Ernest Gold – Exodus – Original Soundtrack
The main theme from the film (“Theme of Exodus”) has been widely remixed and covered by many artists such as Ferrante and Teicher, whose version went No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. It also became a gold record.
Other versions were recorded by Eddie Harris, Edith Piaf, Mantovani, Peter Nero, Connie Francis, the 1960s British instrumental band The Eagles, and The Duprees, who sang the theme with lyrics written by Pat Boone. Hard rock guitarist Leslie West performed the song with his earliest band The Vagrants and also in subsequent bands. The band The Skatalites recorded a ska-version of the theme, which was covered by Bad Manners on the 1982 album Forging Ahead. Pianist George Greeley recorded a 10 1/2 minute concert version on his 1961 Warner Bros. album Popular Piano Concertos of Famous Film Themes. Other artists included piano player Anthony Burger for the Homecoming titled “I Do Believe”, a disco version titled “Exo-Disco” by Huey Lewis & the American Express, a remix by techno-crossover pianist Maksim Mrvica, and it has even been used as the sample for the T.I. song “Bankhead”. The original version was used as a theme song for professional wrestler Mr. Perfect, and later a takeoff of the original version would become his longtime theme song. Trey Spruance of the Secret Chiefs 3 rescored the theme for “surf band and orchestra” on the album 2004 Book of Horizons. The Chopsticks (a Hong Kong female duo, made up of Sandra Lang (仙杜拉) and Amina (亞美娜)), covered this as a medley song with “Hava Nagila” on their 1971 album All of a Sudden. The artist Nina Paley used the entire theme song to satirical effect in her animated short, titled after the lyrics, “This Land is Mine” in 2012. Furthermore, Howard Stern tends to use it for comedic effect when discussing aspects of Jewish life.