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Interesting Facts About T20 World Cup Theme Song-Conquest of Paradise

icc-world-cup-t20-2010 If you followed ICC T20 World Cup 2010, you must have heard the song that is played at the start of every match, before the national anthems of the two teams. The song is very soothing to ears, and so a lot of people have been asking about it.

In case you haven’t listened to the song earlier, you can watch it below before we go into its details.

The song is called “Conquest of Paradise”. It has been taken from “1492: Conquest of Paradise”- a movie released in 1992 to commemorate 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s voyage to America.1492-conquest-of-paradise
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The song, which is a huge success in many countries, was composed by a Greek composer Vangelis, and was nominated as the “Best Original Score” at the 1993 Golden Globe Awards.

Why is it chosen as a theme song for T20 World Cup?

One reason could be that as the T20 world cup is being played for the first time in West Indies, the song is played to highlight the discovery of the “New World”.

Another reason might have to do with superstition. Many people/organizations/teams that used Conquest of Paradise as their theme song became successful in their respective fields. For instance, Henry Maske, a German boxer used it as his introduction theme, and soon became the national champion. Socialist Party(Portugal) used it as a theme for its general election campaign and won the election. However I fail to see why ICC would use the song just for this reason, since T20 is already so popular around the world.

Do You Know: This theme was copied by Rajesh Roshan for the movie Koyla. But even that couldn’t save the movie on Box Office. Tongue out Listen it here.

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14 Responses to Interesting Facts About T20 World Cup Theme Song-Conquest of Paradise

  1. Vinayak May 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    Great work dude
    Didnt knew about the song
    its nice
    thnx for it

  2. diamond heart shaped pendants May 18, 2010 at 3:08 am #

    Nice song and it fits to the world cup theme just right!!

  3. Dan* May 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    gud to know ! thanx for sharing..

  4. Amogh May 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    hey this info is new..thanks for sharing it

  5. Kiev apartments May 24, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    Have listened to this song. It is amazing one.
    Many thanks to you for the links and interesting post.

  6. Anonymous May 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm #

    Aweesome…. Was searching this song name for long thanks for the lovely article porting useful information to me and all….

  7. Aditya Kane May 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    Vangelis gave this as background score for conquest of paradise which was a movie about the discovery of america or rather west indian islands by European Columbus.
    Columbus felt he had reached western parts of India and hence the word west indies.

    That could be the reason ICC used this as theme song. Or maybe the organizers just liked it.. 😛

  8. Sell music online June 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

    Again another interesting fact. I can't say that I pay much attention to soccer but interesting that a song from a movie is being used in this way.

  9. Website Hosting June 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    fantastic artical…Hey great information about the T20..gud to know that This theme was copied by Rajesh Roshan for the movie Koyla….this song is also superb i listen it almost everyday..

  10. beton amprentat June 17, 2010 at 6:43 pm #

    Nice article.
    I think the song chosen for the T20 was very inspired. I like this song very much.

  11. Make Money Online June 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    Nice one!
    I am searching for song for a long time thanks for sharing it.

  12. Anonymous July 16, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    Agree with Sell music online
    This music is used in some bollywood song, don't remember which.

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  14. B2B Business Directory September 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    nice comment aditya and thanks for sharing such a cool info.

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