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Beatles, Paul Simon And Bee Gees Among Most Influential Soundtracks


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

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