"Sound of Music" Part of Top Ten List of Best Movie Songs

News   "Sound of Music" Part of Top Ten List of Best Movie Songs "Sound of Music" — the title song from the classic film based on the Broadway musical — was chosen as one of the 100 greatest movie songs in motion-picture history.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein ditty nabbed the number ten spot on the list that was revealed on CBS' June 22 TV program, "AFI's 100 Years . . . 100 Songs." Hosted by John Travolta, the American Film Institute's countdown featured clips of 100 songs as well as interviews with Burt Bacharach, Celine Dion, Barry Gibb, Barbra Streisand, Paul Simon and Clay Aiken. "The Sound of Music" spawned two other tunes that made the top 100 list: "My Favorite Things" (at number 64) and "Do Re Mi" (at number 88). The 100 songs were chosen by 1,500 "industry experts"; songs were evaluated on quality of music and lyrics as well as their cultural impact and legacy. "Over the Rainbow" — the Judy Garland anthem from "The Wizard of Oz" — was voted the greatest movie song ever.

The top ten list of greatest movie tunes follows:
"Over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard of Oz"
"As Time Goes By" from "Casablanca"
"Singin' in the Rain" from "Singin' in the Rain"
"Moon River" from "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
"White Christmas" from "Holiday Inn"
"Mrs. Robinson" from "The Graduate"
"When You Wish Upon a Star" from "Pinnochio"
"The Way We Were" from "The Way We Were"
"Stayin' Alive" from "Saturday Night Fever"
"The Sound of Music" from "The Sound of Music"