The Unforgivable soundtrack includes music by Mudhoney, TLC and Katia Labeque. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Nora Fingscheidt’s 2021 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.
Set in Seattle, The Unforgivable stars Sandra Bullock as a convicted cop killer named Ruth Slater. Vincent D’Onofrio co-stars as a lawyer who tries to reunite the protagonist with her estranged sister. Oscar winner Hans Zimmer (The Lion King) and fellow composer David Fleming (Dune) scored the 114-minute drama film; music supervisor Randall Poster (The Queen’s Gambit) assembled the needle drop tracks, some of which are performed by Aisling Franciosi as Katie Malcolm. Here’s every featured song in The Unforgivable, an adaptation of Sally Wainwright’s TV series of the same name.
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The Unforgivable Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie
- “I Like It Small” by Mudhoney (00:07:00): Ruth arrives at a boarding home after being released from jail. She learns about the house rules. The Unforgivable soundtrack song fades as Ruth enters her room and meets several roommates.
- “Jaw Bless” by Matthew McAnuff (00:30:00): Ruth walks through the streets of Seattle. She arrives at Spalding Street and spots Chapel Arts. The music drops when Ruth enters the building.
- “The Skylark (From a Farewell to Saint Petersburg)” by Mikhail Glinka (00:35:00): Katie plays a piano at home. She remembers screaming as a child.
- “Polk Salad Annie” by Tony Joe White (00:43:00): The Unforgivable soundtrack song scores a retirement party sequence. Steve Whelan (Will Pullen) watches his brother Keith (Tom Guiry) play ping pong. He then learns about two work addresses for Ruth.
- “Magnolia” by J.J. Cale (00:57:00): Blake meets with Ruth at Helen’s Grill. He speaks about bonsai trees and says hello to friends. Blake continues to talk nervously as Ruth hears a story about the first Asian-American police officer in Seattle.
- “No Scrubs” by TLC (01:01:00): Katie plays a piano at home. Her sister, Emily (Emma Nelson), checks her phone and laughs upon hearing the pop song. The siblings vocalize together.
- “Everything In Its Right Place” by Katia Labeque (01:36:00): Katie performs in front of an audience in Seattle. Meanwhile, Ruth tries to protect Emily from Keith. The Unforgivable soundtrack song drops and then picks up again at 01:39:00 and 01:41:00.
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The Unforgivable soundtrack also includes:
- “Dale” by Nina Diaz
- “Until You Came Along” by Golden Smog
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