Special Report

Most Popular Movie Soundtrack Since 1964

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

1979
> Movie: The Muppet Movie: Original Soundtrack Recording
> Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson
> First Billboard 200 appearance: 7/21/1979
> Peak position on Billboard 200 chart 32
> Weeks spent on Billboard 200 chart in 1979: 24

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1980
> Movie: Urban Cowboy
> Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn
> First Billboard 200 appearance: 5/17/1980
> Peak position on Billboard 200 chart 3
> Weeks spent on Billboard 200 chart in 1980: 33

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1981
> Movie: Heavy Metal
> Starring: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty
> First Billboard 200 appearance: 8/8/1981
> Peak position on Billboard 200 chart 12
> Weeks spent on Billboard 200 chart in 1981: 21

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1982
> Movie: E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial
> Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote
> First Billboard 200 appearance: 7/3/1982
> Peak position on Billboard 200 chart 37
> Weeks spent on Billboard 200 chart in 1982: 26

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1983
> Movie: Flashdance
> Starring: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala
> First Billboard 200 appearance: 4/30/1983
> Peak position on Billboard 200 chart 1
> Weeks spent on Billboard 200 chart in 1983: 36