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The best soundtracks ever are more than just a collection of songs in a particular order; they evoke and accentuates the feelings of a movie during, and long after, it has been viewed. This is a list of the greatest soundtracks ever recorded, as ranked by the Ranker Community. Sometimes a great soundtrack can elevate a mediocre movie into something that makes it iconic. Top Gun, Footloose, Grease... (best soundtracks ever!) these are great soundtrack albums that you listened to over and over, making the songs themselves so ingrained with the movie that they BECAME the movie in your head.

What are the top soundtracks ever? Vote on this list of the best soundtracks of all time: pick your faves, add what's missing and rank the best!
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Forrest Gump "Hound Dog" "California Dreamin'" "On the Road Again"

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1,477 1,553
Grease is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Grease "You're the One That I Want" "Summer Nights" "Grease Lightnin'"

3
964 1,102
Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Saturday Night Fever "Stayin' Alive" "More Than a Woman" "Boogie Shoes"

4
1,069 963
Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Pulp Fiction "Let's Stay Together" "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" "Son of a Preacher Man"

5
965 921
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Purple Rain "When Doves Cry" "Let's Go Crazy" "Purple Rain"

6
954 608
The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Sound of Music "So Long, Farewell" "Do-Re-Mi" "The Sound of Music"

7
987 444
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Lion King "Circle of Life" "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" "Hakuna Matata"

8
910 690
Pink Floyd – The Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Pink Floyd – The Wall "In the Flesh?" "Mother" "Goodbye Cruel World"

9
974 692
Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Dirty Dancing "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" "She's Like the Wind" "Hungry Eyes"

10
784 525
Footloose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Footloose "Footloose" "Almost Paradise" "Dancing In The Sheets"

11
816 550
The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Breakfast Club "Don't You (Forget About Me)" "Waiting" "Fire in the Twilight"

12
702 536
A Hard Day's Night is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
A Hard Day's Night "A Hard Day's Night" "Can't Buy Me Love" "When I Get Home"

13
712 516
The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Wizard of Oz "Over the Rainbow" "We're Off to See the Wizard" "If I Only Had a Brain"

14
783 635
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Rocky Horror Picture Show "I Can Make You a Man" "Dammit Janet" "Eddie"

15
534 277
The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
willyboymcoy added The Blues Brothers "Gimme Some Lovin'" "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" "Jailhouse Rock"

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713 549
Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Top Gun "Danger Zone" "Take My Breath Away" "Great Balls of Fire"

17
494 241
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Star Wars "Main Title" "Imperial Attack" "Cantina Band"

18
671 500
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
O Brother, Where Art Thou? "You Are My Sunshine" "Big Rock Candy Mountain" "Angel Band"

19
579 404
Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Mary Poppins "A Spoonful of Sugar" "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" "Chim Chim Cher-ee"

20
563 411
West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
West Side Story "Maria" "Something's Coming" "Cool"

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556 410
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Rocky "Gonna Fly Now" "Going the Distance" "Alone in the Ring"

22
541 363
Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Back to the Future "The Power of Love" "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)" "Johnny B. Goode"

23
468 408
The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Graduate "The Sound of Silence" "Mrs. Robinson" "April Come She Will"

24
405 309
Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Singin' in the Rain "Singin' in the Rain" "Make 'Em Laugh" "Good Morning"

25
489 412
Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Dazed and Confused "Slow Ride" "Cherry Bomb" "Low Rider"

26
536 369
Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Ghostbusters "Ghostbusters" "In the Name of Love" "I Can Wait Forever"

27
481 505
Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Moulin Rouge! "Lady Marmalade" "Your Song" "Come What May"

28
434 393
Flashdance is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Flashdance "Flashdance... What a Feeling" "Maniac" "Romeo"

29
416 381
Tommy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Tommy "The Acid Queen" "Pinball Wizard" "Go to the Mirror!"

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268 131
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Beauty and the Beast "Be Our Guest" "Beauty and the Beast" "Something There"

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284 234
Help! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
richerb added Help! "The Night Before" "Ticket to Ride" "Yesterday"

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308 184
Walk the Line is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Walk the Line "Ring of Fire" "I Walk the Line" "Wildwood Flower"

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406 372
Yellow Submarine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Yellow Submarine "Yellow Submarine" "All Together Now" "All You Need Is Love"

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409 376
Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Reservoir Dogs "Hooked on a Feeling" "Stuck in the Middle with You" "Coconut"

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391 257
Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Stand by Me "Let the Good Times Roll" "Great Balls of Fire" "Stand by Me"

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347 310
American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
American Graffiti "At the Hop" "Almost Grown" "The Great Pretender"

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400 290
The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Phantom of the Opera "The Phantom of the Opera" "The Music of the Night" "All I Ask of You"

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453 389
The Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
david2006 added The Bodyguard "I Will Always Love You" "I'm Every Woman" "Queen of the Night"

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367 319
Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Amadeus "The Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384" "Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466" "Don Giovanni, K. 527"

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368 290
The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Godfather "I Have But One Heart" "Main Title" "Love Theme from the Godfather"

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393 380
The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Nightmare Before Christmas "This Is Halloween" "What's This?" "Oogie Boogie's Song"

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300 314
Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Pretty in Pink "If You Leave" "Pretty in Pink" "Wouldn't It Be Good"

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327 375
Trainspotting is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Trainspotting "Lust for Life" "Temptation" "Our Lips Are Sealed"

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261 245
Almost Famous is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Almost Famous "Sparks" "Tiny Dancer" "Something in the Air"

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261 266
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "Here Comes the Sun" "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" "Strawberry Fields Forever"

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290 350
The Crow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Crow "Big Empty" "Ghostrider" "Burn"

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293 324
The Big Chill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Big Chill "My Girl" "Dancing in the Street" "What's Going On"

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271 166
Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
Aladdin "Friend Like Me" "One Jump Ahead" "A Whole New World"

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288 233
The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
The Little Mermaid "Under the Sea" "Part of Your World" "Kiss the Girl"

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276 331
Xanadu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
JamesRoy added Xanadu "Magic" "Suddenly" "Xanadu"