A Cheerful Rendition of the X-Files Theme Played in a Major Key

As a part of a longer fan-made video wishing Chris Carter of The X-Files a happy birthday, musician Ian Gordon transposed the theme song’s key from minor to major, which resulted in a rather cheery tune that was more akin to a video game.

Here’s the original theme song (in minor key).

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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