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Soundtracks of Television: ‘Let the Right One In’

Let the Right One In Soundtrack - Every Song in the Showtime Series

The Let the Right One In soundtrack includes music by Florence + the Machine and Guns N’ Roses. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Andrew Hinderaker’s Showtime series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Let the Right One In stars Demián Bichir as Mark Kane, a New York City native who looks after his vampire daughter. Madison Taylor Baez co-stars as Eleanor, the main protagonist’s ageless child. The storyline follows Mark as he navigates the Big Apple and tries to live a relatively normal life with his daughter. Composers Giosuè Greco (Welcome to Wrexham) and Dan Romer (Station Eleven) scored the Showtime series; music supervisor Natasha Duprey (The Imperfects) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Let the Right One In, an adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 novel.

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Let the Right One In Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1 “Anything for Blood”

Let the Right One In Soundtrack on Showtime - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1

  • Shake It Out” by Florence + the Machine (00:18): The Let the Right One In soundtrack song scores an interior sequence. Eleanor reads the directions for a boxed item. She walks to a window. The music fades as Eleanor’s finger burns due to sunlight exposure.
  • “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses (00:57): Mark opens a bathroom door. Eleanor sleeps in a bathtub. Mark smiles and looks at a family photo on the bathroom wall. The music accompanies the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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Let the Right One In Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2 “Intercessors”

Let the Right One In Soundtrack on Showtime - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2

  • “Ave Maria” by Barbara Bonney & Geoffrey Parsons (00:06): The Let the Right One In soundtrack song plays during an interior sequence. Mark wears AirPods and works out. He destroys the deceased body of Frank (Ato Essandoh).
  • “Special” by Lizzo (00:09): Ellie cooks in a kitchen. She pours salt in a kettle of oatmeal. The music drops as Ellie talks to Isaiah.

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Let the Right One In Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3 “Broken Glass”

Let the Right One In Soundtrack on Showtime - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3

  • “The 30th” by Billie Eilish (00:18): The Let the Right One In soundtrack song accompanies an interior sequence. Ellie sends a text message and gathers pieces of glass from a broken mirror. She tapes a shard on her wall.
  • “Blood Bank” by Bon Iver (00:46): Ellie confronts Isaiah’s bully. She accidentally breaks his arm and then smiles. The music scores the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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Let the Right One In Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4 “Outings”

Let the Right One In Soundtrack on Showtime - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4

  • “Break Through the Bread of Life” by Traditional (00:02): Mark finishes a phone call with Eleanor. The Let the Right One In soundtrack song is performed by a church choir. Mark enters a chapel.
  • “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” by Civilla D. Martin (00:16): Naomi observes an outdoors funeral service. A woman sings at a grave. Naomi thinks about a man that she killed.
  • “Man” by No Money Kids (00:50): Roland (Josh Wingate) confronts Mark. The track scores the end credits.

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Let the Right One In Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5 “Quoquo Modo Necessarium”

Let the Right One In Soundtrack on Showtime - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5

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Let the Right One In Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6 “Stargazers”

Let the Right One In Soundtrack on Showtime - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6

  • “Whole Lotta Your Love” by Lee Hurst (00:04): The Let the Right One In soundtrack song plays during the opening sequence. Mark arrives at the Cole home. Music plays from within the apartment.
  • “kaleidoscope” by mxmtoon (00:23): Eleanor visits a theme park with Isaiah. They smile and scream during a ride sequence. The music fades as Peter plays a video game.
  • “Happy Birthday” by Stevie Wonder (00:36): The song is featured during a home karaoke sequence. Eleanor sings for Mark, Isaiah and Naomi.
  • “Morning Sun” by Melody Gardot (00:37): Naomi agrees to perform during the karaoke scene. Mark watches with a smile on his face. Naomi sits next to Isaiah and continues singing.

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Let the Right One In Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7 “More Than You’ll Ever Know”

Let the Right One In Soundtrack on Showtime - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7

  • “Hablemos el Mismo Idioma” by Artist (00:00): The Let the Right One In soundtrack song accompanies the opening flashback sequence. Mark cooks for Elizabeth Kane (Fernanda Andrade), Eleanor and Zeke. He talks about putting a special sauce on his restaurant menu.
  • “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” by Donny Hathaway (00:33): Mark drives his vehicle. He arrives at the home of a father who lost a son. Mark tries to find blood for his daughter.
  • “A Song for You” by Donny Hathaway (00:51): Eleanor’s health declines during a flashback scene. Elizabeth decides to cut her own arm for blood. The music scores the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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Let the Right One In Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8 “Or Stay and Die”

Let the Right One In Soundtrack on Showtime - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8

  • “See and Don’t See” by Marie Queenie Lyons (00:25): The Let the Right One In soundtrack song accompanies a restaurant sequence. Mark dines with Naomi. Music plays from within the establishment.

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Let the Right One In airs weekly on Showtime. New episodes premiere every Sunday through November 27, 2022. This article about the Let the Right One In soundtrack will be updated as the series progresses.

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