The Greatest Showman topped by musical classic in UK poll of best movie soundtracks

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After proving doubting critics wrong, The Greatest Showman went on to be a surprise hit following its Christmas 2017 release. Early the next year, the film topped the UK box office and saw fans returning in their droves for sing-a-longs, plus the album went on top the charts around the world. But despite all that success, the Hugh Jackman musical is not quite the UK’s favourite movie soundtrack of all time.

To celebrate the release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Showcase Cinemas surveyed 2000 Brits last month.

And nearly a quarter of UK fans voted for John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s hit musical Grease to the top spot.

Just behind was Dirty Dancing and ABBA movie sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Here are the full top 10 of the UK’s favourite movie soundtracks of all time:

1.      Grease (1978)
2.      Dirty Dancing (1987)
3.      Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
4.      Saturday Night Fever (1977)
5.      The Greatest Showman (2017)
6.      The Bodyguard (1992)
7.      Top Gun (1986)
8.      Pulp Fiction (1994)
9.      The Graduate (1967)
10.  The Wizard of OZ (1939)

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The research also found that 1 in 3 Brits believe the James Bond theme to be the most recognisable movie song.

Just behind was Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On from Titanic and the Jaws theme in third place.

Additionally, the survey discovered that 7 in 10 Brits think a decent movie soundtrack is important to them, but just 1 in 5 think it doesn’t matter when it came to enjoying a film.

As for the UK’s favourite movie songs of all time, it was The Bodyguard that came out on top.

Grease cancelled: Schools end production of musical [GREASE]

Will Smith admits he ‘fell in love’ with Grease star Stockard Channing [WILL SMITH]
John Travolta danced to Grease song with Princess Diana at White House [JOHN TRAVOLTA]

1. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You – The Bodyguard
2. Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
3. The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody – Ghost
4. The Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive – Saturday Night Fever
5. Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs Robinson – The Graduate
6. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – Summer Nights – Grease
7. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Dirty Dancing
8. Elton John – Can You Feel the Love Tonight – The Lion King
9. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On – Titanic
10. Huey Lewis and the News – The Power of Love – Back to the Future

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