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All The Songs In Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ Including Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Coldplay, Wilco & More

All The Songs In Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Including Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Coldplay, Wilco & More

Richard Linklater‘s upcoming “Boyhood” is truly an epic in almost every sense. Shot over the course of a decade, the film tracks the coming-of-age of a young boy in cinematic “real time,” with the movie stretching to nearly three hours to envelope you in the world Linklater crafted. So it’s only fitting that the soundtrack is equally huge and wide-ranging.

Ranging from big name acts like Coldplay, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Foo Fighters and Wilco, to indie heroes like Cat Power and Yo La Tengo, to Latino artists like Freddy Fender (classic), the tunes compiled by music supervisor Meghan Currier (who worked as a music coordinator on the equally massive lineup for “The Wolf Of Wall Street“) does a solid job of compressing a decade’s worth of pop hits and underground faves into a pretty good collection. If you need ideas for your next mixtape, look no further.

It’s worth noting that an earlier cut of the film included Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky” and OutKast‘s “Hey Ya,” with the former sticking out like a sore thumb. 

Check out all the songs below and samples on page two. “Boyhood” opens on July 11th.

All The Songs In “Boyhood”
“Yellow” – Coldplay
“Hate To Say I Told You So” – The Hives
“Oops I Did It Again” – Lorelei Linklater
“Anthem Part Two” – Blink 182
“Soak Up The Sun” – Sheryl Crow
“Try Again” – Aaliyah
“Whomping Willow and The Snowball Fight (from “Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban”)” – John Williams
“Could We” – Cat Power
“My Good Gal” – Old Crow Medicine Show
“Rock And Roll (Part 2)” – Gary Glitter
“Split The Difference” – Ethan Hawke
“Do You Realize” – The Flaming Lips
“Freaks! Freaks!” – Pigeon John
“I Held Onto My Pride And Let Her Go” – Dale Watson
“Crank That (Travis Barker Remix) – Soulja Boy
“Crazy” – Gnarls Barkley
“We’re All In This Together” – Cassidy Johnson
“One (Blake’s Got A New Face)” – Vampire Weekend
“Hate It Here” – Wilco
“LA Freeway” – Ethan Hawke
“1901” – Phoenix
“LoveGame” – Lady Gaga
“Desencabulada” – Luísa Maita
“Good Girls Go Bad” – Cobra Starship ft. Leighton Meester
“Lero Lero” – Luísa Maita
“Let It Die” – Foo Fighters
“Sous le Soleil” – Major Boys ft Aurélia
“Wish You Were Here” – Savannah Welch
“Radioactive” – Kings Of Leon
“Sunshine Day” – Osibisa
“Beyond The Horizon” – Bob Dylan
“Telephone” – Lady Gaga
“Band On The Run” – Paul McCartney & Wings
“Happy Birthday To You”
“Ryan’s Song” – Ethan Hawke
“Notre Dame Victory March”
“She’s Long Gone” – The Black Keys
“Pout” – David Clark & Sam Dillon
“Helena Beat” – Foster The People
“Suburban War” – Arcade Fire
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye ft. Kimbra
“Gobbelins” – Bruce Salmon, Wayne Sutton
”Old Black Crow” – Austin Steamers
“I’ll Be Around” – Yo La Tengo
“Trojans” – Atlas Genius
“Não Acorde o Neném” – Moreno Veloso
“Em Todo Lugar Voz Boa” – Moreno Veloso
“Que Mala” – Freddy Fender
“Coisa Boa” – Moreno Veloso
“The Dog Song” – Charlie Sexton
“Hero” – Family Of The Year
“Summer Noon” – Jeff Tweedy
“Deep Blue” – Arcade Fire

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The sound your looking for Sebastian Nebel is wilco hate it here

LA Star

"LA Freeway" was written by Guy Clark but performed in the camping scene by Ethan Hawke. I love that song & that songwriter!


Sebastian, the record you are looking for is "Hate It Here" by Wilco off of the album Sky Blue Sky

Mtume Salaam

Sebastian: I came here looking for the same song. It’s in the list above: Wilco’s "Hate It Here." Very good tune. (Funny you thought Eagles. I thought it was an old Rod Stewart song I’d never heard. It definitely sounds like the ’70s.)

elior kanfi

yo Luke I think I got the lyrics right correct me if I’m wrong. most beautiful scene in the movie IMO:
I hope for us to be forever together but to wonder wherever I may,
I want you to be easy and casual but stIll demand I stay
I want you to know me completely, but still remain mysterious
Consider every step but still remain fearless
Climb over the top look over the edge
Dance barefoot on a razor’s edge
Reach for the stars, grab a tiger by the tail
If I don’t try I’ll never fail
If you go on you’re rolling the dice
Can’t step in the same river twice
If you love too much it will turn to hate
If you never leave home you’ll never be late
Eat too much you’re gonna get fat,
If you buy a dog it will piss off your cat
Take a deep breath and enjoy the ride
Because arrivals and departures run side by side


Any idea what the song was that Ethan and kids sang when they were at the Step Grandparents house? They were on the porch right before or after they shot the guns…


The cut I saw at SXSW also had The Strokes' "Slow Animals" on it.

Sebastian Nebel

Thank you, I was looking for this list.

I still can't seem to find the song that Ethan Hawke's character plays for Mason in the car ride to their camping trip, where he talks about how great the lyrics are. I was thinking Eagles?

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