Prepare to Journey to the OASIS with the Ready Player One Theme Song

In any Spielberg movie, there is a chance you’ll encounter a horrible danger: dinosaurs, aliens, man eating sharks etc. Although faced with absolute fear and terrible odds, there’s an excitement that makes audiences line up to embark on that adventure. Spielberg has a filmmaking magic that extends into the score. The Ready Player One main theme most certainly captures the thrill of exploring a new land.

WaterTower Music has shared the main title theme and it’s as epic as you would hope. A full orchestra of triumphant brass and soaring strings makes you want to board a spaceship and fly it to unknown galaxies. After listening to the two-and-a-half-minute piece, we feel ready to gear up and save the planet. The musical rally to journey into the unknown makes us all feel like explorers.

Spielberg has stayed mostly loyal to collaborating with the legendary John Williams, but he called in for reinforcement on this one. Williams was tied up with The Last Jedi, so Alan Silvestri stepped in. Silvestri is the man behind the music on Captain America: The First Avenger, Forrest Gump, and The Polar Express. His Ready Player One theme is a bright ode to Williams’ music that we’ve heard for decades but is entirely timeless.

Spielberg has only collaborated with one other composer during the blockbuster years of his career. The Bridge of Spies score was written by Thomas Newman, son of the prodigious Alfred Newman and cousin to Randy. Newman composed Skyfall, Wall-E and dozens of other famous titles. Spielberg clearly has the power to call upon the highest names in show business whenever he so chooses.

Ready Player One hits theaters March 29.

Featured Image: A scene from Warner Bros. Pictures’, Amblin Entertainment’s and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “READY PLAYER ONE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.