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Soundtracks of Television: ‘Peacemaker’

Peacemaker Soundtrack - Every Song in the HBO Max Series

The Peacemaker soundtrack includes music by The Quireboys, Firehouse and Band-Maid. This info article contains spoilers for James Gunn’s HBO Max series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Peacemaker stars John Cena as an elite DCEU assassin named Christopher Smith. Danielle Brooks co-stars as Leota Adebayo, an A.R.G.U.S. recruit and the daughter of the Suicide Squad director, Amanda Waller. The aforementioned protagonists bond while taking down various public enemies. Composers Kevin Kiner (Narcos: Mexico) and Clint Mansell (Black Swan) scored the HBO Max series; music supervisors Ian Broucek (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) and Evyen Klean (Game of Thrones) collaborated for the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Peacemaker.

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Peacemaker Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1 “A Whole New Whirled”

Peacemaker Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1

  • “Do Ya Wanna Taste It” by Wig Wam (00:07): Chris leaves Mount Rouge Heath Center. The Peacemaker soundtrack song (the series’ theme song) scores the title sequence.
  • “Welcome to the Church of Rock and Roll” by Foxy Shazam (00:17): Chris arrives at the home of his father, Auggie (Robert Patrick). An American flag flies overhead. The song fades as a neighbor stares down Chris.
  • “Come On Come On” by Nashville Pussy (00:32): Leota grins after a revelatory conversation. Chris rocks out in his vehicle with Eagly. He spots Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) and turns around.
  • “Summertime Girls” by Y&T (00:33): The Peacemaker soundtrack song plays during a bar sequence. Emilia enjoys a drink by herself. Chris arrives and begins a conversation.
  • “Night of Passion” by The Poodles (00:36): Emilia lashes out at a horny Chris. The music plays as she gets up and leaves. Chris locks eyes with a woman from across the bar.
  • “I Don’t Love You Anymore” by The Quireboys (00:39): Chris plays a record. He sings along while wearing only his underwear. The track scores an extended fight sequence.
  • “Love Bomb Baby” by Tigertailz (00:45): Chris talks to Eagly after blowing up a meta-human attacker. A wide shot captures the scene. The Peacemaker soundtrack song accompanies the end credits.

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Peacemaker Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2 “Best Friend, For Never”

Peacemaker Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2

  • “7 O’Clock” by The Quireboys (00:04): Chris looks for his socks. The Peacemaker soundtrack song scores the moment. Chris finishes getting dressed; the music picks up at 00:06 and again at 00:07.
  • “Borderline Crazy” by The Cruel Intentions (00:18): Emilia says that Eagly better not poo in her vehicle. Chris states that you can’t house-train an eagle. Leota screams while driving.
  • “Don’t Treat Me Bad” by Firehouse (00:27): Chris plays a record. He lies in bed and cries. The music continues as Adrian/Vigilante (Freddie Stroma) surprises Chris.
  • “Drag Me Down” by Santa Cruz (00:33): The Peacemaker soundtrack song plays during a montage sequence. Chris and Vigilante use various weapons in the forest. They blow up a refrigerator and cheer together.
  • “Boots On Rocks Off” by Dust Bowl Jokies (00:35): Auggie gets arrested. His elderly neighbor laughs. Chris looks at a strange device while in bed with Amber (Alison Araya) and Vigilante.
  • “Pumped Up Kicks” by John Murphy feat. Ralph Saenz (00:39): Auggie arrives in jail. He is praised as “The White Dragon.” The heavy metal cover song scores the end credits.

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Peacemaker Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3 “Better Goff Dead”

Peacemaker Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3

  • “Powertrain” by Enemies See (00:05): The Peacemaker soundtrack song kicks in after the title sequence. Chris and A.R.G.U.S. agents ride in an Ex-Static Electrical vehicle.
  • “Would You Love a Creature” by Sister (00:15): The music scores a night scene. Chris takes a drink of water during a surveillance mission. He makes eye contact with Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) as they discuss their line of work.
  • “Six Feet Under” by Kissin’ Dynamite (00:27): The A.R.G.U.S. agents enter the Goff home. Judomaster (Nhut Le) looks after Chris and Vigilante.
  • “Choose Me” by Band-Maid (00:34): Judomaster drives away from the Goff home. The Peacemaker soundtrack song scores the moment. The music cuts as a vehicle crashes into Judomaster.
  • “Push Push (Lady Lightning)” by Bang Camaro (00:38): A butterfly emerges from a corpse. Chris and Vigilante observe from afar. The song plays during the end credits.

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Peacemaker Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4 “The Choad Less Traveled”

Peacemaker Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4

  • “Beat the Bullet” by Vain (00:02): The Peacemaker soundtrack song scores the opening sequence. John drives his Ex-Static Electrical vehicle. The music fades as Emilia asks Chris about his recent butterfly experience.
  • “I Wanna Be With You” by Pretty Boy Floyd (00:09): Chris asks Adrian to stop at his father’s home. They discuss the previous evening and “agonizing pain.” Adrian thanks Chris for helping him evolve as a human being.
  • “Jawbreaker” by The Cruel Intentions (00:31): Adrian enters the general population in jail. The music scores a slo-mo sequences as he is taunted by several inmates. Adrian spots his target, Auggie, and smiles.
  • “House of Pain” by Faster Pussycat (00:40): Emilia sits alone at a bar. The Peacemaker soundtrack song plays as Chris arrives at home. He smokes marijuana and drinks Jack Daniels while dancing to the music; the track scores a montage sequence.
  • “Enemy in Me” by Vain of Jenna (00:46): Leota calls Clemson after discovering new information about a case. The A.R.G.U.S. leader looks dazed. The music scores the final sequence as it’s revealed that Clemson is a Butterfly.

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Peacemaker Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5 “Monkey Dory”

Peacemaker Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5

  • “Fight Song” by Sister Sin (00:13): Auggie attempts to insult Sophie Song (Anna Chang). Chris prepares for “game day” with his colleagues as the Peacemaker soundtrack song continues. Emilia sighs and stops the music.
  • “11th Street Kids” by Hanoi Rocks (00:16): Chris plays a tape in the ARGUS cover vehicle. He rocks out as the group arrives at their destination. Emilia cuts the music again; it can also be heard at 00:28 and 00:33.
  • “Sick Adrenaline” by The Cruel Intentions (00:17): Sophie looks at fingerprints. She links Chris to a crime. The music fades as Sophie arrives at the home of a witness.
  • “The Both of Us” by House of Lords (00:32): Emilia finishes a conversation with Clemson. Chris and company celebrate after earning some rest time. The Peacemaker soundtrack song continues as Adrian complains about not receiving an opportunity to kill a gorilla with a chainsaw.
  • “How Come It Never Rains” by The Dogs D’Amour (00:35): Chris prepares an adult beverage. Adebayo looks around Peacemaker’s home. Chris offers his colleague a “Peace Train” drink.
  • “Fallen Star” by Hanoi Rocks (00:39): Adebayo puts Chris’ diary under a cabinet. Peacemaker urinates in the bathroom. Adebayo leaves a voicemail for Keeya.
  • “The Human Paradox” by Dynasty (00:42): Adebayo wears a customized mask with X-Ray vision. She is attacked by Clemson after realizing that he’s a Butterfly. The Peacemaker soundtrack song scores the end credits.

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Peacemaker Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6 “Murn After Reading”

Peacemaker Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6

  • “New Thing” by Enuff Z’Nuff (00:11): Auggie receives a ride home. He states the he’s going to kill his son. The Peacemaker soundtrack song continues during a transitional sequence.
  • “Barbie Girl” by Aqua (00:17): Chris discusses alien movies with Adrian. The song plays as the latter character’s ringtone.
  • “Monster” by Reckless Love (00:35): Sophie — now a Butterfly — stares at the sky. The music kicks in as countless spaceships appear. Auggie enters his secret chamber.
  • “Home Sweet Home” by Mötley Crüe (00:43): Chris plays a piano after a positive conversation with Emilia. He picks up the tempo; the camera shows the character from different angles. The Peacemaker soundtrack song stops when Adrian arrives and inquires about Chris’ diary.
  • “Kiss Me Deadly” by Lita Ford (00:46): Chris learns that he is public enemy #1. The music scores the final shot and end credits.

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Peacemaker Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7 “Stop Dragon My Heart Around”

Peacemaker Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7

  • “Home Sweet Home” by Mötley Crüe (00:01): The Peacemaker soundtrack song plays during the opening flashback sequence. Young Chris and his brother listen to records. The music fades as Peacemaker reflects about a childhood tragedy.
  • “In My Dreams” by Wig Wam (00:11): Chris rocks out in his team’s vehicle. Economos worries about the “nonchalant” demeanors of his colleagues. Chris implies that there’s never a “wrong time” to rock.
  • “Don’t Close Your Eyes” by Kix (00:16): Vigilante takes off his mask while driving. He passes out and swerves off the road.
  • “Hot Cherie” by Hardline (00:21): Chris knocks on Adrian’s car window. Eagly attacks Economos’ butt. The Peacemaker soundtrack song continues as Chris takes the wheel and says that it’s now “the wrong time to rock.”
  • “The Grace of God” by The Hellacopters (00:34): Leota comes up with a plan. The track kicks in as she smiles at Emilia. The characters discuss the Butterflies’ food sources.
  • “Set the Night on Fire” by Pretty Boy Floyd (00:36): The music scores the end credits.

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Peacemaker Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8 “It’s Cow or Never”

Peacemaker Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8

  • “If You Really Really Love Me” by Steel Panther (00:01): The A.R.G.U.S. squad travels in a van. Leota tries to apologize to her team members. Chris makes a fart noise as the Peacemaker soundtrack song plays.
  • “Do Ya Wanna Taste It” by Wig Wam (00:23): The series theme song scores an extended battle sequence. Chris and company take out various Butterflies. Emilia falls to the ground after suffering a wound.
  • “Apologize” by The Las Vegas (00:38): Chris tells Leota that she is his BFF. The details of Operation Butterfly are revealed at a press conference. Leota publicly states that she is Amanda Waller’s daughter; the music scores a character update montage.
  • “You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll” by Hardcore Superstar (00:42): The Peacemaker soundtrack song scores the end credits.

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Peacemaker airs weekly on HBO Max. New episodes premiere every Thursday through February 17, 2022. This article about the Peacemaker soundtrack will be updated as the series progresses.

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