2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Sounds Like Love’

Sounds Like Love Soundtrack - Every Song in the Netflix Movie (Fuimos canciones)

The Sounds Like Love soundtrack includes music by The Strokes, Regina Spektor and Icona Pop. This info article contains spoilers for Juana Macías’ 2021 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Sounds Like Love stars María Valverde as Maca, a 29-year-old Madrileña who reunites with her ex-boyfriend, Leo (Álex González). Elisabet Casanovas and Susana Abaitua co-headline as Maca’s best friends, Jimena and Adriana, respectively. The storyline follows the female protagonists as they learn how to move from the past in order to achieve their personal and professional goals. Music supervisor Juan Ibáñez (Crazy About Her) uses a classic number by The Strokes as a recurring musical motif, and also loads up the Netflix film with nearly 30 mainstream tracks. Here’s every featured song in Sounds Like Love, an adaption of Elisabet Benavent’s novel series.

Sounds Like Love Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

Sounds Like Love Soundtrack - Every Song in the Netflix Movie (Fuimos canciones)

  • “I’ve Got the Music in Me” by Kiki Dee Band (00:00:00): The Sounds Like Love soundtrack song plays over the opening credits. Maca introduces herself to the audience. She states that she’s becoming “a bad bitch” and walks down the street with her friends.
  • “Last Nite” by The Strokes (00:03:00): Maca has scheduled sex with a male partner. She is turned off by the music. Maca correlates the song with a memory of a sexual experience with her ex-boyfriend, Leo. “Last Nite” can be heard again at 00:14:00 and 01:25:00.
  • “Right Next to Me” by Cacti (00:11:00): Maca navigates the dance floor at a social event. She confronts her boss Pipa (Miri Pérez-Cabrero) about overtime hours. The song fades after a joke about Maca not being cool enough to wear Converse shoes.
  • “If I Could Choose” by Pajaro Sunrise (00:15:00): Maca remembers Leo and the most passionate story of her life. The Sounds Like Love soundtrack song plays over a flashback scene and continues as Maca gets anxious in the present.
  • “Hero” by Regina Spektor (00:16:00): The music sets in during a transitional moment after the previous song. Maca recalls how Leo disappeared from her life. “Hero” cuts when the doorbell rings and Maca returns to reality.
  • “In Spain We Call It Soledad” by Rigoberta Bandini (00:29:00): Maca decides to look for Leo. She attends a party and tries to play it cool. The Sounds Like Love soundtrack music scores a reunion between Maca and Leo.
  • “Summer Sun” by Koop (00:31:00): Maca squeezes a stress ball at the party. Leo wonders how she ended up looking for a job at the social event. He also explains that he returned to Madrid to be a teacher.
  • “Boys Wanna Be Her” by Peaches (00:38:00): Adriana has a threesome with her husband and a woman named Julia (Claudia Galán). The song volume ramps up along with the sex. “Boys Wanna Be Her” cuts abruptly as Adriana looks at herself in a mirror and grins.
  • “Old Days” by Ingrid Michaelson (00:46:00): Maca recalls a painful memory after being deceived by Leo. In the present, she prepares to board a flight to Milan with Pipa. The Sounds Like Love soundtrack song ends with the lyric “the old days.”
  • “Dancing to the Radio” by Adanowsky (00:59:00): Adriana visits her female threesome partner, Julia. They hook up as the Sounds Like Love soundtrack music plays. The song continues while Maca narrates about a party.
  • “The Night We Met” by Lord Huron (01:14:00): Leo reveals his true feelings. Maca references a romantic comedy trope and breaks the fourth wall. The protagonists kiss, and the song scores a sex scene.
  • “Dancing in the Moonlight” by Toploader (01:17:00): Maca feels good after waking up next to Leo. She dances to the Sounds Like Love soundtrack song in a bedroom. The music continues during a kitchen scene and then stops when Maca breaks the fourth wall with a concerned stare.
  • “I Love It” by Icona Pop (01:21:00): Maca and her friends dress up in Pipa’s luxurious office. They pretend to have a runway show while wearing differing outfits. The song cuts suddenly when Maca toasts to the group.
  •  “La Revolución Sexual” by La Casa Azul (01:24:00): Good Mode magazine offers Maca a position in Paris. The Sounds Like Love soundtrack scene plays over a cityscape visual and scores a party sequence. Maca, Adriana and and Jimena dance together.
  • “Me Amo” by Ruzzi (01:30:00): Maca tells Leo about her job offer. She doesn’t tell him about a potential relocation to Paris, though. “Me Amo” also plays during the end credits at 01:47:00.
  • “Me Amo” by Yola Saa (01:31:00): The artist makes a cameo as a park singer. She plays the song in a transition scene after Ruzzi’s version is heard. The music continues as Maca thinks about her future at home.
  • “Algo Está Cambiando” by Bomba Estéreo (01:40:00): Maca finally makes a decision that doesn’t involve Leo. She decides to accept a job position in Paris and seems ecstatic. The Sounds Like Love soundtrack song plays during a flashback montage.
  • “Ma Soeur” by Clara Luciani (01:44:00): Maca arrives in Paris. She narrates about being the person she wants to be. “Ma Soeur” cuts and then picks up as Maca explains how a romantic comedy version of her story would end.

The Sounds Like Love soundtrack also includes:

  • “Intoxicated” by Martin Solveig & Good Times Ahead
  • “Lonely Heart Reverb” by Joanna Serrat
  • “Flash Is King” by Christian Lundberg, Dylan Thomas Price, Bruce Fingers and Billy Ray Fingers
  • “Call in the Night” by Eric Sharp y Zhao
  • “Flair” by Brian Dee
  • “That Magic Bossa (Main Version)” by Gentot, Dominique
  • “All I Think About Is You” by Tyler Tsang, Seth B. Meyer
  • “That Old Familiar Song” by Tony Osborne
  • “La Vie Poesie (Main)” by Anton Louis Jr., Emma Broughton, Virginie Mouchoir
  • “It’s OK to Get Crazy” by Daniel Mark Farrant, Nicholas Patrick Kingsley, James Alexander Knight

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

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