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Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Fear Street: Part Two – 1978’

The Fear Street: Part Two – 1978 soundtrack includes music by David Bowie, Nirvana and The Runaways. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Leigh Janiak’s 2021 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Fear Street: Part Two – 1978 stars Sadie Sink as Ziggy Berman, a teenager who attends Camp Nightwing in 1978. Emily Rudd co-stars as Cindy Berman, Ziggy’s straight-laced sister whose boyfriend is attacked by the mother of a local serial killer. The storyline follows the focal siblings as they learn the dark truth about the campground’s history. Composers Marco Beltrami (The Hurt Locker) and Brandon Roberts (A Quiet Place) scored the 119-minute Netflix film; music supervisor Nora Felder (Stranger Things) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Fear Street: Part Two – 1978, an adaptation of R. L. Stine’s novel series.

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Fear Street: Part Two – 1978 Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

  • “The Man Who Sold the World (From MTV Unplugged)” by Nirvana (00:02:00): C. Berman/Adult Ziggy (Gillian Jacobs) prepares a microwave meal. The Fear Street: Part Two – 1978 soundtrack song continues as she pours a glass of Jack Daniels. C.Berman locks up several windows and doors.
  • “Brother’s Love Travelling Salvation Show” by Neil Diamond (00:11:00): Ziggy gives the middle finger to Young Nick Goode (Ted Sutherland). The camera pans over Camp Nightwing. Joan (Jacqi Vené) throws a t-shirt at Ziggy during a montage sequence.
  • “Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain & Tenille (00:12:00): Cindy cleans an outhouse. She speaks with Tommy Slater (McCabe Slye) about the “Color Wars.” Cindy spots a moss stain on her shirt.
  • “Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways (00:13:00): The Fear Street: Part Two – 1978 soundtrack song scores a sex sequence. Alice (Ryan Simpkins) hooks up with her boyfriend as Cindy walks in. The track plays again at 01:41:00.
  • “You Always Hurt the One You Love” by Jordyn DiNatale (00:18:00): Nurse Mary Lane talks to Ziggy about her daughter. The singing voice of Ruby can be heard briefly. “You Always Hurt the One You Love” is sung again at 01:29:00.
  • “Bitterblue” by Cat Stevens (00:20:00): Ziggy argues with Cindy. The music plays during a transition sequence. Cindy talks with Tommy while cleaning the mess hall.
  • “The First Cut Is the Deepest” by Cat Stevens (00:21:00): Cindy looks for Tommy. The Fear Street: Part Two – 1978 soundtrack song plays as she walks through the mess hall. Nurse Lane shows up with a knife.
  • “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult (00:24:00): Cindy thinks about Nurse Lane’s warning. Campers scatter after a dinner bell rings. Sheila (Chiara Aurelia) talks about Nurse Lane and her “crazy daughter.”
  • “Moonage Daydream” by David Bowie (00:27:00): A “Sunnyvale” chant breaks out at the mess hall. Ziggy opens a paint can during a transition sequence. Cindy arrives and inquires about Nurse Lane’s behavior earlier in the day.
  • “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas (00:29:00): An unidentified person plays an audio cassette. The Fear Street: Part Two – 1978 soundtrack song is broadcast via Camp Nightwing’s PA system. “Carry On Wayward Son” plays again at 01:19:00.
  • “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve?!” by Buzzcocks (00:35:00): Tommy zones out while looking at a fire. Ziggy pours paint. She talks with Nick about the Stephen King novel Carrie.
  • “Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Thelma Houston (00:46:00): Sheila approaches an outhouse. She looks around for Will. Ziggy dumps a bucket of bugs on Sheila and then flees with Nick.
  • “Sweet Jane” by Velvet Underground (00:53:00): Ziggy hangs out with Nick. She opens up about the past. The Fear Street: Part Two – 1978 soundtrack song fades as Ziggy remembers good times with her sister.
  • “Slow Ride” by Foghat (01:01:00): Nick looks for Camp Nightwing counselors. Joan has sex with Kurt (Michael Provost) during a transition sequence. A possessed Tommy lurks outside the cabin.
  • “The Man Who Sold the World” by David Bowie (01:33:00): Adult Ziggy talks about her experiences on July 18, 1978. Nick revives her in the 70s timeline. The track drops as Ziggy tells Deena (Kiana Madeira) and Josh (Benjamin Flores Jr.) to leave Shadyside.

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The Fear Street: Part Two – 1978 soundtrack also includes:

  • “You Always Hurt the One You Love” by The Mills Brothers

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