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Soundtracks of Television: ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’

Impeachment: American Crime Story Soundtrack on FX - Every Song

The Impeachment: American Crime Story soundtrack includes music by Ace of Base, Just-Ice and Snoop Dogg. This info article contains spoilers for Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski’s 2021 FX limited series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages streaming guides.

Impeachment: American Crime Story examines the Clinton–Lewinsky scandal of the late 90s. The FX series begins with the suicide of White House lawyer Vince Foster (Matthew Floyd Miller), which prompts a colleague named Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson) to explore rumors about U.S. President Bill Clinton (Clive Owen) and former intern Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein). Supervised by Amanda Krieg Thomas (Pose), the Impeachment: American Crime Story soundtrack includes popular 90s music that vibes with the narrative timeline, even if the release dates of certain songs don’t align with specific scenes about documented events. Here’s every featured song in Impeachment: American Crime Story on FX.

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Impeachment: American Crime Story Soundtrack on FX

  • “Beautiful Life” by Ace of Base (00:02): Monica orders a grande nonfat latte and states that she’ll be moving to New York City. Originally released in 1995, the Impeachment: American Crime Story soundtrack song plays during a gym sequence. Monica works out before her life becomes especially chaotic after a receiving a phone call from Linda.
  • “And Justice for All” by Just-Ice (00:17): Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford) strolls through Long Beach, California in 1994. The hip-hop song can be heard for just a few seconds. Moments later, Paula’s husband Steve (Taran Killam) arrives and complains about bad press, due to Paula’s connection to President Clinton.
  • “Gin and Juice” by Snoop Dogg feat. Daz Dillinger (00:31): Linda navigates her office at the White House. Kathleen Willey (Elizabeth Reaser) emerges with smeared lipstick after an encounter with President Clinton. The incident reportedly took place on November 29, 1993, which is about six weeks before the Impeachment: American Crime Story soundtrack song released as a single.

Impeachment: American Crime Story Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 2 “The President Kissed Me”

Impeachment: American Crime Story Soundtrack on FX

  • “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole (00:47): Linda eats a microwave dinner at home. She watches the Inaugural Ball on television. The Impeachment: American Crime Story soundtrack song continues as President Clinton dances with the First Lady and grins at the camera.

Impeachment: American Crime Story Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 3 “Not to Be Believed”

Impeachment: American Crime Story Soundtrack on FX

  • No Featured Songs  — Music can be heard briefly at 45:00 when Michael Isikoff (Danny Jacobs) meets with Linda.

Impeachment: American Crime Story airs weekly on FX through November 9, 2021. New episodes premiere every Tuesday. This article about the Impeachment: American Crime Story soundtrack will be updated as the series progresses.

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

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