When a blockbuster movie couples its box-office success with an equally influential soundtrack, the film’s cultural impact and staying power can amplify exponentially. And the dollars add up, too.
While some soundtracks like the ones for “Titanic” and “The Bodyguard” were bolstered by giant hit singles — “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion and “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston, respectively — others soundtracks like Prince’s “Purple Rain” became classic albums in their own right.
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