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Awful Waste of Space

Alan Silvestri - Contact Soundtrack (Music from the Motion Picture)

00:06 Young Ellie and her father discuss life on other planets. She tries to contact her mom via radio. The scene fades to Adult Ellie at Aricebo. (Reprised during a flashback around 0:16.)

Heart Attack

Alan Silvestri - Contact Soundtrack (Music from the Motion Picture)

00:21 Young Ellie's father collapses and she goes to get his medicine.

Ellie's Bogey

Alan Silvestri - Contact Soundtrack (Music from the Motion Picture)

00:34 Ellie hears the alien signal, radios in, and races back to base track it.

El Corazon Herido

Efrin Toro, Oskar Cartaya, and Ramon Stagnaro

00:14 Playing at the reception in the cantina after Drumlin arrives.

The Purple People Eater

Jimmy Buffett

00:56 Public event at the VLA: First song played as the camera pans across the crowd.

Spaceman

Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin': The Very Best of Harry Nilsson

00:56 Public event at the VLA: Played when you see the Human Cannonball with "Next Stop: Vega" painted on the side of the cannon.

Old-Time Religion

The Forester Sisters

00:57 Public event at the VLA: Played as the preacher rants about the evils of science.

Spirit In the Sky

Norman Greenbaum - Sunshine Cleaning (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

00:57 Public event at the VLA: Playing as some ladies in green shirts dance on top of a trailer.

The Primer

Alan Silvestri - Contact Soundtrack (Music from the Motion Picture)

01:00 On-board Hadden's airplane, when Ellie and Hadden are discussing The Primer.

Really Confused

Alan Silvestri - Contact Soundtrack (Music from the Motion Picture)

01:21 Ellie and Palmer discussing her reasons for wanting to go to Vega and the dangers involved. Continues as she is interviewed by the panel of experts.

Media Event

Alan Silvestri - Contact Soundtrack (Music from the Motion Picture)

01:26 Drumlin is chosen to go in The Machine, and the press and the public await the testing at Cape Canaveral.

Test Run Bomber

Alan Silvestri - Contact Soundtrack (Music from the Motion Picture)

01:31 NASA performs a test on the machine. Meanwhile, a terrorist sneaks onto the platform and destroys it.

Button Me Up

Alan Silvestri - Contact Soundtrack (Music from the Motion Picture)

01:48 Ellie is in the "Pod" and they close and seal the door around her.

Good to Go

Alan Silvestri - Contact Soundtrack (Music from the Motion Picture)

01:50 Ellie in the Pod ready to make her trip.

No Words

Alan Silvestri - Contact Soundtrack (Music from the Motion Picture)

01:58 Ellie sees a celestial event that is too beautiful to describe.

Small Moves

Alan Silvestri - Contact Soundtrack (Music from the Motion Picture)

02:00 Ellie wakes up on a re-creation of her drawing of Pensacola where she meets an alien who takes the form of her father.

I Believe Her

Alan Silvestri - Contact Soundtrack (Music from the Motion Picture)

02:15 The end of Ellie's hearing, followed by a big press event outside, where Rev. Joss offers his support for her.

Who Needs Wings To Fly? (Main Theme From "The Flying Nun")

Sally Field

00:11 Playing in the background at the cantina in Puerto Rico.

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