The Terminal List soundtrack includes music by Eric Church, Bob Dylan and Iron Maiden. This info article contains spoilers for David DiGilio’s Amazon series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.
The Terminal List stars Chris Pratt as James Reece, a U.S. Navy Seal who returns home after losing his entire unit. Taylor Kitsch co-stars as Ben Edwards, a CIA operative who helps the main protagonist investigate a government conspiracy. The storyline follows James as he teams up with a reporter named Katie Buranek (Constance Wu) and learns the dark truth about a secret Pentagon program. Composer Ruth Barrett (Law & Order: Organized Crime) scored the Amazon series; music supervisor Kevin J. Edelman (Homeland) selected the featured needle-drops. In addition, “Trigger” by Mississippi Twilight is featured as the theme music. Here’s every song in The Terminal List, an adaptation of Jack Carr’s 2018 novel.
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The Terminal List Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1 “The Engram”
- “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young” by Eric Church (00:11): The Terminal List soundtrack song scores a flashback sequence. James sits by a fire and thinks about his daughter. He strums the tune on his guitar; the beginning of a musical motif throughout the series.
- “Liquid Courage” by Eagle Eye Williamson (00:22): James visits a bar. He pours a drink for Ernest “Boozer” Vickers (Jared Shaw). The music plays at the bar as James vows to find and scalp Kahani.
- “Simple Man” by Shinedown (00:26): James walks through the North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, California. Ben pulls up in his truck. The music plays briefly from the vehicle’s speakers.
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The Terminal List Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2 “Encoding”
- “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young” by Eric Church (00:08): James looks a drawing by his daughter, Lucy (Arlo Mertz). The Terminal List soundtrack song plays as a recurring instrumental motif. James remembers when Lucy showed him the drawing.
- “Soul Drifts Away” by Siege of Rhodes (00:26): James takes off his headphones. The music scores a transition sequence. James jogs by the ocean and later parks outside the United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
- “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath (00:37): James breaks into an office. He investigates the contents of a computer hard drive. Ben jokes around with James.
- “Junior Blind” by North of South (00:39): James enters a restaurant. Music plays lightly in the establishment. James talks to a bartender named Rick (Michael Broderick) and then meets with the the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lorraine Hartley (Jeanne Tripplehorn).
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The Terminal List Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3 “Consolidation”
- “Boulevards” by Sly5th Ave, Denitia (00:06): The Terminal List soundtrack song plays as James enters a restaurant. He walks around and spots Katie. The characters talk about Capstone Industries.
- “Matchbox” by Carl Perkins (00:26): James jokes around with Ben about golf. The tune accompanies a transition sequence. A golf event begins.
- “Soft” by Fox Sinclair (00:34): The music scores a strip club sequence. James walks around and sits down. He talks with Raven (Ivana Rojas) about purchasing methadone wafers.
- “Work” by AOI, RegalJason (00:36): James experiences a flashback. The Terminal List soundtrack song plays as Ivana arrives. James says, “I’m just remembering.”
- “The Road to Love” by Sweatson Klank (00:38): A party scene begins. Saul Agnon (Sean Gunn) talks to Elias Ryberg (Carsten Norgaard) about sushi. He says that Sukiyabashi Jiro is “fine.”
- “Little Darlin'” by The Diamonds (00:43): Saul hears a noise in his bathroom. The music plays as he looks around. James puts a bag over Saul’s head.
- “Symphony No. 7 Piano Solo” by Ludwig van Beethoven (00:44): Saul coughs while wearing a gag. James says, “There he is.” Saul vomits and coughs again.
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The Terminal List Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4 “Detachment”
- “Masters of War” by Bob Dylan (00:03): The track scores an outdoors sequence. James handles a sniper rifle. He tracks Marcus Boykin (Butch Klein) and kills him.
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The Terminal List Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5 “Disruption”
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The Terminal List Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6 “Transience”
- “The Men Behind the Guns” by Phil Ochs (00:29): James tries to sleep during a flashback sequence. He hears Lauren (Riley Keough) singing through a baby monitor. The Terminal List soundtrack song drops as James asks if his wife needs “reinforcements.”
- “The Whistler” by The White Buffalo (00:53): Ben sits alone at a beach. He smiles as James emerges from the ocean. The track scores the end credits.
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The Terminal List Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7 “Extinction”
- “Wait I Am” by Ladada (00:23): The Terminal List soundtrack song plays during a bar sequence. Bill Cox (LaMonica Garrett) speaks to the bartender (Frankie Corzo). He watches a mixed martial arts match on the television and leaves.
- “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young” by Eric Church (00:42): James has a flashback at home. The musical motif is barely audible.
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The Terminal List Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8 “Reclamation”
- “The First Time” by The Genies (00:01): The Terminal List soundtrack song plays during the opening sequence. James watches a news report. Ben changes his appearance at Class 3 Gas & Stop.
- “Two Minutes to Midnight” by Iron Maiden (00:11): Katie looks out a window. The music scores a transition sequence. Ben rocks out while traveling with James.
- “Heartaches by the Number” by Guy Mitchell (00:11): James says that he can’t handle “this music” [Iron Maiden]. Ben plays a different song. He jokes around with James.
- “TBA” by TBA (00:57): The Terminal list soundtrack song scores the end credits.
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