2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Finch’

Finch Soundtrack - Every Song in the Apple TV+ Movie

The Finch soundtrack includes music by Don McLean, Louis Prima and Talking Heads. This info article contains spoilers for Miguel Sapochnik’s 2021 Apple TV+ movie. Visit the Vague Visages Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Finch stars Tom Hanks as the title character, an American inventor who survives an apocalyptic event. In St. Louis, he prepares for a trip to California with his dog, Goodyear. Finch also brings along a robot who slowly evolves into a thoughtful and conversational being. The film’s soundtrack was supervised by Kathy Nelson (Fast & FuriousTop Gun: Maverick), who disperses five pop music tracks throughout the 115-minute runtime. Here’s every featured song in Finch, an Apple TV+ drama featuring a score by composer Gustavo Santaolalla.

Finch Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Apple TV+ Movie

Finch Soundtrack - Every Song in the Apple TV+ Movie

  • “American Pie” by Don McLean (00:01:00): The title character sings to himself during the windy opening sequence. An artificial intelligence system named Dewey informs the protagonist about high UV radiation. The Finch soundtrack tune scores a driving sequence and later plays again during the final scene at 01:53:00.
  • “Papa Loves Mambo” by Perry Como (00:11:00): Finch looks for reading material. He finds The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and reads a note from his mother. Dewey assembles dog training books for Finch, who grins while watching his pup.
  • “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Louis Prima (00:27:00): Jeff walks while Finch preps for a road trip. The instrumental fades as the protagonist and his two pals enter a 1984 Fleetwood Southwind.
  • “Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads (00:46:00): The music plays during a driving sequence. Jeff, who just revealed his name, moves awkwardly in the vehicle. The song fades during an overhead shot.
  • “Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)” by The Specials (00:53:00): Jeff plays a CD entitled “Free Your Mind.” Meanwhile, Finch contemplates a meal inside a diner. The Finch soundtrack song cuts when Jeff drives into a van.

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

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