The Great Escape
Elmer Bernstein

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The Great Escape shows its timeless class by rising 13 places in the chart since last year.

Elmer Bernstein strikes again with another iconic soundtrack that is as ubiquitous as his theme for The Magnificent Seven. Bernstein happily lived off the royalties from this, one of the most memorable and catchy of all film themes, and would probably have been bemused at its appearance at England football matches, where it has been a fixture since the mid-1990s.

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