Thirty-five years later, that idea dominates television.
Sometimes a great soundtrack can elevate a mediocre movie into something that makes it iconic.
Once upon a time, before hapless couples tortured each other by frolicking with beautiful “singles,” before a naked, ruthless corporate trainer won a million bucks for outscheming 15 opponents in the South China Sea, before “The Mole” and “Big Brother” and “Who Wants to Be,” or “Marry,” or barbecue, or whatever, “a Millionaire,” before Oprah and Jerry and Maury and Ricki, even before we found out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real, there was “The Dating Game.” Quaint and gentle by today’s standards, with its Herb Alpert theme music, giant daisy set decorations and double-entendre-laden interplay between bachelors and “bachelorettes,” “The Dating Game” went on the air in December 1965 and was the first success of a producer named Chuck Barris, who had an idea whose simplicity belies its genius: People will do anything to get on TV, and other people will watch them.
And they were game shows based on exploring human relationships, rather than simply answering general knowledge questions or solving puzzles.
And the prizes were modest — a restaurant dinner, a new washer and dryer.
The best soundtracks ever are more than just a collection of songs in a particular order; they evoke and accentuates the feelings of a movie during, and long after, it has been viewed.
This is a list of the greatest soundtracks ever recorded, as ranked by the Ranker Community. ) these are great soundtrack albums that you listened to over and over, making the songs themselves so ingrained with the movie that they BECAME the movie in your head. Vote on this list of the best soundtracks of all time: pick your faves, add what's missing and rank the best!“Game shows have always operated on the premise that ordinary people are the stars of the show,” says Steven Stark, author of “Glued to the Set: The 60 Television Shows That Made Us Who We Are Today,” “but he raised it to an art form in the sense that you don’t just show ordinary people in favorable circumstances — you may do badly on a quiz show but you still look OK anyway — but you can humiliate them and they’ll still go on, for their 15 minutes of fame or whatever.” Barris didn’t just introduce humiliation to daytime TV.“The Dating Game” and its 1966 companion, “The Newlywed Game,” were among the first shows to acknowledge that people actually have sex.The real prize wasn’t a big cash payoff, it was being on TV in the first place.“There wasn’t a need for big prizes,” Barris wrote about “The Newlywed Game” in the first of his two autobiographies.Thus was born first-run syndication, a multibillion-dollar industry. Although he’s written two autobiographies, he hasn’t gone into much detail about his childhood.