Note:Below is a complete playlist of all 18 songs that can be heard in the movie “Moonlight”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.
All 18 songs featured in “Moonlight”:
Every Nigger Is a Star - Boris Gardiner Timestamp:0:01 | Scene: song is heard right at the beginning of the film. Juan drives up in his car.
It’ll All Be Over - The Supreme Jubilees Timestamp:0:05 | Scene: Juan invites Chiron to a restaurant. With this invitation he tries to get him to talk.
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore - Laudate Dominum, K. 339 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) - Nicholas Britell Timestamp:0:13 | Scene: A group of children is playing. Chiron leaves the group with Kevin.
One Step Ahead - Aretha Franklin Timestamp:0:22 / 1:35 | Scene: Juan and Chiron return home. Paula is upset / Chiron visits Kevin at the diner.
Mini Skirt - Performers Timestamp:0:23 | Scene: Chiron dances.
Cell Therapy - Goodie Mob Timestamp:1:07 | Scene: Black is introduced.
Tyrone - Erykah Badu & James Poyser Timestamp:1:08 | Scene: Chiron meets with Travis.
Play That Funk (feat. Travie Bowe) - Prez P Timestamp:1:09 | Scene: Chiron asks Travis to recount the money.
Atlanta Ain't but so Big - Nicholas Britell Timestamp:1:12 | Scene: Chiron does not answer the phone. He leaves the bed.
Tumbling Down - Langston & French Timestamp:1:12 | Scene: Chiron gets a call from Kevin, who apologizes to him. He invites him to Miami.
Sweet Dreams - Nicholas Britell Timestamp:1:15 | Scene: Kevin smokes a cigarette after the phone call with Chiron.
Cucurrucucu Paloma - Caetano Veloso Timestamp:1:21 | Scene: Black is going to Miami.
Classic Man (feat. Roman GianArthur) - Jidenna Timestamp:1:22 | Scene: Song can be heard in the diner.
Chef's Special - Nicholas Britell Timestamp:1:26 | Scene: Kevin cooks dinner.
Our Love - The Edge of Daybreak Timestamp:1:30 | Scene: Kevin talks about Samantha.
Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis Timestamp:1:34 | Scene: In the diner, this song can be heard from the jukebox.
Black's Theme - Nicholas Britell Timestamp:1:39 | Scene: Black walks to Kevin's apartment. Before that he looks at the ocean.
Who Is You? - Nicholas Britell Timestamp:1:45 | Scene: Song can be heard at the end of the film.
What’s the movie about?
Nine-year-old Chiron (Alex R. Hibbert), nicknamed “Little,” doesn’t talk much. He eats up the grief caused by his single mother Paula’s (Naomie Harris) crack addiction. It takes a surrogate family, drug dealer Juan (Mahershala Ali) and his girlfriend Teresa (Janelle Monáe), for the boy to slowly open up. Then, as a teenager (Ashton Sanders), Chiron has severe problems in high school – because he is different, having his first homosexual experiences with his best buddy and classmate Kevin (Jharrel Jerome). Finally, in his late 20s, Chiron has shed the victim role. He calls himself Black (Trevante Rhodes) and makes his money as a drug dealer. But a surprise phone call from Kevin (André Holland) triggers something in him: The friend from the past, now a chef, asks Black to visit him in Miami….
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