Soundtrack: Across the Universe

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 36 songs that can be heard in the movie “Across the Universe”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.


All 36 songs featured in “Across the Universe”:

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Girl - Jim Sturgess
Timestamp: 0:00 | Scene: Jude (Jim Sturgess) sings as he sits on the beach.
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Helter Skelter - Dana Fuchs
Timestamp: 0:01 | Scene: Montage with scenes superimposed on the sea. Scenes of war and activism.
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Hold Me Tight - Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Lisa Hogg
Timestamp: 0:02 | Scene: Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) dances with a boy at a dance. At the same time Jude dances with his girlfriend at a gig.
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All My Loving - Jim Sturgess
Timestamp: 0:07 | Scene: Jude sings to his girlfriend and then on the boat. His girlfriend watches him sail away. Meanwhile, Lucy says goodbye to her boyfriend as he leaves with the army.
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I Want To Hold Your Hand - T.V. Carpio
Timestamp: 0:09 | Scene: Prudence (T. V. Carpio), a cheerleader, sings on the football field as she watches another young cheerleader.
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With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Anderson, Jim Sturgess & Dorm Buddies
Timestamp: 0:17 | Scene: Max (Joe Anderson) starts singing as Jude and his buddies drink and smoke in the dormitory. Song continues into a bar and onto the university roof as they play golf. Sliding down the stair rails and then joking around outside.
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It Won't Be Long - Evan Rachel Wood
Timestamp: 0:21 | Scene: Lucy gets a letter from her boyfriend and rushes upstairs. She sings in her bedroom. Song continues as Lucy goes to school and Prudence gets on a bus.
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I've Just Seen A Face - Jim Sturgess
Timestamp: 0:28 | Scene: Jude sings at the bowling alley.
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Let It Be - Carol Woods and Timmy Mitchum
Timestamp: 0:33 | Scene: After Lucy finds out her boyfriend is dead. Shots of unrest with the army killing civilians. A small boy sings. Lucy's boyfriend's funeral. The choir sing.
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Come Together - Joe Cocker, Martin Luther
Timestamp: 0:37 | Scene: Jojo (Martin Luther McCoy) rides down an escalator as a bloke sings. Jojo walks through the city as people (prostitutes, pimps, tramps) sing on the street. He shows off his guitar skills to Sadie (Dana Fuchs).
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Why Don't We Do It In The Road - Dana Fuchs
Timestamp: 0:42 | Scene: Sadie performs in the club with Jojo playing guitar and the rest of the guys watching.
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If I Fell - Evan Rachel Wood
Timestamp: 0:49 | Scene: Lucy sings as she watches Jude next to the sea. Song continues back at the apartment. She dances with Jude and they kiss.
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I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Joe Anderson
Timestamp: 0:53 | Scene: Max goes to the army recruitment place. Carries the Statue of Liberty half naked, etc. He gets drafted. Max talks to his friends about it. Sadie and Prudence sing the song too.
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Dear Prudence - Dana Fuchs, Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson
Timestamp: 0:58 | Scene: The guys sing as Prudence won't come out of her room. The song continues into an anti-war march on the streets.
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Flying - The Secret Machines
Timestamp: 1:02 | Scene: Dr. Robert's bus drives past.
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Blue Jay Way - The Secret Machines
Timestamp: 1:02 | Scene: Background at Dr. Robert's party.
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I Am The Walrus - Bono
Timestamp: 1:04 | Scene: At a record party, Dr. Robert (Bono) sings, and the song continues as the guys drive away on his bus.
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Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite - Eddie Izzard
Timestamp: 1:10 | Scene: In the circus grounds Mr. Kite (Eddie Izzard) performs accompanied by the Blue Meanies from Yellow Submarine.
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Because - Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, T.V. Carpio, Martin Luther
Timestamp: 1:13 | Scene: The guys sing as they lie in a field. Underwater montage.
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Something - Jim Sturgess
Timestamp: 1:17 | Scene: Jude sings as he draws and watches Lucy sleeping.
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Oh Darling - Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther
Timestamp: 1:20 | Scene: Sadie performs live in front of a large crowd. Jojo sabotages the performance. Sadie leaves and Jojo continues to perform.
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Strawberry Fields Forever - Jim Sturgess and Joe Anderson
Timestamp: 1:26 | Scene: When Jude is working on a logo for Sadie's new record label in his bedroom, tacking strawberries on a board, he (later joined by Max, who is currently in Vietnam) sings the song.
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Revolution - Jim Sturgess
Timestamp: 1:31 | Scene: Jude bursts in on Lucy at the Students for a Democratic Reformation's office and sings. He's thrown out.
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Martin Luther
Timestamp: 1:34 | Scene: After we learn of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., there is a shift to Jojo, seen in the club singing.
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Across the Universe - Jim Sturgess
Timestamp: 1:38 | Scene: Jude sings on the subway on the way to go after Lucy who is currently at the Columbia University protests of 1968.
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Helter Skelter - Dana Fuchs
Timestamp: 1:40 | Scene: Jude continues singing "Across the Universe" as the scene then shifts between the protest and Sadie in concert singing.
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Happiness Is A Warm Gun - Joe Anderson
Timestamp: 1:46 | Scene: Jude walks in Liverpool. Max is in the Stateside hospital, he and other wounded soldiers sing the song.
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Revolution - Evan Rachel Wood
Timestamp: 1:50 | Scene: Lucy is caught in the middle of a violent demonstration in a phone box.
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A Day In The Life - Jeff Beck
Timestamp: 1:52 | Scene: Jude back working in the Liverpool shipyards and wandering the Liverpool streets.
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Blackbird - Evan Rachel Wood
Timestamp: 1:54 | Scene: Lucy sings as she and Max sit by the sea.
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Hey Jude - Joe Anderson
Timestamp: 1:55 | Scene: The scene shifts between Jude and Max at different bars, and Max begins to sing the song as Jude is seen going back to New York. Max picks him up from the port.
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Don't Let Me Down - Dana Fuchs
Timestamp: 1:59 | Scene: Sadie comes on the radio in the taxi. Cut to Sadie and Jojo performing on top of a building.
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All You Need Is Love - Jim Sturgess and Dana Fuchs
Timestamp: 2:02 | Scene: Jude sings a cappella on top of the building. The band join him.
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She Loves You - Joe Anderson
Timestamp: 2:05 | Scene: Max sings briefly over the song as Lucy is revealed to be watching Jude sing from a neighbouring rooftop.
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Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Bono
Timestamp: 2:05 | Scene: 1st song in end credits.
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Flying - The Secret Machines
Timestamp: 2:09 | Scene: 2nd song in end credits.
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What’s the movie about?
The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War provide the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American woman and a poor artist from Liverpool.

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