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The Pursuit of Happyness soundtrack

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 03020667832
Label: Varese Sarabande
Label number: 302 066 783
Running time: not on file
Shipping date: January 9th, 2007
Original score by Andrea Guerra
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. Opening
2. Being Stupid
3. Running
4. Trouble at Home
5. Rubiks Cube Taxi
...see complete tracklist
Music from the movie not on this soundtrack CD
Things Are Gonna Get Better - Christina Aguilera (from the previews) 

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Soundtrack Q & A
Q: Who sings "Bridge Over Troubled Water" in this movie? (from KennyG in TX)
A: It's Roberta Flack covering the original by Simon and Garfunkel. Not only does it sound EXACTLY like Roberta Flack, I just read the credits. (thanks to lrogers13, Marietta, GAadd more info

Q: What's the song about "the morning"? So lonely in the morning... it's in a scene where he and his son were in the homeless shelter and Chris was studying. (from dave in denver colorado)
A: Richie Havens (thanks to Mark, Sacramento, CAadd more info
A: "Morning Morning" from Richie Haven's 1967 album Mixed Bag (thanks to Bev F., USAadd more info
A: As noted, it's Richie Havens, from his first album. The song is written by Tuli Kupfenburg of the Fugs fame, a group whose music couldn't be played on the radio. (thanks to Jgaguine, Juneau, AKadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song playing when Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is sitting in church? I believe it's "Lord, Don't Move Those Mountains", but I'm not sure. Can you help? (from B in MI)
A: Mahalia Jackson (thanks to Adam, Ironton, OHadd more info
A: I think it's actually by Etta James. Same song though. (thanks to Anna, Preston,UKadd more info
A: I think it's sung by Inez Andrews. (thanks to adam, Chinaadd more info
A: "Lord, Don't Move THAT Mountain" and the choir from the movie is THE GLIDE ENSEMBLE. (thanks to Raj, Londonadd more info
A: "Lord Don't Move That Mountain" is sung by The Hoppers. GOD Bless ! (thanks to johnny, reidsville,ga usaadd more info

Q: I also want to know the artist for "The Mornin'" song. I remember it from my high school years but can't place the artist. (from terri in So Cal)
A: Richie Havens (thanks to Adam, Ironton, OHadd more info

Q: Seal is the artist singing at the end of the movie, but what is the name of the song and where can I find it? (from Angela in LA)
A: "A Father's Way." (thanks to Oddigawa, Kuala Lumpuradd more info

Q: Who sings "Lord Don't Move That Mountain" in the movie, and is it on the soundtrack?  (from Les in Chicago,Ill)
A: It's by Doris Akers and Mahalia Jackson (thanks to pat, mumbai,indiaadd more info

Q: Ben Harper sings a song in the movie - what is the name of the song? I can't find it anywhere.
...from JO in new orleans, la (answer JO's question)

Q: I thought I caught The Flaming Lips song "Waitin' for a Superman" in this movie. Did I imagine this? The soundtrack CD is presumably the original, rather than others' music used. There are at least two Stevie Wonder tracks in there, too. Will this soundtrack listing be released?
...from Malco in London, England (answer Malco's question)

Q: Can anyone tell me the song in the trailer to the film? It's an uplifting feel good song towards the end, sung by women. Thanks! (from David in UK)
A: Yes, I think I finally found it. "Soar" by Christina Aguilera (thanks to Cindy, Nashville, TN, USAadd more info

Q: What are the names of the Stevie Wonder songs in this film? (from Joe Steele in Memphis,TN)
A: "Higher Ground" and "Jesus Children of America" are the songs I noticed. (thanks to McNuzz, Denmarkadd more info

Q: Who sings the song from the end of the movie when Chris gets the job? It's the same song like the one when he fixes the scanner!.
...from Gigi in Romania (answer Gigi's question)

Q: I would very much like to know the name of the song playing when Will Smith leaves the motel with his son when they are kicked out.
...from sleen069 in Manchester (answer sleen069's question)

Q: Does anyone know the song to the teaser? Kind of lounge/club, really positive... (from Bruce in Las Vegas)
A: "Soar" by Christina Aguilera (thanks to angie, bethesda, md, usaadd more info

Q: What's the name of the artist and song playing when Chris Gardner is painting alone in the apartment? (from McNuzz in Copenhagen, Sealand, Denmark)
A: I have tried to find the name of this performer and finally I've got it. His name is George Benson! (thanks to Robin, Koreaadd more info
A: I believe the song is "Masquerade" (thanks to MagesseT, Seattle WA USAadd more info
A: Check out the original by Leon Russell. It's written by him as well. (thanks to singwolf, Singaporeadd more info

Q: Who sings "This Masquerade"? The Carpenters version is beautiful but this is great. (from Hector in Merida Mexico)
A: George Benson (thanks to Rj, indiaadd more info

Q: Where can I find the music that plays in the movie? Every time I look for the soundtrack in stores, there are exerpts from the movie but not the music itself. (from vachon in Nashville,tn,USA)
A: You can by the score soundtrack here. If you are only wanting the songs, then you have to look them up individually and download them or something. (thanks to OSTfan, Burlingameadd more info

Q: Is there a song performed by Bad Company at the beginning of the movie? (from marelvas in rio, brasil)
A: Wonderland (thanks to hulaL, kahuku,HIadd more info

Q: Who sings the song with the lyrics " child things are going to get easier, ooo child things are going to get brighter..."  (from tanja in dutch flat calif)
A: The Five Stairsteps (thanks to Henderson, OKadd more info

Q: Does anyone know the song from the trailer? It sounds sort of like Moby. It has a mix of gospel and techno but not really. Not much of a description but it's worth a shot to ask. (from Ophelia in San Ramon, California)
A: Yes it is Moby. From the album "18" (thanks to squid72, mcallen, texasadd more info
A: It's called "In My Heart" (thanks to Thomas, Thomville, Tennadd more info

Q: Is "Bridge Over Troubled Water" in this movie the original song? I've heard other people sing it before. (from cherryo in kansas)
A: No, it's not the original. The first was done by Simon and Garfunkel. But it's been covered by lots of people including Elvis Presley. (thanks to PETE, Essex Englandadd more info
A: In the movie, it's sung by Roberta Flack (thanks to Ad, Swindon, UKadd more info

Q: What is the song playing towards the end of the movie? It's instrumental, a piano track. Sounds kind of like classical. (from Razi in htown)
A: It's called "Welcome Chris" and it's written and performed by Andrea Guerra (thanks to Chris, Swedenadd more info

Q: What song has the lyrics "...people, keep on dreamin..."? It stops playing when he gets the taxes taken out of his bank account. (from raul in AMERICA)
A: Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" (thanks to Albert, Spainadd more info

Q: Where can I find a collection of the songs sung by different artists in this movie? The songs on the soundtrack are instrumental and all by Andrea Guerra. (from Jim in Hopdale, MA)
A: You have to find them individually because no other soundtrack collection has been made for this film. (thanks to Mr. Purse, PhilaDELFFFiaadd more info

Q: What is the opening song playing at the very beginning of the movie when the credits are coming up? (from Ed in Nottingham, England)
A: "A Father's Way" by Seal (thanks to vicky, Bombayadd more info

Q: What are the names of the two Stevie Wonder songs? (from Marquis in Detroit, Michigan, Unitedstates)
A: "Jesus Children of America" and "Higher Ground" (thanks to Mimi09, Detroit, MIadd more info

Q: What's the song playing at the very beginning of the trailer? It's a piano song and is so smooth and beautiful! (from Court719 in Billings, MT United States)
A: "Time" by Chantal Kreviazuk (thanks to Jerber, San Carlos City, Neg. Occ., Philippinesadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when Chris is waiting on Linda to bring his son back home? The scene takes place when it's getting dark, and he has a white "wifebeater" tee shirt on and a plaid shirt on over it. He's pacing the sidewalk because he doesn't think Linda is coming back with Christopher. (from Concerned in Tennessee, USA)
A: Stevie Wonder's "Jesus Children of America" (thanks to adge, usaadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when Chris Gardener is driving to meet that guy who asks to meet him in 20 minutes and he takes his boss's car??
...from RYBO-08 in scotland (answer RYBO-08's question)

Q: What song is the hippie girl playing on the guitar?
...from zod in monterey (answer zod's question)

Q: What's the song playing when he is parking/moving his boss's car??? (from Marco Godinez in Virginia)
A: The song is "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder (thanks to Paige5437, U.S.add more info
A: The song was originally performed by Stevie Wonder, but the version you hear in the movie is performed by The Red Hot Chili Peppers. (thanks to Big Jay, Houston, TX , U.S.Aadd more info

Q: What's the song performed by Seal at the end of the film??? (from Klaus in Peru)
A: It's called "A Father's Way" (thanks to Veronica, bahamasadd more info

Q: What are the lyrics of the credits song "I Can" by Bebe Winans?
...from jurema in brasil , são paulo  (answer jurema's question)

Q: What's the song playing when Smith tells his son not to leave anything? It's also playing at the end of the movie when he is happy.
...from k in India (answer k's question)

Q: What's the song playing at the end when Will Smith walks past the real Chris Gardener?
...from dakida in ny (answer dakida's question)

Q: What song is playing when Linda says by telephone that she's leaving?
...from koolin in Poland (answer koolin's question)

Q: There is a song in the film that I cant find - possibly sounds like Stevie Wonder, not sure, some of the lyrics are "holy roller" and "meditating." Can you help? (from paula in london)
A: It's "Jesus Children of America," and yes it's Mr Stevie Wonder the Legend!!! He also has a song called "Higher Ground" in the movie. (thanks to Becky, Englandadd more info

Q: What is the song heard when Linda leaves?
...from Henry  in Brooklyn,NY (answer Henry 's question)

Q: Who sings the version of the song "Masquerade" in this movie?
...from analka in lanzarote, las palmas, spain (answer analka's question)

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