Composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the “West Side Story” film soundtrack upped the production ante on the already-popular Broadway cast recording to wildly successful results. Not only is this album one of the bestselling soundtracks of all time, but it held the #1 spot on the Billboard main album chart for a record-breaking 54 weeks in a row. It also won the Grammy for Best Soundtrack Album – Original Cast and went triple-platinum. As for the film itself, it opened to substantial acclaim and won no fewer than 10 Academy Awards.