2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Day Shift’

The Day Shift soundtrack includes music by 2Pac, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Snoop Dogg. This info article contains spoilers for J.J. Perry’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Day Shift stars Jamie Foxx as Bud Jablonski, a vampire hunter who needs money for his family. Dave Franco co-stars as Seth, a union representative who tries to expose the protagonist’s questionable methods. The storyline follows Bud as he assembles a crew and targets a notorious vampire who seeks revenge for her daughter’s death. Composer Tyler Bates (Atomic Blonde) scored the 114-minute Netflix film; music supervisors Jason Alexander (Silicon Valley) and Justin T. Feldman (Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Day Shift.

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  • “California Love (Remix)” by 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre, Roger Troutman (00:00:00): The Day Shift soundtrack song scores the opening sequence. Bud drives through Los Angeles in his work vehicle. The music fades as he cleans a pool.
  • “Check Yo Self (Remix)” by Ice Cube (00:07:00): Bud starts his Chevrolet truck. The music continues as the title graphic appears.
  • “Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On” by Edwin Starr (00:12:00): Bud hangs out with his daughter, Paige (Zion Broadnax). The track accompanies a transition sequence. Bud and Paige eat ice cream before traveling home.
  • “Guerrilla Funk” by Paris (00:16:00): Bud pulls up to Reseda Loan Office. The Day Shift soundtrack song plays from his vehicle. Bud turns off the music and exits his truck.
  • “Take Me Higher” by A.C. E. (00:17:00): Troy (Peter Stormare) counts money in his office. He watches a music video on a television. Bud arrives with a gift.
  • “I Don’t Give a Damn” by October London (00:23:00): The track scores an exterior scene. Big John Elliott (Snoop Dogg) exits his vehicle and smokes a joint. Bud reunites with his former colleague.
  • “I Learned My Lesson” by Willie Davis (00:34:00): The Day Shift soundtrack song plays during an interior scene. Bud works in his office. Seth bangs at a door.
  • “Grinding All My Life” by Nipsey Hussle (00:37:00): Bud drives his vehicle. Seth sits in the passenger seat. The characters arrive at Encino Animal Shelter.
  • “Drip” by Hinapia (00:41:00): Troy works at his computer. He hears rapid gunfire. Audrey (Karla Souza) arrives and stabs Troy.
  • “Photograph” by Nickelback (00:45:00): Seth receives a phone call from Ralph (Eric Lange). The music plays briefly as a ringtone.
  • “The Red Circle” by Le Castle Vania (00:56:00): Bud talks about Mike Nazarian (Steve Howey) and Diran Nazarian (Scott Adkins). The siblings pull up in their vehicle as music plays.
  • “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” by Ol’ Dirty Bastard (00:57:00): Bud and Seth team up with the Nazarian brothers. The Day Shift soundtrack song continues during a slo-mo sequence. Bud and company approach a home.
  • “Walking in Rhythm” by The Blackbyrds (01:20:00): Heather (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) walks around her apartment unit. Music plays from within the residence. Bud arrives and confronts Heather.
  • “Body Count’s in the House” by Body Count (01:24:00): The track kicks in during a slo-mo sequence. Bud and his colleagues begin a night shift. The protagonists battle a group of vampires.
  • “Outside the Box” by Snoop Dogg feat. Nate Dogg (01:44:00): The Day Shift soundtrack song plays as Big John Elliott emerges from a manhole. He lights a blunt and walks down a street as the film ends. The track continues during the end credits.
  • “Bob (Mowing Down Vamps)” by J. Young (01:45:00): The music plays after “Outside the Box” during the end credits.

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The Day Shift soundtrack also includes:

  • “Bang Bang” by Minnie Merda

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