Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘The Lost City’

The Lost City Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Movie

The Lost City soundtrack includes music by Spandau Ballet, Tone Loc and Nick Cave. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Aaron Nee and Adam Nee’s 2022 movie on Paramount+. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

In The Lost City, Sandra Bullock stars as a romance novelist named Loretta Sage. Channing Tatum co-stars as Alan Caprison, a cover model who participates in a book tour. The storyline follows the protagonists as they find trouble and love during an island adventure. Composer Pinar Toprak (Stargirl) scored the 112-minute film; music supervisor Rob Lowry (Freaky) picked the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in The Lost City.

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The Lost City Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Movie

The Lost City Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Movie

  • “True” by Spandau Ballet (00:00:00): The Lost City soundtrack song scores the opening sequence. Loretta works on a draft. She imagines herself in the narrative and deletes specific elements from her story.
  • “Final Countdown” by Europe (00:07:00): Ray the Moderator (Bowen Yang) introduces Dash McMahon at a book tour event. The crowd cheers as Loretta watches. The music plays again at 01:20:00.
  • “Cello Concerto No. 1: I. Moderato ” by Capella Istropolitana/Peter Breiner (00:15:00): Abigail Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe) explain his motivations to Loretta. He states that his passions “defy possession.” Abigail reveals why he’s interested in Loretta’s new book.
  • “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc (00:26:00): Alan exits a plane. The Lost City soundtrack song plays as he walks with his luggage.
  • “Far from Any Road” by The Handsome Family (00:27:00): Alan spots Jack Trainer (Brad Pitt). The music scores a slow motion sequence. Alan tries to hug Jack and fails.
  • “Can You Get to That” by Funkadelic (00:29:00): Alan grabs his luggage. He enters Jack’s vehicle. Abigail wakes up Loretta.
  • “Red Right Hand ” by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (00:32:00): Jack climbs a fence. He attacks two guards and places explosives on two vehicles. Alan follows behind and gets caught in tree branches.
  • “Shadows of the Night ” by Pat Banatar (00:35:00): The Lost City soundtrack song accompanies a slo-mo sequence. Jack and Alan rescue Loretta. Explosives detonate on Abigail’s compound.
  • “Coumba” by Orchestra Baobab (01:10:00): Oscar (Oscar Nunez) speaks with Beth (Da’Vine Joy Randolph). He offers life advice. Oscar jokes about a goat named Randy.
  • “Cojele Bien El Compas” by Enrique Jorrin Oleaga (01:12:00): Loretta and Alan walk through the outdoor area of a restaurant. The music plays from a speaker system. Alan speaks with the local police.
  • “Bolerito de la Isla” by Cheche Alara (01:13:00): Loretta drinks a beer after showering. She stands at her balcony and observes the locals. The Lost City soundtrack song plays as Alan dances with a woman.
  • “Danza de Dos” by Cheche Alara (01:14:00): Loretta and Alan dance together. Bossa nova music scores the moment. Loretta loosens up and smiles.
  • “Lagrimas Sin Fin” by Cheche Alara (01:15:00): A local woman performs with a guitarist. Loretta explains the song’s folklore premise to Alan. She asks the singer about the final lyric.
  • “Big Energy” by Latto (01:43:00): Alan kisses Loretta. He asks if she has any notes. The Lost City soundtrack song scores the film’s final moments and end credits.

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The Lost City soundtrack also includes:

  • “Keep Moving” by Jungle
  • “La Isla” by Hector Anibal
  • “Folklore” by Kevin James Peak
  • “South Pacific Island II” by Victor Cavini
  • “Fog” by Elijah Daley

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