2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’

The Eyes of Tammy Faye Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Movie

The Eyes of Tammy Faye soundtrack includes music by Jessica Chastain, Fats Domino and Pat Boone. This info article contains spoilers for Michael Showalter’s 2021 movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield, The Eyes of Tammy Faye examines the rise and fall of Tammy Faye Bakker and Jim Bakker. The American evangelists created The PTL Club during the 70s and were eventually exposed for defrauding investors. Composer Theodore Shapiro (Game Change) scored the 126-minute film; music supervisor John Houlihan (Ford v Ferrari) selected the needle-drop tracks. Here’s every song in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, a feature film adaptation of Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s 2000 documentary of the same name.

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Movie

The Eyes of Tammy Faye Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Movie

  • “How Great Thou Art” by Michael Parnell (00:04:00): The Eyes of Tammy Faye soundtrack song plays during a flashback sequence in 1952 International Falls, Minnesota. A preacher speaks to his congregation. Young Tammy (Chandler Head) looks through a window. Her mother, Rachel (Cherry Jones), plays the piano.
  • “Battle Hymn of the Republic” by William Steffe and Julia Ward Howe (00:07:00): Young Tammy enters a church. She decides to “accept the love.” The music fades as Tammy speaks in tongues.
  • “Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino (00:15:00): Tammy sings to Jim. They dance together in a park. The recorded version of the song kicks in during a bedroom sequence.
  • “Socialite Society” by David Mitcham (00:19:00): Tammy talks to her mother with a puppet. She explains the educational premise for a new sermon. Jim honks his car horn outside.
  • “I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Someday” by Fats Domino (00:21:00): Jim surprises Tammy with a new car. The Eyes of Tammy Faye soundtrack song scores a conversation sequence. Tammy speaks through her puppet.
  • “Let the Four Winds Blow” by Fats Domino (00:22:00): Tammy and Jim kiss. The music continues during a montage sequence. Tammy entertains young parishioners with her Susie Moppet puppet.
  • “Jesus Loves Me” by Jessica Chastain (00:23:00): Tammy sings with a deep voice. The music fades during a transition sequence in 1965 Virginia.
  • “Love Letters in the Sand” by Pat Boone (00:33:00): The Bakkers arrive at the estate of Pat Robertson (Gabriel Olds) in 1971 Hot Springs, Virginia. They admire the luxurious home. The music continues as Pat proposes that Jim take time off from work.
  • “We Are Blest” by Margaret P. Douroux (00:41:00): Jim and Tammy record a show at Praise the Lord Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Jim & Tammy Christmas special begins. The music continues during a montage sequence for The PTL Network.
  • “We’ll Face the World Together” by The Tommy Smith Band (00:47:00): Tammy prepares for a show. Her mother inquires about a newspaper report. Tammy complains about the secular press.
  • “Don’t Give Up (On the Brink of a Miracle)” by Jessica Chastain (00:51:00): Tammy records a new song. Gary Paxton (Mark Wystrach) listens to the playback.
  • “Make Up My Mind” by Firstcom Artist (00:56:00): The Eyes of Tammy Faye soundtrack song plays during a “One Year Later” sequence. Tammy’s daughter tries on a leopard jacket. Her mother declines a new coat.
  • “Somebody Touched Me” by Mark Wystrach and Jessica Chastain (00:59:00): Tammy sings a song with Gary. They speak about God’s touch.
  • “Jesus Keeps Takin’ Me Higher & Higher” by Jessica Chastain (01:15:00): The PTL Television Network begins broadcasting 24 hours a day. Tammy performs during a montage sequence. Jim asks for more donations.
  • “The Sun Will Shine Again” by Jessica Chastain (01:36:00): Tammy performs for her “partners.” Jerry discusses “sinful behavior” with Richard Fletcher (Louis Cancelmi). The Eyes of Tammy Faye soundtrack song continues during a montage sequence.
  • “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less (The Solid Rock)” by Jessica Chastain (01:42:00): Tammy sings during a press conference. She watches items being removed from her home during a transition scene.
  • “Battle Hymn of the Republic” by Jessica Chastain (01:56:00): Tammy sings publicly for the first time in 10 years at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • “Don’t Give Up (On the Brink of a Miracle)” by Tammy Sue Bakker (02:00:00): The Eyes of Tammy Faye soundtrack song scores the epilogue sequence.
  • “Up with a Giggle” by Jessica Chastain (02:06:00): A recorded version of Tammy’s puppet song plays during the end credits.

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye soundtrack also includes:

  • “In the Rifted Rock” by The Minnesota Compline Choir
  • “Spick & Span” by Jody Karl Jenkins
  • “It’s Happening Now” by Harold Geller and Jacky Arthur
  • “Restaurant Music” by Ronald Stein
  • “Eva” by Marc Durst
  • “String Quarter No. 2 in D Major, K. 155” by Éder Quartet
  • “Space Travel” by Bob Bradley and Steve Dymond
  • “Chandeliers” by Harry Lubin
  • “Crimond” by Andrew Remillard
  • “How Great Thou Art” by Thomas Drescher
  • “Give a Hug” by Jessica Chastain

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