Updated: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:45:00 GMT | By Cat Collins
Twenty of the best movie soundtrack songs

The Graduate: Mrs Robinson, Simon & Garfunkel



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The movie: The Graduate
The song: 'Mrs Robinson', Simon & Garfunkel

One of the first pop songs penned for a Hollywood movie, Simon & Garfunkel’s ditty about an older woman ended up on the soundtrack due to director Mike Nichols’ obsession with the duo’s music. After quite a bit of begging, Paul Simon agreed to rewrite this song originally penned in tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt.

Bonus knowledge: Baseballer Joe DiMaggio only gets a namecheck because he had the right amount of syllables in his name. Simon was actually a much bigger fan of Mickey Mantle.

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