2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘I Used to Be Famous’

The I Used to Be Famous soundtrack includes music by London Grammar, Portishead and The Doobie Brothers. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Eddie Sternberg’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

I Used to Be Famous stars Ed Skrein as Vince, a former pop star who looks for music gigs in Peckham. Eleanor Matsuura co-stars as Amber, the mother of an autistic drummer. The storyline follows Vince as he forms a unique two-man band and tries to establish a local following. Composer David M. Saunders (Look the Other Way and Run) scored the 104-minute Netflix film; music supervisor David Fish (Worth) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in I Used to Be Famous.

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I Used to Be Famous Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

  • “September Fields” by Frazer Ford (00:02:00): A “20 Years Later” sequence begins. The I Used to Be Famous soundtrack song plays as Vince crosses a street. He inquires about a music gig.
  • “Hope” by Arlo Parks (00:11:00): Vince arrives at The George Tavern. Music plays from within the establishment. Vince chats with the bartender.
  • “Everything Will Be Alright” by Reverend Milton Biggham (00:14:00): Vince visits a shelter. He puts cookies in his pocket. The song plays from a stereo system.
  • “Daughter” by Eoin Macken (00:34:00): The I Used to Be Famous soundtrack song is sung during a studio sequence. Austin (Eoin Macken) rehearses a track. Vince arrives and listens.
  • “Seven Nights” by Mysie (00:39:00): A singer performs at Peckham’s Finest. Amber arrives with Vince and Stevie. The characters enter a venue.
  • “Young and Free” by Ed Skrein, Leo Long and Dan Rothman (00:42:00): Vince and Stevie take the stage at Peckham’s Finest. They perform in public for the first time as The Tin Men.
  • “House of the Rising Sun” by Ed Skrein and Leo Long (00:45:00): The Tin Men perform at Peckham’s Finest. Audience members get into the performance. The I Used to Be Famous soundtrack song continues as Amber watches Vince and Leo.
  • “It Would Be Everything” by Ed Skrein, Leo Long and Dan Rothman (00:48:00): The Tin Men perform a third song at Peckham’s Finest. Audience members complain about the music. Vince attacks a patron.
  • “Californian Soil” by London Grammar (00:50:00): Vince exits Peckham’s Finest. He talks to Austin about a scuffle. Music plays from within the venue.
  • “The Rip” by Portishead (00:55:00): Vince thinks about the past. The I Used to Be Famous soundtrack song scores a slo-mo scene. Dennis (Neil Stuke) walks with the members of Stereo Dream.
  • “Sea Groove” by Big Boss Man (01:04:00): Stevie closes a door. The music continues during a transition scene. Stevie hands out Tin Men flyers.
  • “What a Wonderful World” by Aiyana Goodfellow (01:10:00): Vince meets with a music therapy group. Nadeera sings the famous Louis Armstrong song. Vince gives her a microphone.
  • “Listen to the Music” by The Doobie Brothers (01:16:00): Vince receives a touring opportunity with Austin. He tries to process the moment. The I Used to Be Famous soundtrack song drops as Vince arrives at The George Tavern.
  • “Fever to the Form” by Nick Mulvey (01:22:00): Vince looks at his late brother’s harmonica. The music scores a transition montage. Vince visits his brother’s grave.
  • “Feel the Change” by Ed Skrein, Leo Long and Dan Rothman (01:37:00): Vince holds an impromptu concert. He invites Stevie to the stage. The Tin Men reunite for a public performance.

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The I Used to Be Famous soundtrack also includes:

  • “I Am As I Am” by The Autistix
  • “Bam Bam” by Sister Nancy

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