Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’

Where the Crawdads Sing Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Movie on Netflix

The Where the Crawdads Sing soundtrack includes music by The Yardbirds, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Taylor Swift. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Olivia Newman’s 2022 movie on Netflix. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Where the Crawdads Sing stars Daisy Edgar-Jones as Kya Clark, an artist who lives alone in the North Carolina marshes. Taylor John Smith co-stars as Tate Walker, the protagonist’s childhood friend and love interest. The storyline follows Kya as she begins a fateful relationship with a local man named Chase (Harris Dickinson). Composer Mychael Danna (Life of Pi) scored the 125-minute film; music supervisor Spring Aspers (The Woman King) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Where the Crawdads Sing, an adaptation of Delia Owens’ 2018 novel.

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Where the Crawdads Sing Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Movie

Where the Crawdads Sing Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Movie on Netflix

  • “1958 Blues” by Little Sam Davis (00:17:00): Kya narrates about feeling brave. The Where the Crawdads Sing soundtrack song plays during a flashback sequence. Little Kya (Jojo Regina) visits a store with Pa (Garret Dillahunt).
  • “Lost My Head” by Clarence Samuels (00:19:00): A store sequence continues. Mabel (Michael Hyatt) talks to Little Kya. She gives her some food and advice.
  • “Vissi D’ Arte, Vissi D’Amore (Tosca/Act 2)” by Renata Tebaldi, Orchestra dell’ Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Francesco Molinari-Prudelli (00:39:00): Tate arrives late to work. Music plays from an outdoors stereo system. Scupper (Don Stallings) talks to his son about gossip involving the “Marsh Girl.”
  • “Smile on Me” by The Yardbirds (01:15:00): The Where the Crawdads Sing soundtrack song accompanies a car sequence. Chase drives and sings along to the music. Kya looks out the window.
  • “Something’s Up Your Sleeve” by Johnny Copeland (01:32:00): Kya brings a copy of her new book to Jumpin’ (Sterling Macer Jr.). Music plays from a stereo system. Kya leaves a package for Tate.
  • “The World’s in a Tangle” by Lightnin’ Hopkins (01:40:00): Kya visits a store. Jumpin’ inquires about her bruised eye. He offers advice about how to handle Chase.
  • “Sonata No. 8 in A Minor, K. 310-1. Allegro Maestoso 3” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (01:43:00): Robert Foster testifies about his first impression of Kya. The Where the Crawdads Sing soundtrack song accompanies a flashback sequence. Kya talks about fireflies during a dinner.
  • “Carolina” by Taylor Swift (02:01:00): The song scores the film’s end credits.

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The Where the Crawdads Sing soundtrack also includes:

  • “Ain’t It Baby” by Kenny Gamble & The Romeos
  • “I’d Rather Be Hurt” by Peppermint Harris
  • “Down in the Valley” by Traditional
  • “Oh Shenandoah” by Traditional
  • “The Long Black Veil” by Marijohn Wilkin and Danny Dill

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