Editors' Notes The importance of John Williams’ score in transforming Steven Spielberg's Jaws from a B-movie about a killer shark into a truly chilling morality tale cannot be overstated. We all know how the principal theme goes—an iconic musical pulse that suggests a stalking evil. And those quickening rhythms, sudden queasy lulls and sharp musical stabs are used across the entire soundtrack to keep listeners in a state of unease, so that even a relatively chirpy moment like “Out to Sea” quickly becomes undermined by creeping tension.   

SONG
Main Title / First Victim
1
3:26
 
The Empty Raft
2
1:21
 
The Pier Incident
3
2:22
 
The Shark Cage Fugue
4
1:58
 
Shark Attack
5
1:16
 
Ben Gardner's Boat
6
3:30
 
Montage
7
1:29
 
Father and Son
8
3:41
 
Into the Estuary
9
2:49
 
Out to Sea
10
2:58
 
Man Against Beast
11
5:32
 
Quint's Tale
12
2:39
 
Brody Panics
13
1:09
 
Barrel Off Starboard
14
1:29
 
The Great Shark Chase
15
3:27
 
Three Barrels Under
16
2:04
 
Between Attacks
17
2:05
 
The Shark Approaches
18
2:39
 
Blown to Bits
19
3:02
 
End Titles
20
1:52
 

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