E-NEWS: Prince's Purple Reign

Published October 26, 2007

Posted Oct. 25, 2007 - One of the worst kept secrets in all of music was finally cleared up yesterday when Vanity Fair magazine named Prince's "Purple Rain" soundtrack the greatest film soundtrack of all time.

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The magazine's said the 1984 movie was "perhaps the best badly acted film ever," while its soundtrack combined "funk, R&B, pop, metal, and even psychedelia into a sound that defined the '80s."

Coming in second was The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night," followed by "The Harder They Come," "Pulp Fiction," "The Graduate," "Superfly," "Trainspotting," "Saturday Night Fever," "American Graffiti" and "The Big Chill" rounding out the top 10.

The full list will be revealed next month in a one-time Conde Nast magazine, Movies Rock, for subscribers of its 14 titles. The issue will feature stories and photos of the projects, stars, directors and musicians who created the selected movies.

On December 7, a two-hour CBS broadcast of the same title will air with artists including Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and others performing some of the songs from the list.       

According to the schedule, Beyonce will sing "Over the Rainbow," Fergie and Jennifer Hudson will pay tribute to Bond films with "Live and Let Die" and "Goldfinger," and John Legend and Mary J. Blige will sing "As Time Goes By."      

Written by BET-Staff

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