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Soundtracks of Television: ‘Single Drunk Female’

Single Drunk Female Soundtrack - Every Song in the Freeform Series

The Single Drunk Female soundtrack includes music by Saweetie, Sharpener and Inara George. This info article contains spoilers for Simone Finch’s Freeform series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Single Drunk Female stars Sofia Black-D’Elia as Samantha Fink, a NYU graduate and recovering alcoholic. Rebecca Henderson co-stars as Olivia, a famous podcaster and the protagonist’s AA sponsor. Composers Ryan Lott (Paper Towns) and Keir Schmidt (Paper Towns) scored the Freeform series; the music supervision was handled by Jonathan Leahy (Girls), Manish Raval (High Fidelity) and Tom Wolfe (This Is Us). Here’s every featured song in Single Drunk Female.

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Single Drunk Female Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot”

Single Drunk Female Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1

  • “Onset” by Haiku Hands feat. Mad Zach (00:02): Sam smacks her former boss, Nathaniel (Jon Glaser), over the head with a phone. The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song kicks in during a montage sequence. Sam goes to court and spends time doing community service.
  • “You Sad” by Tkay Maidza (00:04): Sam leaves rehab. She speaks with her mother about the experience. The music scores the title sequence.
  • “Watch Your Back” from Escape from Planet Earth by Zeazy Z (00:08): Olivia offers to sponsor Sam. The tracks plays during a transitional bar sequence. Sam browses the Instagram account of James (Garrick Bernard) as Felicia (Lily Mae Harrington) arrives.
  • “Best Friend” by Saweetie feat. Doja Cat (00:09): Sam drinks alcohol again less than 24 hours after leaving rehab. She parties with Felicia at Good Time Sally’s. Sam dances on top of a table as the Single Drunk Female soundtrack song continues.
  • “Bounce (Live Les Mains 2)” by DJ So One (00:10): Sam spots her former best friend, Brit (Sasha Compère), at Good Time Sally’s. She makes passive-aggressive statements while laughing with Felicia. Sam gags and heads outside to vomit.
  • “Calling Me Again” by Sharpener (00:23): Sam recalls meeting James. She returns to an AA meeting after having a panic attack. The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song scores the end of the episode.

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Single Drunk Female Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2 “One Day at a Time”

Single Drunk Female Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2

  • “Hell N Back” by Bakar (00:01): Sam resumes working after taking a nap. The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song scores a transitional montage sequence at an AA meeting. Sam pours coffee and speaks with James.
  • “Give Thanks” by Swing Ting (00:14): Sam walks outside after an argument with her mother. She stops at a liquor store. Sam gazes at a bottle of vodka as the sequence ends.
  • “Genius” by Inara George (00:20): Sam receives her first sober paycheck. She sends $67 to Brit as a down payment for vehicle damage. The episode ends as Sam accidentally drops her phone.

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Single Drunk Female Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3 “I’m Sorry, But…”

Single Drunk Female Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3

  • “Ldn” by Lily Allen (00:00): The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song plays during the opening sequence. Sam tries to have fun at a night club while sober. She pays for $40 worth of club sodas.
  • “Dreamz” by Haydee (00:01): Sam tells Felicia that the wings at Good Time Sally’s don’t taste the same. She reveals that she’s about to receive a 30-day AA chip. Felicia calls Sam a “star student.”
  • “Forget Me” by Born Ruffians (00:14): Sam gets a ride from Brit and Joel. She sits in a backseat as the sequence ends.
  • “What Is Going On?” by Hannah Jadagu (00:17): Sam receive a 30-day AA chip. She smiles and takes in the moment. The music continues as Sam meets with Felicia to apologize.
  • “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus (00:19): Sam and Felicia perform a karaoke song at Good Time Sally’s. They hold hands and celebrate their friendship. The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song scores the end of the episode.

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Single Drunk Female Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4 “Shamrocks and Shenanigans”

Single Drunk Female Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4

  • “Just Be Cool” by DijahSB (00:06): Sam sit alone at home. She prepares to cook. The music stops as Sam stops her preparations.
  • “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba (00:10): James and Mindy walk during a St. Patrick’s Day festival. They discuss video games. The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song fades as Mindy discusses her daily life approach.
  • “Patio” by George Moir (00:20): Sam hangs out with James and Mindy. The music scores the end credits.
  • “Future” by Sooja 
  • “I’m Chillin” by Kid Wavy 
  • “Oh Yeah!” by Owen Chaim 

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Single Drunk Female Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5 “Sober for the D and V”

Single Drunk Female Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5

  • “Outta My Mind” by Monsune (00:00): Sam scrolls through social media in bed. She zooms in on James’ biceps. The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song plays as Sam attempts to pleasure herself.
  • “Be on My Side” by Kip Nelson feat. Bira (00:03): Sam jogs with James. She inquires about his work. The music fades as the characters sit in a park.
  • “Block Party” by Chalease feat. Fuego Bentley & Sydni Madison (00:13): Sam and Felicia arrive at Olivia’s house party. The music plays in the background as people dance. Sam speaks with James.
  • “Legend” by Alice Longyu Gao & Alice Glass (00:17): Sam navigates the party. She speaks with Felicia and Mindy. Sam trips and bumps into Chloe (Jade Fernandez); they hook up in a bathroom.
  • “Feeling Good” by Megan Vice feat. TT the Artist (00:20): Felicia checks her phone. The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song plays as Sam leaves a bathroom with Chloe. James watches the characters kiss as the episode ends.
  • “Up to You” by Nick Freitas

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Single Drunk Female Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6 “Look Me Up Sometime”

Single Drunk Female Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6

  • “I Forgot” by santpoort (00:08): Carol meets with Olivia. She watches her prepare coffee. Carol states that she expected “someone older” who uses “less creamer.”
  • “How Dare You Want More” by Bleachers (00:20): James decides to accompany Sam to New York City. The characters board a bus. The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song continues as Sam begins writing at the end of the episode.
  • “Bloodshot” by Andrew Spindler 
  • “Sunbird” by Paris 96 

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Single Drunk Female Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7 “New York”

Single Drunk Female Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7

  • “There She Goes Again” by King Princess (00:00): The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song plays during a street sequence. Sam and James arrive in New York City. They discuss the foul smell.
  • “I’ll Never Change” by Scantron (00:12): Sam meets with Nathaniel at a bar. She meets potential colleagues. Sam inquires about a “party reporter” position.
  • “How Many Years” by Yebba (00:14): Sam sits alone on a New York City bench. She reflects about the moment when she learned that her father passed away. The music fades as James arrives.
  • “Apples & Oranges” by Jenny Lewis (00:20): Sam texts with Felicia about the New York City trip. She writes “The hot dogs were good.” The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song scores the end of the episode.

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Single Drunk Female Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8 “James”

Single Drunk Female Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8

  • “Uptown Girl” by The Beths (00:04): James leaves a family gathering. The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song plays as Sam drinks at Good Time Sally’s. James arrives and makes a scene.
  • “Pony” by Ginuwine (00:05): James dances to the song. Sam watches with a curious gaze. Ronnie the bartender (Tom Simmons) tries to process the moment.
  • “Connection” by Elastica (00:07): James and Sam hook up in a bathroom. The music blares as the characters discuss consent. James proposes “a vow.”
  • “Tu m’as trop ment” by Chantal Goya (00:11): James and Sam enter a convenience store. The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song scores a snacks-themed montage. James and Sam continue drinking from a flask.
  • “13 Jours en France” by Frances Lai (00:13): Sam tells James that she might be an “asshole” due to her genetics. She surprises him with a kiss. James inquires if they are in the movie Before Sunrise (1995).
  • “La Maison” by Françoise Hardy (00:19): Sam tells James that their “end bit” was “terrible.” The characters part ways as the Single Drunk Female soundtrack song plays. James realizes that he has personal issues to address.
  • “Plein de bisous” by Lewis OfMan feat. Milena Leblanc

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Single Drunk Female Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 9 “Higher Parent”

Single Drunk Female Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 9

  • “Go Crazy” by Kali J (00:01): The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song scores the title sequence. Sam and James finish an AA meeting. They leave to hook up.
  • “Baby Pillz” by Dizzy Fae (00:12): Brit buys hallucinogens from a drug dealer named Val (Mo Gaffney). She looks to Felicia as a possible monitor. Joel talks with James at a bar.
  • “Get Down” by Still Woozy (00:19): Brit arrives at a playground with Val and Felicia. She listens to a story about a caterpillar. Brit runs around as the episode ends.
  • “Up All Night” by Le Pie 

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Single Drunk Female Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 10 “A Wedding”

Single Drunk Female Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 10

  • “Hard Candy” by Barrie (00:18): Sam learns that James has been drinking alcohol. The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song plays as she drives away. Sam plays a video game at home.
  • “I’m Not Afraid of Love” by Sharen Clark & The Product of Time (00:20): Sam hangs out with the newlywed Brit. The music accompanies the moment. Sam and Brit renew their friendship without saying a world.
  • “That’s My Bitch” by City Girls (00:20): Felicia dances with Peter (Ben Thompson). They vibe together and have fun. The Single Drunk Female soundtrack song scores the end of the season.

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