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Since the Vietnam War, films like Apocalypse Now, Platoon, and Born on the Fourth of July have become cultural icons. And during the conflict, popular rock songs became part of the Vietnam War era’s zeitgeist – both for soldiers in the jungle and for protesters back home.

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Vietnam Soundtrack

The Vietnam War: The Soundtrack includes many of the iconic songs representing the era.

Featuring 38 tracks from the 120 tunes featured in the film, the 2-CD set includes The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield, Simon & Garfunkel, The Byrds, Otis Redding, The Animals, Barry McGuire, The Staple Singers, Cream and many more.

Check out the full tracklist:

Disc 1:

  1. A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall – Bob Dylan
  2. Hello Vietnam – Johnnie Wright
  3. It’s My Life – The Animals
  4. Eve Of Destruction – Barry McGuire
  5. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) – The Byrds
  6. Masters of War – The Staple Singers
  7. Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  8. Smokestack Lightning – Howlin’ Wolf
  9. Backlash Blues – Nina Simone
  10. The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
  11. One Too Many Mornings – Bob Dylan
  12. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – Temptations
  13. Are You Experienced? – Jimi Hendrix
  14. I’m A Man – Spencer Davis Group
  15. Green Onions – Booker T & The MG’s
  16. Strange Brew – Cream
  17. Waist Deep In The Big Muddy – Pete Seeger
  18. A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum
  19. The Lord Is In This Place – Fairport Convention
  20. For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield

Disc 2:

  1. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright – Bob Dylan
  2. Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin
  3. Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
  4. Tell The Truth – Otis Redding
  5. The Letter – The Box Tops
  6. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  7. Soul Sacrifice – Santana
  8. Okie From Muskogee – Merle Haggard
  9. The Thrill Is Gone – B.B. King
  10. Psychedelic Shack – Temptations
  11. Ohio – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  12. Get Together – The Youngbloods
  13. Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
  14. Tail Dragger – Link Wray
  15. America The Beautiful – Ray Charles
  16. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
  17. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  18. Let It Be – The Beatles
Funding is provided by:

and members of

Jonathan & Jeannie Lavine • Diane & Hal Brierley • Amy & David Abrams • John & Catherine Debs • Fullerton Family Charitable Fund • The Montrone Family • Lynda & Stewart Resnick

The Golkin Family Foundation • The Lynch Foundation • The Roger & Rosemary Enrico Foundation

Richard S. & Donna L. Strong • Bonnie & Tom McCloskey • Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III • The Lavender Butterfly Fund

A Production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington, D.C.