Soundtrack: The Way Way Back

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Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 20 songs that can be heard in the movie “The Way Way Back”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album, but are used in the movie.

All 20 songs featured in “The Way Way Back”:

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For the Time Being - Edie Brickell
Timestamp: 0:03 | Scene: By car they drive to the beach house.
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Kyrie - Mr. Mister
Timestamp: 0:13 | Scene: Kip and Joan sing this song together when suddenly Duncan comes in.
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Can’t Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
Timestamp: 0:13 | Scene: Duncan sings this song on the car roof.
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Out the Door - Ben Kweller
Timestamp: 0:21 | Scene: Duncan drives his bike through the city and arrives at a pizza shop. Owen plays Pac Man.
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Come and See - Young Galaxy
Timestamp: 0:29 | Scene: Duncan rides his bike to Water Wizz Park.
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Last Legs - Army Navy
Timestamp: 0:39 | Scene: Duncan and Owen ride down the water slide.
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Young Blood - UFO
Timestamp: 0:41 | Scene: Owen takes Duncan home with him after the fun in the water park.
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It’s So Live - The Deekompressors
Timestamp: 0:51 | Scene: In the water park: The children dance to this song. Duncan finally dances with them.
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New Sensation - INXS
Timestamp: 0:55 | Scene: Montage how Duncan works in the water park.
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If You Need Some (Come and Get Some) - Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters
Timestamp: 1:11 | Scene: Song is heard as everyone gathers on the beach. Duncan confronts and screams at Trent in front of everyone else.
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Sneakin‘ Sally through the Alley - Robert Palmer
Timestamp: 1:16 | Scene: Peter and Duncan are at the Water Wizz Party. Peter shows Owen his eye.
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Young At Heart (feat. The Rondo Brothers) - Tim Myers
Timestamp: 1:18 | Scene: Second song at the party.
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Recess - Eli „Paperboy“ Reed
Timestamp: 1:20 | Scene: Song is to be heard as all beginning to dance at the party.
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September - 1973
Timestamp: 1:22 | Scene: Short to hear as the party comes to an end.
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Power Hungry Animals - The Apache Relay
Timestamp: 1:27 | Scene: Duncan and his family pack and leave the beach house. At the gas station he gets out of the car and runs away.
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Alone - Trampled By Turtles
Timestamp: 1:34 | Scene: Pam jumps into the back seat with Duncan.
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Go Where the Love Is - Edie Brickell
Timestamp: 1:35 | Scene: First song to be heard in the credits.
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Running Wild - Army Navy
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Shine - Wild Belle
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Bringin‘ It Home - Sandy Szigeti
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What’s the movie about?
The shy 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) has no easy life. During the summer holidays he has to live with his mother Pam (Toni Collette), her new arrogant friend Trent (Steve Carell) and his daughter Steph (Zoe Levin) in a beach house. He doesn’t know what to do with the adults’ drinking bouts in the evenings. Fortunately there is a water park not far from the beach house. He quickly befriends the park manager Owen (Sam Rockwell). With his help he manages to improve his self-confidence and suddenly a pretty girl (AnnaSophia Robb) seems to be interested in him.

1 thought on “Soundtrack: The Way Way Back”

  1. There is one song I wish I could find. After the scene where Duncan rides a bicycle to the water park, the next scene is where he walks into the park and sits on the bench of a table. Between the P.A. message and where Owen walks out onto the deck, there is a song playing in the background. Shazam cannot seem to figure out what song it is. Does anybody out there happen to know. The song starts at 30:08.


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