All 45 Songs from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Benjamin Button is a fascinating movie with a brilliant New Orleans Jazz soundtrack, including seven songs from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. There are 45 songs in the movie. The two CD soundtrack album does a decent job of recreating the music, with the score from Alexandre Desplat as well as a quarter of the songs from the movie.

But if you want all of the songs from the movie, you are going to have to look beyond the album, to You can find the videos and downloads for the songs from the movie there.

Here’s the list of songs from the movie in the order they appeared in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button:

  • When the Saints Go Marching In by Doc Paulin’s Marching Band
  • We Shall Walk Through the Streets of the City by Doc Paulin’s Marching Band
  • Dixie by Mickey Finn and the Big Tiny Little
  • Didn’t He Ramble by Olympia Brass Band
  • Country Club by Scott Joplin
  • Elite Syncopations by Scott Joplin
  • The Chrysanthemum by Scott Joplin
  • Salve D’Amor Recinto Eletto (Dich, Teure Halle) by Ochestra Del Teatro San Carlo
  • Pepsi Jingle by Austen Croom johnson and Alan Bradley Kent
  • There’ll Come a Time (Wait and See) by Frank Trumbauer and His Orchestra
  • Just As I Am by Traditional
  • Amazing Grace by Traditional
  • Dich Teure Halle by Kristen Flagstad
  • Ostrich Walk by Frank Trumbauer and His Orchestra featuring Bix Beiderbecke
  • Polonaise in A Flat Major Op. 53 by Frederic Chopin
  • Bethena (A Concert Waltz) by Scott Joplin
  • Wah Dee Dah by Cab Calloway
  • Big Butter and Egg Man by Sidney Becket Trio
  • Basin Street Blues by Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Milenberg Joys by Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • That’s a Plenty by Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Old Spinning Wheel by Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • So Long Blues by Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Weary Blues by Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Bill Bailey (Won’t You Please Come Home) by Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Tin Roof Blues by Cliff Jackson
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Cliff Jackson
  • Moment Musical for Piano in F Minor by Franz Schubert
  • Chanson Sur Staline by Choeur de la Cathedrale de la Rue Daru Paris XVII
  • That’s How Rhythm was Born by Boswell Sisters
  • Arabeske for Piano in C Major Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
  • Out of Nowhere by Sidney Becket
  • If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) by Louis Armstrong and His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra
  • Dear Old Southland by Louis Armstrong
  • Daphne by Django Reinhardt
  • Carousel Ballet by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
  • My Prayer by Platters
  • Manana (Is Soon Enough for Me) by Peggy Lee
  • I’ll Fly Away by Albert E. Brumley
  • Skokiaan by Perez Prado and His Orchestra
  • Twist and Shout by Beatles
  • Chasse Into Chaine by Steven V. Mitchell
  • Impact Report by Ivor Slaney
  • I Love You by Barney
  • Wish Someone Would Care by Irma Thomas
  • Extra song on the album but not in the movie:
    Freight Train Blues by Billie & DeDe Pierce


    Here are a couple videos from the movie’s songs. Basin Street Blues by Preservation Hall Jazz Band:

    Dear Old Southland by Louis Armstrong:


    ~ by montelutz on December 27, 2008.

    15 Responses to “All 45 Songs from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

    1. Brad Pitt is a great actor… i love the imagination that went into making Benjamin Button

    2. Hi! Great list, but one song is missing! What is that happy sunshine love (maybe reggea style) song that is featured in the middle of the movie’s second part when Benjamin and Daisy were coupled. The scene is a city…lyrics maybe contained something like “my heart goes bum bum”…etc.

    3. i love the soundtrack.
      what was the title of that classical piece played on the piano during daisy’s ballet audition? does anyone know?
      it was only played for like 5 seconds.

    4. oh my..
      it was Schubert after all.

    5. does anyone know what song is playing in the background while Daisy is dancing on the gazebo in the park in New Orleans late at night with Benjamin watching. Its one of the most mournful beautiful pieces of jazz Ive ever heard….. I wanna say its Louis Arsmtrong the way whoever it is, is wailing on that trumpet….. some please let me know. email me at

    6. Does anyone know what song is looping on the main menu of the DVD? I really like that piece.

    7. The name of the song that plays on a loop on the DVD menu of Benjamin Button’s is called “It Was Nice To Have Met You” by the composer Alexandre Desplat. IM POSITIVE. I have spent hours looking for it and it was pretty much under my nose the entire time. :\ but oh well…at least I found it. It’s a BEAUTIFUL song and I love it.

    8. I found out what it is. It is a portion of “Love in Mourmansk” from the soundtrack. The reason it is not easily recognizable is that it is the part of the song that starts at about the 2:05 mark.

    9. What is the piano piece played at daisy’s ballet class? I do not mean the first audition but the second scene at the ballet school where she reads benjamins postcard saying he’s fallen in love. I’d really appreciate it if some knew.

    10. What song are benjamin and that lady playing together, when she taught him how to play?

    11. could someone plz tell me the name of the music that plays wen benjamin first looks at daisy, wen theyre kids, plzz

    12. Can anyone tell me the song when Daisy is doing her performance and Benjamin goes to see her?

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