Rock Candy

Music is art. Movies are art. When they collide, magic can happen that can, and has, impacted pop culture.

The soundtrack album is almost like a time capsule. Often, it captures a moment in time, like the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever and the age of disco or the soundtrack for Singles and the era where Seattle’s grunge scene ruled the world. It even works on films that period pieces like Forrest Gump, whose soundtrack highlighted some of the biggest hits of the ’60s and ’70s, or The Wedding Singer, which honored some of the biggest artists of the ’80s.

These time capsules have often translated into major sales figures, especially before the digital era where you can stream literally any song you can think of at the touch of a button. Plenty of movie soundtracks have sold one million copies, but with this list, we’re going to focus on the soundtracks that have moved two million copies and more in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA.)

From comedies to dramas and everywhere in between, here are 80 movie soundtracks certified multi-platinum.

  • ‘Singles’ (1992) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Xanadu’ (1980) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ (1984) - 2 million copies

  • ‘La Bamba’ (1987) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Honeysuckle Rose’ (1980) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Batman’ (1989) - 2 million copies

  • ‘The Rose’ (1979) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Reality Bites’ (1994) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Above The Rim’ (1994) - 2 million copies

  • ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (1989) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Murder Was The Case’ (1994) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Batman Forever’ (1995) - 2 million copies

  • ‘The Commitments’ (1991) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Friday’ (1995) - 2 million copies

  • ‘The Graduate’ (1968) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Wayne’s World’ (1992) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Gang Related’ (1997) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Soul Food’ (1997) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Dazed and Confused’ (1993) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Hope Floats’ (1998) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Doctor Dolittle: The Album’ (1998) - 2 million copies

  • ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ (1997) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Wild Wild West’ (1999) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Tarzan’ (1999) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Moulin Rouge’ (2001) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Save The Last Dance’ (2000) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2000) - 2 million copies

  • ‘The Wedding Singer’ (1998) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Pokemon: The First Movie’ (1999) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Shrek’ (2001) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Chicago’ (2002) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Lizzie McGuire Movie Soundtrack’ (2003) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Twilight’ (2008) - 2 million copies

  • ‘Trolls’ (2016) - 2 million copies

  • ‘A Star Is Born’ (2018) - 2 million copies

  • ‘West Side Story’ (1961) - 3 million copies

  • ‘Eddie & the Cruisers’ (1984) - 3 million copies

  • ‘Pretty Woman’ (1990) - 3 million copies

  • ‘Beaches’ (1988) - 3 million copies

  • ‘American Graffiti’ (1973) - 3 million copies

  • ‘Aladdin’ (1992) - 3 million copies

  • ‘Beauty & the Beast’ (1991) - 3 million copies

  • ‘Boomerang’ (1992) - 3 million copies

  • ‘Pocahontas’ (1995) - 3 million copies

  • ‘Dangerous Minds’ (1995) - 3 million copies

  • ‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994) - 3 million copies

  • ‘The Crow’ (1994) - 3 million copies

  • ‘Men in Black: The Album’ (1997) - 3 million copies

  • ‘Preacher’s Wife’ (1996) - 3 million copies

  • ‘High School Musical 2’ (2007) - 3 million copies

  • ‘Urban Cowboy’ (1980) - 3 million copies

  • ‘A Star Is Born’ (1976) - 4 million copies

  • ‘Cocktail’ (1988) - 4 million copies

  • ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ (1993) - 4 million copies

  • ‘Armageddon’ (1998) - 4 million copies

  • ‘8 Mile’ (2002) - 4 million copies

  • ‘High School Musical’ (2006) - 4 million copies

  • ‘Coyote Ugly’ (2000) - 4 million copies

  • ‘Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ (2013) - 4 million copies

  • ‘Romeo + Juliet’ (1996) - 4 million copies

  • ‘The Jazz Singer’ (1980) - 5 million copies

  • ‘City of Angels’ (1998) - 5 million copies

  • ‘Evita’ (1996) - 5 million copies

  • ‘Flashdance’ (1983) - 6 million copies

  • ‘The Big Chill’ (1983) - 6 million copies

  • ‘Pure Country’ (1992) - 6 million copies

  • ‘Space Jam’ (1996) - 6 million copies

  • ‘The Little Mermaid’ (1989) - 6 million copies

  • ‘Waiting to Exhale’ (1995) - 7 million copies

  • ‘Grease’ (1978) - 8 million copies

  • ‘O Brother, Where Are Thou?’ (2000) - 8 million copies

  • ‘Top Gun’ (1986) - 9 million copies

  • ‘Footloose’ (1984) - 9 million copies

  • ‘The Lion King’ (1994) - 10 million copies

  • ‘Dirty Dancing’ (1987) - 11 million copies

  • ‘Titanic’ (1997) - 11 million copies

  • ‘Forrest Gump’ (1994) - 12 million copies

  • ‘Purple Rain’ (1984) - 13 million copies

  • ‘Saturday Night Fever’ (1977) - 16 million copies

  • ‘The Bodyguard’ (1992) - 18 million copies