The Graduate (soundtrack)

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The Graduate
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedJanuary 21, 1968
GenreFolk rock
LabelColumbia Masterworks
ProducerTeo Macero
Simon & Garfunkel chronology
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
The Graduate
Singles from The Graduate
  1. "Mrs. Robinson"
    Released: April 1968

The Graduate is an album of songs from the soundtrack of Mike Nichols' movie The Graduate, featuring many songs from the folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel as well as several instrumental pieces by Dave Grusin. Released on January 21, 1968, the album was produced by Teo Macero.

Although the album features two versions of the acclaimed "Mrs. Robinson", neither is the full version as featured on Bookends. The first is an instrumental, while the second is abbreviated, tapering off as it does in the film. However, the other major song of the album, "The Sound of Silence" is used three times in the film.

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Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Paul Simon, except where noted.

Side one
1."The Sound of Silence" 3:06
2."The Singleman Party Foxtrot"Dave Grusin2:52
3."Mrs. Robinson" (Version 1) 1:12
4."Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha"Dave Grusin2:53
5."Scarborough Fair/Canticle" (Interlude)Traditional, arranged by Simon, Art Garfunkel1:41
6."On the Strip"Dave Grusin2:00
7."April Come She Will" 1:50
8."The Folks"Dave Grusin2:27
Side two
1."Scarborough Fair/Canticle"Traditional, arranged by Simon, Garfunkel6:22
2."A Great Effect"Dave Grusin4:06
3."The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine" 1:46
4."Whew"Dave Grusin2:10
5."Mrs. Robinson" (Version 2) 1:12
6."The Sound of Silence" 3:08



Chart (1968) Peak
Australian Albums Chart 1[1]
French Albums Chart 3[citation needed]
Norwegian Albums Chart 2[citation needed]
Spanish Albums Chart[2] 2
UK Albums Chart 3[citation needed]
US Albums Chart 1[citation needed]

See also[edit]

For tracks 1, 7 and 14: Sounds of Silence
For tracks 5, 9 and 11: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
For tracks 3 and 13: Bookends


  1. ^ Kent, David (2005). Australian Chart Book (1940-1969). p. 271. ISBN 0646444395. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  2. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.