2010s

Soundtracks of Television: ‘Barry’

Barry Soundtrack - Every Song in the HBO Series

The Barry soundtrack includes music by Pantera, Khruangbin and Metallica. This info article contains spoilers for Alec Berg and Bill Hader’s HBO series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Barry stars Bill Hader as Barry Berkman aka Barry Block, a war veteran and professional hitman who pursues an acting career. Henry Winkler co-stars as Gene Cousineau, a performance coach who mentors the focal antihero and his girlfriend, Sally Reed (Sarah Goldberg). The storyline follows the main players as they deal with various threats, such as underworld figures, the LAPD and big Hollywood egos. Composer David Wingo (Mayans M.C.) scored the HBO series; music supervisor Liza Richardson (Narcos: Mexico) assembled the featured needle-drops; Charles Bradley sings the theme track, “Change for the World.” Here’s every song in Barry.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1

  • “Change for the World” by Charles Bradley (00:04): The Barry soundtrack song scores the title sequence. Monroe Fuches (Stephen Root) welcomes Hader’s character to California. Barry looks for his vehicle at LAX.
  • “Manchild” by Redgrave (00:15): Sally invites Barry to Residuals. The music scores a brief montage sequence. Sally speaks about a Robert Duvall monologue in Tender Mercies.
  • “Journal of Ardency” by Class Actress (00:17): Barry states that he doesn’t dance. Sally grooves with Natalie (D’Arcy Carden) and Sasha (Kirby Howell-Baptiste). The music plays again at 00:29 during the final scene and end credits.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2 “Chapter Two: Use It”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2

  • “8 Ball” by Waxahatchee (00:10): Barry receives a phone call from Sally. Fuches fends off a group of attackers. The Barry soundtrack song plays at Sally’s home.
  • “Le parc de plaisir” by Francois Parisi (00:20): Antonio (Alejandro Furth) takes the stage at a memorial service for Ryan (Tyler Jacob Moore). Gene scoffs at a mime performance. The music also scores the end credits.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3 “Chapter Three: Make the Unsafe Choice”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3

  • “When the Truth Is…” by Hamilton Leithauser, Rostam (00:30): The Barry soundtrack song accompanies the end credits.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4 “Chapter Four: Commit … to YOU”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4

  • “William Tell Overture” by Gioachino Rossini (00:04): Gene receives a phone call from Detective Janice Moss (Paula Newsome). The music is used as his ringtone.
  • “Stadium” by Hallway Swimmers (00:15): Barry arrives at Natalie’s home for a party. He brings a gift and talks about his J. Crew clothing. Barry and Natalie chat about Zach Burrows (Ross Philips).
  • “I’m so Confident” by Photronique (00:17): Barry confronts Fuches at Natalie’s party. He tells him to leave. The Barry soundtrack song plays from within Natalie’s home.
  • “Gliding Over the City” by Kool Bandits (00:22): Sally talks with Zach. Barry arrives and says, “That’s my girl.” Sally gets angry and walks away.
  • “Buster” by The Whitefield Brothers (00:28): The song scores the end credits.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5 “Chapter Five: Do Your Job”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5

  • Baila Conmigo” by Juan Magan, Luciana (00:24): Barry enters a building with Taylor (Dale Pavinski). They shoot a room full of Bolivian gangsters. The song also scores the end credits at 00:29.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6 “Chapter Six: Listen with Your Ears, React with Your Face”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6

  • “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten (00:23): Janice confronts Vacha (Mark Ivanir). The Barry soundtrack song plays from Sally’s vehicle. Janice chases Vacha.
  • “Cowboys from Hell” by Pantera (00:38): Barry approaches Bolivian gang territory with Taylor (Dale Pavinski), Vaughn (Marcus Brown) and Chris (Christopher Rodriguez Marquette). The metal classic blares from their vehicle. “Cowboys from Hell” cuts as the Bolivians fire at Barry and company.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7 “Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, and Keep Going”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7

  • “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by John Denver (00:00): The track scores the opening sequence. A plane touches ground in Bolivia. The music also scores the episode’s final scene and end credits.
  • “Cowboys from Hell” by Pantera (00:01): Barry and his crew drive towards Bolivian gangsters. The scene offers a different angle of the episode 6 climax.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8 “Chapter Eight: Know Your Truth”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8

  • “Bang” by Gorky Park (00:03): NoHo Hank (Anthony Carrigan) speaks with Fuches. The Barry soundtrack song scores an interior home sequence. Fuches meets a group of Bolivian gangsters.
  • “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (00:12): Detective John Loach (John Pirruccello) drives with Janice. He plays a CD and references Apocalypse Now. Janice mentions that the movie’s famous piece of music is “Ride of the Valkyries.”
  • “I Can’t Help Myself” by The Gems (00:15): Janice and John investigate a crime scene. The music plays during a subsequent press conference. The LAPD links Taylor to Ryan and the Bolivian gangsters.
  • “The Dark End of the Street” by James Carr (00:17): The Barry soundtrack song plays during a bar scene. Sally chats with Hader’s character. She talks about her ex-husband.
  • “Jamaica Farewell” by Harry Belafonte (00:22): Sally and Barry kiss. Gene smiles next to Janice. He lip syncs the song during an outdoor cabin sequence.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 2, Episode 1 “The Show Must Go On, Probably?”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 2, Episode 1

  • “Hit It Off” by Cavendish Music (00:30): Hank tells Barry not to fuck with him. He speeds off in his vehicle.
  • “La De Da” by Link Wray (00:31): John identifies Barry as a prime suspect. The track scores the end credits.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 2, Episode 2 “The Power of No”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 2, Episode 2

  • “Cómo Me Quieres” by Khruangbin (00:28): The Barry soundtrack song scores the final scene and end credits.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 2, Episode 3 “Past = Present x Future Over Yesterday”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 2, Episode 3

  • “Lay Down In The Tall Grass” by Timber Timbre (00:27): The track plays during the end credits.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 2, Episode 4 “What?!”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 2, Episode 4

  • “Virginia Plain” by Roxy Music (00:29): John asks Hader’s character to kill Ronny Proxin (Daniel Bernhardt). The music accompanies the end credits.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 2, Episode 5 “ronny/lily”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 2, Episode 5

  • “Castle Of Thoughts” by Bloodrock (00:01): The Barry soundtrack song plays as Ronny parks in his driveway. The music drops as he turns off his engine.
  • “How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes (00:26): Barry enters a grocery store. The song plays through the stereo system. Barry spots Ronny; the music scores a fight sequence.
  • “Black Waves / Silver Moon” by Phosphorescent (00:31): The music plays during the end credits.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 2, Episode 6 “The Truth Has a Ring to It”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 2, Episode 6

  • “Time Moves Slow” by BADBADNOTGOOD feat. Samuel T. Herring (00:28): The Barry soundtrack song scores the end credits.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 2, Episode 7 “The Audition”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 2, Episode 7

  • No Featured Songs

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 2, Episode 8 “berkman > block”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 2, Episode 8

  • No Featured Songs

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 3, Episode 1 “forgiving jeff”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 3, Episode 1

  • “Africa” by TBA (00:06): The Barry soundtrack song scores a greenhouse scene. Detective Mae Dunn (Sarah Burns) speaks with Batir (JB Blanc). She inquires about talking with Hank.
  • “The Unforgiven” by Metallica (00:13): Barry listens to music at home. He looks for work at the Hitman Marketplace. The music drops as Barry inquires about a job.
  • “Reason to Believe” by Tim Hardin (00:20): Hank arrives at his home. He sighs and smells a rose. Hank enters the bathroom and speaks with his lover, Cristobal Sifuentes (Michael Irby).
  • “Davey Crockett” by Thee Headcoats (00:30): The Barry soundtrack song plays during the end credits.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 3, Episode 2 “limonada”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 3, Episode 2

  • “Skinny Papá” by Willie Colón (00:09): Barry finishes a conversation with casting guru Allison Jones. The music continues during a transition sequence. Cristobal stares at male visitors.
  • “The Unforgiven” by Metallica (00:21): Sally sets down a beer and a plate of spaghetti. The Barry soundtrack song plays from within her home. Sally receives a call from Hader’s character.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 3, Episode 3 “ben mendelsohn”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 3, Episode 3

  • “Egoísmo” by Gilberto Monroig (00:12): Barry speaks with Gene about the past. The music continues during a transition sequence. Cristobal walks down a staircase and chats with Fernando.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 3, Episode 4 “all the sauces”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 3, Episode 4

  • “Foot on Necks” by Sault (00:31): Julie (Annabeth Gish) and her son buy a Glock. The Barry soundtrack song scores the end credits.

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Barry Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 3, Episode 5 “Crazytimesh*tshow”

Barry Soundtrack on HBO - Every Song in Season 3, Episode 5

  • “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks (00:15): Barry visits a grocery store. The 1997 hit plays through the speaker system. Barry grabs a bunch of items.

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Barry airs weekly on HBO. New episodes premiere every Sunday through June 2022. This article about the Barry soundtrack will be updated as the series progresses.

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