Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Father Stu’

Father Stu Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Movie on Netflix

The Father Stu soundtrack includes music by Chuck Berry, The Black Keys and Ryan Bingham. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Rosalind Ross’s 2022 movie on Netflix. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Father Stu stars Mark Wahlberg as Stuart Long, a boxer who changes his life after a near-fatal accident. Jacki Weaver co-stars as Kathleen Long, the protagonist’s mother who worries about his physical and mental health. The storyline follows Stu as he pursues his goals while suffering from a muscle disorder. Composer Dickon Hinchliffe (The Lost Daughter) scored the 124-minute film; music supervisor Scott Vener (Ballers) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Father Stu.

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Father Stu Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Movie on Netflix

Father Stu Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Movie on Netflix

  • “Too Much Monkey Business” by Chuck Berry (00:00:00): The Father Stu soundtrack song scores the opening sequence. Young Stuart (Tenz McCall) listens to a record. He sings along and dances.
  • “Fire and Brimstone” by Link Wray (00:01:00): Bill Long (Mel Gibson) tells Young Stuart to eat his vegetables. The  music continues during the title sequence. Stu prepares for a boxing match.
  • “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton (00:11:00): Stu finishes a conversation with his mother, Kathleen (Jacki Weaver). Bill drives a vehicle during a transition scene. He reports a reckless driver.
  • “Life of Sin” by Sturgill Simpson (00:12:00): The Father Stu soundtrack song plays during a parking lot sequence. Wahlberg’s character arrives at a motel. The music fades as he books a room.
  • “Rhinestone Cowboy” by Glenn Campbell (00:15:00): Stu lands a meat factory job. He speaks to a female patron. The track continues as Stu tries to make professional connections.
  • “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” by Loretta Lynn (00:17:00): The track accompanies a bar sequence. Music plays from within the establishment. Stu drinks a can of beer.
  • “If Ole Hank Could See Us Now” by Waylon Jennings (00:27:00): Stu moves into an apartment building. He looks around and appears optimistic. The Father Stu soundtrack song continues as the title character cooks in his kitchen.
  • “Jackson” by Mark Wahlberg and Teresa Ruiz (00:34:00): Stu hangs out at Great American Joe’s Bar & Grilll. He invites Carmen (Teresa Ruiz) to a karaoke stage. The characters sing a Johnny Cash song.
  • “When Your Parents Go to Sleep” by Kevin Ayers (00:36:00): Stu visits a bar with Carmen. They talk about religion and the past. Music plays in the background.
  • “You’ve Never Been This Far Before” by Conway Twitty (00:39:00): The Father Stu soundtrack song accompanies an interior scene. The protagonist speaks with his mother and gets dressed. Stu gets baptized during a montage sequence.
  • “Whiskey Woman” by Flamin’ Groovies (00:42:00): Stu clashes with a priest. The music continues during a bar sequence. Stu drinks a shot and talks to a patron.
  • “Clay Pigeons” by John Prine (00:55:00): The music plays during a bar scene. Stu speaks with Ham (Aaron Moten) about Father Garcia (Carlos Leal). He thinks about becoming a priest.
  • “Sinister Kid” by The Black Keys (01:03:00): Stu reads a letter. He receives a rejection notice from Holy Cross Seminary. The Father Stu soundtrack song continues as Stu confronts Monsignor Kelly (Malcolm McDowell).
  • “Country Boy” by Robert Finley (01:15:00): Stu finishes a conversation with Monsignor Kelly. The track scores a slo-mo sequence. Stu walks with Jacob (Cody Fern).
  • “Ain’t No Grave” by Odetta (01:31:00): Stu shares a moment with Carmen. The music continues during a transition scene. Stu prepares for a prison speech.
  • “Ever Wonder Why” by Ryan Bingham (01:39:00): The Father Stu soundtrack song sets in as Bill picks up his son off a church floor. The tune continues during a transition scene. Stu greets his mother.
  • “These Country Roads” by The Ragged Jubilee (01:43:00): A road trip sequence begins. Stu and Bill chat as their vehicle breaks down. The music drops as Bill helps his son.
  • “Where Could I Go But the Lord” by Elvis Presley (01:46:00): The music plays during a church scene. Bill and Kathleen look around nervously. Stu lies face down on the floor.
  • “The Way Home” by Rich Robinson (01:58:00): The track plays after a credits scene. It scores a photo sequence.
  • “Long Way Home” by Brett Young (02:00:00): The song sets in during the end credits after “The Way Home.” Stu talks to his daughter during the final credits scene.

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The Father Stu soundtrack also includes:

  • “Out Where the Buses Don’t Run” by Jack Grelle
  • “Starlight” by Logan Ledger

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