The Gentlemen soundtrack includes music by Can, El Michels Affair and Paul Jones. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Guy Ritchie’s 2019 movie on Netflix. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.
The Gentlemen stars Matthew McConaughey as Michael “Mickey” Pearson, an American marijuana kingpin in London who plans to retire. Charlie Hunnam co-stars as Raymond Smith, the focal antihero’s right-hand man who tries to outsmart a private investigator named Fletcher (Hugh Grant). The movie explores Mickey’s attempts to defeat anyone who challenges his throne. Composer Christopher Benstead (Wrath of Man) scored the 113-minute film; music supervisor Matt Aberle (He’s All That) picked the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in The Gentlemen.
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The Gentlemen Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2019 Movie
- “Cumberland Gap” by David Rawlings (00:00:00): The Gentlemen soundtrack song scores an opening bar sequence. Mickey narrates about being a king. The music plays again at 01:18:00.
- “Vitamin C” by Can (00:24:00): Fletcher introduces his story’s “queen,” Rosalind Pearson (Michelle Dockery). Mickey’s wife arrives at Rockflower. Rosalind ends a phone conversation with her husband and speaks with Misha (Eugenia Kuzmina).
- “Count Your Blessings” by Mattiel (00:28:00): Raymond opens his freezer. He speaks to the corpse of Aslan (Danny Griffin). Rosalind chats with Dry Eye (Henry Golding) about business.
- “The Snake” by Johnny Rivers (00:37:00): The Toddlers enter a fast food restaurant. They pick a fight with Coach (Colin Farrell ). The Gentlemen soundtrack song plays from within the establishment.
- “Bush” by Bugzy Malone (00:39:00): Raymond shows Mickey a YouTube video. They watch a clip by The Toddlers. The song also plays during the end credits at 01:49:00.
- “In Every Dream Home a Heartache” by Roxy Music (00:48:00): Raymond looks for Laura (Eliot Sumner). He knocks on an apartment door and visits with Aslan and company. The track amplifies at 00:49:00 when Raymond’s henchmen break in.
- “Oh Shit” by The Pharcyde (00:56:00): Mickey gives Rosalind a paperweight gun. The Gentlemen soundtrack song plays at their warehouse. “Oh Shit” continues as Raymond informs Mickey about Laura’s safe return and Aslan’s death.
- “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” by El Michels Affair (00:58:00): Mickey blackmails Raymond with a photo of Aslan’s dead body. The music sets in during a flashback sequence. Raymond covers up Aslan’s death and chases after a witness.
- “Brothers on the Slide” by Cymande (01:03:00): Coach learns about Mickey from Chasa (Dominic Gibbs). The music plays at his gym. Ernie (Bugzy Malone) talks with Coach about Phuc (Jason Wong).
- “Free Me” by Paul Jones (01:45:00): Mickey realizes that he’s been set-up. The tune scores an extended sequence. Coach saves Raymond from two hitmen; Fletcher escapes; The Toddlers rescue Mickey.
- “That’s Entertainment” by The Jam (01:47:00): Fletcher finishes a pitch meeting with Miramax. He enters a vehicle and realizes that Raymond is the driver. The Gentlemen soundtrack song scores the film’s final moments and end credits.
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