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From ‘Hair’ to ‘Pulp Fiction’, to ‘Titanic’. The Film industry has given us some iconic movie soundtracks through the years. The movie soundtracks in our list had been in the charts for weeks and have become, in some cases, more famous than the movie itself. Here’s a list we prepared with 5 of the most iconic soundtracks of all time:

1. Purple Rain

‘Purple Rain’ is the sixth and most popular album of singer Prince. Warner Bros realesed the film on June 25, 1984. Records, as the soundtrack album to the 1984 film of the same name. It was the first album by Prince to reach number one on Billboard 200. It established his name in the music business and became one of the best-selling albums of all time. Many hailed it mainly for its elements of experimentation and innovation in electronic elements. Grammy Hall of Fame inducted ‘Purple Rain’ in 2011.

2. The Bodyguard

It was released in November 17, 1992. This soundtrack won three grammy awards. Also, ‘I Will Always Love You’ won Record of The Year. All and all The Boduguard Soundtrack is undineiably one of the best releases in music, breaking multiple records in the industry. It won over 50 awards internationally and that’s not including streams on music or video platforms. In YouTube the song ‘I Will Always Love You’ has more than 1 Billion views being one of the most famous movie soundtracks ever!

3. Grease

Except John Travolta and Olivia Newton-Jones, the album also featured songs by rock and roll revival group Sha Na Na. ‘Grease’, the hit song, was written by Barry Gib (The Bee Gees). Travolta had already some music experience by 1978, the year the film was released. He starred in Saturday Night Fever and recording the top-10 hit “Let Her In.” He also had firsthand experience with Grease. In his younger days, he had played Doody in a touring production of the musical. As Paramount placed a bet on producing the film, after its’ release it became an instant hit. Frankie Valli’s “Grease”—reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Also,  #1 hit “You’re the One That I Want,” a duet by the film’s co-stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are among the sucesses of the production.

4. Saturday Night Fever

‘Saturday Night Fever’ is the music album from the 1977 film. It is one of the best selling albums of all time. As a result, after its’ release it sold more than 45 million copies worlwide. It stayed in the charts for 24 weeks straight and became 16 times platinum. In the United Kingdom it held the No.1 position in the charts for 18 weeks! In 2014, the Library of the Congress added the album, for being ‘culturally significant’. What more can we write about it?

5. Pulp Fiction

Notable songs in this film, include ‘Misirlou’ from Dick Dale. The now iconic song is played during opening credits.  Tarantino chose surf music for the basic score of the film. As he says: “it just seems like rock ‘n’ rollEnnio Morricone music, rock ‘n’ roll spaghetti Wsestern music.” The soundtrack reached No. 21 on Billboard 200. Canadian Recording Industry Association certified as platinum soon after its release. The film owes its popularity definitely to the soundtrack. Sure enough, it became a sensation and it is relevant to this day.

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