2020s

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 Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 6 “A Stand Up Guy”

The Offer Soundtrack on Paramount+ - Every Song in Episode 6

  • “You’re a Devil” by Bobby Jones (00:11): Bettye slaps Albert. The Offer soundtrack song kicks in as she walks away. Robert cuts cocaine during a private flight.
  • “Non Voglio Piu’ Rivederti” by Paola Neri (00:23): Bettye arrives at a Brooklyn bar. She speaks briefly with Caesar. Betty introduces herself to Joe and tells him that Albert was fired.

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The Offer Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 7 “Mr. Producer”

The Offer Soundtrack on Paramount+ - Every Song in Episode 7

  • “Mississippi Queen” by Mountain (00:20): Robert tells Albert that they’re going to “fuck this town in half.” The Offer soundtrack song kicks in as Francis apologizes to his cinematographer, Gordon Willis (T. J. Thyne). Robert and Albert arrive at a night club.
  • “Nice Place to Visit” by Rare Earth (00:22): The night club scene continues. Robert snorts cocaine and disappears. Albert meets Rosie Molina (Aimee Carrero).
  • “I Can’t Work and Watch You” by Ray Agee (00:26): Albert speaks with Rosie in bed. He explains his job as a movie producer. Albert invites Rosie to visit The Godfather set.

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The Offer Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 8 “Crossing that Line”

The Offer Soundtrack on Paramount+ - Every Song in Episode 8

  • Bang a Gong (Get It On)” by T. Rex (00:38): The Offer soundtrack song plays during a party sequence. Robert Towne (Ian Michaels) navigates a bar. Francis talks about his wine company.
  • “I Just Want to Celebrate” by Rare Earth (00:44): Robert stumbles out of a bar area. Bettye teases Barry Lapidus (Colin Hanks) about his name. Albert decides to pay Joey Gallo with money from a Sicily fund.

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The Offer Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 9 “It’s Who We Are”

The Offer Soundtrack on Paramount+ - Every Song in Episode 9

  • “Sognando La California” by Dik Dik (00:02): Albert exchanges his American dollars for lira in Sicily. The Offer soundtrack song scores a driving sequence. Albert and his colleagues make their way to Corleone.
  • “Carrozzella Mandolino” by Lars-Luis Linek (00:09): Albert and company arrive at a Sicilian estate. Francis states that it’s “even better” than Corleone. Dean Tavoularis (Eric Balfour) suggests that the area could work as Don Tommasino’s estate for The Godfather.
  • “The Godfather Finale ” by Nino Rota (00:59): Albert and his colleagues watch The Godfather. Various people in the audience react to key scenes. Bettye says, “I guess we live to see another day.

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The Offer Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 10 “Brains and Balls”

The Offer Soundtrack on Paramount+ - Every Song in Episode 10

  • “Rocket Man” by Elton John (00:22): The Offer soundtrack song plays as Ali shows up at Robert’s door. She agrees to accompany him to The Godfather premiere. Albert talks to Mario about his Superman deal.
  • “Everyday People” by Sly & The Family Stone (00:47): Bettye chats with Peter Bart (Josh Zuckerman). They discuss the Academy Awards results. Charlie speaks with Bettye and says, “Someone turned you into a real girl.”
  • “All Right Now” by Free (00:51): Albert tells Robert that he won’t return for The Godfather Part II. He says “Helluva run” and walks away. The Offer soundtrack song scores the final sequence as Albert shoots The Longest Yard.

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