Soundtrack: Paper Towns

Paper Towns film poster
(c) 20th Century Fox

Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 21 songs that can be heard in the movie “Paper Towns”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album, but are used in the movie.


All 21 songs featured in “Paper Towns”:

Song:Listen on:
Swingin Party - Kindness
Timestamp: 0:00 | Scene: First song to be heard in the movie. Quentin talks about how he first saw Margot.
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Moments - De Lux
Timestamp: 0:04 | Scene: Some time has passed since they were kids. At a Halloween party Q tells us that he hopes to make friends with Margot again.
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Taxi Cab - Vampire Weekend
Timestamp: 0:12 | Scene: The two of them cross Jefferson Park and make their way to Chuck's house.
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Lost It To Trying (Paper Towns Mix) - Son Lux
Timestamp: 0:16 | Scene: They're both driving through town. They want to go to the SunTrust building.
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The Lady in Red - Disk Eyes
Timestamp: 0:20 | Scene: Q and Margot dancing in the SunTrust skyscraper.
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Red River Valley - Woody Guthrie
Scene: Q, Ben and Radar see a photo of this singer on the wall of Margot's window. Radar plays this song.
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Walt Whitman’s Niece - Billy Bragg & Wilco
Scene: Q reads the book: "Leaves Of Grass" by Walt Whitman.
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My Type - Saint Motel
Timestamp: 0:42 | Scene: Ben calls drunk Q at Jase's house party. Radar asks Q if he can pick them up from the party.
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Radio - Santigold
Timestamp: 0:42 | Scene: Q has arrived at the party. He's talking to Radar. Q goes into the bathroom and finds Lacey crying in the bathtub.
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Runaway (U & I) [Svidden & Jarly Remix] - Galantis
Timestamp: 0:44 | Scene: Q and Lacey are both lying in the bathtub talking.
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Search Party - Sam Bruno
Scene: Q searches Jase's room to get a clue as to Margot's whereabouts. He finds a map.
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No Drama Queen - Grouplove
Timestamp: 0:51 | Scene: Quentin, Radar and Angela are on the road trip.
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Great Summer - Vance Joy
Timestamp: 0:54 | Scene: Raod trip. The remaining hours are counted.
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Be Mine - Alice Boman
Timestamp: 1:02 | Scene: Song can be heard after the accident with the cow. They're waiting for help. Ben and Lacey are talking. Lacey asks Ben if he wants to go to the prom with her. Radar and Angela sleep together.
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Re: Stacks - Bon Iver
Timestamp: 1:04 | Scene: Ben, Lacey, Radar and Angela leave Q in New York. Q waits for Margo, who doesn't come.
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Burning - The War On Drugs
Scene: The second day of the road trip begins. Q, Ben, Lacey, Angela and Radar arrive in New York.
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Falling - Haim
Timestamp: 1:15 | Scene: At the end of the prom scene this song can be heard.
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To The Top - Twin Shadow
Timestamp: 1:18 | Scene: Credits: 1st song
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Used To Haunt - The Mountain Goats
Scene: Second song, which can be heard in the credits.
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Look Outside - Nat & Alex Wolff
Scene: Third song which can be heard in the credits.
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Smile - Mikky Ekko
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