The Shrink Next Door soundtrack includes music by Mika, Billy Joel and Laura Branigan. This info article contains spoilers for Georgia Pritchett’s 2021 Apple TV+ miniseries. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.
Composed by Joshua Moshier (Baskets), The Shrink Next Door stars Will Ferrell as Marty Markowitz. The Jewish fabric entrepreneur suffers a panic attack before his 40th birthday and then seeks professional help for lingering psychological issues. Paul Rudd co-stars as Ike Herschkopf, a therapist who helps Marty but also takes advantage of him. Music supervisor Amanda Krieg Thomas (Dopesick) incorporates various needle drops that align with the 1980s New York City setting. Here’s every featured song in The Shrink Next Door.
The Shrink Next Door Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 1 “The Consultation”
- “Love Today” by Mika (00:03): Ike navigates a party. The music plays lightly in the background. Ike poses with actress Lisa Rinna.
- “Equidity Funk” by Mistafide (00:20): Ike and Marty chat during a walk. They play basketball while continuing their conversation. Ike makes a point about Marty’s push-over personality.
The Shrink Next Door Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 2 “The Ceremony”
- “Burn That Candle” by Bill Haley & His Comets (00:00): A band performs during a 1956 sequence. Various individuals look for Marty on his birthday.
- “Dibs” by Roshmond Patten (00:15): Marty meets Ike in a park. The music plays in the background. Ike suggests that Marty have a second bar mitzvah party.
- “Knock on Wood” by Amii Stewart (00:34): Ike dances at Marty’s bar mitzvah party. Ferrell’s character thinks he sees his sister, Phyllis (Kathryn Hahn). Ike’s wife, Bonnie (Casey Wilson), speaks with Marty.
- “You Can Me Free” by Billy Joel (00:37): Ike tells Marty that nothing is wrong with him. Phyllis speaks with her children at home. The Shrink Next Door soundtrack music continues as Marty celebrates at his bar mitzvah party.
The Shrink Next Door Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 3 “The Treatment”
- “Gloria” by Laura Branigan (00:00): Marty paints his work office. The Shrink Next Door soundtrack tune scores a comedic dance sequence. Marty gets interrupted by Phyllis.
- “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (00:35): Ike and Marty attend a stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar. They discuss the surprising amount of fire.
- “Perfect Night in New York” by Joshua Moshier (00:41): Marty asks Ike to join AFC as a full-time consultant. They agree to be business partners. Marty and Ike head to the bar to see Daniel J. Travanti from Hill Street Blues.
The Shrink Next Door Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 4 “The Foundation”
- “I’m So Excited” by The Pointer Sisters (00:01): Phyllis talks to various strangers about her love life. At home, she opens a birthday card from Marty. The Shrink Next Door soundtrack music fades as Phyllis picks up images of herself.
- “More Than This” by Roxy Music (00:29): Marty and Hannah attend the Pen Gala. Ike poses with different guests. A band performs the song.
- “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)” by Michael McDonald (00:32): Marty and Hannah discuss the song. The music plays lightly in the background. Hannah asks Marty to dance.
The Shrink Next Door Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 5 “The Family Tree”
- “Bring the Noize” by Public Enemy (00:01): The Shrink Next Door soundtrack music scores an opening basketball sequence. Ike and Marty play a game of hoops in 1990. Rudd’s character learns that his father passed away.
- “Strange Vibrations” by Bob McGilpin (00:14): Ike kisses his wife, Bonnie. He turns on the radio outside Marty’s Southhampton residence. The couple dances together.
- “Waiting for a Star to Fall” by Boy Meets Girl (00:18): Ike and Marty paint together and dance. It’s a callback moment to the opening of episode 3. The friends giggle while teasing each other.
The Shrink Next Door Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 6 “The Party”
- “Party Up” by Electric Boys (00:00): Ike welcomes guests to his party. Miriam (Sarayu Blue) arrives with binoculars as a gift. The Shrink Next Door soundtrack song continues as Ike explains a new project.
- “Buttons” by The Pussycat Dolls (00:19): The setting shifts from 1997 to 2007. Marty looks at Miriam. Ike speaks with party guests.
- “Missouri Waltz” by The Fontaine Sisters (00:32): Marty experiences a flashback. He sees his mother offer him a spoonful of food. The music fades as Marty returns to a party.
- “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner (00:36): The Shrink Next Door soundtrack music scores a bus sequence. Marty returns to the city with Miriam and others. The music picks up at 00:39 and plays during the end credits.
The Shrink Next Door Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 7 “The Party”
- “Love Today” by MIKA (00:20): Marty leaves the hospital and arrives at his home. He navigates an outdoor party and looks upset. The Shrink Next Door soundtrack song continues as Marty confronts Ike about not visiting him at the hospital.
The Shrink Next Door Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 8 “The Verdict”
- “On the Wings of Love” by Jeffrey Osborne (00:03): Marty drives with his sister Phyllis. He states that he has “the best singing voice in the world.” The music continues as Marty makes Phyllis and her children laugh.
- “Eliyahu Hanavi” by Traditional (00:39): Phyllis and her family sing before a meal. Marty approaches the dinner table and sits down. The singing stops when Ferrell’s character gets up to lock the front door.
- “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” by Chicago (00:46): Marty says goodbye to Ike. The series ends with an update about the real-life subjects. The Shrink Next Door soundtrack song scores the end credits.
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