Warning! SPOILERS for Roar.
RoarThe soundtrack of is as eclectic as its combination of different genres and stories — here’s a guide to every song in the series. Based on the book Roar by Cecelia Ahern, the Apple TV+ series tells the stories of eight different women while tackling many of the most crucial sociopolitical issues affecting women today. Make comparisons to shows such as blurred area, black mirror, Man Seeking Womanand Love, death and robots, Roar combines magical realism, social reality, comedy, drama, horror, and science fiction, and its songs reflect the variety of genres featured on the show.
The music for Roar was arranged by Isobel Waller-Bridge, who composed the music for her sister Phoebe’s critically acclaimed tragicomedy Flea bag. Waller-Bridge has also written music for films such as Vita and Virginia, Emma, The Phantom of the Operaand Munich: the brink of war. Waller-Bridge’s genre-bending skills are on full display in Roar.
RoarThe soundtrack of is a combination of Waller-Bridge’s original work and several songs by different artists. This list includes artists like Anderson Paak, Peggy Lee, Marvin Gaye and even Roarby Cynthia Erivo. Here are all the songs featured in the Apple TV+ series Roar.
Roar Season 1, Episode 1 “The Woman Who Disappeared”
“The Girl Who Loved Horses” by Isobel Waller-Bridge: This rock anthem is Roarthe theme song of . He starts every episode.
“Not For Sale” by Sudan Archives: Wendy arrives in Los Angeles and this song plays at the airport
“A Rental” by Isobel Waller-Bridge: The first time Wendy enters the mansion the studio has rented to her, this song plays in the background.
“I Gotta Give It Up” by Marvin Gaye: Wendy dances to this song before jumping into the pool, the premiere of Roarnumerous contributions to the list of memorable dance scenes on television.
“Off The Ground” by Anderson Paak: This soulful funk track plays during the end credits.
Roar Season 1, Episode 2 “The Woman Who Ate Photographs”
“Jackie Wilson said (I’m in heaven when you smile)” by Van Morrison: Robin plays this song on his way to his mother’s house.
“Power & The Passion” by Midnight Oil: This is another song from Robin’s travel playlist.
“Disappear” by INXS: This is yet another song that shows Robin’s love for classic Aussie rock.
“The Woman Who Ate Photographs” by Isobel Waller-Bridge: This ambient track accompanies Robin as she eats multiple photographs and relives various memories.
“Disappear” by Vitamin String Quartet: This is the end credits Roaris the second episode.
Roar Season 1, Episode 3 “The Woman Who Was Kept on a Shelf”
“The Woman Who Sat on a Shelf” by Isobel Waller-Bridge: This song accompanies scenes of Amelia being treated well by her husband.
“Wanderer’s Song (Where Do I Go?): In a scene shot like a Broadway musical, Amelia comes off the shelf and dances around town to this song.
“Whistle For Happiness” by Peggy Lee: This classic crowns Roar’the third episode.
Roar Season 1, Episode 4 “The Woman Who Found Bite Marks on Her Skin”
“You Dropped A Bomb On Me” by The Gap Band: Ambia drinks with his team and lets loose on this song.
“The Woman With Bite Marks” by Isobel Waller-Bridge: This song plays when Ambia joins the support group for moms.
“Mom” by Cynthia Erivo: The fourth episode ends with a song from the actor who played Ambia.
Roar Season 1, Episode 5 “The Woman Who Was Fed by a Duck”
“The Woman Who Was Fed by a Duck” by Isobel Waller-Bridge: This song plays when Elisa brings the duck home.
“Opus (Four Tet Remix)” by Eric Prydz: It’s the song that accompanies the montage of Elisa and Larry the Duck’s life together, evocative of the classic romantic comedy montage.
“Way Behind Me” from the Primitives: The fifth episode is crowned by this classic rock number.
Roar Season 1, Episode 6 “The Woman Who Solved Her Own Murder”
“The Woman Who Solved Her Own Murder” by Isobel Waller-Bridge: The montage of Rebecca trying to solve her own murder occurs with this song playing in the background.
“Fast Slow Disco” by Saint-Vincent: RoarThe sixth episode of ends with this art rock song.
Roar Season 1, Episode 7 “The Woman Who Returned Her Husband”
“The Woman Who Returned Her Husband” by Isobel Waller-Bridge: This song plays when Anu brings her husband back to the store like a household appliance.
“A New Husband” by Isobel Waller-Bridge: Roar’The seventh episode ends with this meditative piece.
Roar Season 1, Episode 8 “The Girl Who Loved Horses”
“The Girl Who Loved Horses” by Isobel Waller-Bridge: In the series’ only episode of the period drama genre, the Roar the theme song plays as Jane and her friend dance around the bonfire,
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Roar is streaming now on Apple TV+.
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