Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Top 50 Soundtracks of All Time

First posted 4/17/11. Updated 3/7/2018.
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. South Pacific…Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (composers) (1958) *
4. The Sound of Music…Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (composers) (1965) *
5. Grease…Olivia Newton-John John Travolta, et al (1978)
6. A Hard Day’s Night…The Beatles (1964)
7. West Side Story…Leonard Bernstein (composer) (1961) *
8. The Bodyguard…Whitney Houston et al (1992)
9. Dirty Dancing (1987)
10. Titanic…James Horner (1997)

11. Help!…The Beatles (1965)
12. Superfly…Curtis Mayfield (1972)
13. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
14. The Student Prince…Mario Lanza (1954)
15. The Lion King…Elton John and Tim Rice (composers) (1994)
16. The Harder They Come…Jimmy Cliff et al (1973)
17. The King and I…Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (composers) (1956)
18. Blue Hawaii…Elvis Presley (1961)
19. G.I. Blues…Elvis Presley (1960)
20. Mary Poppins…Richard and Robert Sherman (composers) (1964)

21. Footloose (1984)
22. Frozen (2013)
23. Music from Peter Gunn…Henry Mancini (1959)
24. An American in Paris…George Gershwin (composer) (1951)
25. Gigi…Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (composers) (1958)
26. Oklahoma!…Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (composers) (1955) *
27. Top Gun (1986)
28. Flashdance (1983)
29. The Graduate…Simon & Garfunkel (1968)
30. With a Song in My Heart…Jane Froman (1952)

31. Songs He Made Famous…Al Jolson (1947)
32. Parade…Prince (Under the Cherry Moon soundtrack, 1986)
33. That’s the Way of the World…Earth, Wind & Fire (1975)
34. Loving You…Elvis Presley (1957)
35. Pulp Fiction (1994)
36. Show Boat…Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II (composers) (1951) *
37. Star Wars…John Williams (1977)
38. Waiting to Exhale…Whitney Houston et al (1995)
39. Love Me or Leave Me…Doris Day (1955)
40. Breakfast at Tiffany’s…Henry Mancini (1961)

41. Evita…Madonna et al (1996)
42. The Great Caruso…Mario Lanza (1951)
43. Miami Vice (TV soundtrack, 1985)
44. Forrest Gump (1994)
45. American Graffiti (1973)
46. Exodus (1961)
47. Around the World in 80 Days (1957)
48. Batman…Prince (1989)
49. Hans Christian Andersen…Danny Kaye (1953)
50. 8 Mile…Eminem et al (2002)


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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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