Soundtrack: Dan in Real Life

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Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 16 songs that can be heard in the movie “Dan in Real Life”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.


All 16 songs featured in “Dan in Real Life”:

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"Family Theme Waltz" by Sondre Lerche
Timestamp: 0:00 | Scene: Opening credits.
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"Airport Taxi Reception" by Sondre Lerche
Timestamp: 0:02 | Scene: Plays briefly when Dan puts the washing down in front of the door.
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"The Tape" by Sondre Lerche and the Faces Down
Timestamp: 0:06 | Scene: Dan looks through the cafe window and before Cara can kiss her boyfriend he bangs on the window.
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"To Be Surprised" by Sondre Lerche
Timestamp: 0:07 | Scene: Dan and his daughters drive towards the family reunion. They fill up for petrol.
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"I'll Be OK" by Sondre Lerche
Timestamp: 0:12 | Scene: Dan leaves to get the papers in his car. He drives to a book & tackle shop and looks out to sea. He enters the shop and browses. Marie enters.
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"September '99" by Earth Wind & Fire
Timestamp: 0:37 | Scene: The family do aerobics in front of the house. Mitch leads it but gives the floor to Marie. Dan struggles.
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"Ruthie Pigface Draper" by Dane Cook and Norbert Leo Butz
Timestamp: 0:52 | Scene: Clay plays piano and Mitch and Clay sing to ridicule Dan's date, Ruthie.
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"Fever" by A Fine Frenzy
Timestamp: 0:54 | Scene: Ruthie, Dan, Mitch and Marie chat in the bar. Ruthie tells them she's a plastic surgeon and compliments Dan on his column. Ruthie gets up to dance and Dan's follows shortly after.
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"Nasty Girl" by Inaya Day
Timestamp: 0:57 | Scene: In the bar Dan dances with Ruthie and Mitch dances with Marie.
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"Human Hands" by Sondre Lerche and the Faces Down Quartet
Timestamp: 1:00 | Scene: The family play american football in the garden.
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"My Hands Are Shaking" by Sondre Lerche
Timestamp: 1:03 | Scene: Dan and some kids pull 2 boats across the garden. The kids run off. Dan follows and sees Cara kissing Marty.
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"Let My Love Open The Door" by Pete Townshend
Timestamp: 1:10 | Scene: At the talent show Mitch sings. Dan plays the guitar and helps with backing vocals. Mitch struggles and Dan steps up.
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"Hell No" by Sondre Lerche and Regina Spektor
Timestamp: 1:20 | Scene: Dan and Marie have fun at the bowling alley. They kiss but the family catch them.
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"Modern Nature" by Sondre Lerche
Timestamp: 1:33 | Scene: 1st song in end credits. Wedding and live performance.
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"My Hands Are Shaking" by Sondre Lerche
Timestamp: 1:35 | Scene: 2nd song in end credits.
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"To Be Surprised" by Sondre Lerche
Timestamp: 1:36 | Scene: 3rd song in end credits.
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What’s the movie about?
A widower finds out that the woman he fell in love with is his brother’s girlfriend.

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