Soundtrack: American Splendor

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


All 12 songs featured in “American Splendor”:

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Paniots Nine - Joe Maneri
Timestamp: 0:12 | Scene: Harvey narrates that he and Crumb hung out a lot. Crumb shows him a drawing. Harvey explains he moved away to San Francisco but he visited every now and then.
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Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye
Timestamp: 0:22 | Scene: After Bob Crumb agrees to draw Harvey's comics, shots of Harvey walking, riding the bus, washing the dishes, working, fixing a coat, drinking coffee, looking in the mirror are turned into comic book illustrations. Shots of some finished comic books.
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I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time - The Andrews Sisters
Timestamp: 0:31 | Scene: Harvey in the bakery and bumps into a old school friend, Alice.
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Know Your Rights - The Clash
Timestamp: 0:35 | Scene: In the comic book store Joyce finds out that they've sold out of American Splendor comics.
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Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
Timestamp: 0:47 | Scene: Harvey spots Toby eating in his car and walks over to him. He allows him to take some fries. He gets into the car to question him about a movie.
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Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
Timestamp: 0:51 | Scene: Toby, Joyce and Harvey leave the movie theatre talking about the movie.
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On the Beach at Waikiki - Hank Snow
Timestamp: 0:54 | Scene: Harvey leaves a message as Joyce lies on the sofa about some guy wanting to make a play.
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American Splendor - Eytan Mirsky
Timestamp: 0:56 | Scene: A guitarist plays live on stage and sings the song during the play. Harvey and Joyce fly back to Cleveland.
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American Splendor - Eytan Mirsky
Timestamp: 1:01 | Scene: Harvey and Joyce in the hotel room.
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Silent Morning - Noel
Timestamp: 1:07 | Scene: Toby and MTV. Harvey gets shouted at on the set. Toby on TV explaining that he'll be spending spring break in Cleveland.
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My City Was Gone - The Pretenders
Timestamp: 1:19 | Scene: Harvey knocks at the door and sees Joyce dancing with a little girl.
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Ain't That Peculiar - Chocolate Genius
Timestamp: 1:33 | Scene: End credits.
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What’s the movie about?
An original blend of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero and everyman Harvey Pekar.

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