2020s

Soundtracks of Television: ‘Welcome to Chippendales’

Welcome to Chippendales Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Hulu Miniseries

The Welcome to Chippendales soundtrack includes music by Iggy Pop, Queen and Blondie. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Robert Siegel’s 2022 Hulu miniseries. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Welcome to Chippendales stars Kumail Nanjiani as Somen Banerjee, an Indian entrepreneur who develops a Los Angeles night club called Destiny II. Murray Bartlett co-stars as Nick De Noia, a closeted choreographer who helps transform the protagonist’s business into a now-legendary franchise. The storyline follows the main players as they experience success, deception and murder. Composer Siddhartha Khosla (This Is Us) scored the Hulu miniseries; music supervisors Jonathan Leahy (Girls), Manish Raval (Girls) and Tom Wolfe (This Is Us) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Welcome to Chippendales.

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Welcome to Chippendales Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 1 “An Elegant, Exclusive Atmosphere”

Welcome to Chippendales Soundtrack on Hulu - Every Song in Episode 1

  • Tonight” by Iggy Pop (00:01): The Welcome to Chippendales soundtrack song scores the opening sequence. Somen counts money at a gas station near Bo’s Lounge. The music drops during an interior scene.
  • “The Mexican D.J.” by Keith Mansfield (00:07): Somen watches a backgammon match. He tells a bartender that he’ll be in his office. Somen welcomes Paul Snider (Dan Stevens) and Dorothy Stratten (Nicola Peltz Beckham) to Destiny II.
  • “Disco Beat USA” by Van & McFarland (00:16): The track accompanies an exterior shot. Somen looks at a new sign with Paul. Four people dance inside Destiny II.
  • “I’m a Man” by Macho (00:17): Dorothy talks about going dancing. The Welcome to Chippendales soundtrack song plays during a club sequence. Paul and Dorothy take Somen to a gay bar.
  • “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” by ABBA (00:18): A club scene continues. Somen makes his way outside. He experiences an epiphany while observing club patrons.
  • “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” by KISS (00:21): Somen and Dorothy talk to Paul about a hole in the marketplace. The music continues during a transition scene. Paul promotes Destiny II.
  • “Macho Man” by Village People (00:23): Paul introduces a group of dancers. The Welcome to Chippendales soundtrack song kicks in as the crowd reacts. Somen and Dorothy smile as Paul hypes up the entertainers.
  • “Ladies Night” by Kool & The Gang (00:30): Nick accepts Somen’s business offer. The music continues during a transition scene. Somen and Dorothy talk about Nick’s talent.
  • “Life at the Outpost” by Skatt Bros (00:39): An MC introduces the Chippendales dancers. The entertainers take the stage in cowboy costumes. Somen and Dorothy smile while observing the performance.
  • “More, More, More” by Andrea True Connection (00:44): Somen stands outside Chippendales. The song scores the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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Welcome to Chippendales Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 2 “Four Geniuses”

Welcome to Chippendales Soundtrack on Hulu - Every Song in Episode 2

  • Save Me” by Quinn (00:03): The Welcome to Chippendales soundtrack song plays during an office sequence. Nick signs divorce papers. He meets up with one of his wife’s lawyers during a bar scene.
  • “Life at the Outpost” by Skatt Bros (00:06): Nick sighs while watching one of his Unicorn Tales productions. The track continues during a transition scene. Somen watches Chippendales dancers perform.
  • “Hot Lunch Jam” by Irene Cara (00:09): Somen hires Nick as his full-time choreographer. The music accompanies a dance sequence. Nick smokes a cigarette while training potential Chippendales performers.
  • “On Broadway” by George Benson (00:11): Somen and Nick talk about a Black dancer named Otis McCutcheon (Quentin Plair). The Welcome to Chippendales soundtrack song sets in during a post-audition scene. Otis makes his debut at Somen’s club.
  • “He’s the Greatest Dancer” by Sister Sledge (00:13): Larry (Adam Ray) hypes up a Chippendales crowd as Otis dances. A new track begins. Irene (Annaleigh Ashford) and Denise (Juliette Lewis) watch women kiss the entertainer.
  • “Fiesta Flamanca” by Mark David Allaway & Jeffrey Steven Lardner (00:21): Nick plays a record at his home. He dances by himself to Latin music. The music drops as Nick claps.
  • “Call Me” by Blondie (00:28): Somen and Irene tweak their business plan. The Welcome to Chippendales soundtrack song plays as the characters kiss. A group of males wait to enter Chippendales.
  • “High Rollers” by Robby D feat. Heli Sterner (00:37): A club sequence begins. Nick orders a drink from Bartender Bobby (Darren Lipari). Denise expresses her excitement about Chippendales.
  • “I Am the Fly” by Wire (00:43): Somen hires Denise as a costume designer. He looks at Nick and his new team. The song scores the episode’s final moments and end credits.

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Welcome to Chippendales airs weekly on Hulu. New episodes premiere every Tuesday through January 3, 2023. This article about the Welcome to Chippendales soundtrack will be updated as the series progresses.

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