What Is the Music in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"?


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"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is a theatrical and film musical with an original soundtrack produced by Ode Records in 1975 with tracks such as "Dammit Janet," "Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite" and Hot Patootie - Bless My Soul." The film, starring Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry, is a cult classic.

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On the 25th anniversary of its release in 2000, the production company released a commemorative album "The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 25 Years of Absolute Pleasure." In 2010, the game "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock" contained three of the most popular songs from the musical, including "Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite" and "Hot Patootie - Bless My Soul." The soundtrack peaked at number 55 on the Billboard 200 list.

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" satirized B-movies, rock and roll, and sexual mores of the time period. Both the film and the soundtrack still enjoy a cult following in 2015. Over the years, many movies and TV shows paid tribute to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," including such shows as "Fame," "Glee" and "The Drew Carey Show." Other shows paying tribute to the movie include "That 70s Show" and "3rd Rock." The film has an 80 percent tomato meter rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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