The Pursuit of Happyness Soundtrack

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 9 songs that can be heard in the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.


All 9 songs featured in “The Pursuit of Happyness”:

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"This Masquerade" by George Benson
Timestamp: 0:38 | Scene: Chris and Christopher eat dinner. Chris paints the walls of the apartment. The police knock on the door.
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"Jesus Children of America" by Stevie Wonder
Timestamp: 0:47 | Scene: Chris walks home from his interview and explains how the internship works. He waits for his son to be brought home by his wife.
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"Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder
Timestamp: 1:06 | Scene: Chris goes to move his boss' car across the street whilst Walter Ribbon is expecting him. Chris rushes to make the meeting.
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"Morning, Morning" by Richie Havens
Timestamp: 1:14 | Scene: Chris and Christopher leave Walter Ribbons house after the game. Chris studies/irons and Christopher jumps on the bed. Shots of Chris and Christopher doing different things.
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"Young Man" by Kruder & Dorfmeister (Feat. Mose Allison)
Timestamp: 1:16 | Scene: Chris and Christopher leave the apartment and he gets grief from his landlord. Chris asks his friend for the money he owes him.
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"Feelin' Alright" by Joe Cocker
Timestamp: 1:35 | Scene: Chris tells his boss he's going an a work trip. He talks to a potential client about retirement. Chris and Christopher run for the bus and Chris gets angry, Christopher loses his figure.
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"Lord, Don't Move That Mountain" by The Glide Ensemble
Timestamp: 1:36 | Scene: Song performed in church attended by Chris and Christopher.
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"Bridge over Troubled Water" by Roberta Flack
Timestamp: 1:40 | Scene: The homeless shelter has no more room, Chris and Christopher sit in a cafe, ride the train. Chris donates blood for money and gets a part for his machine.
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"A Father's Way" by Seal
Timestamp: 1:53 | Scene: End credits.
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What’s the movie about?
A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he is about to embark on a life-changing professional career.

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