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These are the songs used in the film Donnie Darko, and are listed in the order they are heard in it. The links provided are anchored to the original album where the song can be found (unless otherwise noted). If you want to check other albums that contain the song, well then, you'll have to research that on your own.
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From the original version:
"The Killing Moon"
This song can be heard right after the opening title sequence, when the title flash fades. Donnie can be seen riding a bike to his house. It ends before the scene where the Darkos are eating dinner.
This piece of music can be heard twice in the movie in Cunningham's Controlling Fear videotape. Mrs. Farmer is just showing her class this tape the first time it's heard. Donnie tells her to "insert the lifeline exercise card into [her] anus."
"Head over Heels"
This song can be heard during our first look at Donnie's school, and also as an introduction to the other characters. Only this song can be heard in the dialogue-less scene. It starts as soon as Donnie gets off the bus to Ms. Pomeroy's class' time-elapsed gathering.
This piece of music can be heard during Cunningham's presentation/assembly at the school. It gets cut off when a Frank card shows up on the assembly screen.
This operatic piece can be heard when Donnie sees his dad's manipulated dead worker. It's better heard when Eddie (the dad) is getting beer in the refridgerator. Listen carefully when he pauses to look at "VOTE DUKAKIS" written on the white board on the fridge.
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
This piece of music can be heard during the theater scene. Donnie is watching Evil Dead while Gretchen sleeps beside him. Frank shows up and tells him to do another one of his bidding. The music can be heard when Donnie notices Frank to him leaving the theater. Note that this piece can also be heard as the first to play during the end credits. And finally, this is NOT performed by Metallica.
"Show Me, Pt. 1"
This piece of music can be heard during Cherita Chen's "Autumn Angel" performance. Mrs. Farmer's "vomit" quote is also in this scene.
This song can be heard during Sparkle Motion's dance performance, right after Cherita's. It ends when the girls finish their dance, and when Donnie starts a fire at the house.
"Proud To Be Loud"
This song can be heard during Donnie and Elizabeth's party. Donnie is walking downstairs to open the door to let his two friends, Thor and Hulk Hogan, in. Note that I couldn't find an artist or band named The Dead Green Mummies, but there are other available sources.
This song can also be heard during Donnie and Elizabeth's party. It's played right after Donnie lets a distraught Gretchen into the house and into his parents' bedroom as Elizabeth looks on.
"Under the Milky Way"
This is the last song to be heard during Donnie and Elizabeth's party. Donnie and Gretchen can be seen walking downstairs back to the party after their time together. The song is heard until Donnie realizes that he must go see Roberta Sparrow, telling Greatchen, Thor, and Hulk Hogan that there is no time left.
(click here for the independent release of the album)
This is the last song in the movie. This can be heard during the, well, Mad World sequence where the characters in the movie recalls what happened (or what was supposed to happen, depending on your interpretation of the whole situation) in the past few days. It ends when we see Rose Darko grieving. An alternative version featuring heavier bass and drums is in the soundtrack (stop by The Store). The links above point to the original, mellower version.
First of all, all the links above point to the soundtrack to the John Hughes film Some Kind of Wonderful. It's hard to find the original album it came from since only a limited number of units were pressed before their record company, Stiff Records, went out of business. (Thanks to Craig J., I'm guessing, for this info.)
So anyway, I didn't find this song listed in the end credits of the movie. Since IMDB is a pretty reliable source for uncredited cast, crew, and things used in the movie, I'm going to put this song in that category. At least for now.
From the Director's Cut:
In this version of the film, this song replaces Echo & the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon" as the first song featured in the movie. "The Killing Moon" is placed somewhere else in the movie, somewhere I have yet to find...
This is a song that's only featured in the Director's Cut version of the film. I'm not exactly sure what scene it's in right now...
According to Richard Kelly on one of the audio commentaries on the DVD, this was the song Sparkle Motion originally danced to, not Duran Duran's "Notorious." The Pet Shop Boys were asking for an amount of money that was too big for the film's budget so Duran Duran's was used instead.
According to IMDB.com, this song was the one Richard Kelly originally chose to be played over the "Mad World" sequence. But, like with the song listed above, the production couldn't get the rights so Jules' "Mad World" was used instead.
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