Forrest Gump was a hugely successful film released in 1994. The film was based on a novel by the same name, but differs substantially from it. It follows the life of a simple man, played by Tom Hanks, as he experiences firsthand many historic events in the nations past.
The Forrest Gump movie soundtrack featured a wide range of popular songs by American artists spanning from the 1950s to the 1980s. The album release of the soundtrack became one of the top selling albums of all time. Original music for the film, like this song, was composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri.