When the New York Phil covers the Game of Thrones theme song, it must mean the show has really hit the big time, right? Here are eight covers of the show’s theme song. And for even more versions of the song, you can check out my 2013 and 2011 posts.
1. Game of Thrones Season 4: New York Philharmonic
Ramin Djawadi, the composer of the Game of Thrones theme, led members of the New York Philharmonic in a performance at Lincoln Center on March 18. As you would expect, it’s gorgeous.
2. Game of Thrones Theme – The “Smooth” Version ft. Dave Koz
Still traumatized by the Red Wedding? Then mellow out with a smooth jazz version by Scott Bradlee’s band, featuring nine time Grammy-nominated sax star Dave Koz. They get into a cool jam session in the middle.
3. Game of Thrones: The Musical
GoT cast members including Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark), and John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) attempt their best versions of the tune. They should never quit their day jobs.
4. Game of Thrones Theme – A Cappella Cover by 2For6
This a cappella sounds great, and they make some astounding percussive effects with their voices. The video was shot in several gorgeous locales across Israel.
5. Youth Orchestra Covers ‘Game of Thrones’ Theme for Flash Mob
An orchestra from the Collegium Musicum La Rioja pulled off a powerful flash mob version of the theme song in a Spanish plaza. I especially love the enthusiastic drum section.
6. Game of Thrones Metal Version with Vocals
Orion’s Reign adds some symphonic metal oomph with powerful vocals and blast beats. They change up the time signature in a cool way, too.
7. Game of Thrones Epic Cover
The title of KawlumPlaysGuitar’s cover speaks for itself. I guarantee you’ve never heard anything like this before.