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W.I.T.C.H. Theme Song ("W.I.T.C.H (Theme)" on streaming services) is the first track of the album Music From and Inspired By W.I.T.C.H., and the original theme song for the TV series.

It was performed by the artist Sabrina and written by Alain Garcia and Noam Kaniel, who also composed the background music of the TV series. The full version is 1 minute and 34 seconds long (1:34).

Another version of the song, with a different mix, is used for season 2. This rendition was composed by David Vadant, and has not been released separately.

This song appears as the theme for most releases of the TV series internationally, both in English and dubbed. Exceptions include the United States, where We Are W.I.T.C.H. is used, and Italy, where the Italian theme song is used.

Other versions

TV series

All TV series versions of the song are only one minute long, as they do not repeat the verses from the start like the full version does. (The season 1 opening can be seen here.) Most dubs translate the lyrics instead of using the English version, with the German dub being a notable exception.

Season 2 remix

For the second season of the TV series, to accompany the brand-new opening sequence, a remix of this theme was composed by David Vadant.[1] This version has not been released separately (whether full-length or otherwise), so it can only be heard as part of the TV series.

However, many dubs did not use the remixed melody and instead simply used the season 1 version again. Of the languages available on DVD for season 2, the remix is heard in English, Polish, and Russian, while the Czech, Hungarian, and Turkish dubs have the same mix as in season 1.

In French

The French version of the song has a slight alteration with additional lyrics, similar to that of the pre-production demo version. However, it is still the same overall one-minute length as the end music is slightly shorter. Other dubs follow the English melody.

The French version of the season 1 opening features an extended scene during that part of the song, which is not seen in any other version of the opening sequence. The end of the French opening is correspondingly shortened along with the song.

Unlike in the first season, the season 2 video is essentially unchanged from the English opening, other than the writing being in French and the end text stating "Dimension W.I.T.C.H.", a unique title used for the second season only in French. The season 2 opening is notably more synchronized to the music compared to the season 1 version. However, due to the altered melody of the French version, it is somewhat desynchronized from the video compared to the song in other languages.

Pre-production demo

An early one-minute version of the song with different vocals was heard on SIP Animation's now-defunct website.[2][3] Unlike the singer of all the official English-language versions of the song (both the full-length and TV series versions), the demo singer has a prominent foreign accent.

This version features the additional lyrics "When evil's up and out to get you/But you know, it won't go far" between the lines "You better run" and "Cause W.I.T.C.H. will strike".

Lyrics

The following lyrics are transcribed verbatim from the CD liner notes. Any oddities such as typographical errors and audio discrepancies are presented exactly as they appear there.


Do you know which one of us five
Controls the fire?
Which one is the queen of air?

Do you know which one can do
Magic tricks with water?
And who's got power over earth?

Come on

You better run
Cause W.I.T.C.H. will strike
To–ge–ther

W.I.T.C.H. — We're on — We're strong
Like nothing you've seen

We can save the day
From dark, from bad
They'll know what we mean
(They'll know what we mean)

Do you know which one of us five
Controls the fire?
Which one is the queen of air?

Do you know which one can do
Magic tricks with water?
And who's got power over earth?

Come on

You better run
Cause W.I.T.C.H. will strike
To–ge–ther

W.I.T.C.H. — We're on — We're strong
Like nothing you've seen

We can save the day
From dark, from bad
They'll know what we mean
(They'll know what we mean)

W.I.T.C.H.

We will turn this world around
No doubt, for once and for all

Credits

Unless otherwise cited, all of the following credits are from the CD liner notes.

  • Performed by Sabrina
  • Written by Alain Garcia and Noam Kaniel*
  • © 2004 Walt Disney Music Company (ASCAP)
  • ℗ 2007 Buena Vista Records

*Season 2 version composed by David Vadant[1]

References

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