2020s

Soundtracks of Television: ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’

Anatomy of a Scandal Soundtrack - Every Song in the Netflix Series

The Anatomy of a Scandal soundtrack includes music by Blur, ABBA and Pulp. This info article contains spoilers for Melissa James Gibson and David E. Kelley’s Netflix series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Anatomy of a Scandal stars Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse, a woman who learns about the philandering behavior of her husband. Michelle Dockery co-stars as Kate Woodcroft, a prosecutor who tries to prove that politician James Whitehouse (Rupert Friend) sexually assaulted an aide named Olivia Lytton (Naomi Scott). The storyline includes flashback sequences that culminate with a big reveal during a court trial. Composer Johan Söderqvist (Let the Right One In) scored the Netflix series; music supervisor Nick Angel (Spencer) organized the mainstream tunes. Here’s every song in Anatomy of a Scandal, an adaptation of Sarah Vaughan’s 2018 novel.

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Anatomy of a Scandal Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1

Anatomy of a Scandal Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1

  • “TBA” by TBA (00:00): An unidentified track opens the series. The music scores a sex scene between James and Olivia. The Anatomy of a Scandal soundtrack song plays again during the end credits at 00:44.

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Anatomy of a Scandal Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2

Anatomy of a Scandal Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2

  • No Featured Songs

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Anatomy of a Scandal Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3

Anatomy of a Scandal Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3

  • “Wise Up” by Aimee Mann (00:40): Sophie argues with James. The music scores a stylized sequence and the episode’s final moments.

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Anatomy of a Scandal Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4

Anatomy of a Scandal Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4

  • “Just an Illusion” by Imagination (00:29): Sophie recalls an Oxford experience with James. The Anatomy of a Scandal soundtrack song plays at a party. Sophie says, “I thought I looked so good.”
  • “Parklife” by Blur (00:32): Young Sophie (Hannah Dodd) dances with Oxford friends.
  • “One Night in Heaven” by M People (00:32): A DJ plays a record in the Oxford timeline. Young Sophie turns around and grins.
  • “Disco 2000” by Pulp (00:32): Young Sophie takes a break from dancing. She sits on a sofa as the Anatomy of a Scandal soundtrack song plays.
  • “(I Can’t Help) Falling in Love with You (00:32): Young Sophie grabs her coat. She walks past Holly (Nancy Farino).
  • “Dancing Queen” by ABBA (00:33): Holly gets excited when she hears the song. She runs into a room and dances.
  • “The Rhythm of the Night” by Corona (00:33): Holly continues dancing at an Oxford party. She sits on a couch and breathes heavy.
  • “Common People” by Pulp (00:33): Holly tells a male partygoer that she feels dizzy. The music fades as she hums outside.

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Anatomy of a Scandal Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5

Anatomy of a Scandal Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5

  • No Featured Songs

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Anatomy of a Scandal Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6

Anatomy of a Scandal Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6

  • No Featured Songs

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