2020s

Soundtracks of Television: ‘The Girl from Plainville’

The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack - Every Song in the Hulu Miniseries

The Girl from Plainville soundtrack includes music by Lowland Hum, Bob Dylan and REO Speedwagon. This info article contains spoilers for Liz Hannah and Patrick Macmanus’ 2022 Hulu miniseries. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Based on Jesse Barron’s 2017 Esquire article, The Girl from Plainville examines the friendship between Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy. The teenagers form a bond during a Florida vacation and then mostly communicate through text messages. When Conrad commits suicide, investigators learn that Michelle urged him to take his own life. Here’s every song in The Girl from Plainville, a Hulu miniseries featuring music supervision from Michael Hill (Pachinko).

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The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 1 “Star-Crossed Lovers and Things Like That”

The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack on Hulu - Every Song in Episode 1

  • “Be My Baby” by Lowland Hum (00:00): The Girl from Plainville soundtrack song opens the series. Michelle texts back and forth with Conrad. The cover of The Ronettes’ classic drops as the title graphic appears.
  • “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon (00:30): Michelle rides in the back seat of her family vehicle. She asks for the stereo volume to be turned up. Michelle gazes out the window.
  • “To Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan (00:39): Michelle duplicates a moment from Glee. She sings to herself in a mirror and imagines a fairy tale romance. The Girl from Plainville soundtrack song was famously covered by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood for the 1998 film Hope Floats.

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The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 2 “Turtle”

The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack on Hulu - Every Song in Episode 2

  • “Thankful” by Jazzfeezy (00:04): Conrad stares during a group dinner at a resort. The Girl from Plainville soundtrack song continues during a transition sequence. Conrad listens to music near a tennis court.
  • “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Pentatonix (00:14): Conrad and Michelle bond at a beach. The music scores a transition sequence. Michelle looks at herself in a mirror.
  • “Sweet Pea” by Tommy Roe (00:26): Conrad and Michelle ride their bicycles together in Florida. They have fun during a montage. The music fades as the characters hang out at a beach.
  • “TBA” by TBA (00:34): Conrad tears up after an argument with his father. He listens to music via headphones. The Girl from Plainville soundtrack song cuts when Sydney (Ella Kennedy Davis) opens the bedroom door.

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The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 3 “Never Have I Ever”

The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack on Hulu - Every Song in Episode 3

  • “Babes” by Icky Blossoms (00:24): Conrad hangs out at a party. He talks with Rob Mahoney (Jeff Wahlberg) about a girl. The Girl from Plainville soundtrack song continues as Conrad looks at his phone.

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The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 4 “Can’t Fight This Feeling”

The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack on Hulu - Every Song in Episode 4

  • “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by Cory Monteith from Glee (00:08): Michelle watches Glee on her laptop. She checks messages on her phone. The Girl from Plainville soundtrack song is also featured at 00:24 during a day dream sequence.
  • “As Long as You Love Me” by Backstreet Boys (00:08): Michelle leaves school. She is picked up by a female friend, Susie (Pearl Amanda Dickson). The girls sing along to the pop song.
  • “TBA” by TBA (00:13): Conrad listens to music in his room. Sydney walks in and makes a J.Cole joke. The siblings laugh together.
  • “Gang” by Stoppa, Chase Aaron & Mega (00:18): Conrad washes clothes in the family garage. Lynn wonders why her son listens to rap music. Conrad explains that the flow appeals to him and contrasts with his tendency to get “tripped up.”
  • “Every Tear Disappears” by St. Vincent (00:41): Michelle poses for a mug shot. She stares at the camera as the episode ends. The Girl from Plainville soundtrack song continues during the end credits.

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The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 5 “Mirrorball”

The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack on Hulu - Every Song in Episode 5

  • “TBA” by TBA (00:25): Michelle works out on a treadmill. She receives text messages from Conrad. The music drops as Gail tells Michelle that her grandmother died.
  • “TBA” by TBA (00:26): Conrad smokes at a party. He sends texts to Michelle. Rob tells Conrad that Mae wants to talk to him.
  • “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris (00:43): Michelle arrives at a school dance with Calvin. The Girl from Plainville soundtrack song plays as various students stare. Michelle dances with Calvin and thinks about Conrad.

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The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 6 “Talking Is Healing”

The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack on Hulu - Every Song in Episode 6

  • “Everything” by PORTR & Annamarie Rosano (00:18): The Girl from Plainville soundtrack song scores a bedroom sequence. Michelle looks at posters on her wall. She receives a text from Conrad. The music plays again at 00:22.
  • “Everything Is Changing  by Paul Otten (00:33): Michelle applies makeup to her face. Conrad texts and states that he’s coming over.

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The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 7 “Teenage Dirtbag”

The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack on Hulu - Every Song in Episode 7

  • “They Better Know” by RYLTY (00:07): Conrad listens to music in his room. He reads texts from Michelle. Conrad asks if he is selfish.
  • “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus (00:39): The Girl from Plainville soundtrack song scores a dream sequence. Michelle sits on stage at her sister’s play. The collective students aggressively sing directly at her.
  • “Somebody to Love” by Queen (00:41): Michelle wakes up at her sister’s play. Her father asks if she is okay. A choir performs the song.

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The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 8 “Blank Spaces”

The Girl from Plainville Soundtrack on Hulu - Every Song in Episode 8

  • “To Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan (00:01): Michelle watches Glee on her laptop. She revisits the same musical performance from episode 1. Glee’s Rachel thinks about Finn and sings.
  • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Festive Fever (00:19): The Girl from Plainville soundtrack song scores a dream sequence. Michelle sings along to the music in her vehicle. She arrives at home and greets her family.
  • We Wish You An Indie Christmas” by Matt Backer & Dolph Taylor & Russell Emanuel (00:22): Michelle enters a night club during the dream sequence. She orders drinks and waits for her friends. Michelle reunites with Conrad after previously meeting him in Florida.
  • Sweet Pea” by Tommy Roe (00:25): Michelle speaks with Conrad during the dream sequence. She worries about her friends not showing up. The Girl from Plainville soundtrack song drops as Michelle acknowledges some unfortunate truths.

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