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Soundtracks of Television: ‘Sweet Magnolias’

Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack - Every Song in the Netflix Series

The Sweet Magnolias soundtrack includes music by Katie Pruitt, Josh Auer and Ocie Elliott. This info article contains spoilers for Sheryl J. Anderson’s Netflix series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Sweet Magnolias stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Maddie Townsend, a South Carolina marketing executive who leaves her philandering husband. Brooke Elliott and Heather Headley co-star as Dana Sue Sullivan and Helen Decatur, respectively, Maddy’s best friends who try to find peace of mind while dealing with personal and professional issues. Composer James Jandrisch (Brazen) scored the Netflix series; music supervisor Valerie Biggin (Day of the Dead) assembled the featured needle-drops; Nickel Creek recorded the theme track, “Destination.” Here’s every song in Sweet Magnolias, an adaptation of Sherryl Woods’ novel franchise.

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Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1 “Pour It Out”

Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1

  • “Change Is Gonna Come” by Katie Pruitt (00:10): Maddie shatters a “World’s Best Dad” mug. The Sweet Magnolias soundtrack song plays as she cries in her bedroom. The music fades as Annie (Anneliese Judge) serves people at work.
  • “High Love” by Emily Smith (00:36): The track kicks in during a neighborhood montage. Maddie and Katie (Bianca Berry Tarantino) dance in their kitchen. Bill (Chris Klein) arrives and greets his daughter.
  • “I Was Born a Dreamer” by Shel (00:49): Maddie embraces her mother, Paula (Caroline Lagerfelt). Annie looks at her photographs on a computer. She crops an image of Dana Sue, Helen and Maddie; the song scores the final scene.

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Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2 “A United Front”

Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2

  • Here for You” by Chris Mathieu (00:45): Dana Sue looks at a photograph; a gift from Annie. It’s a cropped image of her, Maddie and Helen. The Sweet Magnolias soundtrack song continues as Bill looks at a photo of his family.

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Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3 “Give Drink to the Thirsty”

Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3

  • “Let’s Not Call It Love” by The Radio Grande (00:37): Cal (Justin Bruening) discusses a “weird day” with Trotter (Hunter Burke). The music plays during a bar scene. Cal decides to open up about his relationship with Maddie.

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Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4 “Lay It All Down”

Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4

  • “Back Porch Pickin” by Sonic Ozault (00:22): Ryan (Michael Shenefelt) speaks with his aunt, Frances (Cindy Karr), at a restaurant. They discuss the ownership status of her home. The music plays at the establishment.
  • “Lost” by Sean Watkins (00:35): Bill and Noreen (Jamie Lynn Spears) decide to visit Wharton’s. Ty (Carson Rowland) and his baseball teammates celebrate a victory. Maddie arrives as the Sweet Magnolias soundtrack song continues.
  • “Innovator” by Adventurists (00:39): Dana Sue prepares a fish meal. She cooks with colleagues and offers support. Vernon (Jay Jones) and Van (Leon Lamar) dance to the music.
  • “Wait” by Broken Fences (00:46): Ryan speaks with Helen. He discusses the Wingate family legacy. Ryan and Helen kiss as the episode ends.

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Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5 “Dance First, Think Later”

Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5

  • “Get Me to Sunrise” by Nine One One (00:18): The Corner Spa opens. The Sweet Magnolias soundtrack song scores a montage sequence. Annie takes photos of party guests.
  • “A Beautiful Day” by James King, Anders Lewén (00:20): Noreen arrives at The Corner Spa. She looks around nervously. Annie mopes while preparing food.
  • “I Got Mine” by Meritxl (00:21): Annie speaks with Dana Sue. She asks to leave so that she can take photos of a baseball event. Dana Sue reluctantly allows Annie to go.
  • “The Feeling Is Right” by Anders Lewén, James King (00:30): Eric (Dion Johnstone) works with Isaac (Chris Medlin) and Kyle (Logan Allen). He states that pastries can be the fastest way into the heart of a woman. The Sweet Magnolias soundtrack song plays in the background.
  • “Up Down Back Around” by The Snaptones (00:36): Various people dance at The Corner Spa opening party. Noreen stands by herself. Trotter asks her to dance.
  • “Colours Out of Grey” by Anders Lewén, James King (00:39): Dana Sue dances with Erik. Cal extends a hand to Maddie. The characters dance together at The Corner Spa party.
  • “Castaway” by Conor Blake Manning (00:40): The Sweet Magnolias soundtrack song plays as Annie drinks alcohol in a gymnasium. She groan as CeCe (Harlan Drum) watches and chuckles. Ty arrives to protect Annie from Jackson (Sam Ashby).

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Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6 “All Best Intentions”

Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6

  • No Featured Songs

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Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7 “Hold My Hand”

Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7

  • “Higher Than the Sun” by Tubesounds (00:43): Cal kisses Maddie after a baseball game. Various people watch. Bill arrives with a new car for Ty as the episode ends.

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Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8 “Hold My Hand”

Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8

  • “Hold on to Me” by Valerie Broussard (00:44): Dana Sue reflects about first kisses and fresh romance. Maddie displays her new dress. Helen receives a phone call from Ryan.
  • “Would You Love Me If We Stayed Like This” by Songcraft (00:46): Cal and Maddie kiss. The Sweet Magnolias soundtrack song scores the moment. The music continues during an episode-ending love sequence.

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Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 9 “Where You Find Me”

Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 9

  • “Hold Me Down” by Josh Auer (00:26): The music accompanies a road trip sequence. Dana Sue and Jeremy (Chase Anderson) cruise in a Skylark. Annie takes photos at a mock trial awards ceremony.

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Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 10 “Storms and Rainbows”

Sweet Magnolias Soundtrack - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 10

  • “We’ve Both Been There” by Wendy Bird (00:10): Maddie surprises Cal with a special dinner. The Sweet Magnolias soundtrack song plays as the characters smile at each other.
  • “Something Worth Fighting For” by Josh Auer (00:37): Cal thinks about calling Maddie. Annie poses for prom photographs. She asks her father to take a selfie with her.
  • “up ’til six” by Ocean Pleasant, Knight (00:42): Jackson interrupts Kyle and Nellie (Simone Lockhart). He start a prom after-party. The music plays as guests put their cell phones in a bowl.
  • “Run to You” by Ocie Elliott (00:44): Maddie and Bill have a heart-to-heart conversation. They discuss “a way forward.” The Sweet Magnolias soundtrack song continues as Annie dances and stares at Ty.

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