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Song of the Day #2092

Song of the Day: Jaws (“Soundtrack Suite”) [YouTube link], composed by John Williams, is one of only five scores for which the maestro won an Oscar. That’s 5 wins out of 54 Oscar nominations, the most held by any living artist, second only to Walt Disney in Oscar history (who had a record 59 nominations over the course of his career). This soundtrack boasts one of the simplest and most unsettling two-note combinations in cinematic history, sitting alongside the classic dissonant shrieking violins from Bernard Herrmann’s “Psycho” murder theme. Happy 92nd birthday to John Williams, who is the oldest Oscar nominee ever!