Soundtrack: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 7 songs that can be heard in the Sci-Fi movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album, but are used in the movie.


All 7 songs from “2001: A Space Odyssey”:

Song:Listen on:
Also Sprach Zarathustra - Richard Strauss
Timestamp: 0:03 | Scene: The opening credits. The sun appears behind the moon.
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The Blue Danube - Johann Strauss
Timestamp: 0:19 | Scene: The satellite glides through space.
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Jupiter and Beyond - Gyorgy Ligeti
Timestamp: 0:49 | Scene: Everybody goes into the pit and touches the stone.
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Requiem - Bavarian Radio Orchestra
Timestamp: 0:49 | Scene: Song can always be heard when the stone (monolith) can be seen in the movie.
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Atmospheres - Gyorgy Ligeti
Timestamp: 1:24 | Scene: Song can be heard during the break.
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Lux Aeterna - Gyorgy Ligeti
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Gayaneh Ballet Suite - Aram Khachaturyan
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What’s the movie about?
The sci-fi film “2001: Odyssey in Space” deals with the astronauts Poole (Gary Lockwood) and Bowman (Keir Dullea). They are on their way to Jupiter after a monolith has been excavated on the moon. The monolith is of unknown origin and material, but sends its signal towards Jupiter. The board computer HAL 9000 is located on the spaceship Discovery, which is to investigate the phenomenon. The longer the journey goes, the more strange the board computer behaves and slowly but surely becomes a threat to the entire crew.

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