Soundtrack: Desperado

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Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 14 songs that can be heard in the movie “Desperado”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.


All 14 songs featured in “Desperado”:

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"Six Blade Knife" by Dire Straits
Timestamp: 0:00 | Scene: Buscemi sits at the bar and orders a beer. He tells a story about a Mexican.
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"Jack The Ripper" by Link Wray & His Ray Men
Timestamp: 0:03 | Scene: Still during Buscemi's story. El Mariachi shoots loads of guys in the bar.
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"Canción Del Mariachi (Morena De Mi Corazón)" by Los Lobos with Antonio Banderas
Timestamp: 0:08 | Scene: El Mariachi plays guitar with a band and sings live.
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"Manifold De Amour" by Latin Playboys
Timestamp: 0:13 | Scene: El Mariachi talks to Buscemi. El Mariachi shaves and gets ready. He tries to hitch a ride.
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"Forever Night Shade Mary" by Latin Playboys
Timestamp: 0:19 | Scene: The barman and his friend do some maths. Some girls complain about the service.
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"Pass The Hatchet" by Roger & The Gypsies
Timestamp: 0:24 | Scene: Pick-Up Guy (Tarantino) tells a joke in the bar.
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"Chinese Surprize" by Latin Playboys
Timestamp: 0:27 | Scene: Pick-Up Guy (Tarantino) is led through a secret passage in the toilet.
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"Back To The House That Love Built" by Tito & Tarantula
Timestamp: 0:28 | Scene: El Mariachi enters the bar and says he's just looking for work.
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"Strange Face Of Love" by Tito & Tarantula
Timestamp: 0:33 | Scene: El Mariachi points his gun at the barman. A shootout with another patron occurs but they run out of bullets. Eventually El Mariachi breaks his neck. El Mariachi leaves the bar followed by some guy. He passes Carolina and struggles with the guy.
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"Bella" by Carlos Santana
Timestamp: 1:07 | Scene: El Mariachi and Carolina make love. Instrumental.
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"Quédate Aquí" by Salma Hayek
Timestamp: 1:10 | Scene: Carolina sings to a sleeping El Mariachi and plays the guitar. Men with guns approach the house.
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"White Train" by Tito & Tarantula
Timestamp: 1:24 | Scene: El Mariachi, Campa and Quino fight the guys in the bullet proof limo.
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"Back To The House That Love Built" by Tito & Tarantula
Timestamp: 1:34 | Scene: El Mariachi throws his guitar case down and gets into the car with Carolina. They drive off but reverse to pick up the guitar case. Continues into end credits.
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"Let Love Reign" by Los Lobos
Timestamp: 1:36 | Scene: 2nd song in end credits.
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What’s the movie about?
Former musician and gunslinger El Mariachi arrives in a small Mexican border town after a long absence. His past quickly catches up with him and he soon becomes entangled with local drug lord Bucho and his gang.

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