West Side Story began its 54 week run at # 1 in 1962

May 6, 2018

The soundtrack to West Side Story

went to Number 1 on the US album chart

on May 5th in 1962

West Side Story

went on to spend a total of 54 weeks at the Number 1 position In 1962

West Side Story

won a Grammy award for "Best Sound Track Album – Original Cast"

In the United States

West Side Story was the best-selling album of the 1960s

certifying three times platinum by the RIAA on November 21, 1986

Musical Numbers

Act I

  1. "Overture" – Orchestra

  2. "Prologue" – Orchestra

  3. "Jet Song" – Riff and Jets

  4. "Something's Coming" – Tony

  5. "Dance at the Gym" – Orchestra

  6. "Maria" – Tony

  7. "America" – Anita, Bernardo, Sharks and Girls

  8. "Tonight" – Tony and Maria

  9. "Gee, Officer Krupke" – Riff and Jets

  10. "Maria (violin)" – Orchestra

Act II

  1. "I Feel Pretty" – Maria, Consuelo, Rosalia, and Francisca

  2. "One Hand, One Heart" – Tony and Maria

  3. "Tonight Quintet" – Maria, Tony, Anita, Riff, Bernardo, Jets, and Sharks

  4. "The Rumble" – Orchestra

  5. "Somewhere" – Tony and Maria

  6. "Cool" – Ice and Jets

  7. "A Boy Like That/I Have a Love" – Anita and Maria

  8. "Somewhere (Reprise)" – Maria

  9. "Finale" – Orchestra​

 

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