The Candy soundtrack includes music by The Wildweeds. This info article contains spoilers for Robin Veith and Nick Antosca’s 2022 Hulu miniseries. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.
Candy stars Jessica Biel (The Sinner) as Candy Montgomery, a Texas native who plots against her best friend. Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets) co-stars as Betty Gore, a married woman who suspects that her husband is cheating with Candy. The storyline examines the events that preceded a 1980 murder involving the title character. Composer Ariel Marx (Shiva Baby) scored the five-episode Hulu miniseries; music supervisor Oliver Hild (The Sinner) assembled the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Candy.
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- “Don’t Ask Me How or Why” by The Wildweeds (00:33): The Candy soundtrack song scores an interior sequence. Biel’s character makes orange juice in her home kitchen and speaks with her husband, Pat (Timothy Simons). The music plays as Candy receives a phone call from her lover, Allan Gore (Pablo Schreiber). Pat stares with a confused look as his wife says that Betty is with them. The Candy soundtrack song continues as Christina (Antonella Rose) speaks with her father, Allan.
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- “He Has Made Me Glad (I Will Enter His Gates)” by The Maranatha! Singers (00:06): Candy sings at a prayer meeting. Pat stands next to Allan. Betty smiles at Candy.
- “Don’t Give Up on Us” by David Soul (00:09): The Candy soundtrack song scores an interior sequence. Biel’s character plays a record at home. She wears headphones and looks at photos while Pat watches TV.
- “Jump On It” by Bob McGilpin (00:18): Candy plays volleyball. Her team wins the match. The music fades as Candy speaks with Allan.
- “Music Is Fun to Me” by The Grand Jury (00:26): Candy visits Skateland with family and friends. She chats with Jackie (Selena Anduze) and Sherry (Jessie Mueller) about sex. The Candy soundtrack song continues as the title character inquires about “first-time foreplay.”
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- “Giselle” by Philharmonic Slavonica (00:10): The orchestral composition scores a “2 Months Later” sequence. Candy speaks with Betty at a school dance event. The women discuss their daughters.
- “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” by Dawn (00:27): The pop song plays during another “2 Months Later” scene. Candy speaks with Elaine (Jamie Anne Allman) at a house gathering. She realizes that fortune cookies weren’t included in a Chinese food delivery.
- “Knock on Wood” by Amii Stewart (00:42): Allan has sex with Betty. The Candy soundtrack song continues during a transition sequence. Biel’s character boogies at a night club.
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- “Don’t Give Up on Us” by David Soul (00:02): Pat drinks a beer and reads a note from Candy. He play a tune that is featured episode 4 at 00:09. Pat smiles and looks at photos while listening to the Candy soundtrack song.
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