The Big Short Soundtrack: Listen to all 29 songs with scene descriptions

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Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 29 songs that can be heard in the movie “The Big Short”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.


All 29 songs featured in “The Big Short”:


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Blood and Thunder - Mastodon
Timestamp: 0:09 | Scene: Michel listens to this song on his PC.
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The Dopeness - Nicholas Britell
Timestamp: 0:14 | Scene: Actress Margot Robbie explains some financial terms.
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Money Maker - Ludacris
Timestamp: 0:22 | Scene: Michael makes a deal. He asks for a cup and then leaves the office.
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Burning Up - Ladytron
Timestamp: 0:24 | Scene: At a restaurant, Randall tells Jared's friend that he sold a lot of credits to Burry.
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Feel'n Free - Sukia
Timestamp: 0:34 | Scene:
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Lithium - The Polyphonic Spree
Timestamp: 0:41 | Scene: Charlie and Jamie talk about their investment plans.
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Tú Y Tu Mirar, Yo Y Mo Canción - Los Ángeles Negros
Timestamp: 0:42 | Scene: Charlie, Jamie and Ben are having dinner together.
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Lagrimas Negras - Barbarito Torres
Timestamp: 0:45 | Scene: Charlie and Jamie discover a crocodile.
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Master of Puppets - Metallica
Timestamp: 0:46 | Scene: Lawrence wants to talk to Michael about his strategy.
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Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Timestamp: 0:51 | Scene: Mark Baum and FrontPoint staff speak with two mortgage brokers.
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Milkshake - Kelis
Timestamp: 0:54 | Scene: Mark is seen in a strip club. He is talking to a stripper about her loan.
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Let the Eagle Soar - U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft
Timestamp: 0:57 | Scene: Charlie Geller and Jamie Shipley take on Ben Rickert's multiple landlines.
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Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
Timestamp: 1:00 | Scene: Ben agrees to help Charlie and Jimmy get an ISDN; Ben arrives at the airport.
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District Divided - Darkest Hour
Timestamp: 1:07 | Scene: Burry is freaking out in his office.
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The Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Timestamp: 1:11 | Scene: The group is in Las Vegas.
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Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1 - Run The Jewels
Timestamp: 1:12 | Scene: Las Vegas.
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That's Life - Nick d'Egidio
Timestamp: 1:13 | Scene: Las Vegas.
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Danke Schoen - Wayne Newton
Timestamp: 1:14 | Scene: The group arrives at the American Secularization Forum in Las Vegas.
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You Know What - N.E.R.D & Rihanna
Timestamp: 1:16 | Scene: Jamie is having a conversation with a woman.
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Saigono Iiwake - Hideaki Tokunaga
Timestamp: 1:23 | Scene: Mark Baum meets with Mr. Chau.
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Neptune - Nicholas Britell
Timestamp: 1:24 | Scene:
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Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Timestamp: 1:25 | Scene: Baum comes to the conclusion that the world economy is collapsing.
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Minaminami - Chocolat & Akito
Timestamp: 1:27 | Scene: Mark is not well, he leaves the table.
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By Demons Be Driven - Pantera
Timestamp: 1:32 | Scene: Michael plays drums in his house.
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Eye of the Beholder - Metallica
Timestamp: 1:33 | Scene: Burry gets a response to his email.
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Bring On the Day - Vaughan Penn
Timestamp: 0:00 | Scene: Charlie watches TV.
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When I Grow Up - The Pussycat Dolls
Timestamp: 1:45 | Scene: Charlie gets a call from Jamie.
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Rockin' In the Free World - Neil Young
Timestamp: 2:00 | Scene: Jared explains that hundreds of bank employees had to go to jail. However, it turns out shortly after that he was just kidding.
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When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Timestamp: 2:04 | Scene: Song can be heard during the credits.
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What’s the movie about?
It is the year 2005. Day after day, new, daring stock market transactions are being made on Wall Street and the economy is booming. Against this background, even the unemployed become villa owners with excellent returns and minimal risk. In the soulful atmosphere of general prosperity, only the headstrong hedge fund manager Michael Burry (Christian Bale) foresees that the financial world is on the verge of a gigantic crash. When his predictions are not heard by the leading bank bosses, he comes up with a perfidious plan to show up the big banks for their lack of foresight and their greed: the “Big Short”. With other risk-taking speculators such as trader Steve Eisman (Steve Carell), Deutsche Bank broker Greg Lippman (Ryan Gosling) and one-time star investor Ben Rickert (Brad Pitt), he bets against the financial system by making short purchases of shares in major investment banks. In return, big money beckons….

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