Pure Imagination

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"Pure Imagination"
Song by Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka
Released 1971 (1971)
Length 4:20
Label Paramount
Songwriter(s) Leslie Bricusse
Anthony Newley
Track listing
  1. Main Title (Golden Ticket/Pure Imagination)
  2. The Candy Man
  3. Charlie's Paper Run
  4. Cheer Up, Charlie
  5. Lucky Charlie
  6. (I've Got A) Golden Ticket
  7. Pure Imagination
  8. Oompa Loompa
  9. The Wondrous Boat Ride
  10. Everlasting Gobstoppers/Oompa-Loompa
  11. The Bubble Machine
  12. I Want It Now/Oompa-Loompa
  13. Wonkamobile, Wonkavision/Oompa-Loompa
  14. Wonkavator/End Title

"Pure Imagination" is a song from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. It was written by British composers Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley specifically for the movie. It was sung by Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka). The intro of the song was previously listed as linked to the introduction of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro"[1] and not Rachmaninoff as stated by Mrs. Teevee, but neither of these is correct.



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External links

  • Lyrics and guitar chords of "Pure Imagination"
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