Exclusive: All 24 Songs from The Watchmen


From the first preview of Watchmen, I was dying to see it. Now I am dying to hear it. The soundtrack is damn good – and intriguing to say the least. From My Chemical Romance’s cover of Bob Dylan’s Desolation Row to Hendrix’s classic take on another Dylan tune All Along the Watchtower.

Perhaps in honor of the character Rorschach himself, it is a true test and testimony to the eclectic interpretation of a superhero, anti-hero critique that is Watchmen. I will go out on a limb and say it is the first movie ever to feature Janis Joplin and Tears for Fears, Billie Holiday and KC & The Sunshine Band; Leonard Cohen and Nena (of 99 Luftballons fame). Not to mention Waylon Jennings and the Theme from Outer Limits. This is a soundtrack that really will transport you to another world.

There are 24 songs in Watchmen. The soundtrack CD has half of the songs from the movie, plus an extra one – Pirate Jenny by Nina Simone, a reference to the pirate ship in the comic within the original story (neither the song nor the comic were in the movie).

Update: Here are all the songs from the movie, in the order they appeared and with info about the scenes they played in. The downloads for most of the songs (DRM-free MP3s from Amazon) are here too.

You can find the videos and downloads for all the songs at Reelsoundtrack.com.

Additional music:

Here are a few of the videos from the Watchmen soundtrack songs:

99 Luftballons by Nena:

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen:

The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel

~ by montelutz on March 6, 2009.

35 Responses to “Exclusive: All 24 Songs from The Watchmen”

  1. […] graphic violence, and a misguided belief in its own significance, as exemplified in its soundtrack’s fish-out-of-water appropriation of countercultural signposts “The Times They Are […]

  2. Anyone know where the tracks of Tyler Bates Score album slot into this list?

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  4. These tracks are priceless. It’s great they had a good lineup for the movie. These artists all deserve credit.

  5. who sings the song sweet dreams that is in the movie- originally eurythmics. in the movie it is slowed down and a female vocalist

  6. Does anyone know what the classical piece of music was when they’re in the antartic lair, I think it was after Dr Manhattan turns up there… I don’t think it’s on this list.

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  8. wait wasn’t there a song when the broke him(masked man whose name i can’t spell) our of jail?

  9. Actually, “The End Is The Beginning Is The End” is the song from Batman & Robin. The one featured in the trailers for Watchmen is actually a remix called “The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning”, which features lyrics different from the other version. Just FYI in case someone goes to look for the song and can’t find the one they want.

  10. Check out this Watchmen marquee. The Squid is all in your head:

    http://fullbodytransplant.wordpress.com/2009/03/12/bring-your-own-squid/

    Brilliant.

  11. […] Exclusive: All 24 Songs from The Watchmen From the first preview of Watchmen, I was dying to see it. Now I am dying to hear it. The soundtrack is damn good – and […] […]

  12. omg thank you so much, every other site I tried to find that one German song 99 luftballons, when i heard it during the movie it really stood out to me, thanks again
    peace

  13. OMFG!!! You are MISSING a song!!!

    Kay, the scene right when Laurie starts exploring in Archie, where she addidencally sets off the flamethrower, in Jon’s basement… what IS that music???

    It sounds like the Composer from the Original Score (sounds like #19 – All That Is Good), but it seems they FAILED to include it on the soundtrack!!! :*(

    What is this song!!!!!!!!

  14. yeah wtf is that song that is playing with Kay exploring Archie.. before it gets completely f’d up by the flame and then cuts to a different scene.. that was like the best song in the entire movie tbh.. and it was only played for lik 30seconds… pisses me off.. and to think 2 sodding music cd releases.. and so many tracks are not even on them.. wtf is going on!

  15. Note that “Pirate Jenny” runs during the closing credits of the Watchmen companion disc “The Black Freighter,” which may be reintegrated into the “Ultimate Edition” of the film, planned for release later this year. That’s not to say that the song will be included in that version of the film, but it seems a likely possibility (given the need for longer closing credits).

  16. The Song is Called I Love You by Tyler Bates first video on youtube hope that helps such a Deep Song

  17. it’s not i love you by tyler bates…. it’s another one, which i also search for… 😦
    did anyone else find it ?

  18. you forgot Mozart’s requiem at the end.

  19. right after the scene when rorschach interrogates moloch. hes walking and explaining the pagliaci joke… what is that song?? its also the dvd menu song for the movie as well

    • Hello, Brad. The song is called “Edward Blake – The Comedian” by Tyler Bates on the Watchmen: The Original Motion Picture Score. Not the same as the Watchmen soundtrack. 🙂

  20. I want to know the song where Rorschach tells the Pagliaci joke as well. I’ve been looking forever.

  21. What is the song, when Dr. Manhattan take the picture, and teleport in studio? Please.

  22. That’s a Dr Manhattan song that I’ve been trying to find months Cody! I don’t think anyone on this planet knows that song!

  23. the name of the song with DR manhattan is “pruit igoe and prophecies’ by phillip glass orchestra

  24. Right before the scene before the credits (the one with the guy with the happy face shirt) there’s a tune that plays. It’s awesome, but I can’t seem to find it on this soundtrack. halp

  25. what is that song where laurie is in the owlship

  26. please tell me the name of the song that plays when rorschach gets killed by manhattan.i’ve been looking for it for a long time

  27. its called ALL THAT IS GOOD. by tyler bates great Piece for a great scene

  28. KNOW DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE PIECE OR SONG THAT IS PLAYED WHEN LAURIE IS EXPLORING ARCHIE FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE SONG IS ON FOR AT LEAST 40 SEC RIGHT BEFORE SHE SETS FIRE TO DANS PLACE? I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND OUT FOR A VERY LONG TIME =(

  29. @anon
    After alot of searching, discovered it is a song by a composer for this film named Tyler Bates, and the song is titled : I Love You.

    here’s a link : http://www.amazon.com/I-Love-You/dp/B002UUBR8W/ref=sr_1_33?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1299831660&sr=1-33

  30. I like this because My Chemical Romance was used in it. MCR…FTW! 🙂

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