2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Afterlife of the Party’

Afterlife of the Party Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

The Afterlife of the Party soundtrack features music by The Beach Boys, The Flamingos and Spencer Sutherland. This info article contains spoilers for the 2021 movie. Check out more music guides in Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section.

Afterlife of the Party stars Victoria Justice as a guardian angel named Cassie who looks after her loved ones. Midori Francis co-stars as a paleontologist who can communicate with her best friend’s spirit. Stephen Herek’s film explores Cassie’s attempts to successfully pass through the “In-Between” in order to reach the “Above.” Here’s every featured song in Afterlife of the Party, a 2021 Netflix movie.

Afterlife of the Party Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

Afterlife of the Party Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

  • “Blush” by Spencer Sutherland (00:00:00): The movie begins with a radio DJ introducing the #1 song of the day by Koop (Spencer Sutherland). Cassie grooves in her room and celebrates the beginning of her birthday week. The Afterlife of the Party soundtrack song continues as Lisa (Francis) arrives home and dances with her roommate. “Blush” plays again as 00:00:06 during the Cassie-palooza party, and also at 00:00:57 when Max (Timothy Renouf) plays a record and gets frightened by the volume level.
  • “Toilet Ring Around the Rosy” by Dan Waldkirch (00:13:00): Cassie wakes up with a bad hangover. She slips and dies after hitting her head on the toilet. The music fades as Cassie transitions to the afterlife.
  • “God Only Knows” by Adam Garcia (00:39:00): Howie (Adam Garcia) hums The Beach Boys tune that he used to sing to his daughter. At 01:36:00, Cassie and Lisa sing the Afterlife of the Party soundtrack song during an outdoor event. Howie receives closure after encountering his daughter.
  • “Drive” by Spencer Sutherland (00:46:00): Lisa has a casual conversation with Cassie about the past. She tells her friend that Koop has a brand new album. The original Afterlife of the Party soundtrack song plays as the characters have an impromptu dance party. “Drive” kicks in again at 00:49:00 when Cassie tries to get Max’s attention.
  • “One Look” by Spencer Sutherland (01:04:00): Lisa discovers that Cassie has tagged along to see Koop make a music video. Sutherland’s character leads a group performance. Cassie rocks out while Lisa and Max hold hands.
  • “One Look Muzak” by Andrew Tye (01:41:00): Cassie makes her way to the “Above.” The Afterlife of the Party soundtrack music scores an elevator scene. The musician Koops appears in a bright light and joins Cassie.
  • “I Only Have Eyes for You” by The Flamingos (01:06:00): Val (Robyn Scott) urges Cassie to open up emotionally if she wants to achieve her goals. The song plays over a landscape shot of San Diego. Lisa and Max kiss at the end of the scene.
  • “Home” by Victoria Justice and Spencer Sutherland (01:44:00): Cassie and Koop walk in a heavenly garden together. The original Afterlife of the Party soundtrack song plays over the final images and continues during the end credits.

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The Afterlife of the Party soundtrack also includes “Behave” by SZNS, “Slow Minor Blues Alt Sax” by Richard Geere and “Dark Passion” by Phil Hamelin Music.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.

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