Why is This Music So Catchy?

In this video, Inside the Score analyses the music of John Williams, and asks why his themes, melodies, leitmotifs, and tunes are so damned catchy. It looks at Star Wars The Force Theme, as well as Jaws, E.T. (ET The Extra Terrestrial), Indiana Jones theme, Jurassic Park, and others. It also considers some other examples from the Lord of the Rings (Gondor, Rohan), and other places.

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