All 10 Songs from the Son of Rambow Soundtrack
This is a semi-oldie (circa 2007) but definitely a goodie. I recently saw Son of Rambow and loved it. While it took me a while to pull together the post, it is a movie, and a soundtrack that is definitely worth writing about. It’s the story of a couple odd couple kids who decide to make a homemade, and quite ridiculous, action movie to pass the time on their strange little lives.
The movie is set in the 80s and has a brilliant soundtrack from the period, featuring The Cure, Nu Shooz, Gary Numan, Souxsie and the Banshees, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and more. Any movie with this mix of songs is certainly worth a whirl. I promise you – you will not be disappointed. And the best part is, because Son of Ranbow has been out for a while, it’s super easy to get your hands on it. All you have to do is add it to your queue for Netflix streaming.
So what are you waiting for? Dig out some neon leg warmers for this black comedy about coming of age in an age of excess and depression, misfits and loss, cults and cult followings. And don’t forget to brush up on your French. Didier will be ever so proud.
Here’s the complete list of songs from Son of Ranbow with notes on the scenes they were in. There also are four other songs from the soundtrack album that are not in the movie.
- Brother waxing his car – Close to Me (Remix) – The Cure
- Cooking breakfast for his brother – I Can’t Wait – Nu Shooz
- Swings into the river, can’t swim – Ride of the Valkyries – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Klaus Tennstedt
- Riding with his brother when suspended from school – Cars – Gary Numan
- In the church with the French kid – E Lucevan le Stelle – Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
- Going to social with the French kid – Wild Boys – Duran Duran
- Back to the student social – Peak a Boo – Siouxsie and the Banshees
- Dancing at student social – Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
- Student filmmaker award on TV – BBC Radio 1 Jingles – JAM Creative Productions
- (unknown scene) – Egyptian Reggae – Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
Original music for Son of Ranbow – Joby Talbot
Extra songs on the album that aren’t in the movie:
- Our Lips are Sealed – The Fun Boy Three
- Rapture – Blondie
- Bang Zoom (Let’s Go Go) – The Real Roxanne
- Love Action (I Believe in Love) – Human League