Jarhead Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.00/10 from 207000 votes
Tags: gulf war
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Jarhead - El infierno espera

Title in Italiano:


Title in Português:

Máquina Zero


Anthony "Swoff" Swofford, a Camus-reading kid from Sacramento, enlists in the Marines in the late 1980s. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy.

The Gulf War breaks out, and his unit goes to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield. After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins.

In less than five days, it's over, but not before Swoff sees burned bodies, flaming oil derricks, an oil-drenched horse, and maybe a chance at killing. Where does all the testosterone go?

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Play Title Artist
Something in the Way
Kurt Cobain: Writer
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Fight the Power
Soldier's Things
Jesus Walks
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Bang a Gong (Get It On)
You are the Sunshine of My Life
Ride of the Valkyries
Ball and Chain
The U.S. Air Force
Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer
Break on Through
The Marines Corps Hymn
Sound Off (Duckworth Chant)
Full Chemical Gear
Princess of the Night
Biff Byford: Performer
Chester Bennington: Performer
Soldier's Things
Tom Waits: Performer
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Bobby McFerrin: Performer
Welcome To The Suck
Thomas Newman: Performer
Raining Oil
Thomas Newman: Performer
Battery Run
Thomas Newman: Performer
Mirage Bedouin
Thomas Newman: Performer
"Don't Worry, Be Happy" - Bobby McFerrin
Thomas Newman: Performer
No Standard Solution
Thomas Newman: Performer
8 Men, 5 Camels
Thomas Newman: Performer
Unsick Most Ricky-Tick
Thomas Newman: Performer
Morning Glory
Thomas Newman: Performer
"Bang A Gong" - T.Rex
Thomas Newman: Performer
Desert Storm
Thomas Newman: Performer
Desert Sunrise
Thomas Newman: Performer
Thomas Newman: Performer
Thomas Newman: Performer
Pink Mist
Thomas Newman: Performer
Jarhead For Life
Thomas Newman: Performer
"O.P.P." - Naughty By Nature
Thomas Newman: Performer
Thomas Newman: Performer
Permission To Fire
Thomas Newman: Performer
Dead Anyway
Thomas Newman: Performer
Thomas Newman: Performer
Listen Up
Thomas Newman: Performer
"Fight The Power" - Public Enemy
Thomas Newman: Performer
"Soldier's Things" - Tom Waits
Thomas Newman: Performer

User reviews

Matthew Lee

The blending of traditional military cadences with modern electronic elements creates a unique and memorable sonic landscape that stays with the viewer long after the credits roll.

Ronald Adams

The soundtrack of Jarhead effectively captures the tension and intensity of war, with haunting melodies and pulsating beats creating a sense of unease and anticipation. The music complements the on-screen action, enhancing the emotional impact of the story and immersing the viewer in the harsh realities of combat.

Margaret Miller

The soundtrack of Jarhead perfectly captures the tension and intensity of being a Marine in the Gulf War. The haunting melodies and dramatic orchestration evoke the harsh realities of combat, making the experience feel incredibly real.

Thomas Wilson

The soundtrack's evocative compositions add depth and complexity to the characters, allowing the audience to connect on a deeper level with their struggles and triumphs.

Karen Martin

Each track in the soundtrack of Jarhead feels carefully crafted and thoughtfully placed, enhancing the narrative flow of the film and elevating key moments to a new level of emotional impact.

Daniel Thomas

The music effectively conveys the emotional turmoil of Anthony Swoff Swofford's journey, from the boredom and frustration of waiting to the adrenaline-fueled chaos of battle.

Donna Taylor

The music in Jarhead effectively conveys the emotional journey of the characters, especially Swoff and Troy. From the moments of camaraderie to the depths of despair, the soundtrack enhances every scene and immerses the audience in the soldiers' experiences.

William Lopez

Overall, the soundtrack of Jarhead fell short in capturing the complex emotions and harrowing realities of war, leaving a bland and forgettable impression that did not do justice to the powerful narrative of the film.

Margaret Smith

The soundtrack of Jarhead perfectly captures the intensity and tension of the Gulf War experience, immersing the listener in the harsh realities of combat.

Joseph Thomas

Overall, the score of Jarhead is a masterful blend of different musical styles, from somber and reflective to adrenaline-pumping and intense. It adds a whole new layer of depth to the film, making it a truly unforgettable cinematic experience.

Donald Robinson

Overall, the music in Jarhead is a standout feature that adds layers of meaning and resonance to the story, making it a truly unforgettable cinematic experience.

Joseph Martin

On the other hand, some may find the soundtrack of Jarhead to be overly dramatic and cliché, relying too heavily on typical war movie tropes. While it does succeed in setting the mood for the film, the music at times feels predictable and formulaic, lacking the originality and innovation that could elevate it to a truly memorable cinematic experience.

Mary Scott

The use of atmospheric sounds and haunting melodies enhances the sense of isolation and fear that permeates the film, creating a truly immersive viewing experience.

Mary Smith

I found the use of repetitive drum beats and generic rock tunes to be cliché and unoriginal, failing to enhance the storytelling or create a memorable atmosphere. The soundtrack missed an opportunity to elevate the film's themes and instead felt like a disconnected afterthought.

Robert Hall

The soundtrack of Jarhead failed to capture the emotional depth and intensity of the experiences portrayed in the film. The music felt generic and uninspired, lacking the raw power needed to convey the psychological toll of war.