Frank Sinatra

50 Famous Songs From the Movies

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50 Famous Songs From the Movies is a compilation of tracks that were originally featured in feature films. Some of these songs are absolute classics, from "White Christmas" to "Night and Day" to "I Only Have Eyes for You." It is here where Sinatra shines brightest, as his singing voice and natural charisma can carry most of these songs with ease. But it's the lesser-known tracks that tend to be the harder ones to stomach. Although there is a fair amount of great songs here, they are definitely outweighed by the bad songs. So many of these are merely plot line filler, a song to bring one scene into another or to express how the character felt. Most of these songs are devoid of any real grip on the listener when taken out of the context of the film. If the album collected some of the better songs from Sinatra films (where's anything from Guys and Dolls or Robin and the Seven Hoods?) or at least cut the album down to one disc, it would not be so bad. But as it is, the album is quite a disappointment considering how many great songs Sinatra has sung for film.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:11
2 3:25
3 3:15
4 3:07
5 3:07
6 3:11
7 3:13
8 3:04
9 2:55
10 3:10
11 3:05
12 2:40
13 3:16
14 2:58
15 3:18
16 3:11
17 2:57
18 2:49
19 3:17
20 2:33
21 2:51
22 3:03
23 2:30
24 2:57
25 2:07

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:17
2 2:53
3 2:54
4 3:15
5 3:01
6 3:24
7 3:01
8 2:55
9 3:14
10 4:14
11 3:01
12 3:17
13 3:03
14 3:03
15 3:18
16 3:20
17 3:02
18 3:12
19 2:40
20 3:02
21 2:51
22 2:34
23 3:06
24 2:37
25 1:30
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