LISTEN: The Windows Startup Sound Stretched To 24 Hours Long Is Strangely Relaxing

10 August 2016, 11:58 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:19

We the Unicorns

By Benedict Townsend

It sounds like a beautiful movie score. We definitely got some Interstellar vibes listening to it.

Here's a plot twist for you, it turns out that if you stretch the Windows startup music to 24 hours long (a perfectly normal thing to do) then sound transforms from a simple little jingle into a beautiful orchestral symphony. We're not even kidding, it sounds like the kind of music that you'd find in an epic Hollywood film like Interstellar. For a quick reminder, this is what the Windows jingle sounds like normally:

And this, genuinely, is the same jingle - stretched into something truly beautiful:


We spoke to our friends at Classic Fm and they used their music expertise to recommend listening to the part around the 6 hours 47 minute mark as well as the whole part from 9 hours in, onwards. We have to agree that those parts are awesome - though the real test for hardcore music fans, is to listen to the whole thing from start to end. Can you manage it? I've been listening to it all day at work and honestly it's not boring yet. Let us know how you get on.