The soundtrack to Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning film Forrest Gump contains music from many well-known artists. The soundtrack peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in 1994, and stayed there for seven weeks.

 

The surprise hit of the 1994 summer movie season traces the life of a half-wit through the major historical events of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. The soundtrack is a travelogue of the same period, from Elvis Presley's 1956 hit "Hound Dog" to Bob Seger's 1980 hit "Against the Wind."

 

Like the movie, the soundtrack to Forrest Gump succeeds at repackaging the familiar -- in the film, we revisit everything from desegregation and the Vietnam War to the self-centered trends of the '70s, and on the soundtrack, we hear the accompanying hits.

FORREST GUMP - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

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    1. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
    2. (I Don't Know Why) But I Do - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
    3. Walk Right In - The Rooftop Singers
    4. Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
    5. Blowin' In The Wind - Joan Baez
    6. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops
    7. Respect - Aretha Franklin
    8. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
    9. Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
    10. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas
    11. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
    12. What The World Needs Now - Jackie De Shannon
    13. Break On Through - The Doors
    14. Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
    15. Volunteers - Jefferson Airplane
    16. Let's Get Together - The Youngbloods
    17. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) - Scot McKenzie
    18. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season - The Byrds
    19. Medley: Aquarius/Let Sunshine In - The Fifth Dimension
    20. Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson
    21. Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
    22. Stoned Love - The Supremes
    23. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - B.J. Thomas
    24. Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man) - Randy Newman
    25. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    26. It Keeps You Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers
    27. I've Got To Use My Imagination - Gladys Knight & The Pips 
    28. On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
    29. Against The Wind - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
    30. Forest Gump Suite - Alan Silvestri