Blues Brothers sounds best
"The Blues Brothers" has won a BBC 6Music poll of the greatest movie soundtracks ever.
17:19 06 August 2004
1980s comedy "The Blues Brothers", starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, has won a BBC 6Music poll of the greatest movie soundtracks ever.
With a soulful soundtrack featuring some of the all-time great blues artists, from Aretha Franklyn to James Brown, "The Blues Brothers" is heralded as one of the all time musical greats.
Since its release in 1980 the tale of brothers Jake and Elwood Blues redemption and subsequent quest to save the Catholic home where they were raised has become a cult classic.
The soundtrack to the film, now nearly 25 years old, beat off the likes of more modern examples such as the musical accompaniment to Quentin Tarantino's 1994 gangster flick "Pulp Fiction", which featured songs from Dusty Springfield and Al Green among others.
6Music ran the poll as part of the station's drivetime slot hosted by DJ Andrew Collins, "The Blues Brothers" took 19 per cent of the vote, closely followed by "Pulp Fiction" with 18 per cent.
Other entries included British classic "Trainspotting" at number three and the seminal 1977 disco film "Saturday Night Fever", which featured several classic songs from The Bee Gees.
"Dirty Dancing" (1987), boasting the hit "I've Had the Time of my Life" by Bill Ridley and Jennifer Warnes came in fifth place.