Wonder Boys 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 13 songs that can be heard in the movie “Wonder Boys”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.


All 13 songs featured in “Wonder Boys”:

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"Things Have Changed" by Bob Dylan
Timestamp: 0:00 | Scene: Opening credits.
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"Shoot Your Shot" by Junior Walker & The All Stars
Timestamp: 0:33 | Scene: Grady (Michael Douglas) arrives in the bar, sees Hannah (Katie Holmes) dancing and Terry (Robert Downey Jr.) and James (Tobey Maguire) in a booth. He sits down with the guys. The guys laugh at a James Brown looking guy.
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"Need Your Love So Bad" by Little Willie John
Timestamp: 0:35 | Scene: 2nd song in the car. Hannah asks Grady to dance.
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"A Child's Claim to Fame" by Buffalo Springfield
Timestamp: 0:39 | Scene: The guys are chased by Vernon (James Brown lookalike) in the car.
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"Watching the Wheels" by John Lennon
Timestamp: 0:55 | Scene: Grady and James ride in the car. James smells a joint and talks about his parents.
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"Good Morning" from Babes in Arms (1939) by Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney
Timestamp: 1:00 | Scene: Plays on the TV as James sings along.
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"Old Man" by Neil Young
Timestamp: 1:10 | Scene: James is driven away as Grady gets splashed. Grady shouts at the car and holds up James' bag. He smokes a joint and reads in his car.
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"Waiting For the Miracle" by Leonard Cohen
Timestamp: 1:11 | Scene: Grady enters the house party and finds Hannah reading his manuscript upstairs. Terry shouts from downstairs.
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"Philosophers Stone" by Van Morrison
Timestamp: 1:14 | Scene: Grady and Terry drive to James' house. Terry tells Grady how much trouble he's in.
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"Glad to Be Unhappy" by Lee Wiley
Timestamp: 1:15 | Scene: Plays at James' house as Grady and Terry approach the house.
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"Not Dark Yet" by Bob Dylan
Timestamp: 1:19 | Scene: Grady, Terry and James arrive at Grady's house. Grady gets a can stuck on his foot then heads upstairs where James and Terry are laughing and joking. Hannah has fallen asleep reading his book.
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"Shooting Star" by Bob Dylan
Timestamp: 1:43 | Scene: Some kid listens to the song on his headphones as Grady throws some weed down to to him.
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"Things Have Changed" by Bob Dylan
Timestamp: 1:46 | Scene: 1st song in end credits.
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What’s the movie about?
An English professor tries to cope with his wife leaving him, his editor arriving who has been waiting seven years for his book, and the various problems his friends and co-workers get him into.

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