Soundtrack: Donnie Darko

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


All 10 songs featured in “Donnie Darko”:

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"The Killing Moon" by Echo & The Bunnymen
Timestamp: 0:02 | Scene: Donnie rides his bike home in the early hours of the morning. He opens the fridge.
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"Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS
Timestamp: 0:02 | Scene: *Directors Cut Only* Donnie rides his bike home in the early hours of the morning. He opens the fridge.
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"Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears
Timestamp: 0:16 | Scene: Donnie and his friends arrive at school. Gretchen shuts her locker and walks away. Some teachers are introduced to a motivational speaker outside. Some young girls practice a dance routine. Karen enters her classroom.
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"For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Steve Baker (composer) and Carmen Daye
Timestamp: 1:04 / 1:07 | Scene: Donnie and Gretchen at the movies. Donnie sees Frank and talks to him. / Cherita performs on stage.
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"Notorious" by Duran Duran
Timestamp: 1:08 | Scene: Sparkle Motion perform their dance routine on stage.
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"Proud To Be Loud" by The Dead Green Mummies
Timestamp: 1:22 | Scene: 1st song at the party. Donnie walks down the stairs and opens the door. Donnie's shrink calls.
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"Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division
Timestamp: 1:24 | Scene: Donnie opens the door for Gretchen and they go upstairs. Gretchen talks about her mum.
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"Under the Milky Way" by The Church
Timestamp: 1:26 | Scene: Donnie and Gretchen go back downstairs and kiss. Donnie sees the tentacles from people's chests. Donnie asks Gretchen to follow him.
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"Mad World" by Gary Jules and Michael Andrews
Timestamp: 1:38 | Scene: Shots of characters. Bunny mask. Donnie's body is taken from the house as his family looks on. Gretchen asks some kid what's going on.
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"For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Steve Baker (composer) and Carmen Daye
Timestamp: 1:42 | Scene: End credits.
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What’s the movie about?
After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teen is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit costume who manipulates him into committing a series of crimes.

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