Forrest Gump & Other "Generation-Defining" Soundtracks

The Forrest Gump soundtrack debuted on June 28, 1994, a week ahead of the film itself, which would go on to smash box-office records, win numerous awards and become one of the most beloved movies of the past 20 years. It is still endlessly quotable, emotional, and entertaining, and the soundtrack played no small part in Gump's continuing legacy.

It's a two-disc affair, spanning the title character's journey from the early '50s to the early '80s, and it runs the gamut of country, psychedelia, rock and soul. For one generation, the soundtrack was a great glimpse into the popular music that was playing while they were going through this thing called life. For younger kids at the time, it was a great primer of the last 30 years or so of music they missed.

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Craig Hlavaty
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