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Soundtracks of Television: ‘The Offer’

The Offer Soundtrack - Every Song in the Paramount+ Miniseries

The Offer soundtrack includes music by The Kinks, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. This info article contains spoilers for Michael Tolkin’s Paramount+ series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Set in the early 70s, The Offer chronicles the making of The Godfather. Miles Teller stars as Albert S. Ruddy, a producer who struggles to get the film made. Matthew Goode co-stars as Robert Evans, a legendary movie executive who oversees every aspect of The Godfather’s production process. Composer Isabella Summers (Little Fires Everywhere) scored the Paramount+ series; music supervisors Jen Malone (Euphoria) and Whitney Pilzer (Yellowjackets) organized the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in The Offer.

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The Offer Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 1 “A Seat at the Table”

The Offer Soundtrack on Paramount+ - Every Song in Episode 1

  • All Day and All of the Night” by The Kinks (00:07:00): Albert arrives at the Chateau Marmont with Mitch. The Offer soundtrack song scores a lobby sequence. “All Day and All of the Night” fades as Albert spots Robert Evans.
  • “I Love You More Than Anything” by Brenda Devlin (00:12:00): Mario Puzo (Patrick Gallo) finishes a conversation with his wife, Erika (Victoria Kelleher). Francoise Glazer (Nora Arnezeder) speaks with Chateau Marmont guests during a transition sequence. Albert chats with his neighbor, Bernie Fein (Kyle S. More). Albert and Francoise have sex. Mario dances with Erika and reveals The Godfather’s plot.
  • “In the Still of the Night” by The Five Satins (00:21:00): Tommy Lucchese (Michael Rispoli) and Carlo Gambino (Anthony Skordi) discuss The Godfather book. The Offer soundtrack song plays as the mobsters talk about the narrative connection to Frank Sinatra (Frank John Hughes). Joe Colombo (Giovanni Ribisi) arrives and heads to the bathroom.
  • Beginning of a Love Affair” by Pony Sherell (01:02:00): Mario cooks with Francis Ford Coppola (Dan Fogler). Alberts sits next to Bettye McCartt (Juno Temple). Mario and Francis decide to incorporate a sauce scene into The Godfather screenplay.
  • “White Room” by Cream (01:03:00): Albert speaks with Bettye in his vehicle. They talk about Mario and Francis’ blossoming friendship. The Offer soundtrack song closes out the episode as L.A. mobsters deliver a message to Albert.

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The Offer Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 2 “Warning Shots”

The Offer Soundtrack on Paramount+ - Every Song in Episode 2

  • Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” by The Rolling Stones (00:10:00): Robert arrives at a party with Ali MacGraw (Meredith Garretson). The music plays as they speak with guests. Robert sits on a couch with Ali and another woman.
  • On the Street Where You Live” by Vic Damone (00:29:00): Albert, Mario and Francis visit a night club. The Offer soundtrack song is performed by Vic Damone (Michael Landes). Mario and company raise their champagne glasses before receiving bad news.
  • All Along the Watchtower” by Jimi Hendrix (00:53:00): Albert walks down a sidewalk. He is confronted by L.A. mobsters. The rock classic scores the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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The Offer Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 3 “Fade In”

The Offer Soundtrack on Paramount+ - Every Song in Episode 3

  • It’s a Fact” by Tension (00:32:00): Mario checks out a potential filming location with Albert. The music scores a transition sequence at the Copacabana in New York City. Joe Columbo hangs out with Albert.
  • You Got a Spell on Me” by Bill Wright (00:50:00): Crazy Joe Gallo (Joseph Russo) smokes a cigarette in a vehicle. He speaks with an associate and inquires about mutual acquaintances. The Offer soundtrack song plays through the car’s stereo system.

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The Offer Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 4 “The Right Shade of Yellow”

The Offer Soundtrack on Paramount+ - Every Song in Episode 4

  • Different Strokes” by Syl Johnson (00:15): The Offer soundtrack song accompanies a Harlem sequence. Crazy Joe Gallo hangs out with friends. Carmine and Lenny approach his table.
  • “O Tempo a Espera” by Kaptain feat. Luiz de Aquino Junior (00:21): Ali plays a record. Robert says, “I love this tune!” The couple embraces as the phone rings.
  • Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” by Robert Moore (00:52): Albert arrives at P.J. Clarke’s. He immediately orders a scotch (neat). Al Pacino rejects an offer to portray Micheal Corleone in The Godfather.
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale” by Procol Harum (00:56): Albert gets dressed in a hotel room. He walks down a sidewalk in Manhattan. The Offer soundtrack song scores the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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The Offer Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 5 “Kiss the Ring”

The Offer Soundtrack on Paramount+ - Every Song in Episode 5

  • “I Ain’t Lying” by Ty Karim (00:01:00): Carmine drives with Caesar. The Offer soundtrack song plays on the radio. Carmine says, “You’re sending the wrong message, kid.”
  • “The Wanderer” by Dion and The Belmonts (00:01:00): Carmine changes the radio station. He says, “That’s good, no?” Caesar scoffs and says that he likes the song.
  • “Ave Maria” by The Portobello String Ensemble (00:17:00): Albert arrives at Carmine’s funeral. He speaks with Caesar. The music plays as Albert approaches the coffin and offers condolences to Joe.

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The Offer airs weekly on Paramount+. New episodes premiere every Thursday through June 16, 2022. This article about the The Offer soundtrack will be updated as the series progresses.

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