Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Top 50 Soundtracks of All Time

First posted 4/17/11. Updated 9/1/2018.
This list was first posted on April 17, 2011, as a Note on the Dave’s Music Database Facebook page. It has been revised a few times since then. Note: Click on the titles of the soundtrack for more detailed pages at DavesMusicDatabase.com.

1. Purple Rain…Prince & the Revolution (1984)
2. Saturday Night Fever…Bee Gees et al (1977)
3. A Hard Day’s Night…The Beatles (1964)
4. The Sound of Music…Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (composers) (1965) *
5. South Pacific…Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (composers) (1958) *
6. Grease…Olivia Newton-John John Travolta, et al (1978)
7. The Bodyguard…Whitney Houston et al (1992)
8. West Side Story…Leonard Bernstein (composer) (1961) *
9. Dirty Dancing (1987)
10. Help!…The Beatles (1965)

11. Titanic…James Horner (1997)
12. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
13. Superfly…Curtis Mayfield (1972)
14. The Student Prince…Mario Lanza (1954)
15. Mary Poppins…Richard and Robert Sherman (composers) (1964)
16. The Harder They Come…Jimmy Cliff et al (1973)
17. Blue Hawaii…Elvis Presley (1961)
18. Music from Peter Gunn…Henry Mancini (1959)
19. The Lion King…Elton John and Tim Rice (composers) (1994)
20. G.I. Blues…Elvis Presley (1960)

21. Footloose (1984)
22. An American in Paris…George & Ira Gershwin (composers) (1951)
23. The King and I…Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (composers) (1956)
24. Frozen (2013)
25. American Graffiti (1973)
26. Gigi…Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (composers) (1958)
27. Top Gun (1986)
28. Waiting to Exhale…Whitney Houston et al (1995)
29. Flashdance (1983)
30. Oklahoma!…Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (composers) (1955) *

31. Parade…Prince (Under the Cherry Moon soundtrack, 1986)
32. That’s the Way of the World…Earth, Wind & Fire (1975)
33. Pulp Fiction (1994)
34. 8 Mile…Eminem et al (2002)
35. With a Song in My Heart…Jane Froman (1952)
36. Loving You…Elvis Presley (1957)
37. The Graduate…Simon & Garfunkel (1968)
38. Breakfast at Tiffany’s…Henry Mancini (1961)
39. High School Musical (TV soundtrack, 2006)
40. Show Boat…Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II (composers) (1951) *

41. Forrest Gump (1994)
42. Miami Vice (TV soundtrack, 1985)
43. High School Musical 2 (TV soundtrack, 2007)
44. Songs He Made Famous…Al Jolson (1947)
45. Exodus (1961)
46. Hans Christian Andersen…Danny Kaye (1953)
47. Around the World in 80 Days (1957)
48. Batman…Prince (1989)
49. Love Me or Leave Me…Doris Day (1955)
50. Evita…Madonna et al (1996)


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2 comments:

  1. The best sound tracks are so cool!!! I like to listen to all of it.

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  2. I almost completely agree with your choice, because it was these soundtracks that were able to create incredible popularity of films and emphasize their special significance.

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