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Encyclopedia > 41 Original Hits From The Soundtrack Of American Graffiti
41 Original Hits From The Soundtrack Of American Graffiti
41 Original Hits From The Soundtrack Of American Graffiti cover
Soundtrack by Various
Released 1973
June 22, 1993 (CD)
Recorded Various
Genre Rock and roll, Oldies
Length mm:ss
Label MCA
Producer(s) Various

Though the movie American Graffiti is well known for launching the careers of director George Lucas and actors Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Suzanne Somers and Harrison Ford, the movie stands out for its ability to accurately reflect the music of the period in which it is set. Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ... The term Various Artists is used in the record industry when numerous singers and musicians collaborate on a song or collection of songs. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used in the United States and Canada to describe a radio format that concentrates on popular Top 40 music from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... American Graffiti is a 1973 film directed by George Lucas. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Dreyfuss in The Goodbye Girl Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an Oscar-winning American actor. ... Somers, from the opening credits of Threes Company. ... Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ...


Included in the film, but not on the soundtrack, are "Gee" by The Crows and "Louie, Louie" by Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids. The Crows were one of the first doo wop groups in American history, and their one major hit, Gee (1953) was an important early rock and roll hit. ... Louie, Louie is an American rock n roll song written by Richard Berry in 1955. ...


Track listing

Disc one

  1. "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & the Comets (1954)
  2. "Sixteen Candles" by The Crests (1958)
  3. "Runaway" by Del Shannon (1961)
  4. "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers (1961)
  5. "That'll be the Day" by Buddy Holly (1957)
  6. "Fanny Mae" by Buster Brown (1959)
  7. "At the Hop" by Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids
  8. "She's So Fine" by Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids
  9. "The Stroll" by The Diamonds (1957)
  10. "See You in September" by The Tempos (1959)
  11. "Surfin' Safari" by The Beach Boys (1962)
  12. "He's the Great Imposter" by The Fleetwoods (1961)
  13. "Almost Grown" by Chuck Berry (1959)
  14. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" by The Platters (1959)
  15. "Little Darlin"' by The Diamonds (1957)
  16. "Peppermint Twist" by Joey Dee and the Starliters (1961)
  17. "Barbara Ann" by The Regents (1961)
  18. "Book of Love" by The Monotones (1958)
  19. "Maybe Baby" by Buddy Holly (1958)
  20. "Ya Ya" by Lee Dorsey (1961)
  21. "The Great Pretender" by The Platters (1955)

This article is about the song. ... The original members of Bill Haley and His Comets, c. ... The Crests were a New York City R&B musical group of the late 1950s. ... Del Shannon should not be confused with Dell Shannon, the pseudonym under which Elizabeth Linington wrote police precedurals for 26 years. ... Frankie Lymon (September 30, 1942 - February 27, 1968) was the leader of a doo wop group called The Teenagers. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll. ... Buster Brown is a comic strip character created in 1902 by Richard Felton Outcault which is known for his association with the Brown Shoe Company. ... The Diamonds were a Canadian musical group of the 1950s and early 1960s who rose to prominence performing cover versions of songs by black musicians. ... The Beach Boys are a pop music group formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961 who are widely considered one of the most influential bands in rock and pop music history. ... The Fleetwoods were a singing trio from Olympia, Washington, USA. Gary Troxel and Gretchen Christopher were two high schoolers waiting for Gretchens mother to pick them up after school to take them home. ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer, and song writer. ... The Platters were a very successful doo wop group, formed in 1953. ... The Diamonds were a Canadian musical group of the 1950s and early 1960s who rose to prominence performing cover versions of songs by black musicians. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... The Regents were a doo-wop vocal group from New York City in the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... The Monotones were a six-member rock n roll band in the 1950s. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll. ... Lee Dorsey (born Irving Lee Dorsey on December 24, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was an African-American pop/R&B singer during the 1960s. ... The Platters were a very successful doo wop group, formed in 1953. ...

Disc two

  1. "Ain't That a Shame" by Fats Domino (1955)
  2. "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry (1958)
  3. "I Only Have Eyes for You" by The Flamingos (1959)
  4. "Get a Job" by The Silhouettes (1958)
  5. "To the Aisle" by The Five Satins (1957)
  6. "Do You Wanna Dance" by Bobby Freeman (1958)
  7. "Party Doll" by Buddy Knox (1957)
  8. "Come Go with Me" by The Del-Vikings (1956)
  9. "You're Sixteen — You're Beautiful (and You're Mine)" by Johnny Burnette (1960)
  10. "Love Potion No. 9" by The Clovers (1959)
  11. "Since I Don't Have You" by The Skyliners (1959)
  12. "Chantilly Lace" by The Big Bopper (1958)
  13. "Teen Angel" by Mark Dinning (1960)
  14. "Crying in the Chapel" by Sonny Till & the Orioles (1953)
  15. "A Thousand Miles Away" by The Heartbeats (1957)
  16. "Heart and Soul" by The Cleftones (1961)
  17. "Green Onions" by Booker T. & the M.G.'s (1962)
  18. "Only You (and You Alone)" by The Platters (1954)
  19. "Goodnight, Well It's Time to Go" by The Spaniels (1953)
  20. "All Summer Long" by The Beach Boys (1964)

 
 

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