Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack

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Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack is the soundtrack album based on the Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning film, Forrest Gump, and contains music from many well-known artists. The score, composed by Alan Silvestri, was released separately (as Forrest Gump – Original Motion Picture Score) on the same day. The album was reissued in 2001 with two additional tracks.

Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack
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Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedJune 28, 1994 (US)
Recorded1956–1993/1994
GenrePop, rock, country, soul, psychedelic rock/pop, rock and roll, rockabilly
Length1:36:14
LabelParamount, Epic Soundtrax

ChartsEdit

The soundtrack jumped from number 34 to 7 on the Billboard 200 albums chart on July 30, 1994. The next week on August 6, 1994, it moved from number 7 to 3, staying there for one week. It reached its peak position of number 2 on the chart on August 13, 1994, staying there for seven weeks until September 17, 1994, when it was displaced by the soundtrack of The Lion King. The Forrest Gump soundtrack dropped from the charts on October 15, 1994. In Canada, it reached number one for one week in September 1994.

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

  1. "Hound Dog" (1956) performed by Elvis Presley – 2:16
  2. "Rebel Rouser" (1958) performed by Duane Eddy – 2:21
  3. "(I Don't Know Why) But I Do" (1961) performed by Clarence "Frogman" Henry – 2:18
  4. "Walk Right In" (1963) performed by the Rooftop Singers – 2:33
  5. "Land of 1000 Dances" (1966) performed by Wilson Pickett – 2:25
  6. "Blowin' in the Wind" (1967) performed by Joan Baez – 2:49
  7. "Fortunate Son" (1969) performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival – 2:18
  8. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" (1965) performed by the Four Tops – 2:43
  9. "Respect" (1967) performed by Aretha Franklin – 2:27
  10. "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" (1966) performed by Bob Dylan – 4:35
  11. "Sloop John B" (1966) performed by the Beach Boys – 2:56
  12. "California Dreamin'" (1966) performed by the Mamas & the Papas – 2:39
  13. "For What It's Worth" (1966) performed by Buffalo Springfield – 2:38
  14. "What the World Needs Now Is Love" (1965) performed by Jackie DeShannon – 3:13
  15. "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" (1967) performed by the Doors – 2:28
  16. "Mrs. Robinson" (1968) performed by Simon & Garfunkel – 3:51

Disc twoEdit

  1. "Volunteers" (1969) performed by Jefferson Airplane – 2:04
  2. "Get Together" (1967) performed by the Youngbloods – 4:36
  3. "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" (1967) performed by Scott McKenzie – 2:58
  4. "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" (1965) performed by the Byrds – 3:54
  5. "Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" (1969) performed by the 5th Dimension – 4:48
  6. "Everybody's Talkin'" (1968) performed by Harry Nilsson – 2:44
  7. "Joy to the World" (1970) performed by Three Dog Night – 3:16
  8. "Stoned Love" (1970) performed by the Supremes – 2:59
  9. "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (1969) performed by B. J. Thomas – 3:00
  10. "Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)" (1974) performed by Randy Newman – 2:46
  11. "Sweet Home Alabama" (1974) performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd – 4:43
  12. "Running On Empty" (1978) performed by Jackson Browne - 4:56 Additional Bonus track on Collector's Edition CD 2001
  13. "It Keeps You Runnin'" (1976) performed by the Doobie Brothers – 4:13
  14. "I've Got to Use My Imagination" (1973) performed by Gladys Knight & the Pips – 3:30
  15. "Go Your Own Way" (1977) performed by Fleetwood Mac – 3:39 Additional Bonus track on Collector's Edition CD 2001
  16. "On the Road Again" (1980) performed by Willie Nelson – 2:29
  17. "Against the Wind" (1980) performed by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band – 5:33
  18. "Forrest Gump Suite" (1994) composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri – 8:48

Additional songsEdit

Songs in the movie but not on the soundtrack include:

  1. "Lovesick Blues" – Hank Williams
  2. "Sugar Shack" – Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs
  3. "Hanky Panky" – Tommy James and the Shondells
  4. "All Along the Watchtower" – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  5. "Soul Kitchen" – The Doors
  6. "Hello, I Love You" – The Doors
  7. "People Are Strange" – The Doors
  8. "Love Her Madly" – The Doors
  9. "Hey Joe" – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  10. "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" – Pete Seeger
  11. "Let's Work Together" – Canned Heat
  12. "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" – Tony Orlando & Dawn
  13. "Get Down Tonight" – KC & the Sunshine Band
  14. "Free Bird" – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  15. "Running on Empty" – Jackson Browne Additional Bonus track on Collector's Edition CD 2001
  16. "Go Your Own Way" – Fleetwood Mac Additional Bonus track on Collector's Edition CD 2001

John Lennon's song "Imagine" is mentioned, but was not used in the film.

ChartsEdit

Sales and certificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[20] 11× Platinum 770,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[21] Gold 25,000*
Belgium (BEA)[22] Gold 25,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[23] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[24] Diamond 1,000,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[25] Gold 36,399[25]
France (SNEP)[27] Gold 149,000[26]
New Zealand (RMNZ)[28] Platinum 15,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[29] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[30] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[31] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[32] 12× Platinum 6,000,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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