Note:Below is a complete playlist of all 24 songs that can be heard in the movie “How to Lose Friends & Alienate”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.
All 24 songs featured in “How to Lose Friends & Alienate”:
"Unconditional (Jagz Kooner Funhouse Mix)" by The Bravery Timestamp:0:06 | Scene: Plays in the headquarters of the Post Modern Review as the phone is ringing. They get a call from Sharp's Magazine.
"What A Wonderful World" by Joey Ramone Timestamp:0:08 | Scene: Sidney (Simon Pegg) rides in a taxi as he arrives in New York. He's dropped off outside his new (run-down) apartment.
"I Get Around (Van She Tech Dub)" by Dragonette Timestamp:0:10 | Scene: Instead of going to bed before his first day at work in the morning, Sidney hits a club. He tries to dance with women on the dance-floor but they don't seem to appreciate his moves. Sidney leaves but spots a tall, blonde girl entering a bar and decides to follow her.
"Change For You" by The Midway State Timestamp:0:11 | Scene: Sidney sits down next to the blonde girl in the bar and tries to chat her up. He gets into an argument with Alison (Kirsten Dunst) and spills her drink on her book.
"Chicken Payback" by The Bees Timestamp:0:14 | Scene: Sidney dances with Bobby back at his apartment. She leaves to powder her nose and tells him to put on something more romantic.
"Ace of Spades" by Mötörhead Timestamp:0:14 | Scene: This is the 'romantic' song he puts on. His landlord turns it off and they both realise Bobby has a willy.
"Spooky" by Dusty Springfield Timestamp:0:26 | Scene: Sidney gets an answer-phone message from his father. He rides in a taxi with Alison and Lawrence to a party.
"Francesca" by John Pizzarelli Timestamp:0:30 | Scene: Sidney gets an autograph at the party.
"Funkdefining" by Nate James Timestamp:0:30 | Scene: Sidney talks about the greatest film ever made, Con Air.
"La Dolce Vita (Finale)" by Nino Rota Timestamp:0:32 | Scene: Sophie (Megan Fox) walks through the swimming pool in her dress to get to Eleanor and Lawrence. Instrumental.
"Heavy Like Sunday" by Leona Naess Timestamp:0:48 | Scene: Sidney talks to Alison in the bar about Cuba, the dog. Alison tells him about her novel.
"Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer Timestamp:0:53 | Scene: Bobby, the stripper, entertains Lawrence in his office as Sidney takes pictures. Mrs Harding catches them with her daughters.
"What Good Is Heaven" by Josh Clayton-Felt Timestamp:1:06 | Scene: Sidney drives Alison home because she's too drunk to drive. Alison complains about what her life has become and Lawrence. Alison throws up.
"Me So Horny" by 2 Live Crew Timestamp:1:09 | Scene: Alison says she loves this song as Sidney sits with his father and his landlord. Alison finds the cocaine and then talks to Sidney's father.
"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" by Scissor Sisters Timestamp:1:19 | Scene: Plays at the fancy dress party. He finds out Alison is back with Lawrence.
"The Drinks Taste Better When They're Free" by Electrovamp Timestamp:1:21 | Scene: 2nd song at the fancy dress party. Lawrence taunts Sidney about Alison.
"For Reasons Unknown" by The Killers Timestamp:1:23 | Scene: Sidney gets promoted and gets to do the piece on Vincent Lepak. He interviews him and Eleanor makes changes. He moves up in the company and gets a flash apartment.
"With Every Heartbeat" by Robyn Timestamp:1:28 | Scene: Sophie, Eleanor and Sidney arrive at the club.
"I Love What You Do" by Electrovamp Timestamp:1:29 | Scene: On the dancefloor in the club Sidney dances with a blonde girl. Sophie moves in and Sidney dances with her.
"Time To Pretend" by MGMT Timestamp:1:30 | Scene: Sidney tries to jump between balconies but wimps out. Sophie takes off her dress and manages to do it successfully. Sidney does a stupid dance for a forfeit.
"Enough Love" by Duffy Timestamp:1:38 | Scene: Sidney waits in the airport. He gets back to New York and gets a taxi. He tells out to stop when he sees an outdoor showing of La Dolce Vita. He searches for Alison.
"You Really Got Me" by The Kinks Timestamp:1:42 | Scene: 1st song in end credits.
"Get Over It" by Guillemots Timestamp:1:43 | Scene: 2nd song in end credits.
"Enough Love" by Duffy Timestamp:1:44 | Scene: 3rd song in end credits.
What’s the movie about?
A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York City.