The film Harold and Maude was noteworthy because of the wonderful soundtrack by Cat Stevens.

Stevens’ music was just beginning to hit the US Billboard charts in the months leading up to the release of this film. 1971 was a break thru year for him in the US, even though he was already on the charts in the UK at this time. 1

Amazingly, the official Harold and Maude film soundtrack was not even released until 2007, some 36 years later. Unfortunately, only 2500 copies were available. They can be hard to find.

There was an earlier soundtrack available in Japan in 1972, but it was not considered an “original” soundtrack because it was missing two Cat Stevens songs from this film and also included five other Cat Stevens songs not even in the film.

Two new songs were written by Cat Stevens specifically for this film. They were “If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out”, and “Don’t Be Shy”. These were not released until his 1984 Footsteps in the Dark album.

The following is complete list of all the music in Harold and Maude, including songs not written by Cat Stevens. Timestamps listed are based on the film version that is available on YouTube (see links).

Track #TimeSongYearCreditsNotes
100:01:10Don’t Be Shy1971Written and Performed by Cat StevensOpening credits
200:05:23GreensleevesTraditionalHarold’s hanging and into the dinner scene.
300:08:06On the Road to Find Out1970Written and Performed by Cat Stevens
400:09:50I Wish, I Wish1970Written and Performed by Cat Stevens
500:12:27Piano Concerto No. 11874Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: ComposerIn the score after a psychiatrist session
600:16:58The KlaxonHenry Fillmore: ComposerOutside church, following a funeral. Performed by the Sunnyvale HS Marching Band
700:21:04Miles from Nowhere1970Written and Performed by Cat Stevens
800:22:14Tea for the Tillerman1970Written and Performed by Cat Stevens
900:30:11I Think I See The Light1970Written and Performed by Cat Stevens
1000:37:27Where Do the Children Play?1970Written and Performed by Cat Stevens
1100:44:10If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out1971Written by Cat StevensPerformed by Ruth Gordon on piano
1200:58:06An der sch├Ânen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 3141866Johann Strauss: ComposerHarold and Maude dancing
1301:07:59If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out1971Written and Performed by Cat Stevens
1401:16:04Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)1887Juventino Rosas: ComposerCarousel music at amusement park
1501:18:59I Think I See The Light1970Written and Performed by Cat Stevens
1601:25:48Trouble1970Written and Performed by Cat Stevens
1701:29:48If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out1971Written by Cat StevensBanjo version
1801:30:15If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out1971Written and Performed by Cat StevensClosing credits
?Honorable DeathMusic by Mike Post and Pete CarpenterMentioned on a variety of sites, but not included in film
?Amusement Park BluesMusic by Mike Post and Pete CarpenterMentioned on a variety of sites, but not included in film
  1. Billboard.com – https://www.billboard.com/music/cat-stevens/chart-history