“The Harder They Come" is atop soundtrack all-time list!


By: J. Koni

edit_Jimmy_Cliff_harder-they-come.jpgJimmy Cliff's, "The Harder They Come" is number three on the all-time greatest soundtrack listing!! The study was conducted by editors of Vanity Fair magazine.

The song, recorded by the Jamaican Reggae icon, shares "elite space" with Prince's "Purple Rain" which topped the list.

Next month the full list will be revealed in a one-time Conde Nast magazine, "Movies Rock," for subscribers of its 14 titles.

"Purple Rain" topped the chart even though it was described as "perhaps the best badly acted film ever," editors at Vanity Fair said.

Those Vanity Fair editors said the "Purple Rain" soundtrack was a flawless combination of "funk, R&B, pop, metal, and even psychedelia into a sound that defined the '80s."

"A Hard Day's Night" came in at No. 2, followed by "The Harder They Come," "Pulp Fiction," "The Graduate" and "Superfly." "American Graffiti" and "The Big Chill" rounded out the top 10.

"Saturday Night Fever's" soundtrack is "required listening for anyone looking to heat up the dance floor," the editors said. "The white suit? Not so much."

"Movies Rock," which will feature stories and photos of the projects, stars, directors and musicians who created the selected movies, launches ahead of a two-hour CBS broadcast of the same title in December.