10 songs dedicated to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman

Featuring songs from films he was involved in; Spotify playlist included.

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman in Almost Famous

There isn't much more I can add to the dialogue about the Philip Seymour Hoffman's death. The fantastic actor was unable to conquer his addictions and met the fate of so many stars before him, only 46 and with five films ahead, including the next two Hunger Games installments. I'm feeling equal parts sad and resigned, so to honor his memory, I've put together a playlist made up of songs from films he was involved in — a few that also happen to be all-time favorites — presented in the order said films were released; check it out after the jump...

1. "Brand New Key," Melanie (Boogie Nights, 1997)

2. "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)," written by Mickey Newbury, performed by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, (The Big Lebowski, 1998)

3. "Save Me," Aimee Mann (Magnolia, 1999)

4. "Sparks," The Who (Almost Famous, 2000)

5. "He Needs Me," original composition by Harry Nilsson, vocals by Shelley Duvall, remix and additional composition by Jon Brion and Jonathan Karp (Punch Drunk Love, 2002)

6. "Russian Rag," by Elena Kats-Chernin, performed by Sydney Alpha Ensemble (Mary and Max, 2009)

7. "Stay with Me Baby," originally performed by Lorraine Ellison, re-done by Duffy (Pirate Radio aka The Boat That Rocked, 2009)

8. "The Mighty Rio Grande," This Will Destroy You (Moneyball, 2011)

9. "Able Bodied Seamen," composed by Jonny Greenwood (The Master, 2012)

10. "Silhouettes," Of Monsters And Men (The Hunger Games — Catching Fire, 2014)