Original Soundtrack

American Graffiti

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The soundtrack to the George Lucas film about teenage life in a small California town in the early '60s was probably the best thing about the movie, featuring several dozen outstanding early rock & roll hits. There's nothing terribly obscure here -- in fact, most of these were big smashes -- but it's a good survey of rock's early days, ranging from superstars like Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and the Beach Boys to great one-shots like the Monotones, the Tempos, and Buster Brown. Drawbacks: Wolfman Jack talks over the intros of a few songs, and there are a couple tracks by early-'70s Sha Na Na-type revivalists Flash Cadillac.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:12
2 2:52
3 2:19
4 2:20
5 2:17
6 2:58
7 2:29
8 2:24
9 2:29
10 2:10
11 2:07
12 2:13
13 2:22
14 2:40
15 2:10
16 2:04
17 2:11
18 2:20
19 2:03
20 2:27
21 2:38
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