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Warning: Contains SPOILERS for Spiderhead.
Netflix’s Spiderhead has a soundtrack full of classic songs from the 1970s and 1980s which serve to give Chris Hemsworth’s villain a false sense of charm. The cast of Spiderhead includes Hemsworth as the movie’s scientific mastermind, Steve Abnesti, who experiments on the inmates of the Spiderhead Penitentiary and Research Center. Spiderhead uses upbeat music in a clever way to create a safe atmosphere in the first half of the movie, only to reveal that everything is not what it seems.
Miles Teller also stars in Spiderhead as Jeff, one of the convicted criminals that Abnesti experiments on. Spiderhead is the second film of 2022 that has seen Teller collaborate with Joseph Kosinski, after the pair enjoyed a highly successful release in Top Gun: Maverick. In Maverick, Kosinski included music that fit the movie’s tone and had Teller perform “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis – and this is a trick he repeats in Spiderhead as Hemsworth is shown singing and dancing at various points of the film.
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Based on George Saunder’s short story “Escape from Spiderhead,” Spiderhead makes changes to the book to help it translate to a movie fit for Netflix. Joseph Trapanese provides the film’s score, which is complemented well by the song choices that are scattered throughout Spiderhead. Here’s every song on the Spiderhead soundtrack, including when they play in the movie.
“The Logical Song” by Supertramp – Spiderhead’s opening sequence ends with Supertramp’s 1979 hit playing as Steve Abnesti successfully tests his happiness drug, G-46, also known as “Laffodil,” on one of his volunteers. The song then plays as Abnesti flies into the Spiderhead facility.
“Feelin’ Like” by Bad Colour featuring Jarv Dee – “Feelin’ Like” plays after Jeff tries to explain why he is in the Spiderhead facility to Lizzy (played by Jurnee Smollett of Lovecraft Country).
“I’ll Take You There” by The Staple Singers – Jeff has a flashback to the night he drunkenly killed his best friend, but before that moment, he was at a party dancing to “I’ll Take You There” with his girlfriend.
“What A Fool Believes” by The Doobie Brothers – “What A Fool Believes” plays as dawn breaks on Spiderhead as Abnesti, his assistant Mark, and the inmates get ready for another day.
“Solfetietto” by The Swingle Singers – Abnesti tests the N-40 drug, known as “Luvactin,” on Jeff and fellow inmate Heather. “Solfetietto” plays as the pair start to have sex when their dosage is ramped up.
“Feels So Good” by Chuck Mangione – “Feels So Good” plays while Jeff and Lizzy pass food to the other Spiderhead inmates, including Heather, who Jeff sees for the first time since the pair were dosed with N-40.
“She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby – Thomas Dolby’s popular ’80s hit plays near the start and then at the end of Spiderhead. On the first occasion, Abnesti tests N-40 once again on Jeff, but this time he is matched with Sarah. “She Blinded Me With Science” plays again at the end of the movie when Abnesti orders the Spiderhead inmates to catch Jeff and Lizzy after the pair discover the truth behind Abnesti’s experiments.
“Breezin'” by George Benson – “Breezin'” plays as Abnesti’s assistant, Mark, refills Jeff’s MobiPak, the pocket attached to his back that contains the vials of Abnesti’s experimental drugs.
“Der Fruehling” by The Swingle Singers – The Swingle Singers’ second song in Spiderhead comes when Jeff finds himself in an experiment room with Rogan. The whimsical music plays as Jeff thinks Abnesti is going to test the N-40 on the pair.
“More Than This” by Roxy Music – “More Than This” blares as Chris Hemsworth’s Abnesti dances around his apartment after a day of work while administering himself some of his own drugs.
“Rise” by Herb Alpert – “Rise” plays twice during Spiderhead. The first occasion is when Jeff attempts to explain Darkenfloxx, Abnesti’s drug that induces fear, to Lizzy, and the second is during the movie’s credits.
“Peppermint Park” by Paul Hart – Following the death of Heather, the guitar riff of Paul Hart’s “Peppermint Park” can be heard as Abnesti tries to calm his assistant, Mark, down.
“You Make My Dreams” by Daryl Hall & John Oates – The well-known 1981 pop-rock song plays during an action sequence where Jeff and Lizzy attempt to escape from the Spiderhead facility as the rest of the inmates chase them.
“Crazy Love” by Poco – “Crazy Love” plays as Abnesti flies his plane to evade the incoming police services which are coming to arrest him. A Spiderhead 2 is possibly set up at the end of Spiderhead – as although Abnesti crashes into a mountain while high on his own drugs, his body is never seen, and Jeff and Lizzy successfully escape the facility in a motorboat.
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