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Soundtracks of Television: ‘Bad Sisters’

Bad Sisters Soundtrack - Every Song in the Apple TV+ Series

The Bad Sisters soundtrack includes music by Blondie, Fiona Apple and Billie Holiday. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Brett Baer, Dave Finkel and Sharon Horgan’s Apple TV+ series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages streaming guides.

Bad Sisters stars Sharon Horgan as Eva, a woman who plots against her brother-in-law. Anne-Marie Duff co-stars as Grace, a widow who hides a secret about her husband’s sudden death. The storyline follows five sisters as they try to deceive an insurance agent and his brother. Composer Tim Phillips (Becoming Elizabeth) scored the Apple TV+ series; music supervisor Ciara Elwis (This Is Going to Hurt) handled the featured needle-drops. In addition, PJ Harvey and Tim Philips recorded the intro track, “Who By Fire.” Here’s every song in Bad Sisters, an adaptation of Malin-Sarah Gozin’s Flemish TV series.

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Bad Sisters Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1 “The Prick”

Bad Sisters Soundtrack on Apple TV+ - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1

  • “Death” by Ralph Stanley (00:01): The Bad Sisters soundtrack song plays during a funeral home scene. Grace looks at the body of her late husband, John Paul (Claes Bang). She tries to cover up a postmortem erection.
  • “This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway and Nadine McKinnor (00:23): Grace looks at a mirror. John Paul sings the holiday tune. Grace smiles and kisses her husband.
  • “Dreaming” by Blondie (00:44): Eva sits at a table. She sighs and clears her throat. Grace enters the room and frightens Eva.
  • “Bringin’ Home the Rain” by The Builders and the Butchers (00:48): Eva holds hands with her sisters. They promise to look after each other. The track scores the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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Bad Sisters Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2 “Explode a Man”

Bad Sisters Soundtrack on Apple TV+ - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2

  • “Hot Knife” by Fiona Apple (00:01): The Bad Sisters soundtrack song accompanies the opening sequence. Eva stands by a fire. She groans and looks at a photo album.
  • “Always Happy” by Grandmas House (00:12): Grace looks at herself in a mirror. The track continues during a transition scene. Eva stops her vehicle.
  • “Blame It On Your Love” by Charli XCX feat. Lizzo (00:16): Eva and Grace dance with Blanaid (Saise Ní Chuinn). The sisters discuss “a bag of goodies.” John Paul arrives at his home.
  • “Sinner Man, Where You Gonna Hide” by Stringbean (00:20): Ursula talks to her husband, Donal (Jonjo O’Neill). The Bad Sisters soundtrack song plays from within their bedroom. Ursula tries to remove evidence of an affair.
  • “In My Eyes” by Devin Hoffman, Holiday Rogers & Tommy King (00:24): John Paul speaks with Blanaid. He spots lingerie hanging on a door. The music continues as John Paul exits the room.
  • “Lightning’s Girl” by Nancy Sinatra (00:29): The music accompanies an aerial shot. Eva arrives at a cabin with Bibi (Sarah Greene). The music fades as the vehicle stops.
  • “Way 2 Pretty” by Dirty Epics (00:39): Becka (Eve Hewson) rests at her massage parlor. She receives a phone call and makes plans. The Bad Sisters soundtrack song drops as a transition scene begins.
  • “Juice” by Lizzo (00:46): Grace navigates a concert. She misses a phone call from John Paul. Blanaid tells her mother not to answer her phone.
  • “I’ll Be Seeing You” by Billie Holiday (00:52): Eva and Bibi watch a cabin burn down. John Paul screams in the distance. The tune plays during the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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Bad Sisters Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3 “Chopped Liver”

Bad Sisters Soundtrack on Apple TV+ - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3

  • “Chaise Longue” by Wet Leg (00:07): The Bad Sisters soundtrack song scores an interior sequence. Becka finishes a phone call with Matthew. She dances in her room.
  • “Let’s Wade in the Water” by Marlena Shaw (00:26): Matthew and Thomas finish a conversation. The former character asks for a ride moments later. Eva talks about mushroom poison with Bibi.
  • “Typical Music” by Tim Burgess (00:30): The track scores a transition sequence. An exterior montage begins. Eva hangs out with Bibi and Ursula.
  • “Well, Well, Well” by Bob Gibson (00:36): The Bad Sisters soundtrack song plays during a bathroom scene. Ursula takes a racy picture. She flushes a toilet and lets Becka in the the bathroom.
  • “Sweet Jane” by The Velvet Underground (00:44): Matthew stands at the beach. Becka approaches and says, “Oi! Pervert!” The characters play an outdoors game.
  • “Kill Kill Kill” by Kim and The Cinders (00:47): Bibi chops meat. Eva puts a plate in a fridge. She grabs a bottle of wine and plots against John Paul with her sister.
  • “Who Knows” by Marion Black (00:53): Eva, Bibi and Ursula learn that they accidentally killed Blanaid’s dog. The characters tear up while processing the news. Becka rides a motorcycle with Matthew.
  • “Summer Wine” by Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood (00:56): Becka and Matthew kiss. The track scores the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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Bad Sisters Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4 “Baby Becka”

Bad Sisters Soundtrack on Apple TV+ - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4

  • “Anti-Pleasure Dissertation” by Bikini Kill (00:01): The Bad Sisters soundtrack song scores the opening sequence. Becka cleans up and texts Matt. The music fades during a driving sequence.
  • “You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want To Do It)” by Patsy Cline feat. The Jordanaires (00:28): Thomas begs Matt to gather intel about Becka’s family. The music continues during a transition scene. Becka and Grace walk around their community.
  • “Come on Over (Turn Me On)” by Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan (00:46): Eva agrees to keep Becka informed about relevant familial news. Matt and Thomas chat about work. The song scores the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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Bad Sisters Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5 “Eye for an Eye”

Bad Sisters Soundtrack on Apple TV+ - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5

  • “Knots” by Lisa Hannigan (00:01): Bibi applies makeup to her face. The Bad Sisters soundtrack song continues as she receives a visit from Thomas and Matt.
  • “Waiting Around to Die” by Townes Van Zandt (00:14): Thomas apologizes to Matt. The song continues during a transition scene. Matt visits Becka.
  • “TBA” by TBA (00:26): Grace attends a dance class. She looks around nervously. Grace begins dancing and then suddenly leaves.
  • “Ooh La La” by Goldfrapp (00:41): The Bad Sisters soundtrack song accompanies a boat sequence. Eva parties with Gabriel (Assaad Bouab). The characters dance together and hook up.
  • “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by Nina Simone (00:55): Bibi punches Becka. She cries and covers her face. The song scores the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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Bad Sisters Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6 “Splash”

Bad Sisters Soundtrack on Apple TV+ - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6

  • “The Love Me or Die” by C.W. Stoneking (00:12): Grace looks at her reflection. The Bad Sisters soundtrack song continues during a transition scene. Matt looks at a check from Becka.
  • “The Snake” by Al Wilson (00:16): Grace drives a vehicle. She laughs and talks to Roger (Michael Smiley). Music plays from a stereo system.
  • “Drinking Song” by Loudon Wainwright III (00:51): John Paul seemingly drowns in a lake. Grace’s sisters watch from a vehicle. The song scores the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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Bad Sisters Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7 “Rest in Peace”

Bad Sisters Soundtrack on Apple TV+ - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7

  • “Cracker Drool” by Goat Girl (00:01): John Paul nearly drowns. The Bad Sisters soundtrack song plays as the focal siblings react. Gabriel (Assaad Bouab) rescues John Paul.
  • “Born to Die” by Kepa (00:12): Becka finishes a conversation with Matt. Thomas lights a candle at his father’s grave. The music fades as Matt arrives.
  • “Mother Sky” by Can (00:25): Becka looks under a bed. Her cell phone chimes. John Paul drives during a transition sequence.
  • “Female of the Species” by Space (00:48): Becka discovers George’s frozen corpse. The song scores the end credits.

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Bad Sisters Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8 “The Cold Truth”

Bad Sisters Soundtrack on Apple TV+ - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8

  • “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” by Wanda Davis (00:27): Becka and Matt kiss at a door entrance. The Bad Sisters soundtrack song continues as they move inside. Matt struggles to perform.
  • “Feels Like Lightning” by Josh Ritter (00:40): Gabriel punches John Paul. He exits a bathroom and sighs. Eva chases after Gabriel.
  • “The Dubliners” by Traditional (00:46): Bibi reads a book with Ruben (Jake Farmer). They sing together on a couch. Bibi and Ruben greet Becka.
  • “And You Evade Him/Born in the Blood” by Joshua Burnside (00:53): Bibi locks someone in a freezer room. She turns down the temperature as the Bad Sisters soundtrack song plays. Becka leaves and then returns to raise the temperature.
  • “You’re Dead” by Norma Tanega (00:55): Becka tells Eva that “the prick” is dead. The music scores the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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Bad Sisters airs weekly on Apple TV+. New episodes premiere every Friday through October 14, 2022. This article about the Bad Sisters soundtrack will be updated as the series progresses.

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