Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths’

Bardo Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The Bardo soundtrack includes music by Mac Miller, Genesis and David Bowie. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Bardo stars Daniel Giménez Cacho as Silverio, an accomplished Mexican journalist who thinks about his hopes and fears. Griselda Siciliani co-stars as Lucía, the protagonist’s wife who reminds him about life’s blessings. The storyline follows Silverio as a fateful event changes everything. Composer Bryce Dessner (The Two Popes) and director Alejandro G. Iñárritu scored the 159-minute Netflix film; music supervisor Lynn Fainchtein (Roma) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Bardo.

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Bardo Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

Bardo Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

  • Bocaguanga” by Camilo Froideval & Dan Zlotnik (00:18:00): Silverio enters a TV studio. The house band performs the Bardo soundtrack song. Silverio watches a “Bocaguanga” taping.
  • “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Esquivel (00:19:00): Silverio navigates a TV studio. The music sets in as female dancers in pink perform. One of the entertainers breaks the fourth wall.
  • “Cómo Te Extraño Mi Amor” by Leopoldo Dante Tevez (00:47:00): The music plays during a kitchen sequence. Silverio listens to a recording. Lucía (Griselda Siciliani) and Lorenzo (Iker Sanchez Solano) talk about a trip to Zihuatanejo.
  • “Everybody” by Mac Miller (00:52:00): A kitchen sequence continues. Lorenzo leaves after arguing with Silverio. The Bardo soundtrack song plays from his room.
  • “Don’t Be Concerned, Old One” by Maria Sabina (00:54:00): Silverio opens his laptop. Music plays from a recording. A woman sings in Mixtec.
  • “In the Cage” by Genesis (00:59:00): Silverio lies on a bed. The music plays as Lucía speaks to him. The husband and wife kiss.
  • “El Día De Mi Suerte” by Orquesta Pavel Urkiza & Luis Bofill (01:02:00): Silverio attends an awards show. A video clip displays his work. The Bardo soundtrack song plays as a crowd cheers.
  • “El Pavido Navido” by Elegante Banda Inkondicional (01:02:00): An awards show sequence continues. A band performs on a stage. Silverio speaks to reporters.
  • “Qué Lío” by Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe (01:07:00): Silverio asks for a cigarette. Music plays during an afterparty event. Silverio talks to Lucía about an art critic.
  • “Salsa Y Bembé” by Joe Cuba Sextet (01:11:00): The Bardo soundtrack song plays during a party sequence. Luis (Francisco Rubio) criticizes Silverio. He talks about journalistic ethics.
  • “Los Aretes De La Luna” by La Sonora Mantacera (01:13:00): Silverio continues a conversation with Luis. They talk about Mexico City. A man asks to take a photo with Luis.
  • “Aguanile” by Orquesta Pavel Urkiza & Luis Bofill (01:16:00): Lucía asks Silverio about his conversation with Luis. The couple dances during a social event. Silverio decides to drink some mescal.
  • “La Pava Congona” by Andrés Landero (01:18:00): The Bardo soundtrack song plays during an afterparty event. Silverio dances with his daughter, Camila (Ximena Lamadrid). He takes off his coat and grooves to the cumbia music.
  • “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie (01:19:00): A dance sequence continues. Camila claps her hands. An acapella version of the song plays.
  • “Así Me Gusta” by The Latin Mambo Orchestra feat. Daniel Indart (01:35:00): Silverio walks down a sidewalk. Music plays from a nearby speaker system. The music fades as a dog barks.
  • “Bailando” by Qbanito (01:35:00): Silverio continues walking down a sidewalk. The Bardo soundtrack song plays as he passes Taqueria Tlaquepaque. Silverio crosses a street.
  • “Cumbia Zapoteca” by Grupo Maravilla De Robin Revilla & Sonido Siboney (01:37:00): Silverio talks to a woman lying on a sidewalk. The music sets in during a priest visual. People begin falling down in the street.
  • “Mi Niña” by José José (01:54:00): Silverio stands next to a resort employee after a confrontation. He grabs his bag and heads to a beach area. The resort employee sings as Silverio walks away.

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The Bardo soundtrack also includes:

  • “Marcha Dragona” by Isaac Calderon Vega

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