1955 Motion Picture

Rodgers & HammersteinOklahoma

Led by Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones and Rod Steiger, the cast of the 1955 film adaptation of Oklahoma! recorded their tracks prior to the film’s shooting, as was the custom. The motion picture soundtrack recording was released on Capitol Records and spent a staggering 400 weeks on the album charts, including a full month at the #1 spot. The album was later certified as a two-time, multi-platinum record. The same year, Nelson Riddle released a cover album of songs from Oklahoma!