What Are Some Popular Music Soundtracks?


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Popular music soundtracks include the 1984 soundtrack to "Purple Rain," starring Prince; 1964's "A Hard Days' Night" featuring The Beatles; and the soundtrack to 1977's "Saturday Night Fever." Other popular soundtracks include the soundtrack to 1994's "Pulp Fiction," 2000's "O Brother, Where Are Thou?" and 1986's "Pretty in Pink," notes Rolling Stone.

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The soundtrack to "Purple Rain" includes songs, such as the title track "Purple Rain," "When Doves Cry" and "The Beautiful Ones." The Beatles's performances in "A Hard Day's Night" include "If I Fell," among other songs. The movie recounts a typical day in the life of the popular band. The soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever," which was released in 1977, includes songs from KC and the Sunshine Band, "Boogie Shoes," as well as titles from the Bee Gees, including "More Than a Woman" and "Stayin' Alive." At one time, the soundtrack sold more than 15 million coupons and was the best-selling soundtrack in history until it was replaced with the soundtrack for "The Bodyguard" in the 1990s, as reported by Rolling Stone.

The soundtrack to "Pulp Fiction" included songs, such as "Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon," "You Never Can Tell" and "Surf Rider." The "O Brother Where Art Thou?" soundtrack included bluegrass tunes and country favorites, including "O Death." "Pretty in Pink" featured classic tunes from artists such as The Smiths, New Order, and Echo and the Bunnymen, among others.

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