1958 Motion Picture

Rodgers & HammersteinSouth Pacific

Alongside the blockbuster film starring Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi, the soundtrack to 1958’s South Pacific was released in March of 1958. The album includes a song that was originally cut from the stage version: “My Girl Back Home,” sung by Lieutenant Cable, played by John Kerr in the film. Not only did the movie’s soundtrack spent 31 weeks at number one on the popular albums chart, making its cumulative time at number one 100 weeks in the US; it also placed the Original Broadway Cast Album back on the charts. In the UK, the album bobbed around the top five of the charts for 27 weeks before cruising at number one for a record-shattering 115 straight weeks. After that, it would return to the top five for even longer.