Every “Harry Potter” Book Described with a “Very Potter Musical” Song
Have you watched any of the StarKid Harry Potter parodies? A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel, and A Very Potter Senior Year each showcase different stories inspired by the novels. The songs from these shows are just amazing, and we wanted to pay them a little tribute. And so here is each of the Harry Potter novels described by a different AVPM song.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – “To Have a Home”
The song itself tells the story of Harry’s discovery of Hogwarts as his home, the place he has been looking for all along. Neither Draco nor Snape can make Hogwarts anything less than magical to Harry.
My heart starts to heal
To know this is real
This is how it must feel
To have a home
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – “Wizard of the Year”
“Wizard of the Year” is sung by Gilderoy Lockhart as he talks of his many triumphs such as destroying the One Ring and trapping Jafar in a lamp. This song is a perfect analogy for Harry’s struggle with fame in the second tome. Accused of being the Heir of Slytherin, Harry sees the school turn against him. The way others view him finally starts to shape the Boy Who Lived.
Gilderoy is here to fill your short attention span
Why look at that wonder boy
When you could be lookin’ at a wonder man?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – “Not Alone”
Harry’s world starts to grow in the third book as Remus Lupin and Sirius Black finally make their appearance. At the same time, the book marks the arrival of our hero’s wizard angst, which Ron and Hermione must try to vanish more than once. As for the song, it is one of revival, of hope, and of the importance of asking for help.
And I’ve seen you crying
You felt like it’s hopeless
And I’ll always do my best
To make you see
That baby, you’re not alone
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – “The Dragon Song“
“The Dragon Song” is how Harry overpowers the Hungarian Horntail in the musical. In it, Harry tells us how he struggles with his abilities. In the book, he is face-to-face with wizards more experienced than him. Self-doubt becomes one of Harry’s biggest challenges yet.
I’m really not that special
The Boy Who Lived is only flesh and bone
The truth is, in the end,
I’m pretty useless without friends
In fact, I’m alone
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – “No Way”
In “No Way,” Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Draco are getting ready to fly back in time and save Sirius Black from Umbridge’s grasp. Okay, yes, it is very different from the canon story, but the song itself serves the purpose of this list very well. Just like in the book, it is all about rebellion and standing up for what is right!
We’ll take it on together
We’re stronger, and we’re better
And if there’s a problem
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – “When I Was”
“When I Was” pulls us back into the past as Harry and Voldemort both reminisce about who they used to be. There’s even a reference to falling from up high… Is that a Dumbledore mention we spot there? The novel has us traveling through the Dark Lord’s past, and at the same time, we see Harry growing up. He no longer is just the Boy Who Lived, but the Chosen One.
I changed my name, I went insane
I never felt so little
I was a fool to think they could love me
When I was Thomas Riddle
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – “Voldemort Is Goin’ Down”
This song is led by Ron and Hermione as they encourage the Hogwarts students to fight, despite Harry’s death. In the book, the golden trio’s fight for survival is what inspires the rest of the wizarding world to resist and oppose the forces of evil.
He thinks that we’re finished
But we aren’t through
Stop and think, my friends
What would Harry do for you?
BONUS: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – “Not Over Yet”
In the play, Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy try to travel back in time to save the life of Cedric Diggory. Unfortunately, it turns out that this whole plan is led by an undercover Death Eater who wants to bring the Dark Lord back to life. As for the song, it marks the beginning of A Very Potter Sequel, and it’s… well, it’s Death Eaters planning to go back in time to bring Voldemort back.
I know it seems impossible
We’ve been thrown off our track
But if we can’t move forward
Why shouldn’t we move back?
Do you agree with these summaries? Is there any other song you think fits a book better? Let us know in the comments.