L.A. Confidential Soundtrack

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Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 11 songs that can be heard in the movie “L.A. Confidential”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.


All 11 songs featured in “L.A. Confidential”:

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"Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive" by Johnny Mercer
Timestamp: 0:00 | Scene: Opening scenes. Sid Hudgens narrates as we see shots of Los Angeles.
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"Oh! Look At Me Now" by Lee Wiley
Timestamp: 0:04 | Scene: We're introduced to Sgt. Jack Vincennes as he dances with a girl. He explains he's a technical advisor. Sid Hudgens enters and talks to Vincennes.
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"Mele Kalikimaka" by Bing Crosby
Timestamp: 0:08 | Scene: Bud White buys drinks in the liquor store and meets Lynn Bracken.
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"The Christmas Blues" by Dean Martin
Timestamp: 0:11 | Scene: Jack Vincennes looks at a business card for Fleur de Lis. Sid Hudgens reads a story out loud.
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"Look For The Silver Lining" by Chet Baker
Timestamp: 0:21 | Scene: Bud White meets Captain Dudley Smith in a bar. Dudley gives him back his gun and badge. Dudley tells him about a new assignment.
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"Hit The Road To Dreamland" by Betty Hutton
Timestamp: 0:23 | Scene: After 2 gangsters are shot dead in their car we see the photographs and the newspaper articles about it. 2 more guys are shot through a window and the killers take the drugs. Dudley and his men rough up a criminal from out of town.
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"Wheel of Fortune" by Kay Starr
Timestamp: 0:59 | Scene: 'Ed' Exley returns to the police station from shooting the bad guys dead to congratulations from the other officers. He is given a medal. Jack Vincennes arrives back on set. Bud sits outside Lynn's house in a car in the rain. A politician sees some compromising photos and changes his vote. Dudley and his men beat up more criminals.
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"Powder Your Face With Sunshine" by Dean Martin
Timestamp: 1:09 | Scene: Jack sits in a bar alone and stares at a 50 dollar bill.
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"How Important Can It Be" by Joni James
Timestamp: 1:10 | Scene: Jack finds a body in a motel room.
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"Looking At You" by Lee Wiley
Timestamp: 1:26 | Scene: Jack and Exley arrive at a bar and approach a couple. Exley ends up with a drink thrown in his face.
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"Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive" by Johnny Mercer
Timestamp: 2:07 | Scene: End credits.
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What’s the movie about?
As corruption rises in 1950s Los Angeles, three cops – one straight, one brutal and one sleazy – investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

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