Mean Streets Soundtrack

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Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 18 songs that can be heard in the movie “Mean Streets”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.

All 18 songs featured in “Mean Streets”:

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"Be My Baby" by The Ronettes
Timestamp: 0:00 | Scene: Title screen. Opening credits.
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"Tell Me" by The Rolling Stones
Timestamp: 0:06 | Scene: Plays in the bar. A girl dances as we follow Charlie (Harvey Keitel) as he /dances/walks through the tables. He gets up on stage and dances. He thinks the girl dancing is really good looking but black. Michael talks to him about Johnny Boy's (Robert De Niro) debt to him.
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"I Looked Away" by Eric Clapton
Timestamp: 0:09 | Scene: 2nd song in the bar. 2 guys start fighting behind Charlie and Michael and they try to split it up. Johnny Boy arrives and leaves his pants at the coat desk.
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones
Timestamp: 0:11 | Scene: 3rd song in the bar. Johnny Boy walks through the bar in slow motion with 2 girls on his arm as Charlie watches him. Hugs and introductions. Charlie takes Johnny Boy into the back for a word about his debt.
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"Desiree" by The Charts
Timestamp: 0:17 | Scene: 2nd song with Charlie and Johnny Boy talking in the back room about money.
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"I Met Him On A Sunday" by The Shirelles
Timestamp: 0:23 | Scene: Plays in the car with the 2 young kids and Michael. The kids try to pay with a cheque. After the kids get out the count the money.
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"Florence" by The Paragons
Timestamp: 0:25 | Scene: Statue of Jesus. Charlie and Johnny Boy driving in the car. A tramp washes the windscreen.
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"Those Oldies But Goodies" by Little Caesar and The Romans
Timestamp: 0:28 | Scene: 2nd song in the pool hall. Charlie and the guys talk to the pool hall owner. Johnny Boy tells him to turn the music down and then insults the girls by the jukebox.
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"Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes
Timestamp: 0:29 | Scene: The pool hall owner decides they're not paying and calls one guy a mook. A fight ensues. Johnny Boy ends up on a table with half a pool cue.
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"You" by The Aquatones
Timestamp: 0:57 | Scene: Charlie talks to Diane, the dancer, as gets ready.
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"It's In His Kiss" by Betty Everett
Timestamp: 1:03 | Scene: In the kitchen Charlie puts his hand in the fire. He shouts at Theresa and tells her to meet her downstairs. They talk outside and Charlie says he can't see her tonight or for a while.
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"I Love You So" by The Chantells
Timestamp: 1:08 | Scene: Charlie shaves and gets ready in his apartment. He leaves.
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"Ship Of Love" by The Nutmegs
Timestamp: 1:10 | Scene: Charlie arrives at the bar and gives a guy a flag. Charlie on the bar playing pool with shot glasses.
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"Rubber Biscuit" by The Chips
Timestamp: 1:12 | Scene: Charlie staggers around the bar drunk with the camera fixed on his face.
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"Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace
Timestamp: 1:16 | Scene: Jerry goes mental in the bar and attacks a woman. The guys struggle to calm him down banging against the jukebox. Charlie looks after the girl in the back. He dances with her.
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"Baby Oh Baby" by The Shells
Timestamp: 1:33 | Scene: Plays in the bar as Charlie and Johnny Boy sit at the bar. Charlie chats up a Jewish girl and gets into a bit of a scuffle with a guy.
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"Mickey's Monkey" by The Miracles
Timestamp: 1:39 | Scene: Johnny Boy dances outside the car as Charlie tries to get him to get in.
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"Steppin'' Out" by John Mayall's Bluesbusters
Timestamp: 1:42 | Scene: Charlie, Johnny Boy and a girl in the car. They get attacked by Michael and his men as they drive along and Johnny Boy ends up shot.
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What’s the movie about?
A small-time crook tries to keep the peace between his friend Johnny and Johnny’s creditors.

1 thought on “Mean Streets Soundtrack”

  1. There is an instrumental song that plays at 1:30 when De Niro gets into a fight with a stranger on the street. Does anyone know the name of this song or an artist?


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