2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Back to the Outback’

Back to the Outback Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

The Back to the Outback soundtrack includes music by Charles Aznavour, Dolly Parton and Billie Eilish. This info article contains spoilers for Clare Knight and Harry Cripps’ 2021 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Back to the Outback stars Isla Fisher as Maddie, an inland taipan snake at Australian Wildlife Park. Tim Minchin co-stars as a world-famous koala bear named Pretty Boy. When the protagonists and their pals escape, zookeeper Chaz (Eric Bana) chases them down in the wild. Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (Wonder Woman) scored the Netflix film; music supervisor Chris Douridas (Shrek 2) assembled the feature tracks. Here’s every song in Back to the Outback.

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Back to the Outback Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

Back to the Outback Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

  • “Hello World” by Evie Irie (00:00:00): The Back to the Outback soundtrack song plays during the opening sequence. Chaz welcomes guests at Australian Wildlife Park. Dolores (Lilah Yow Yeh) and her brother admire the “cutest animal in the world.”
  • “Zou Bisou Bisou” by Gillian Hills (00:07:00): Pretty Boy goes to sleep. A camera records him for a live stream. The music continues during a montage sequence as people all over the world watch the koala bear.
  • “Tous les visages d’lamour (She)” by Charles Aznavour (00:10:00): Maddie complains about not being “special.” The music accompanies a visual of Pretty Boy sleeping. The main protagonists react to the koala bear. “Tous les visages d’lamour (She)” plays again at 00:35:00 when Pretty Boy floats in the sky, and it can also be heard at 01:03:00.
  • “Maddie’s Lullaby” by Isla Fisher (00:11:00): Maddie sings a song that she learned from her mother. Jackie (Jacki Weaver) offers her approval and discusses the outback.
  • “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton (00:12:00): The Back to the Outback soundtrack song scores a morning sequence. Chazzie (Diesel La Torraca) wakes up animals at the wildlife park. A crowd scrambles to see Pretty Boy.
  • “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish (00:19:00): Maddie leads a return-to-the-outback mission. She slithers and slides atop a brick wall. The music cuts at Nigel (Angus Imrie) arrives with a chair; the track picks up again as the protagonists sneak through the Botanical Garden.
  • “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels” by Todrick Hall (00:29:00): Pretty Boy struts through the city. He enjoys the attention as locals watch. The music fades as Pretty Boy requests that someone call his therapist, Brenda.
  • “Mini Skirt” by Juan Garcia Ezquivel (00:36:00): Maddie and company hide in public. The Back to the Outback soundtrack song plays briefly as the protagonists escape across the street.
  • “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” by Phil Collins (00:37:00): The music picks up after “Mini Skirt.” Pretty Boy watches a news report that suggests he passed away. The song scores a montage sequence as the world reacts.
  • “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Keith Urban (00:38:00): The protagonists hear a singing voice. Moments later, they meet Doug (Keith Urban), a cane toad.
  • “ROAR” by G Flip (00:44:00): Maddie and her pals escape on top of a bus. The Back to the Outback soundtrack song scores a road sequence. Maddie takes in the fresh air.
  • “Justified and Ancient (All Bound for Mu Mu Land)” by The KFL (00:56:00): Maddie and company enter a cave. Dave (Lachlan Ross Power) suggests that the bats aren’t a threat. The group seeks assistance from a dung beetle.
  • “Maddie’s Lullaby” by Thelma Plum (01:00:00): Maddie sings for her friends. A montage sequence details her egg origin story and how she was discovered by Chaz.
  • “Take a Long Time” by The Angels (01:12:00): The Back to the Outback soundtrack song scores a chase sequence. Pretty  Boy drives a firetruck. Maddie hisses at Chaz.
  • “Sussudio” by Phil Collins (01:13:00): Pretty Boy enjoys some music while driving. Maddie presses a button to unload a trailer ladder. The song plays briefly again at 01:18:00.
  • “Beautiful Ugly” by Tim Minchin and Evie Irie (01:24:00): The Back to the Outback soundtrack song plays during the end credits.

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The Back to the Outback soundtrack also includes:

  • “Shred the Gnar” by CRISPIN
  • “Kookaburra Ice Cream Truck” by Courtney Day
  • “Acadaca” by CRISPIN
  • “Sonata in B Flat Major, KV281 No.3” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor and chief film critic.