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The Pursuit of Happyness Soundtrack [2006]

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About the Soundtrack

The Pursuit of Happyness is an inspiring movie that proves that with determination, hard work and a positive attitude, anything can be achieved. Will Smith gives an outstanding performance as Chris Gardner, a struggling single father who is determined to pull himself out of poverty. With the help of his son Christopher (Jaden Smith), they overcome numerous obstacles on their journey and ultimately succeed. The film conveys a powerful message that no matter how difficult the situation is, it is possible to overcome it if you keep pushing and believe in yourself. The movie celebrates resilience and determination, showing us that anything is possible if we pursue our dreams with unwavering faith. I highly recommend this inspiring movie to everyone. It will leave you with a lasting impression and make you believe that anything is possible. The song, "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder, sets the tone of the movie. The upbeat tune and hopeful lyrics capture Chris's optimism as he tries to make ends meet. In stark contrast, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Roberta Flack is a melancholic ballad that plays during sadder parts of the film. Its powerful chorus underscores Chris’s hardships as he battles poverty and homelessness. The soundtrack also features "Feelin Alright" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes, a song that serves as an anthem to Chris's determination and resilience. The powerful lyrics of this track help drive home the idea that with hard work and dedication anything is possible. Overall, the music featured in The Pursuit of Happyness adds depth and emotion to the narrative, making it a truly moving experience that viewers will not soon forget.

List of Songs

When the Saints Go Marching In



Intro Scene.

I Know It's a Sin - Jimmy Reed

I Know It's a Sin

Jimmy Reed


A gypsy was on the street singing with her guitar. Chris asked the gypsy for a favor if he could leave his apparatus beside her for five minutes.

This Masquerade - George Benson

This Masquerade

George Benson


Chris watches his son eat. Later on, Chris paints the wall of his house.

Jesus Children of America - Stevie Wonder

Jesus Children of America

Stevie Wonder


Chris made his way home from the interview, narrating how his interview had gone.

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder

Higher Ground

Stevie Wonder


Chris ran across the street to park his boss's car.

Morning, Morning - Richie Havens

Morning, Morning

Richie Havens


Chris and Christopher leave Walter Ribbons house after the game. Shots of Chris and Christopher doing different things.

Young Man - Kruder and Dorfmeister ft. Mose Allison


Chris humbly requests that his friend repay the debt they owe in order to settle their rent payment with the landlord.

Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes


Chris notified his supervisor that he was taking a business trip, and while there conversed with a possible client on the topic of retirement.

Lord, Don't Move That Mountain

The Glide Ensemble


The song in the church

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Roberta Flack

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Roberta Flack


As the homeless shelter sadly has no more space, Chris and Christopher find themselves sitting in a café. To make ends meet they ride the train while Chris donates blood for money to acquire parts needed for his machine.

A Father's Way - Seal

A Father's Way



End Credits.

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Andrea Guerra

Music Supervisors


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