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Animal House soundtrack

Animal House (1978)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 07673110232
Label: MCA
Label number: MCAD 31023
Running time: 36m39s
Shipping date: October 25th, 1990
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1.  Faber College Theme - Elmer Bernstein
2.  Louie, Louie - John Belushi
3.  Twistin' the Night Away - Sam Cooke
4.  Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis
5.  Shama Lama Ding Dong - Lloyd Williams
...see complete tracklist
Additional soundtrack info
Unidentified incidental music not on this CD is playing throughout the film, probably all written by Elmer Bernstein, since no other music credits are given. Here are some examples:
  # During the Omega rush party the song "Tammy" is played on the piano.
  # Otter whistles the theme from Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf several
times throughout the film.
  # D-Day plays the William Tell Overture on his throat!
  # Light pop music plays while Katy and Boon talk in front of the 
Delta House.
  # Jazz is heard at Professor Jennings house.
  # Dramatic music is heard when moving the horse into Dean Wormer's office
  # More dramatic music is heard when Bluto is a Peeping Tom at the 
sorority house.
  # More dramatic music is heard when the mid-term tests are being stolen 
from the trash bin, and continues while they are taking the test.
  # When Otter is in the Food King he whistles the theme from Prokofiev's
 Peter and the Wolf.
  # Incidental music is heard at the Food King grocery store.
  # (Theme from) A Summer Place is heard while Pinto makes out with 
Clorette in Hoover's bedroom.
  # Bossa Nova music plays on Otter's dormroom hi-fi with Mrs Wormer 
at the toga party.
  # Dramatic music is heard when Pinto leaves Clorette on her doorstep.
  # The Star Spangled Banner is hummed by the Deltas as they 
leave the hearing.
  # The Faber College Theme is heard as we see the front page headlines 
of the Daily Faberian.
  # Road music plays as the boys drive Fred Dorfman's Continental 
to Emily Dickinson College.
  # When Otter enters the dorm lobby at Emily Dickinson College 
he whistles the theme from Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.
  # Light folk music plays while Otter talks to Shelly Dubinsky in 
the lobby of her dorm.
  # The road music contiues as they drive from Emily Dickinson College 
to the Dexter Lake Club.
  # Incidental music is heard as Otter drives up to the Old Mill Inn.
  # Incidental music is heard as Bluto gives his "over" speech and the 
Deltas decide to make a really futile and stupid gesture. It continues 
throughout the building of the Deathmobile.
  # Additional incidental music plays as the crowds gather for the 
homecoming parade.
  # The Winston Churchill High School marching band from Eugene plays 
Sousa's "Washington Post March" in the homecoming parade.
  # Incidental and dramatic music continues during the parade, riot 
and closing credits.

Soundtrack Q & A
Q: Hi, how come my new DVD of my fave film has a total rubbish soundtrack and not original as my VHS copy?
...from david in england (answer david's question)

Q: What's the song playing when Flounder and his date arrive at the toga party? (from P. in san antonio, tx usa)
A: That is "Twistin' the Night Away," written and performed by Sam Cooke (thanks to spreng, Garland, Texas USAadd more info

Q: There is an instrumental song playing in this movie and I think it is heard when the guy is in bed with the Dean's wife. What's the name of this song? (from Charlene in Vancouver, WA )
A: As far as I know, that bossa nova music has no title. It was one of several pieces of incidental music composed by Elmer Bernstein for the film. You can go to the album page of my ACME Animal House website to learn about the other times uncredited incidental music is heard in the film. (thanks to spreng, Garland, Texas USAadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Eric Stratton (Tim Matheson) walked into the Emily Dickenson College girls dorm posing as Faun Libowitz's boyfriend to get dates for him and his friends?? The song started right when he walked through door... here's a link I made to hear the song.
...from rocism01 in New York (answer rocism01's question)

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