This Town Soundtrack BBC 2024
This Town Soundtrack BBC 2024

This Town Soundtrack. The new BBC One series from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and directed by Paul Whittingham.

Series Genre: Drama
Release Date: 31 March 2024

An Extended family and four young people are drawn into the world of ska and two-tone music, which exploded from the grass roots of Coventry and Birmingham in the late ’70s and early ’80s which united black, white and Asian youths. (Synopsis)

Who composed the BBC’s series This Town Soundtrack?

Kae Tempest: A multifaceted artist excelling in playwriting, poetry, novels, and spoken word performances, emerged onto the artistic scene at a remarkable age of 16. With early experiences supporting cultural luminaries like Benjamin Zephaniah and Billy Bragg, Tempest has evolved into a celebrated figure in the UK’s performance art landscape, drawing sizable crowds at prestigious events such as Glastonbury and Leeds Festivals. Their eclectic influences span from the Wu-Tang Clan to modernist poetry and Tracey Emin, showcasing a diverse creative spectrum. (Official Site)

Dan Carey: A prominent English record producer, songwriter, mixer, and remixer, has left an indelible mark on the music industry with his diverse talents. Known for owning a studio in South London and spearheading the record label Speedy Wunderground, Carey’s influence extends across a wide spectrum of music genres. His impressive portfolio includes collaborations with acclaimed artists like Kae Tempest, Nick Mulvey, Black Midi, and Wet Leg, earning him multiple Mercury Prize nominations for his exceptional production work.

This Town (Music From The Original BBC Series)

  • You Can Get It If You Really Want – Self Esteem
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Ray Laurél
  • Estella – F*** The Factory
  • The Harder They Come – Olivia Dean
  • Birdsong – F*** The Factory
  • Pelicans – F*** The Factory
  • Blue Moon – Celeste
  • Farewell, To Matty And Her Flowers – F*** The Factory
  • The World (Is Going Up In Flames) – Gregory Porter
  • This Town – F*** The Factory
  • Wonderful World, Beautiful People – Sekou

This Town BBC Soundtrack List, by episodes

This Town Episode 1 Songs

  • Jamaica Ska – Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
  • You Can Get It If You Really Want – Desmond Dekker
  • Food For Thought – UB40
  • Broadway Jungle – Toots & The Maytals
  • The Fields of Athenry – The Dubliners
  • Fly Me to the Moon – Tom Jones
  • Don’t Stay Away – Phyllis Dillon
  • Take This Longing – Leonard Cohen
  • The Tide Is High – Blondie
  • I Think It’s Going to Rain Today – UB40
  • You Can Get It If You Really Want (From The Original BBC Series “This Town”) – Self Esteem

This Town Episode 2 Songs

  • Pressure Drop – Toots & The Maytals
  • Chase the Devil/Croaking Lizard (feat Prince Jazzbo) – Max Romeo & The Upsetters
  • Many Rivers to Cross – Jimmy Cliff
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Michelle Dockery (Original by Judy Garland)
  • Enjoy Yourself – Prince Buster
  • Son of a Preacher Man – The Gaylettes
  • I Can See Clearly Now – Ray Charles

This Town Episode 3 Songs

  • Are ‘Friends’ Electric? – Tubeway Army & Gary Numan
  • Fu Manchu – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  • The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
  • A Message to You Rudy (feat Rico Rodriguez) – The Specials
  • Clampdown – The Clash
  • Love of the Common People – Nicky Thomas
  • Cissy Strut – The Meters
  • The Harder They Come – Olivia Dean

This Town Episode 4 Songs

  • The Foggy Dew – Odetta
  • When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman – Dr Hook
  • On My Radio – The Selecter
  • Israelites – Desmond Dekker
  • Sun Is Shining – Bob Marley
  • Hong Kong Garden – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  • Danny Boy – Jackie Wilson
  • Since You’ve Been Gone – Rainbow
  • Blue Moon – Celeste

This Town Episode 5 Songs

  • Birdsong – F*** The Factory
  • Heart of Glass – Blondie
  • I Had Too Much To Dream (LAst Night) – The Electric Prunes
  • Dream Baby Dream – Suicide
  • 007 (Shanty Town) – Desmond Dekker
  • Suspect Device – Stiff Little Fingers
  • Estella – F*** The Factory
  • 54-46 Was My Number – Toots & The Maytals
  • Take Me To The River – Talking Heads
  • The World (Is Going Up In Flames) – Gregory Porter

This Town Episode 6 Songs

  • Papa Was a Rolling Stone – Jackie Robinson, George Agard & Sidney Crooks
  • He’s the Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge
  • Stand Down Margaret – The Beat
  • Jezahel – Shirley Bassey
  • One I Love – Méav Ní Mhaolchatha
  • Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  • Farewell, To Matty And Her Flowers – F*** The Factory
  • Rock & Roll (Demo) – The Velvet Underground
  • This Town – F*** The Factory
  • Wonderful World, Beautiful People – Jimmy Cliff

The star of the series are Levi Brown, Jordan Bolger, Ben Rose, Eve Austin, Michelle Dockery, Nicholas Pinnock, David Dawson, Geraldine James, Peter McDonald, Freya Parks, Shyvonne Ahmmad, John Heffernan

External Links: GQ MagazineBirmingham Mail

The production companies are Kudos, Nebulastar, Mercury Studios, Kudos North, Stigma Films and Kudos Knight.

As soon as the series is released on BBC, you will be able to listen to the soundtrack on Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, YouTube.

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