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Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Last Night in Soho’

Last Night in Soho Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Movie

The Last Night in Soho soundtrack includes music by Cilla Black, Petula Clark and The Graham Bond Organisation. This info article contains spoilers for Edgar Wright’s 2021 movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Last Night in Soho stars Thomasin McKenzie as Ellie Turner, a fashion student who dreams of living in 60s London. Anya Taylor-Joy co-stars as a musician named Sandie, while the late Diana Rigg makes her final film appearance as a skeptical landlord. Composer Steven Price (Gravity) scored the 116-minute film, which includes more than 20 throwback needle-drops. Here’s every featured song in Last Night in Soho.

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Last Night in Soho Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Movie

Last Night in Soho Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Movie

  • “A World Without Love” by Peter and Gordon (00:01:00): The Last Night in Soho soundtrack song plays during the opening sequence. Ellie dances in her room and imitates Audrey Hepburn. The music skips as she trips.
  • “Wishin’ and Hopin'” by Dusty Springfield (00:03:00): Ellie gets accepted into the London College of Fashion. She celebrates with her grandmother Peggy (Rita Tushingham). An overhead shot shows Ellie packing records by Cilla Black, Peter and Gordon, and The Kinks.
  • “Don’t Throw Your Love Away” by The Searchers (00:07:00): Ellie leaves home and waves goodbye to Peggy. She boards a train and gazes out a window with headphones on. McKenzie’s character arrives in London with eyes wide open.
  • “Beat Girl” by John Barry Orchestra (00:13:00): Ellie and her new friends toast to Soho. They walk down the street and arrive at The Toucan. The Last Night in Soho soundtrack song fades as Jocasta (Synnøve Karlsen) recalls dating an Irish gentleman.
  • “Startruck” by The Kings (00:16:00): Ellie walks to her dorm after spotting The Silver Haired Gentleman (Terence Stamp). Jocasta brings a man home. Ellie wears her headphones as the music mashes up with a techno song.
  • “You’re My World” by Cilla Black (00:23:00): Ellie plays a record in her flat. She lies in bed and enters a dream world. Ellie arrives in 1965 London and enters Cafe de Paris. The tune plays again at 01:43:00.
  • “Wade In the Water” by The Graham Bond Organisation (00:28:00): The Last Night in Soho soundtrack song scores a dance sequence. Sandie boogies with Jack (Matt Smith) as the Cafe de Paris house band performs. Ellie appears as Taylor-Joy’s character.
  • “Oh Baby” by The Graham Bond Organisation (00:31:00): Jack and Sandie leave Cafe de Paris. The song cuts as they make their way outside.
  • “Anyone Who Had a Heart” by Cilla Black (00:32:00): Sandie receives a ride to Goodge Place. Jack comments about the brightly lit area. The characters make plans for the following evening.
  • “Got My Mind Set on You” by James Ray (00:35:00): Ellie admires a mystery hickey. The Last Night in Soho soundtrack song accompanies a street sequence. Ellie wears headphones and then speaks with John (Michael Ajao).
  • “Downtown” by Petula Clark (00:38:00): Sandie auditions at the Rialto. Ellie watches from a venue chair. Jack applauds the performance. A record recording of the song plays at 00:45:00; it can be heard again at 01:50:00.
  • “Primitive London 1” by Basil Kirchin (00:40:00): Jack agrees to manage Sandie. They share an intimate bedroom moment. The music cuts as Ellie wakes up.
  • “(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave” by The Who (00:40:00): Ellie changes her style. The Last Night in Soho soundtrack song scores the scene. Ms. Tobin (Elizabeth Berrington) speaks with Ellie about a design.
  • “Bad Penny” by Rory Gallagher (00:42:00): Ellie seeks work at The Toucan. The music kicks in as she looks for Carol (Pauline McLynn) in the lower level. The Silver Haired Gentleman stares at Ellie.
  • “Puppet on a String” by Sandie Shaw (00:46:00): A woman performs at the Rialto Revue. Ellie watches while in a dream. Sandie appears as a backup dancer.
  • “Spanish Blues” by The Graham Bond Organisation (00:48:00): The Rialto band performs. A dancer dressed as Cleopatra takes the stage. The Last Night in Soho soundtrack song continues as Jack introduces Sandie to Mr. Pointer (Andrew Bicknell).
  • “Here Comes the Night” by Them feat. Van Morrison (00:52:00): John visits Ellie at work. He orders three Kronenbourgs. The song plays lightly in the background.
  • “Land of 1,000 Dances” by Walker Brothers (00:58:00): A record plays on its own in Ellie’s flat. She arrives at the Rialto as Sandie in a dream sequence. Jack makes a threatening statement.
  • “There’s a Ghost in My House” by R. Dean Taylor (01:05:00): The Last Night in Soho soundtrack song plays during a Halloween sequence. Ellie and John arrive at the Inferno. They observe the crowd while being watched by Jocasta.
  • “Happy House” by Siouxsie and the Banshees (01:06:00): Ellie consumes a blue drink at the Halloween party. She dances with John. Ellie freaks out upon envisioning both Jack and Sandie.
  • “Always Something There to Remind Me” by Sandie Shaw (01:15:00): Ellie arrives at class. She gazes nervously at John as Jocasta watches. Ellie hallucinates and gets upset.
  • “Eloise” by Barry Ryan (01:28:00): Ellie heads downstairs at The Toucan. The Last Night in Soho soundtrack song plays as The Silver Haired Gentleman taps along. He orders a pint of Numbers.
  • “Alfie” by Cilla Black (01:35:00): Ellie visits with Alexandra. The music plays at the elder character’s apartment. Ellie requests her deposit money.
  • “Last Night in Soho” by Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich (01:52:00): Ellie finishes a fashion show. She spots Sandie in a mirror and touches the glass. The Last Night in Soho soundtrack song scores the end credits.

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The Last Night in Soho soundtrack also includes:

  • “Waterloo Sunset” by Daryl Kellie
  • “Freedom Day” by Simon Holland
  • “It’s Xtacy” by Jamie XX
  • “Anna Painting” by Four Tet

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