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Soundtracks of Television: ‘How to Screw It All Up’

How to Screw It All Up Soundtrack Every Song in the HBO Max Series

The How to Screw It All Up soundtrack includes music by Gata Cattana, Santa Salut and Ptazeta. This info article contains spoilers for Pablo Sanhermelando Blanes’ HBO Max series. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

How to Screw It All Up stars Naira Lleó as Alba, a Spanish youth who road trips with classmates. Malva Vela co-stars as Irene, Alba’s charismatic new friend and love interest. The storyline follows the main protagonist as she considers betraying her crew and leaving Spain for good. Music supervisor Alex Bace (JBC Music) selected the featured tracks for the HBO Max coming-of-age series. Here’s every song in How to Screw It All Up.

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How to Screw It All Up Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1

How to Screw It All Up Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1

  • “Dance Crip” by Trueno (00:00): The How to Screw It All Up soundtrack song scores the opening sequence. Alba listens to music via headphones. She walks through a school hallway.
  • “Gotham” by Gata Cattana (00:04): Alba sits in her bedroom. She pulls out a box and looks at photos. Alba searches for the location of Lyon, France.
  • “Be Yourself” by Ptazeta (00:07): Alba finishes a conversation with Juan Carlos (Mateu Bosch). She drives during a transition sequence. Alba makes her way to Madrid.
  • “M3” by Nieto666 (00:14): The How to Screw It All Up soundtrack song plays during an apartment sequence. Alba get worried upon realizing that Juan Carlos isn’t there. The music continues as Alba packs her bags.
  • “La minifalda” by Santa Salut (00:19): Alba prepares for a journey with new friends. She reveals that she doesn’t have a driver’s license. Alba gets forced out of a van.
  • “In the City” by GOA & fish narc (00:20): Alba’s classmates return in a van. Irene opens a window. She says, “You can come, but only if you promise you’r not a nut-job.”
  • “Baruya” by Dmb Cashcash

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How to Screw It All Up Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2

How to Screw It All Up Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2

  • “Tomoe Gozen” by Ninyas del Corro (00:00): Alba boards a van with her friends. The How to Screw It All Up soundtrack song plays as she learns about the “rules.” The track plays from within the vehicle.
  • “Liit” by Çantamarta (00:04): Alba and company head to Valencia. They rock out in the “Munchy Van.” “Liit” continues during a beach sequence; Alba considers stealing money and the vehicle.
  • “Bailar” by D-Mons (00:13): Marcos arranges for a place to stay. A man pulls up in a vehicle. The music plays briefly from his stereo system.
  • “Input” by Ptazeta (00:18): The How to Screw It All Up soundtrack song accompanies a party sequence. Alba walks around a room. She spots Irene kissing a male partygoer; the music drops and picks up at 00:22.
  • “Kill Bill” by Kid Kartier 
  • “Panadero” by KG970
  • “Check Check” by Skinny Flex 

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How to Screw It All Up Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3

How to Screw It All Up Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3

  • “Oasis” by Santa Salut (00:08): Alba hangs out in a field with her friends. The How to Screw It All Up soundtrack song scores a smoke sequence. Javi (Óscar Ortuño) complains about his injured foot.
  • “Sunset” by Miranda & D3llano (00:12): The track scores a road trip sequence. Alba receives a phone call from Juan Carlos. The group carries Javi to the beach.

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How to Screw It All Up Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4

How to Screw It All Up Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4

  • “Star” by Ly Raine (00:00): A van sequence opens the episode. The How to Screw It All Up soundtrack song plays as the main characters talk about selling raffle tickets. Alba feels guilty about stealing an ID.
  • “GUAJIRO” by AYAZ feat. DOLLAR (00:02): Alba and company arrive at the beach. They try to sell raffle tickets. Alba hangs out with Irene.
  • “ANTONY Z” by El Rifle (00:10): The music scores a bonfire sequence. Alba and company party at the beach. The characters dance around the fire.
  • “Ojalá” by Anier (00:15): Alba’s friends abandon her. She cries after inadvertently ruining the trip. Alba steals a van as the episode ends.

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How to Screw It All Up Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5

How to Screw It All Up Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5

  • Don’t Blame Me” by Big Black Rhino (00:00): The How to Screw It All Up soundtrack song scores the opening sequence. Alba screams in a stolen van. She turns off the music.
  • “Coma una Rockstar” by Leftee (00:01): Alba continues driving. She stops at her group’s camp site.
  • “Gata” by Lee Eye (00:05): Alba reunites with her friends. They make their way home in a van. Alba reveals that she never knew her father.
  • “Ofelia” by Malva Vela (00:14): Irene talks to authorities. Alba runs away. The featured song was recorded by the actress who plays Irene.

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How to Screw It All Up Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6

How to Screw It All Up Soundtrack on HBO Max - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6

  • “Desértico by Gata Cattana (00:00): Alba thinks while looking through a window. The How to Screw It All Up soundtrack song continues as Juan Carlos approaches. Alba walks behind her brother.
  • “Tu lagrima” by No Value (00:05): Juan Carlos drives his vehicle and stops. The track plays briefly.
  • “Sustancia” by Judeline & Mayo (00:09): Alba and Irene share a private moment. They walk outdoors and smile at each other. Alba and Irene hook up before hitting the road again.
  • “Gigantes” by Miranda & Action Sanchez (00:13): Alba leaves a voicemail for Irene. She drops a phone and enters a vehicle. The How to Screw It All Up soundtrack song scores the end of the season as Alba begins a solo journey.

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