2020s

Soundtracks of Television: ‘Clark’

Clark Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Miniseries

The Clark soundtrack includes music by Ewa Roos, Pugh Rogefeldt and Nationalteatern. This info article contains spoilers for Jonas Åkerlund’s 2022 Netflix miniseries. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Clark stars Bill Skarsgård as Clark Olofsson, a legendary Swedish bank robber. Vilhelm Blomgren co-stars as Tommy Lindström, an investigator who tries to catch public enemy #1. The storyline follows the title character as he toys with authorities while avoiding personal responsibilities. Composer Mikael Åkerfeldt scored the Netflix miniseries; music supervisor Magnus Palmborg (JJ+E) assembled the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Clark.

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Clark Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 1 “Being the Best at Being the Best Was Not My Thing, So I Decided to Be the Best at Being the Worst”

Clark Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Episode 1

  • Zing En Liten Song” by Alice Babs & Svend Assmussen (00:02): The Clark soundtrack song scores a 1952 sequence. The protagonist narrates about his childhood. Young Clark watches his parents dance at their home on Hallskrifts Road.
  • Varm Korv Boogie” by Owe Thörnqvist (00:04): Young Clark stares at an older woman. He kisses her face in exchange for a treat. The music picks up as Clark narrates about money-earning methods.
  • “Happiness” by Mikael Akerfeldt (00:18): Clark escapes from jail. The music continues during a 1966 sequence at Naset Beach. Clark narrates about the joy of being on the run.
  • “Gröna Små Äpplen” by Monica Zetterlund (00:23): Clark hangs out with Madou (Isabelle Grill) and Liz (Malin Levanon). They enter a Mercedes and drive way. The Clark soundtrack song plays as Ekis (Karl Sallnäs) and company groan.
  • “Chris Craft No. 9” by The Shanes (00:32): Clark says goodbye to Madou and Liz. He pulls out jewels from his underwear as he leaves their home. The music scores a transition sequence in 1966 Nyköping.
  • “Vilken Härlig Dag” by Ewa Roos (00:48): Clark narrates about being a celebrity criminal. He walks into a court building with Madou. The song accompanies the final scene and end credits.
  • “Vita Rosor” by Jussi Bjorling

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Clark Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 2 “I Automatically Do Everything Opposite the Rest of the World”

Clark Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Episode 2

  • Pop opp i topp” by Thore Skogman (00:01): The Clark soundtrack song plays during a black-and-white montage. Skarsgård’s character narrates about his “great start.” Clark states that he is Sweden’s favorite gangster.
  • “Ding Dong” by Lars Berghagen (00:07): Clark enjoys a Bacardi Coke. The music sets in as he cannonballs a pool. Clark enjoys himself and entertains hotel guests.
  • Maria, många mil och år från här” by John Holm (00:23): Clark’s prison requests are accepted. He arrives at The Study Yard in 1972 Uppsala. Clark describes the prison as a “summer camp.”
  • “Rastlos” by Kaj R. Hansson (00:27): Clark and Maria (Hanna Björn) begin a trip to Beirut. The Clark soundtrack song scores a driving sequence. Clark sings along to the song.
  • “Morgen Will Mein Schatz Verreisen” by Botho Lucas (00:30): The music accompanies a German beerhall montage. Clark and Maria hang out with Kaj-Robert (Björn Gustafsson). They make plans for the evening.
  • “Küsse Nie Nach Mitternacht” by Siw Malmkvist (00:32): Kaj-Robert parties with Clark and Maria. He hopes to lose his virginity. The track scores an extended nightlife montage.
  • “Vandra Vidare” by Gunnar Wiklund & Sven-Olof Walldoffs Orkester (00:50): The Clark soundtrack song plays during a travel montage. Skarsgård’s character arrives in Poland with Maria. The music continues as they make their way to Beirut.
  • “Fangen pa hall” by Finn Zetterholm

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Clark Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 3 “They See Me as a Mix of Pippi Longstocking and Al Capone”

Clark Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Episode 3

  • Sexton Ton” by Gunnar Wiklund (00:08): Men unload crates from a truck. They cut oranges and peel out hidden hashish. The track scores a packaging montage.
  • “Jag ska fånga en ängel” by Ted Gärdestad (00:17): Clark parties at a nightclub. He describes the song as a “classic.” Clark line dances with a group of people.
  • In Kommer Gösta” by Philemon Arthur and the Dung (00:44): The Clark soundtrack song scores a Norrmalmstorg sequence. Skarsgård’s character receives a gun from Tommy (Vilhelm Blomgren). He smokes a cigarette and walks towards a bank.
  • Love Love Love” by Pugh Rogefeldt 

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Clark Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 4 “Let the Party Begin”

Clark Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Episode 4

  • Poppa Joe” by Sweet (00:08): Clark plays a radio inside a Norrmalmstorg bank. He entertains hostages. Clark dances as Jan consumes a few pills.
  • “Flottarkärlek” by Gösta “Snordas” Nordgren (00:29): The Clark soundtrack song scores a flashback sequence. Sten conducts an experiment. Young Clark gets electrocuted in the process.
  • “Aj Aj Aj” by Schytts (00:55): Clark kisses Maria during a prison visit. He receives an envelope full of cash and narrates about being a genius. The music plays during a transition sequence as Clark removes money from his butt.
  • “Ut I Kylan” by Nationalteatern

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Clark Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 5 “Why Would I Have a Job? I Don’t Have Time for S**t Like That and You’ll Miss Out on All the Fun Stuff”

Clark Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Episode 5

  • “Insidan Av Ditt Lår” by Robert Broberg (00:00): Clark stares at a ceiling. He narrates about the vagina. The music scores an animated sequence.
  • “Speedy Gonzales” by Nationalteatern (00:06): Clark hangs out with Maria. They hit the road and cruise around. The Clark soundtrack song plays as the characters leave Stockholm.
  • “Forelskad i Kopenhamn” by Siw Malmqvist (00:07): Clark visits Copenhagen with Maria and Kurre (Adam Lundgren). The song accompanies a montage sequence. Clark and company explore the “anarchist city” Christiania.
  • “Y Viva Espana” by Sylvia Vrethammar (00:28): The music plays during an animated montage. Clark and company travel throughout Europe. The song continues as they arrive in Spain.
  • “En gång jag seglar i hamn” by Stig Olin (00:32): The Clark soundtrack song scores a sailing sequence. Clark and Kurre travel together. They arrive at the Rome port.
  • “Kärleksmaskinen” by Pugh Rogefeldt (00:44): Clark and Marijke (Sofie Hoflack) have sex in a train cabin. They moan as a French couple tries to sleep. Clark narrates about meeting Marijke.
  • “Just idag är jag stark” by Kenta (00:51): Clark leaves a bank with stolen money. He carries a gun in the street and enters his vehicle. Clark sings while driving.
  • “Jailhouse Rock” by Eilert Pilarm (01:02:00): The Clark soundtrack song scores a credits sequence. Skarsgård’s character imitates Elvis Presley. Clark dances to the 1957 classic.

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Clark Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 6 “I’ve Read Every Book Ever Written, and a Few More”

Clark Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Episode 6

  • Ganglat fran Mockfjard” by Traditional
  • An Evening in Paris” by Clabbe Af Geijerstam
  • Oh Susie” by Secret Service (00:00): Sussi Korsner (Alida Morberg) fixes an audio cassette. She arrives at Kumla Prison on June 2, 1980. The Clark soundtrack song continues as Skarsgård’s character narrates about finding an author to write his biography.
  • “Just nu!” by Tomas Ledin (00:03): Clark meets Sussi for the first time. The music scores a fantasy sequence. Clark thinks about women and his cultural persona.
  • “Michelangelo” by Björn Skifs (00:22): Clark dances at a night club. A DJ introduces the song. Tommy watches Clark.
  • “We Are All the Winners” by Nick Borgen (00:41): Clark has fun with his son in a park. He narrates about Sussi’s book. The Clark soundtrack song fades as Skarsgård’s character imagines being the best dad in the world.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor and chief film critic.