Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Along for the Ride’

The Along for the Ride soundtrack includes music by Sean Paul, Youth Lagoon and Samia. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Sofia Alvarez’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Along for the Ride stars Emma Pasarow as Auden, an insomniac who visits her father at a seaside community. Belmont Cameli co-stars as Eli, a former BMX racer who struggles emotionally after the death of his best friend. The storyline follows the protagonists as they acknowledge their faults and move forward in life. The American band Beach House scored the 106-minute Netflix film; music supervisor Jane Abernethy selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Along for the Ride, an adaptation of Sarah Dessen’s 2009 novel.

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Along for the Ride Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

  • “To the East” by Electrelane (00:03:00): Auden leaves for Colby. The Along for the Ride soundtrack song scores the title sequence. Auden receives a voicemail from Heidi (Kate Bosworth).
  • “In Your Head” by Nilüfer Yanya (00:08:00): Auden heads towards “The Tip.” She walks on a beach and observes a group of people. Auden speaks with Jake (Ricardo Hurtado) about being a “summer transplant.”
  • “Get Busy” by Sean Paul (00:15:00): The track accompanies a store sequence. Auden hears loud music. She observes the “dance break” for three of her Clementine’s at the Beach co-workers.
  • “Hawt Heart” by Born at Midnite (00:17:00): Auden spots a male bicycler at the pier. The Along for the Ride soundtrack song continues during a transition sequence. Auden buys coffee at Russell’s.
  • “Dreamin’ on a Sunday Afternoon” by Best People (00:18:00): Auden speaks with Eli. They visit Colby Coin Laundry. The music fades as Auden enters a secret pie shop.
  • “The Jangling Man” by The Cleaners from Venus (00:21:00): Eli plays a record. Auden looks around the pie shop. The characters play Connect-4.
  • “It Started with a Kiss” by The Giant Crab (00:29:00): Eli meets with Auden. He takes her to a mini-golf course. The Along for the Ride soundtrack song fades as the characters enter.
  • “Not About You” by Haiku Hands (00:39:00): Maggie (Laura Kariuki) begins a BMX exercise. Auden talks with co-workers about Tally Ho. The music fades as Maggie stops biking.
  • “Teen Creeps” by No Age (00:41:00): Auden and Leah (Genevieve Hannelius) leave Russell’s. They drive to a party. Maggie suggests that Auden DJ the trip.
  • “I’m a Lady” by Santigold feat. Trouble Andrew (00:42:00): The Along for the Ride soundtrack song scores a car sequence. Auden picks a track. She rocks out with her friends.
  • “Noisy” by Noga Erez (00:43:00): Auden and company arrive at The Conch House. Esther (Samia Finnerty) and Leah chat as they enter. Auden inquires about the house residents.
  • “January Wedding” by The Avett Brothers (00:45:00): Esther sings by a bonfire. The camera pans to Maggie and Auden. They discuss Esther’s vocal talent; the music plays again at 01:07:00.
  • “Lucky Strike” by Troye Sivan (00:53:00): Auden looks at her computer monitor. The Along for the Ride soundtrack song plays as she watches co-workers dance. The group collectively laughs.
  • “Astral Projection” by Yumi Zouma (00:54:00): Auden tells Eli that she wants to do “the quest.” The track scores a car sequence. Auden and Eli talk about night swimming.
  • “Move It” by Jaded feat. RoRo (00:59:00): Auden smiles in her bedroom. The track scores a montage sequence. Auden and Eli have shopping cart fun at Tomlinson Sales.
  • “School’s for Fools” by The Girls (01:09:00): The Along for the Ride soundtrack song accompanies a food fight scene. Auden and Eli laugh together. They almost kiss as Wallace (Marcus Scribner) announces a night swim gathering.
  • “Despicable Dogs (Washed Out Remix)” by Small Black (01:10:00): The music scorces a beach scene. Auden and Eli kiss. Maggie and other people cheer.
  • “Learn to Let Go” by IDER (01:21:00): Auden climbs a flight of beach house stairs. She spots her mother, Victoria (Andie MacDowell), speaking with Heidi. The track scores a montage sequence.
  • “Whirring” by The Joy Formidable (01:27:00): Maggie teaches Auden how to ride a bicycle. The Along for the Ride soundtrack song plays as the characters hang out. The music drops when Auden falls.
  • “The Angel of 8th Ave.” by Gang of Youths (01:28:00): Auden receives a phone call from Maggie. She drives to a BMX track. Eli makes a comeback.
  • “Cannons” by Youth Lagoon (01:35:00): Auden and Eli ride bicycles together. They joke around while en route to the beach. Auden and Eli stop to chat.
  • “Lust for Life” by Girls (01:39:00): Auden and her friends party at the beach. Leah arrives with pizzas. Auden and Eli kiss.
  • “Fit N Full” by Samia (01:42:00): The Along for the Ride soundtrack song scores the end credits.

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The Along for the Ride soundtrack also includes:

  • “Darjeeling” by Barrie
  • “Melody in F” by Studio Musicians
  • “Snufin” by Jeremiah Meece
  • “Better Not Be Here” by Studio Musicians
  • “O.N.E.” by Yeasayer
  • “Rush” by Barry & Austin White
  • “The Fireswap and the Rodents of Unusual Size” by Mark Knopfler
  • “Trials Troubles Tribulations” by The Piedmont Melody Makers
  • “Dance Dance Dance” by Lykke Li
  • “Like a Wheel” by Spissy
  • “Me and the Moon” by The Drums
  • “Saturday Nighttime” by Richard Goldman
  • “Darjeeling” by Barrie
  • “Melody in F” by Studio Musicians
  • “Snufin” by Jeremiah Meece
  • “Better Not Be Here” by Studio Musicians

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