Ramon Covalo

First Country

United Kingdom

First Date

August 18, 2007

Latest Country

Some Countries that had not been canceled yet.

Latest Date


Ramon Covalo is a composer whose music has been used on many variants of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, including the 2007 music from the British version, replacing the original Strachan cues, and the music used on most versions of Hot Seat.


  • In the Indian versions, Questions 7-11’s cues have added sitars and bongo drums.
  • It has been played in the UK for Series 22 to Series 30.
    • But, in the UK, the £500,000 and £1,000,000 questions of it were not played since nobody answered the £250,000 question right; the highest amount of money that any contestant has won in the 12-question format is £150,000. However, they did play them in other countries.
  • There are updated versions of the £2,000-£20,000 question musics. The £50,000-£1,000,000 question musics were never updated. They were first played in Colombia in 2008. Here’s the link of the episode: [1]
    • The French, Nigerian, and Kus Bani Koshur Crorepati, one of the Indian versions, didn't play the whole music, but instead used and repeated the first 32 seconds for the non-updated question music and the second 32 seconds for the updated question ones.
  • It has not been played in the U.S., instead they has been playing Jeff Lippencott and Mark T. Williams cues in Seasons 9-17 and Questions 1-5 music in Seasons 14 to 17.
  • His cues have been played in the video game Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Special Editions.
    • The £500-£1,000 question music were played on the questions 1-5, but, only the £2,000 question music was played on questions 6-15. Also, the £1,000 win cue was played for winning 1,000 and for winning 32,000.
  • Unlike Keith & Matthew Strachan musics, Ramon Covalo had a Bonus question cue (bonus question music played). It was only played for Australia’s $5,000,000 question, on Colombia’s $300.000.000 question, and sometimes on Poland’s 2,000 złoty question and sometimes as well on Czech’s 20,000 Kč question. Also for now, it was played on India (Hindi)’s 7 Crore rupee question in Season 9 revealed on October 3, 2017 on Anamika Majumdar’s 7 Crore question. This cue was played in Italian's 6th question in Season 13 only once and revealed on December 7, 2018 on Silvia Sacchetti's 5,000€ question (probably by accident).
  • Strangely, in the countries that have adopted the format and graphics developed by Olga van den Brandt (Netherlands, Croatia, Chile, Denmark, and possiblity Vietnam), only the original question cues play in the 6th and 7th questions, instead of the Covalo cues for Q3 and Q4.


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