Trainspotting Soundtrack

Each song is provided with a scene description and timestamp, as well as a full-length audio playback.

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Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 19 songs that can be heard in the movie “Trainspotting”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.

All 19 songs featured in “Trainspotting”:

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"Lust For Life" by Iggy Pop
Timestamp: 0:00 | Scene: Opening scenes. Renton and the guys running after shoplifting. Renton (Ewan McGregor) narrates as we meet the guys.
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"Carmem - Habanera" by Georges Bizet
Timestamp: 0:05 | Scene: Renton gets ready to quit heroin and explains how is to do it. He tries to get in one last hit but ends up with rectal suppositories. Instrumental.
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"Deep Blue Day" by Brian Eno
Timestamp: 0:09 | Scene: Renton swims in the sea after diving climbing into the toilet.
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"Temptation" by Heaven 17
Timestamp: 0:19 | Scene: Plays in the disco / club. The girls talk in the bathroom.
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"Atomic" by Sleeper
Timestamp: 0:21 | Scene: 2nd song in the club. Renton sees Dianne and tells us he fell in love. He rushes outside to catch up with her. The guys end up back in flats to have sex with their respective girls.
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"Temptation" by New Order
Timestamp: 0:28 | Scene: Renton meets Dianne's parents in the morning and realises she's still at school.
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"Nightclubbing" by Iggy Pop
Timestamp: 0:33 | Scene: The film shows a montage of thefts, dealings, and drug taking while Renton narrates that he and his mates tried all chemicals available in the streets - as Renton narrates, "we would've injected Vitamin C if only they'd made it illegal."
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"Sing" by Blur
Timestamp: 0:39 | Scene: After the baby dies Renton, Spud and Sick Boy shoplift again as Renton narrates. Renton gets caught and ends up in court.
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"Perfect Day" by Lou Reed
Timestamp: 0:44 | Scene: Renton injects drugs and is dragged down the stairs and out into the street. He's dragged into a taxi and taken into the hospital.
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"Dark Train" by Underworld
Timestamp: 0:48 | Scene: Renton is locked in his bedroom by his parents to help him go cold turkey. He has hallucinations.
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"Think About The Way" by Ice MC
Timestamp: 0:58 | Scene: Montage of London. Renton gets a job.
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"Mile End" by Pulp
Timestamp: 1:01 | Scene: Renton gets back to his flat and has to knock on the door to get in. Begbie makes him put a bet on a horse which wins.
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"For What You Dream Of (full on Renaissance Mix)" by Bedrock (Feat. KYO)
Timestamp: 1:03 | Scene: Begbie and Renton celebrate the horse winning at a club.
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"2:1" by Elastica
Timestamp: 1:05 | Scene: Renton narrates about Sick Boy as he comes to stay and sells Renton's TV. Sick Boy tries to get Renton to sell his passport. Renton sets Sick Boy and Begbie up in a flat.
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"Two Little Boys"
Timestamp: 1:09 | Scene: Spud sings at the wake.
"A Final Hit" by Leftfield
Timestamp: 1:11 | Scene: Renton starts taking drugs again in London.
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"Statuesque" by Sleeper
Timestamp: 1:17 | Scene: The guys celebrate the drug deal in the pub. Renton asks Spud if they should run with the money but Sick Boy comes back.
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"Born Slippy (NUXX)" by Underworld
Timestamp: 1:22 | Scene: Renton takes the money from a sleeping Begbie and leaves. When Begbie wakes up he smashes the room up. Renton narrates.
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"Closet Romantic" by Damon Albarn
Timestamp: 1:27 | Scene: End credits.
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What’s the movie about?
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the lure of drugs and the influence of friends.

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