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Soundtracks of Television: ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 3

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack - Every Song in the Netflix Series

The Narcos: Mexico season 3 soundtrack includes music by Mano Negra, Los Dug Dug’s and Atahualpa Yupanqui. This info article contains spoilers for the Netflix series about Mexican organized crime. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Narcos: Mexico season 3 follows Amado Carrillo Fuentes (José María Yazpik), the leader of the Juarez Cartel during the early 90s. He forms a profitable business relationship with a Colombian drug lord and strategizes against enemies from Tijuana. Amado changes the game with his entrepreneurial approach but must flee upon being linked to a high-ranking military officer. Musically, the Netflix series balances numerous mainstream tracks with native Mexican productions. Here’s every featured song in Narcos: Mexico season 3.

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 1 “12 Steps”

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 1

  • “Run the Night” by Wicked Lady (00:12): The Narcos: Mexico season 3 soundtrack music scores a night sequence. Walt hits a stop light with his partner. He smokes a cigarette.
  • “I Don’t Need You No More” by George Jackson (00:18): Walt arrives at home. He speaks with Dani (Kristen Lee Gutoskie) about work. The song continues as the characters discuss their future while drinking red wine.
  • “No Tengo Dinero” by Juan Gabriel (00:24): Victor listens to music at home with his wife, Tenci. The couple dances together. Tenci cuts the music and asks Victor about his plans for the day.
  • “El Buey De La Barranca” by Felinos (00:50): The Narcos: Mexico season 3 soundtrack tune plays during a restaurant scene. Rafael Aguilar Guajardo (Noé Hernández) dances with a woman. A tracking shot captures Amado’s arrival.
  • “Ti Amo” by Umberto Tozzi (00:57): Victor chats with a coroner. He looks at dead bodies. The song scores the end credits.

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 2 “Como La Flor”

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 2

  • “Out of Time Man” by Mano Negra (00:00): Alex Hodoyan (Lorenzo Ferro) wakes up at home as the episode begins. A poster of The Smiths is visible on the wall. The song fades as Alex speaks with Alfredo.
  • “Four Boys” by Goldberg (00:09): The Narcos: Mexico season 3 soundtrack song plays during an El Paso restaurant scene. Walt enjoys a meal with Dani.
  • “The Way I Lose My Mind” by Carl Smith (00:45): Walt and Dani make plans for the future. Meanwhile, Amado learns that Aguilar has been killed in El Paso. The track scores the end credits.

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 3 “Los Juniors”

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 3

  • “Taxi ¡Solo Como en el Cielo! los Chicos No Lloran” by Las Shain’s (00:04): Kitty Páez (Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio aka Bad Bunny) tries on various outfits. The Narcos: Mexico season 3 soundtrack song plays as Andrea narrates about Tijuana in the 90s.
  • “Besos De Ceniza” by Timbiriche (00:06): Kitty arrives at Drinking Donkey restaurant. The song plays as the narcojunior leaves after a shooting.
  • “Upside Down” by Coo Coo (00:42): Ramón Arellano Félix (Manuel Masalva) gets rowdy at a night club. He joins his brother Benjamín Arellano Félix (Alfonso Dosal) at a table. Ramón threatens his sister’s boyfriend, who responds with a joke about the feisty personality of Enedina (Mayra Hermosillo).

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 4 “GDL”

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 4

  • “It Was a Good Day” by Ice Cube (00:04): Andrea narrates about cocaine distribution in December 1993. The Narcos: Mexico season 3 soundtrack song  (released in February 1993) plays as one of Amado’s transporters crashes a vehicle.
  • “Te Fuiste” by Panchito Riset (00:26): Amado nods out at a restaurant. He receives a phone call from his Colombian associate Hélmer “Pacho” Herrera (Albert Ammann). Amado receives good news but also learns about potential threats.

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 5 “Boots on the Ground”

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 5

  • “Kick Out the Jams” by MC5 (00:24): Walt looks at a surveillance photo of Amado. The Narcos: Mexico season 3 soundtrack music continues during a Tijuana sequence. Walter is picked up by a military unit.
  • “Cruel Veneno” by Juan Ochoa (00:40): Benjamín and his crew escape from the military. Walt wonders why General Rebollo refuses to chase the narcos. Kitty celebrates with Ramón.

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 6 “La Jefa”

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 6

  • “Lost in My World (Period En Mi Mundo)  by Los Dug Dug’s (00:00): Amado wakes up as the episode begins. The Narcos: Mexico season 3 soundtrack music continues as Walt brushes his teeth. As the lyrics imply, both characters are fully invested in their work.
  • “Regulate” by Warren G. feat. Nate Dogg (00:06): Isabella narrates about Amado’s ascent to power. The song cuts as Pacho arrives.
  • “La Cabrona” by Banda Jerez (00:44): Victor begins a new job as a bouncer. The song scores an interior nightclub scene.
  • “Caught in the Act” by Voice of Destruction (00:47): Victor meets with his new boss, Vincente. He is asked to start working right away.
  • “Que Not Quede Huella” by Bronco (00:52): Enedina and Benjamín strategize. Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada (Alberto Guerra) discovers that a boat has been torched. Amado drinks as the Narcos: Mexico season 3 soundtrack music continues.

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 7 “La Voz”

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 7

  • No Featured Songs (An unidentified mariachi tune scores an opening sequence.)

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 8 “Last Dance”

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 8

  • “Todo Tiene Su Fin” by Modulos (00:37): Victor speaks with his boss, Vincente. The track scores an interior fight sequence at the club. Victor assaults a patron outside the building.

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 9 “The Reckoning”

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 9

  • “El Matador” by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (00:03): The police chase Héctor Luis Palma Salazar (Gorka Lasaosa). The song drops when the character crashes into a tractor.

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 10 “Life in Wartime”

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 10

  • “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)” by The Rolling Stones (00:00): Andrea narrates about the aftermath of General Rebollo’s arrest. DEA agent Jaime Kuykendall (Matt Letscher) discovers that Amado abandoned his mansion. Andrea continues her narration about the larger picture.
  • “Los Ejes De Mi Carreta” by Atahualpa Yupanqui (00:38): Victor learns about murdered women in Juarez. Andrea narrates about “the parts of a machine.” The song fades as Walt drives in Tijuana.
  • “Cuatro Vidas” by Pedro Infante (00:47): Andrea meets with Walt, who states that he’s “not a good guy.” The Narcos: Mexico season 3 soundtrack music continues during a scene in Mexico City. Amado arrives at an Urgent Care facility.
  • “Un Minute de Tu Amor” by Sabú (00:53): Andrea narrates about Mexican authorities finally locating Amado. The cartel leader’s Cuban girlfriend, Marta, arrives in Chile. The song continues as various characters learn about Amado’s death.
  • “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind (00:56): Ramón road trips with his buddies in Mazatlan. The vehicle is pulled over by members of El Mayo’s crew who are disguised as cops. The music cuts before a deadly confrontation.
  • “Silent Night” (01:03:00): Walt meets with Bobby about a $70,000 exchange. The traditional holiday song is barely audible.
  • “El Corrido De Amado Carrillo Fuentes” by Tomas Sevilla and Melquiades Sevilla (01:06:00): Police officers arrive to arrest Bobby. Walt observes the situation play out from a diner. The Narcos: Mexico soundtrack music scores the end of the Netflix series.

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

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