The Mixtape soundtrack includes music by The White Stripes, Cheap Trick and The Quick. This info article contains spoilers for Valerie Weiss’ 2021 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.
Mixtape stars Gemma Brooke Allen as a Spokane, Washington adolescent named Beverly Moody. Julie Bowen portrays the protagonist’s grandmother, Gail, while Nick Thune co-stars as a record store owner known as Anti. Set in 1999, the film explores Beverly’s attempts to learn the true meaning of a love-themed mixtape during the Christmas season. Composer Tamar-kali (Mudbound) scored the Netflix dramedy; music supervisor Morgan Rhodes (Dear White People) selected the classic rock needle drops. Here’s every song in Mixtape.
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- “I Love You Always Forever” by Donna Lewis (00:00:00): The Mixtape soundtrack song scores the opening sequence. A graphic establishes the setting as 1999 Spokane, Washington. The protagonist Beverly gazes through her bedroom window at a fireworks display.
- “Smile” by Vitamin C (00:03:00): Gail drops Beverly off at school. Various students cheer for the wildcat to be the new mascot. The lyric “Put a smile on your face” complements a visual of a grumpy Beverly.
- “I Got a Right” by Iggy and the Stooges (00:08:00): Beverly listens to a “Love Riot” mixtape. The tape quickly gets tangled. Beverly reads track names from the insert card. “I Got a Right” plays again at 00:26:00 and 00:27:00.
- “When I Hear My Name” by The White Stripes (00:10:00): The Mixtape soundtrack song plays during a record store sequence.
- “Getting Nowhere Fast” by Girls At Our Best (00:14:00): Beverly receives her customized mixtape. She smiles and wears headphones at James K. Polk Middle School. The music fades as Beverly giddily waves to classmates.
- “Linda Linda” by The Blue Hearts (00:17:00): Beverly listens to a new tape. She sits alone while having lunch at school. The protagonist investigates the Japanese lyrics. Anti briefly speaks with Beverly.
- “Best I Ever Had” by Vertical Horizon (00:30:00): Gail visits a record store. She investigates Beverly’s notes.
- “Surrender” by Cheap Trick (00:37:00): Beverly leaves home and disobeys her grandmother’s orders. She runs over to the home of Nicky (Olga Petsa). The Mixtape soundtrack song continues as the characters discuss music, family and fashion.
- “Teacher’s Pet” by The Quick (00:37:00): Nicky plays musical instruments with Beverly and Ellen (Audrey Hsieh). The music cuts and reveals the actual sound made by the three characters. “Teacher’s Pet” plays again at 00:50:00.
- “I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow (00:40:00): Gails lets Beverly pick any clothing items that she wants. The Mixtape soundtrack song accompanies a shopping sequence. The music fades when Beverly isn’t allowed to buy a Spawn t-shirt.
- “More Than This” by Roxy Music (00:47:00): Nicky plays the song at Greenwood Cemetery. She swings “to heaven” with Beverly and Ellen. The girls bond and enjoy their outdoor adventure.
- “Lesson Learned” by Gossip (00:51:00): Beverly and her friends rock out. They enjoy attention at their middle school. The music fades as Beverly smiles at her “Fighting Mullets” button.
- “My Own Worst Enemy” by Lit (00:53:00): The Mixtape soundtrack song plays during a stylized slo-mo sequence. Beverly and her friends arrive at a record store. They ask Anti to drive them to a concert.
- “Fly Away” by Kenny Kravitz (00:56:00): Anti drives Beverly and her friends to The Voyeur. The music fades when their characters arrive at the venue.
- “Walk Away” by Jackson Rathbone (00:58:00): Wes Kelly (Jackson Rathbone) performs at The Voyeur. Beverly and her friends dance together.
- “Crash Right Through It” by Jackson Rathbone (01:00:00): Wes plays the last song of his set. Beverly grins while listening to the “moldie.”
- “Better Things” by The Kinks (01:17:00): Beverly wakes up in her bed. She spots Ellen and Nicky outside her window. The girls state that the song title is a message for Beverly.
- “Wrong Song” by mxmtoon and Dylan Chenfield (01:22:00): Beverly listens to a recording made by her parents, Kim and Zack. She is comforted by her grandmother, Gail. The Mixtape soundtrack song fades when Beverly introduces her band, Us Dudes R Sisters. The music also scores the end credits at 01:28:00.
- “Never Let You Go” by Third Eye Blind (01:24:00): Gail chats with Anti at a New Year’s Eve party. Thune’s character reveals that his real name is Edward.
- “Dancing in the Moonlight” by Gemma Allen, Audrey Hsieh and Olga Petsa (01:25:00): Us Dudes R Sisters play their first gig. The band members dedicate the cover song to Gail. The music scores the end of the film as the protagonists celebrate on New Year’s Eve 1999.
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The Mixtape soundtrack also includes:
- “New Day” by Baby
- “Fresh Pow” by John Ross Hardy
- “Hard Time” by Keith Poppin
- “Zit Face” by Jeff Kirchner
- “You’re the One I’ve Waited For” by Robbie Wyckoff
- “Free” by The Martinis
- “Leaving Home” by Jebediah
- “Les and Ray” by Le Tigre
- “Talk Is Cheap” by Sandy Gaye
- “Four Minute Stare” from The Sun Is Also a Star by Herdis Stefansdottir & Dustin O’Halloran
- “Charlie Speaks” from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Michael Brook and Stephen Chbossky
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