Soundtrack: The Departed

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

All 21 songs featured in “The Departed”:

Song:Listen on:
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
Timestamp: 0:01 | Scene: Song can be heard at the beginning of the movie.
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Minstrel Boy - NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums
Timestamp: 0:06 | Scene: Song can be heard during the ceremony at the police academy.
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Thief's Theme - Beastie Boys & Nas
Timestamp: 0:21 | Scene: Billy and Sean drive through the streets and are doing business.
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One Way Out - The Allman Brothers Band
Timestamp: 0:22 | Scene: Mr. French is talking to Billy, who hit a guy at the bar with a bottle over his head.
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Nobody But Me - The Human Beinz
Timestamp: 0:28 | Scene: Billy beats up two guys who demanded protection money from the shopkeeper.
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Let It Loose - The Rolling Stones
Timestamp: 0:32 | Scene: Frank and Billy are in the bar. They're talking about Mr. French. Billy is searched. Frank hits his injured arm with a shoe.
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Sweet Dreams (Of You) - Patsy Cline
Timestamp: 0:37 | Scene: Frank and Mr. French talk about whether Billy's trustworthy.
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Well Well Well - John Lennon
Timestamp: 0:38 | Scene: Sullivan checks two bodies. He calls Madolyn and then Frank. Frank talks to Billy about John Lennon.
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Bang Bang - Joe Cuba
Timestamp: 0:42 | Scene: Mr. French interrogating a man. Billy beats up Jimmy Banks. A scene with Mr. French and Billy in the car follows.
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Sail On, Sailor - The Beach Boys
Timestamp: 0:46 | Scene: Frank leaves a message for the priest.
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Baby Blue - Badfinger
Timestamp: 1:15 | Scene: Billy beats up a man. He wants information from him about the FBI. He shoots him in the knee.
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Lucia di Lammermoor: Act 1: Preludio - Percorrete le spiaggie vicine - Gaetano Donizetto
Timestamp: 1:17 | Scene: Song can be heard during the opera scene. Frank gives the girls cocaine.
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Comfortably Numb (feat. Van Morrison and The Band) - Roger Waters
Timestamp: 1:18 | Scene: Billy and Madolyn are sleeping together.
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Tweedlee Dee - La Vern Baker
Timestamp: 1:40 | Scene: Billy is in the bar. He sees Frank completely soaked in blood.
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Theme from Symphony No. 9 in E Minor - NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums
Timestamp: 2:20 | Scene: Song heard at Billy's funeral.
Sweet Dreams - Roy Buchanan
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I'm Shipping Up To Boston - Dropkick Murphys
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Mother Machree - Jack Nicholson
Chi mi frena (Sextet, Act 2) - Gaetano Donizetto

The original score of “The Departed” includes 14 songs by the film composer “Howard Shore”.

Cops or Criminals (feat. G.E. Smith & Larry Saltzman)2:01
344 Wash2:03
Beacon Hill2:36
The Faithful Departed (feat. G.E. Smith & Larry Saltzman)3:01
Billy's Theme (feat. Sharon Isbin)6:58
Command (feat. G.E. Smith & Larry Saltzman)3:15
Chinatown (feat. G.E. Smith)3:16
Boston Common2:53
Miss Thing1:45
The Baby2:48
The Last Rites (feat. G.E. Smith & Sharon Isbin)3:05
The Departed Tango (feat. Larry Saltzman, Jamey Haddad, Marc Ribot, Shawn Pelton & Tim Le Febvre)3:38
Total Album Time: 41:42

What’s the movie about?
The drama “Departed” is about the young policeman Billy (Leonardo DiCaprio). After his police training, he is smuggled into the Irish mafia as an undercover cop. Colin (Matt Damon) has been smuggled into the police force by the mafia around gangster boss Costello (Jack Nicholson). Due to the work of each other the air for the two moles Billy and Colin slowly but steadily gets thinner and thinner…

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