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Jarhead soundtrack

Jarhead (2005)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 60249888461
Label: Decca
Label number: 598302
Running time: 61m33s
Shipping date: December 6th, 2005
Original score by Thomas Newman
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. Welcome to the Suck
2. Raining Oil
3. Battery Run
4. Mirage Bedouin
5. Don't Worry Be Happy
...see complete tracklist
Music from the movie not on this soundtrack CD
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Buy Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory/ Freedom Williams at Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory / Freedom Williams
Buy Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer - Dr. Elmo at Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer - Dr. Elmo
Buy Jesus Walks - Kanye West at Jesus Walks - Kanye West (end credits song; trailer song)  (found on the CD "The College Dropout")
Buy Something in the Way - Nirvana at Something in the Way - Nirvana (found on the CD "Nevermind")
Buy The Ride of the Valkyries - Richard Wagner at The Ride of the Valkyries - Richard Wagner

Add more missing songs to this list, or tell us in what scenes these songs are heard or where they can be found.
Additional soundtrack info
Conducted by Thomas Newman. Orchestration by Thomas Pasatieri. Orchestra recorded by Armin Steiner at the Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox, Los Angeles. Recorded and mixed by Tommy Vicari at Signet Sound Studios and Sony Music Studios, NYC.

Naughty By Nature's song "O.P.P." was played during a Christmas party scene set in 1990. In reality, this track was not released until late 1991.

Soundtrack Q & A
Q: What is the name of the music under film info on the Jarhead official movie website? (from Mark in Boca Raton, Florida, United States)
A: Is that not part of Thomas Newman's original score for Jarhead? I believe so. Soundtrack comes out in a month. (thanks to Dawg3, NCadd more info

Q: Anyone know what the name of the Notorious BIG song in the movie? I think it was played during the Christmas Eve scene as well. Maybe a remix of "Sky's The Limit"? Thanks. (from Stewart in NYC)
A: O.P.P. - Naughty by Nature (thanks to MonkeyMan, Nebraskaadd more info

Q: What was the song right before the "Jesus Walks" song? Right before credits started rolling. (from Garry in NYC)
A: "Soldier's Things" by Tom Waits, from Swordfishtrombones (thanks to Sean, Pittsburgh, PAadd more info

Q: What's the name of the song heard when he is having that dream looking in the mirror? Thanks. (from devin in Juneau, AK)
A: Nirvana's "Something in the Way" (thanks to Stoney, Valdosta, GAadd more info
A: Confirmed, it is Nirvana's "Something in the Way" (thanks to the_dude, USAadd more info

Q: Does anyone know the name of the song that plays during the end credits?? It's sorta like a constant drum sound? (from Michele in ny)
A: "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West (thanks to Froggy64, Lake Havasu, AZadd more info

Q: The ending scene where Swafford is looking at his dead buddie in a coffin there's a slow blues song playing. What song is that? Thank you. (from MonkeyMan in NE)
A: Tom Waits - "Soldier's Things" (thanks to Anthony, N. Chicago, ILadd more info

Q: What was the song that had the really awesome beat to it... I believe it was towards the middle to the front of the movie and they were walking together somewhere? Hardly any words if any... (from make in PA)
A: I think that's "Ball and Chain." (thanks to Anthony, N. Chicago, ILadd more info

Q: Is the song playing during the credits by Disturbed? What song is it? (from parsons in toronto canada)
A: No. It's an instrumental version of "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West. After that is score by Thomas Newman until the credits are over. (thanks to Anthony, N. Chicago, ILadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song in the movie when they are dancing?? I think it's by Cypress Hill (from YellowLily in Tucson, Az)
A: In the tent on Christmas Eve? Its O.P.P. and "Naughty By Nature." (thanks to such_jaunt, ukadd more info

Q: Is there any specific name for the version of "Jesus Walks" during the end credits? The track only contains the beat and the chorus without Kanye singing. I am trying to find this version and have been unable to! (from Franco in Vancouver, Canada)
A: It may be an instrumental version possibly asked to be made specifically for this movie. There are many versions of "Jesus Walks" I found. There's the "album version," a "remix," "Chris Milk version," and a "church version." Maybe it's one of them. (thanks to Anthony, N. Chicago, IL USAadd more info
A: Kayne West, Instrumental Invasion 11. (thanks to Rogue, Eireadd more info

Q: What was the song heard when all the marines first land and they are walking off of the airplane? The song is heard a few times - it's a real "Pump You Up" song. (from Bikeman_78 in Vancouver / B.C / Canada)
A: The song played when they alight from the aeroplane is one composed specially for the film, its on the soundtrack and is called "Welcome to the Suck". (thanks to such_jaunt, Ukadd more info
A: "Welcome to the Suck" as heard on the album doesn't seem to run for as long or sound as good as the sequence which plays when they disembark the aircraft... maybe it just sounds better in the cinema with tanks and guns on the screen. (thanks to dave, sydney, australiaadd more info
A: I've only seen the movie once, so I am not entirely positive; however, I believe the song is actually "Listen Up." "Welcome to the Suck" has a similar sound but lacks the energy of the former. (thanks to ae davies, NHadd more info

Q: Does anyone know the song featured on the movie's official website? The one I'm referring to is on the movie's information page. This music is not on the soundtrack CD.  (from Ricardo in San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
A: Yep, I am told it's music from Jarhead that isn't included on the soundtrack CD. (thanks to Karman, Virginia Beachadd more info

Q: What was the song played when the two soldiers find the party in the desert, and Jammie Foxx said the war is over? (from viony in australia)
A: "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy. (thanks to kumar, Minnesotaadd more info

Q: What's the name of the background song that ends suddenly when they call the jarheads to the war? (from tacks2000 in usa)
A: Ride of the Valkyrie (thanks to NibbleSomeMore, here, there, everywhereadd more info

Q: In the song "Unsick Most Ricky-Tick," what instruments are being played? Thanks!
...from DrRAH66 in Olive Branch, MS, USA (answer DrRAH66's question)

Q: What was that song that Swofford had to play with his "bugle"? I know it was by Stevie Wonder... (from SucculentSweet57 in Waipahu, Hawaii)
A: "You are the Sunshine of My Life" (thanks to okay, earthadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when they first arrive in the desert and all you see is the line up of hummers coming through the heat waves? (from J in canada)
A: Pink Mist (thanks to mike V, center line michigan add more info
A: I think "Listen Up" track from Jarhead OST is played in the background when the hummers race into the desert. (thanks to Anon, Indiaadd more info

Q: Is that really Jake Gyllenhaal narrating throughout the movie? (from mrsg in San Diego, Ca)
A: Yes it is. He sounds a little different, but that's him. (thanks to Alida, Floridaadd more info

Q: What's the name of the famous war song that's playing in the video that all of the troops are watching? (from Jeremiah Pasternak in Rye NH)
A: The jarheads are watching Coppola's Apocalypse Now! The scene they are watching is when the Americans invade a native beach in Vietnam because they want to go surfing and the tune played is "The Ride of the Valkyries" by R. Wagner... Coppola tried to show how pointless and absurd the Vietnam war was and the story was based on the book Heart of Darkness by J. Conrad (though Conrad actually wrote the book about colonialism in Congo). Wagner was also one of Hitler's favorite composers and Der Führer used the music to pump up his soldiers during WWII and he thought Wagner's political views emphasised and supported Hitler's vision of the German state... (the third Reich). The tune is from Wagner's opera Die Walküre... (thanks to Nick J., Bostonadd more info
A: Wagner's "Valkyries." The movie that they are watching is Apocalypse Now. (thanks to choppy, Gold Coast Australiaadd more info

Q: I want to know the name of the song from the preview of this movie. I know it's not on the soundtrack because Iown the CD. Please help... I really want the song. (from nay in australia)
A: "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West. (thanks to hillary, sebastopol, caadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song when he was in the shower? It started playing when he looked up at the shower head. (from Ellen in tularosa, NM, United States)
A: Artist: Nirvana, Song "Something in the Way" (thanks to Bartek, London Ontario Canadaadd more info

Q: This question has been asked before but not been answered. What is the name of the music on the Jarhead website under "Access film info"? It sounds like a Thomas Newman piece but it is NOT on the soundtrack! Help!
...from matt in NY, NY (answer matt's question)

Q: My question is, when the credits end, there's a U.S Marine Corps song, goes a little like "All my life it was my be a bad mothaf****n U.S Marine!" It's right after when the credits are almost finished. Can you please hook me up with the name and artist of this hymn? Thanks (from Lance Corporal in Tennessee)
A: It's a military cadence, not a song! (thanks to t4ykez, Agadir - Moroccoadd more info

Q: What's the name of the song heard when they are working in the rain? One of them is standing on some kind of hillock. I don't remember any more details.
...from Jagoda in PL (answer Jagoda's question)

Q: Does anyone know where you can get the film version of "Welcome to the Suck"? The one on the movie is killer.
...from dude in canada (answer dude's question)

Q: I like the song but can't figure out the name or who sings this. It plays during his bad dream right until he wakes up. What's the name and who sings it? (from alexis in alaska)
A: Nirvana's "Something in the Way" (thanks to bauer, England (Bristol)add more info

Q: The last song playing during the credits... I know it's a military candence, but I can't find the actual one. There are probably hundreds. Can you tell me about the actual candence?
...from eric in georgia (answer eric's question)

Q: What is the song from Jarhead that is also in the trailer to The Good Shepherd?
...from frozencone in Australia (answer frozencone's question)

Q: Looking for song and artist when Swofford is in selection training to be a scout sniper. It is most noticeable when the platoon is all jogging together, the movie keeps flashing back to the shrinking platoon. (from stanno in aussie)
A: "Pink Mist" track 16 (thanks to andy, TXadd more info

Q: What song is playing when they are training and they are boxing or kickboxing in the ring?
...from cody in massachusetts (answer cody's question)

Q: What's the Vietnam song playing when they are walking and Swoff says "can't we get our own music"? (from mike w. in odessa, texas)
A: The Doors' "Break On Through" (thanks to AJ, UKadd more info

Q: What is the song/artist the helicopter plays as they fly over the soldiers? He gets mad because it's Vietnamese music and he wants their kind of music. (from GxOxD in Hollister Ca Us )
A: The Doors - "Break On Through" (thanks to chtr, PLadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when they are playing football in the desert? It's the song right before "Gonna Make You Sweat." I've been looking for ages and I can't find it (from Omzyster5001 in England)
A: Full Chemical Gear (thanks to Ryan, Michiganadd more info

Q: What the song playing when Jamie Foxx makes them run in their gas suits right after they fail to get into their suits? (from BTOman in Credo, Texas, US)
A: "Bang a Gong Get It On" (thanks to sobczak, cville pa add more info

Q: What is the song playing when he has the dream of vomiting sand? (from chris in north dakota)
A: It is called "Something in the Way" by Nirvana. (thanks to chris, north dakotaadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when he's in the bathroom and he starts throwing up sand? (from mike in hartford, wisconsin, usa)
A: "Something's in the Way" by Nirvana (thanks to butch, carribeanadd more info

Q: What is the song playing towards the end when the soldiers find out they're going home (after the 2 go over the hill) and they all start firing their machine guns? (from Tam in Mass)
A: "Fight The Power" by Public Enemy (thanks to TillDeathDoUsPArt, Las Vegas NVadd more info

Q: Is it me, or do the tracks "Raining Oil" and "Desert Storm" sound awfully the same? (from Necrophyte in La Jolla, CA, USA)
A: Hahaha this is true, "Raining Oil" has a different intro, but other than that it's nearly the exact same. (thanks to Cage Oukami, Birminghamadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when they have to put on their gas suits?
...from erin in al (answer erin's question)

Q: What's the middle eastern sounding song we hear when the men on the camels approach? (from fizzle mizzle in hartford, ct)
A: "Mirage Bedouin." It's one of the tracks in the Jarhead sountrack (thanks to Cage Oukami, Birminghamadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Jake's character has a nightmare with him looking into the mirror and seeing his ex? This is where he throws up in the sink, but it's sand that he upchucks, not vomit. Plz, anyone?! (from GUIT4Rfreak in High River, AB, Canada)
A: "Something in the Way" by Nirvana (thanks to esther_xxx, australiaadd more info

Q: What is the song playing for a few seconds when the unit is in the tent and Swoff starts insulting Troy and they brand him? He is almost crying.
...from Ben in USA (answer Ben's question)

Q: What is the song playing after the Marines start an impromptu strip dance after playing football?  (from pam in Sunrise, Florida)
A: "The Choice Is Yours" by Black Sheep (thanks to Damifino, Colo.add more info

Q: Did Kanye West do a song in the movie or trailer for Jarhead? If so, what is the song, and where can I find it? (from Jeffro Devo in Grand Junction, CO)
A: Jesus Walks (thanks to jemini, the center of the universeadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when they arrive at Camp Pendleton? It goes like "...Here's a little something I wrote, you might want to take it note for note...." (from corpral in Maryland)
A: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bob Marley. (thanks to A-Dub, INadd more info
A: "Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin!! (thanks to Mikey, Portugaladd more info

Q: What is the song playing in the credits at the end of the movie?
...from fhghdsgdfg in ffdgdfgfdg (answer fhghdsgdfg's question)

Q: What's the music playing on the DVD main menu? Somewhat of an ambient piece...
...from karol in NL (answer karol's question)

Q: How does the song "Jesus Walks" relate to the movie?
...from Taco in United States (answer Taco's question)

Q: What song is playing when they are going to the Iraqi border?
...from PartyTimer in Germany (answer PartyTimer's question)

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