Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘White Noise’

White Noise Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The White Noise soundtrack includes music by Elvis Presley, Grace Jones and LCD Soundsystem. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Noah Baumbach’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

White Noise stars Adam Driver as Jack Gladney, a professor who specializes in Advanced Nazism. Greta Gerwig co-stars as Babette Gladney, the main protagonist’s wife who worries about dying. The storyline follows Jack and his family as they experience an airborne toxic event. Composer Danny Elfman (Good Will Hunting) scored the 136-minute Netflix film, which features a total of 12 credited tracks. Here’s every song in White Noise, an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel.

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White Noise Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

White Noise Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

  • Rubberneckin'” by Elvis Presley (00:25:00): The White Noise soundtrack song plays during a road sequence. A semi driver reaches for a bottle of whisky and swerves. The music plays from the vehicle’s speaker system.
  • Nightclubbing” by Grace Jones (00:58:00): An exterior sequence begins. Jack walks and talks with Murray (Don Cheadle). The characters discuss déjà vu.
  • The Cloud Is Coming” by Dean & Britta (01:02:00): Murray talks about violence as a form of rebirth. Jack holds a gun. A male and female character sit atop a car and sing.
  • I’m Always Chasing Rainbow” by Kathie Sullivan and Bob Raeston (1:49:00): The White Noise soundtrack song accompanies an interior scene. Jack arrives at Roadway Motel. The music plays from a television.
  • “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” by Ava Barber (01:56:00): Jack shoots Mr. Gray (Lars Eidinger). Music continues on a Roadway Motel television. Jack covers his ears and shoots Mr. Gray again.
  • “new body rhumba” by LCD Soundsystem (02:08:00): The track scores a movie-ending dance sequence.

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The White Noise soundtrack also includes:

  • “Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland
  • “Short Shorts” by Tom Austin, Bill Crandall, Bill Dalton, Bob Gaudio
  • “Malaguena” by The Lawrence Welk Orchestra
  • “Mack the Knife” by Ken Delo
  • “The Twelfth of Never” by Jim Turner
  • “Baubles, Bangles & Beads” by Sandi Griffith, Gail Farrell and Mary Lou Metzger

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