Soundtrack: Almost Famous

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Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 52 songs that can be heard in the movie “Almost Famous”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.


All 52 songs featured in “Almost Famous”:

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The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks
Timestamp: 0:01 | Scene: Opening credits. Shots of the neighbourhood. San Diego 1969. Young William walks with his mother.
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The Oogum Boogum Song - Brenton Wood
Timestamp: 0:05 | Scene: Guys grooming in the mirror. Young William looks younger than everyone.
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America - Simon & Garfunkel
Timestamp: 0:08 | Scene: Anita (Zooey Deschanel) puts the song on to explain why she's leaving home. Outside her boyfriend packs the car and Anita tells young William to look under his bed. William finds records under his bed.
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Sparks - The Who
Timestamp: 0:10 | Scene: Young William plays the record and we jump to present day (1973). Lester Bangs (Philip Seymour Hoffman) talks on the radio as William watches from the window.
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Search and Destroy - The Stooges
Timestamp: 0:13 | Scene: Lester puts the record on the radio.
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It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference - Todd Rundgren
Timestamp: 0:14 | Scene: William talks to Lester in a cafe. Lester tells William not to make friends with the rockstars.
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Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Timestamp: 0:16 | Scene: William's mother drops him off at the rock gig.
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Teacher - Jethro Tull
Timestamp: 0:17 | Scene: William knocks on a side door to interview Black Sabbath but he's told that he isn't on the list. He tries again but is rebuffed.
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Roundabout - Yes
Timestamp: 0:20 | Scene: Stillwater arrives at the concert and try to get in. William compliments the band and they call him back.
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I've Seen All Good People - Yes
Timestamp: 0:21 | Scene: William gets inside and backstage with the help of Stillwater. Jeff talks to William.
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Feel Flows - The Beach Boys
Timestamp: 0:23 | Scene: Penny (Kate Hudson) shows William a pass but he explains that he got in with Stillwater.
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River - Joni Mitchell
Timestamp: 0:24 | Scene: Still backstage, William 'introduces' Penny to Russell (Billy Crudup). The lights go down in the concert hall.
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Fever Dog - Stillwater
Timestamp: 0:26 | Scene: Stillwater perform live on stage in San Diego as William and Penny watch from the wings.
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Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath
Timestamp: 0:27 | Scene: As Stillwater leave the venue Russell invites William to LA and tells him to give Penny a message. Williams says goodbye to everyone.
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Every Picture Tells a Story - Rod Stewart
Timestamp: 0:31 | Scene: William and Penny arrive at the Hyatt hotel.
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Small Time Blues - Pete Droge
Timestamp: 0:32 | Scene: William looks into a hotel room to see a couple playing the song.
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Something In the Air - Thunderclap Newman
Timestamp: 0:33 | Scene: Stillwater sing the song in the hotel room as Jeff plays guitar. Polexia tells William about Russell and Penny. Penny leaves to get ice and Russell follows her.
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Easy to Slip - Little Feat
Timestamp: 0:34 | Scene: William gets a call from Rolling Stone and fakes his voice to sound older.
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Go All the Way - The Raspberries
Timestamp: 0:36 | Scene: William talks on the phone to Lester about Rolling Stone. The song stops when Lester stops the record.
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Mr. Farmer - The Seeds
Timestamp: 0:37 | Scene: Lester puts this record on and hangs up the phone when William tells him he's listening to Stillwater.
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One Way Out - The Allman Brothers Band
Timestamp: 0:39 | Scene: William on the Stillwater bus for the first time. They arrive in Tempe, Arizona.
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Albert Flasher - The Guess Who
Timestamp: 0:41 | Scene: William in the girls room. A bra lands on his book. He knocks on Russell's door but he tells him to go away. Penny opens the door.
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Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Timestamp: 0:43 | Scene: William talks to Russell by the side of the pool. Russell tells him to make them look cool.
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Hour of Need - Stillwater
Timestamp: 0:46 | Scene: Stillwater perform live on stage until Russell is electrocuted by a microphone.
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That's the Way - Led Zeppelin
Timestamp: 0:48 | Scene: On the bus. Larry spots high school girls running by the road.
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Love Thing - Stillwater
Timestamp: 0:54 | Scene: William talks to his mother on the phone backstage. Penny introduces Beth from Denver to William.
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Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young
Timestamp: 0:55 | Scene: Russell and William arrive at the local party.
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Future Games - Fleetwood Mac
Timestamp: 0:56 | Scene: 2nd song at the local party. Russell talks about stuff that is 'real'.
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Burn - Deep Purple
Timestamp: 0:56 | Scene: 3rd song at the local party. Russell drinks acid.
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You Had to Be There - Stillwater
Timestamp: 0:58 | Scene:
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Dear Jill - Blodwyn Pig
Timestamp: 0:59 | Scene: The morning after the local party. Dick persuades Russell to leave and Russell gets angry with William.
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Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Timestamp: 1:02 | Scene: Russell gets back on the bus and they take off. Larry starts to sing the song and everyone joins in. Russell cheers up. William tells Penny he has to go home but is told that he is home.
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Looking at You - MC5
Timestamp: 1:03 | Scene: William on the phone to Lester. Lester tells him what to say to the Rolling Stone guy - "It's a think piece".
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Reelin' in the Years - Steely Dan
Timestamp: 1:09 | Scene: William writes whilst lying in an empty bath as Penny comes in to use the toilet. The girls grab William.
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I'm Waiting for the Man - David Bowie
Timestamp: 1:13 | Scene: The gang arrive at Swingo's Celebrity Inn. In the hotel room Jeff plays his guitar while chasing a girl. Russell drinks and Penny dances. William talks to his mother on the phone until Russell wrestles the phone from him.
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Love Comes and Goes - Stillwater
Timestamp: 1:13 | Scene: Stillwater perform the song live starting off slow.
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You Had To Be There - Stillwater
Timestamp: 1:16 | Scene: Stillwater's 2nd song on stage.
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The Wind - Cat Stevens
Timestamp: 1:16 | Scene: Penny slides around an empty concert hall.
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Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
Timestamp: 1:17 | Scene: The band get on the plane and leave the bus behind.
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Slip Away - Clarence Carter
Timestamp: 1:17 | Scene: Road manager poker party in Boston.
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Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
Timestamp: 1:22 | Scene: In the car in New York. Shots of New York. They arrive at the hotel. Russell's wife arrives.
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Wishing Well - Free
Timestamp: 1:24 | Scene: Plays in the bar as William tells Stillwater that they're going to be on the cover of Rolling Stone.
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The Cover of 'Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
Timestamp: 1:25 | Scene: Jeff sings the song and the rest join in as they learn they're going to be on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
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Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - Elton John
Timestamp: 1:26 | Scene: Russell's wife asks about Penny. Penny runs outside and William chases after her. He eventually finds her in the hotel.
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Colour My World - Chicago
Timestamp: 1:29 | Scene: Graduation.
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My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
Timestamp: 1:32 | Scene: William watches as they try to pump Penny's stomach after she takes drugs.
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Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Timestamp: 1:35 | Scene: Russell sings the song as the plane has trouble.
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Cortez the Killer - Neil Young
Timestamp: 1:39 | Scene: Walking through the airport after the near plane crash.
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The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
Timestamp: 1:48 | Scene: William arrives home and crashes onto his bed. Sapphire talks to Russell about William.
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Bron-Y-Aur - Led Zeppelin
Timestamp: 1:50 | Scene: Russell arrives at Williams house.
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Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
Timestamp: 1:56 | Scene: Montage. Stillwater performing happily, William eating dinner at home, Penny getting a ticket to Moroccom, Stillwater on the cover of Rolling Stone, William waving goodbye to Russell.
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Feel Flows - The Beach Boys
Timestamp: 1:57 | Scene: End credits.
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What’s the movie about?
A high school boy gets a chance to write a story for Rolling Stone magazine about an up-and-coming rock band while accompanying them on their concert tour.

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