Turner Classic Movies has compiled a list of the 15 Most Influential Film Soundtracks and the Beatles, Paul Simon and the Bee Gees have all made the list.
The Beatles' songs for A Hard Days Night, Paul Simon's contributions to The Graduate and The Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever were among those recognized.
"Our list celebrates the most memorable and groundbreaking soundtracks, the ones which took the art of film music to new levels and made the most lasting impact on the world of movies," said TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne.
Other soundtracks to make the cut include Shaft by Isaac Hayes and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Ennio Morricone.
Here are TCM's Most Influential Film Soundtracks:
King Kong (1933) - Composer: Max Steiner
Alexander Nevsky (1938) - Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) - Composer: Bernard Herrmann
Blackboard Jungle (1955) - Music Adaptor: Charles Wolcott
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) - Composer: Elmer Bernstein
Psycho (1960) - Composer: Bernard Herrmann
A Hard Day's Night (1964) - Musical Director: George Martin; Songs: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Goldfinger (1964) - Composer: John Barry
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) - Composer: Ennio Morricone
The Graduate (1967) - Composer: Dave Grusin; Songs: Paul Simon
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Musical Consultant: Patrick Moore; Music Editor: Frank J. Urioste
Shaft (1971) - Composers: Isaac Hayes and J.J. Johnson
American Graffiti (1973) - Music Coordinator: Karin Green
Saturday Night Fever (1977) - Composers: Barry, Maurice & Robin Gibb and David Shire
by RTTNews Staff Writer
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