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John Williams' classic 'Jurassic Park Theme' finally becomes a Top 10 hit

Original 1993 theme has been incorporated into the score of new sequel 'Jurassic World'

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John Williams' classic 'Jurassic Park Theme' has finally become a Top 10 hit - over two decades after its original release.

The stirring instrumental was originally released as part of Williams' Jurassic Park soundtrack in 1993, which was then reissued in 2013 to mark its 20th anniversary. Now anticipation for the new Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World, which opened in cinemas yesterday (June 11), has helped to propel the theme into the US charts for the first time.

'Jurassic Park Theme' now sits at Number 6 on the Billboard Classical Digital Songs chart in the US, Billboard reports, having sold over 185,000 downloads since it was first released digitally.

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Jurassic World's score was composed by Michael Giacchino (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Up, The Incredibles), who incorporated Williams' classic 'Jurassic Park Theme' into his original music.

"It was a really targeted approach, as to where to do it and where would make the most sense and where would we most appreciate [hearing Williams' original theme], as fans ourselves," Giacchino explained in a recent interview with Collider. "And then, there were a couple more places, here and there, in the rest of the film, where we thought we could use a little bit, but it was a very targeted thing. We really thought it out. When you heard it, we wanted it to mean something."

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