Black Mirror has been known for its fantastic choices of music and the new interactive episode released on December 28th is no different. Here’s your guide to the soundtrack including every song in the episode.
The new episode is set in the 1980s and has some fantastic songs from the era. Black Mirror fans will know the last time Netflix focused on a lot of 80’s music was back in season 3 during San Junipero. We’ve included the playlist to that episode plus extra songs chosen by Charlie Brooker too.
The compilation tape on the bus
The compilation tape on the bus does, in fact, exist. In the United Kingdom, there’s an ongoing compilation music album called “Now”. The one featured in the movie is the second iteration. The album also features the work of Queen, Nik Kershaw, Carmel, Madness, Nena and even includes the exact same Thompson Twins song.
In 2018, we’re now up to 101 compilations with the most recent released on November 23rd.
Songs Colin sent you to get at WHSmith
When you tell Colin what music you like, he sends you out to get a few records from WHSmith (which still exists in the UK but is now a bookstore).
The artists we see on the list are:
- Tangerine Dream
- The Cure
The two records you get given the choice are:
- Phaedra – Tangerine Dream
- Isao Tomita – The Bermuda Triangle
Bandersnatch Song Listing Playlist
Here are the main songs that you can hear played throughout the episode:
- Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
- Eurythmics – Here Comes The Rain Again (one of the choices on the bus)
- Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now (one of the choices on the bus)
- Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
- Making Plans for Nigel – XTC
- Tangerine Dream Love On A Real Train
- Lorenzo Senni’s – The Shape of Trance To Come
- Laurie Anderson – O Superman
- New Life – Depeche Mode
We’ve included a Spotify playlist for you below.
There you have it – were there any paths that we missed and therefore songs we missed? Let us know in the comments.