2020s

Soundtracks of Television: ‘Hawkeye’

Hawkeye Soundtrack - Every Song in the Disney+ Miniseries

The Hawkeye soundtrack includes music by Andy Williams, The Kinks and Run-DMC. This info article contains spoilers for Jonathan Igla’s 2021 Disney+ miniseries. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Hawkeye stars Jeremy Renner as a former Avenger, Clint Barton, who seeks a relatively normal family life. Hailee Steinfeld co-stars as Kate Bishop, a 22-year-old archer who accidentally gains the attention of organized crime members. The protagonists battle against the Tracksuit Mafia and learn how to complement each other’s skills. In each of the six episodes, music supervisor Dave Jordan (Spider-Man: No Way Home) incorporates a variety of Christmas-themed music to thematically align with the December setting. Here’s every song in Hawkeye.

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Hawkeye Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 1 “Never Meet Your Heroes”

Hawkeye Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 1 on Disney+

  • “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” by The Craig Gildner Sextet feat. Tony Liberto (00:11:00): The Hawkeye soundtrack song scores a New York City sequence. People enjoy themselves at The Rink at Rockefeller Center.
  • “Save the City” by Adam Pascal, Ty Taylor, Rory Donovan, Derek Klena, Bonnie Milligan, Christopher Sieber, Shayna Steele (00:12:00): Theatre performers take part in “Rogers the Musical.” Clint attends the show with his daughter Lila (Ava Russo) and doesn’t seem thrilled by the experience. The music fades as he thinks about Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson).
  • “Winter Wonderland” by Matt Dusk (00:15:00): Clint exits the theatre. He groans and speaks with a concerned Lila. The characters hug while reflecting about Natasha.
  • “Christmas Is the Season” by Jo Stafford (00:16:00): Kate exits Grand Central Station in New York. The Hawkeye soundtrack song plays as she speaks with her mother Eleanor (Vera Farmiga) on the phone. Kate passes by the theatre where Clint attended “Rogers the Musical.”
  • “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” by JK Jazz Ensemble (00:17:00): Kate arrives at her mother’s home. Eleanor prepares for a charity auction. She discusses the bell tower that Kate destroyed.
  • “A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Dominic Halpin (00:20:00): Clint visits a Chinese restaurant with his children. He asks if they want more crabs. Clint receives a phone call from his wife, Laura (Linda Cardellini).
  • “Merry Christmas, Baby’s Coming Home” by Luvenia Lewis (00:22:00): Clint bonds with his children. They prepare for a Barton family Christmas.
  • “Five-to-Four On” by APM Music (00:22:00): The Hawkeye soundtrack song plays during an exterior sequence. Kate observes her mother and Jack Duquesne (Tony Dalton) at a gala event. Armand Duquesne (Simon Callow) introduces himself.
  • “Sleigh Ride” by Lou Rawls (00:24:00): Kate continues talking with Armand. She meets “another Armand.” The music fades as Kate processes the news of her mother’s engagement to Jack.
  • “The Greatest” by Red Means Run (00:34:00): A Tracksuit Mafia member listens to music with headphones on. He throws a bag into a truck.
  • “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams (00:44:00): The Hawkeye soundtrack song accompanies the end credits.

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Hawkeye Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 2 “Hide and Seek”

Hawkeye Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 2 on Disney+

  • “¿Donde Esta Santa Claus?” by Augie Rios (00:08:): Clint buys supplies at a convenience store. Kate feels let down by her Avengers prep experience. The Hawkeye soundtrack song continues as she inquires about a hideout spot.
  • “O Tannenbaum” by Tomohawk (00:13:): Clint asks about Kate’s wound. He realizes that she didn’t clean it properly. Clint treats a deep cut with a q-tip.
  • “Ring of Fire” by APM Music (00:15:): Clint watches a video on social media. The music plays briefly as Grills (Clayton English) shows off his ninja gear.
  • “The Nutcracker Suite: March” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Keith John (00:16:): The Hawkeye soundtrack song scores an exterior sequence at The Peninsula. Clint tells Cooper (Ben Sakamoto) to get off his phone. Lila and her siblings prepare for a flight home.
  • “Little Drummer Boy” by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Crouch End Festival Chorus (00:19:): Kate and Clint walk through Times Square. Renner’s character recalls a moment that affected his hearing abilities. Kate informs Clint that he needs to improve his personal brand.
  • “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by David Ian, Acacia (00:33:): Kate has dinner with her mother and Jack. The music plays lightly in the background. Jack states that the secret to good risotto is to “agitate it… just enough.”
  • “Christmas Island” by Depeche Mode (00:44:): The Hawkeye soundtrack song plays during the final scene. A Tracksuit Mafia member says “We have them both.” The episode ends as Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) appears.

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Hawkeye Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 3 “Echoes”

Hawkeye Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 3 on Disney+

  • “Touch” by Sweet Spirit (00:05:): The Hawkeye soundtrack song plays during a transition sequence. In the past, Maya learns how to fight. In the present, she trains against a male opponent. The camera reveals that Maya has an artificial limb.
  • “Jingle Bells” by Wurlitzer Caliola 1928 (00:08:): Clint and Kate ride carnival ponies. Members of the Tracksuit Mafia mock them.
  • “O Christmas Tree (Russian)” by Les Nouveaux Bohemiens (00:08:): A Tracksuit Mafia member rages out in Polish. He informs Kate about relationship conflict involving the band Imagine Dragons. The music continues as Steinfeld’s character talks about “basic human stuff.”
  • “A Mad Russian’s Christmas (Instrumental)” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra (00:17:): Clint starts a vehicle. The Hawkeye soundtrack song plays as he and Kate escape from the Tracksuit Mafia.
  • “Father Christmas” by The Kinks (00:24:): Clint tells Kate that they should walk her dog. The music scores an NYC cityscape sequence. “Father Christmas” drops as Clint returns to the East Village.
  • “Hung Hei” by Linda Ko (00:29:00): The music scores a Chinatown sequence. Clint waits for a doctor. Kate teases him with a text message about his tough guy moniker.
  • “Old-Fashioned Christmas” by Jack Huddle (00:29): Kate enjoys breakfast at a diner. Clint orders more coffee while altering his hearing aide. The Hawkeye soundtrack song is barely audible.
  • “A Marshmallow World” by Brenda Lee (00:33:00): Kate decides to name her dog. She considers “Little Ol’ Caesar” and “Dogfather” before settling on “Lucky the Pizza Dog.” Kate and Clint strategize during an exterior sequence.
  • “Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Arthur Fiedler (00:35:00): Kate hopes to find evidence against Jack at her mother’s apartment. A pan shot captures her arrival with Clint and Lucky.
  • “Sweet Gingerbread Man” by Sammy Davis Jr. (00:37:00): The music scores the end credits.

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Hawkeye Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 4 “Partners, Am I Right?”

Hawkeye Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 4 on Disney+

  • “O Little Town of Bethlehem” by The Aurora Carolers (00:07): Kate hopes to speak with her mother about Jack. Eleanor wants to change the subject. The Hawkeye soundtrack song plays as the characters discuss the Bishop holiday party.
  • “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)” by Nat King Cole (00:08): Kate states that her mother doesn’t dance. Jack says “Oh, really?” He dances with Eleanor in front of a Christmas tree.
  • “Away in a Manger” by Jimmy Wakely (00:09): Jack makes a seemingly profound statement. Kate informs him about his incorrect usage of aphorisms. Eleanor giggles at Jack.
  • “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by The Temptations (00:11): Kate arrives at Clint’s home with pizza and holiday cheer. The Hawkeye soundtrack song continues as the characters discuss a movie marathon night. Clint switches the conversation to “Sword Boy.”
  • “Mele Kalikimaka” by The Puppini Sisters (00:12): Kate talks to Clint about multitasking. The characters enjoy themselves while strategizing against Jack. Kate inquires about boomerang arrows.
  • “O Tannenbaum” by Current Music (00:27:00): The Hawkeye soundtrack song scores an elevator scene. Kate speaks with an elderly gentleman. Clint tells her to stop talking.
  • “Snow Wonders” by Myuu (00:34:00): The music plays during the end credits.

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Hawkeye Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 5 “Ronin”

Hawkeye Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 5 on Disney+

  • “Christmas Time Is Here” by Vince Guaraldi Trio (00:13): The Hawkeye soundtrack song plays during an NYC exterior sequence. Clint visits the residence of Grills.
  • “A Letter To Santa” by Chuck Hess (00:21): Clint visits with Grills. The music plays lightly in the background. Clint expresses gratitude after Grills agrees to watch Lucky the Pizza Dog.
  • “Christmas in Hollis” by Run-DMC (00:26): Two members of the Tracksuit Mafia drive a Trust a Bro vehicle. They beatbox and discuss American pop culture. The music drops as an arrow with a message penetrates the windshield.
  • “December The 24th” by King Juju (00:34): Kate and Clint flee from Maya. The Hawkeye soundtrack song plays as a driver picks them up.
  • “Joy to the World” by Town Pipers (00:37:00): Kate hangs out Clint and Grills. She asks her dog to dance. Kate learns that her mother presumably hired Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) to kill Clint.
  • “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” by Thurl Ravenscroft (00:38:00): The Hawkeye soundtrack song scores the end credits.

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Hawkeye Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 6 “So This Is Christmas?”

Hawkeye Soundtrack - Every Song in Episode 6 on Disney+

  • “Silent Night” by Cassietta George (00:05:00): Maya meets with Walter Fisk aka Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio). She says that it’s time to re-focus as the Hawkeye soundtrack song continues. Kingpin realizes that Maya has turned on him.
  • “The Twelve Days of Christmas” by Ray Connie (00:44:00): Maya tracks down Kingpin. She appears to shoot him off screen.
  • “O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)” by Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Peter Breiner (00:45:00): Grills and company speak with the police. Jack learns about LARPing.
  • “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Ella Fitzgerald (00:47:00): The Hawkeye soundtrack song scores a Christmas Day sequence. Clint arrives at his country home. Kate meets her partner’s family.
  • “Save the City” by Adam Pascal, Ty Taylor, Rory Donovan, Derek Klena, Bonnie Milligan, Christopher Sieber, Shayna Steele (00:52:00): The “Rogers the Musical” cast performs during a mid-credits scene.
  • “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” by The Craig Gildner Sextet (00:56:00): The Hawkeye soundtrack song plays during the end credits.

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