutely nailed it. Cinematic music rarely makes as big a mark on culture as this.
Listen to Classic FM online, on air and on the go
Discover more ways to enjoy the nation's favourite classical music station, wherever you are, from listening on your digital radio to downloading our free app for smart phones and tablets.
Explore the Ultimate Classic FM Hall of Fame
This year we counted almost 3 million votes from 20 years of our annual poll of the nation’s favourite music. And here’s the result – the chart of charts, the ultimate top 300.
Join Andrew Collins for Saturday Night at the Movies
Every Saturday evening Andrew Collins treats you to a mix of classic film scores and music from the very latest film releases. Join him for a night at the flicks, each Saturday from 5pm.
Discover the 2014 Movie Music Hall of Fame
Wondering which pieces of great film music made it into last year’s top 100? You can explore the whole of the 2014 Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame right now, starting with John Barry’s wonderful music for ‘Midnight Cowboy’.