Half Nelson Soundtrack: Listen to all 8 songs with scene descriptions

Each song is provided with a scene description and timestamp, as well as a full-length audio playback.

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Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 8 songs that can be heard in the movie “Half Nelson”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.


All 8 songs featured in “Half Nelson”:

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"Stars & Sons" by Broken Social Scene
Timestamp: 0:05 | Scene: Dan cleans the cocaine off his coffee table. He goes out to bar and dances with a girl.
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"A New England" by Billy Bragg
Timestamp: 0:43 | Scene: Dan sticks his tongue out at a woman in the bar. In a motel room he talks about WMD's and takes drugs.
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"Lover's Spit" by Broken Social Scene
Timestamp: 0:44 | Scene: Dan snorts cocaine. He talks about his ex-girlfriend getting married and rehab. Dan and the woman dance slowly.
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"Wanted" by Rhymefest (Feat. Samantha Ronson)
Timestamp: 1:00 | Scene: Plays at the school dance.
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"Udonomehomey" by Samuel Gilbert
Timestamp: 1:05 | Scene: Drey gets her bike back without resorting to violence. Continues as the students go to museum.
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"It's Alright to Cry" by Rosey Grier
Timestamp: 1:21 | Scene: Dan at dinner with his family. The record plays.
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"Can't You See" by The Marshall Tucker Band
Timestamp: 1:23 | Scene: Dan sits slumped in the chair as his mum and brother dance to the music. He talks to his dad.
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"Shampoo Suicide" by Broken Social Scene
Timestamp: 1:28 | Scene: Drey enters room 50 to find Dan with other drug users. She gives him drugs and leaves.
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What’s the movie about?
A drug-addicted inner-city junior high school teacher strikes up an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

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