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The First Lady Season 1 Soundtrack

Songs:  76  | Scene descriptions: 61 timelines  |  Airing date: Finished  |  Episodes: 10  |  Last episode: 12 June 2022

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The soundtrack to The First Lady Season 1 music, view and listen to all the songs from the 2022 TV series, listed by episode, with scene descriptions and timelines, entire tracklist.

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Season 1 • Episode 1: ‘That White House’ (S01E01)

17 April 2022
6 songs


1. This Land is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
[0:02′] Starting credits song
2. Coconut – Harry Nilsson
[0:09′] Betty Ford is dancing at home, mixing her shake, before her daughter sees her.
3. Gotta Get Up (Previously Unreleased Version) – Harry Nilsson
[0:11′] Betty Ford and her daughter playing around at home
4. Anything Goes – Cole Porter
[0:27′] After Betty Ford finishes her successful speech about the psychiatrist. \
1928, New York: Franklin D Roosevelt is fighting polio, trying to walk at home, falling down, and being helped.
The song continues as Eleanor Roosevelt talks with Franklin’s mother.

5. Body And Soul (Take 1) – Thelonious Monk
[0:41′] Southside, Chicago, Michele is sitting in her daddy’s chair when her mom arrives home.
6. Life Line – Harry Nilsson
[0:52′] Ending song / End credits song

Season 1 • Episode 2: ‘Voices Carry’ (S01E02)

24 April 2022
5 songs


1. This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
[0:02′] Starting credits song
2. Yes We Can Can – The Pointer Sisters
[0:07′] Michele Obama makes her first speeches, in support of Barack’s presidential campaign.
3. Did You Ever See A Dream Walking – Gene Austin
[0:24′] Franklin Roosevelt is asking his butler for whiskey, instead of champaign.
4. Soft Memories – James Clarke
[0:38′] Betty Ford meets Nancy while searching for her office at the White House.
5. Tell Mama – Etta James
[0:48′] Barack talking to Michele about her role in the White House.

Season 1 • Episode 3: ‘Please Allow Me’ (S01E03)

1 May 2022
7 songs


1. Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
[0:02′] As Betty leaves the dancing class, a man approaches her and asks her on a date.
2. This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
[0:04′] Intro song
3. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – The Andrews Sisters
[0:07′] Betty is dating Gerald Ford in a bar.
4. Ballroom foxtrot – John Leighton
[0:26′] Betty is rehearsing with the girls. She’s asking her boss about her job.
5. On The Sunny Side Of The Street – Ella Fitzgerald
[0:33′] Betty keeps calling Mr. Ford’s office, but he refuses to talk.
6. Begin The Beguine – Artie Shaw
[0:38′] Betty and Gerry Ford continue their flirting through phone talking. / She accepts his marriage proposal in the bathtub.
7. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
[0:55′] Wedding day for the Obama and Ford couples.
Ending song

Season 1 • Episode 4: ‘Cracked Pot’ (S01E04)

8 May 2022
6 songs

1. Louie Louie – Studio Musicians
[0:25′] 1964, Alexandria, Mrs. Ford is trying to catch the alligator from the pool.
The song continues as the stove is smoking, and Mrs. Ford is cut by a breaking window.

2. Family Affair – Mary J. Blige
[0:36′] Michele Obama is telling Barack she’s got a job at the hospital. They are dancing at home with the kids.
3. Dead Man Blues – Jelly Roll Morton
[0:39′] 1929, Greenwich Village, NY
Eleanor Roosevelt speaks at the women’s saloon, advocates for women’s rights.
The song continues as she arrives home, talking to Franklin Roosevelt.

4. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo – Duke Ellington
[0:45′] Eleanor Roosevelt decides she wants to listen to this song, after she told Franklin she’ll be an independent woman.
5. Make Your Move – Volcanos
[0:52′] Betty Ford is dizzy after taking the sleeping pills, and goes upstairs, asking Steven to turn down the music.
6. Snowin’ Down South – The Rondels
[0:53′] Betty is feeling worse, knocking on Steven’s door, as he continues listening to this song loudly.

Season 1 • Episode 5: ‘See Saw’ (S01E05)

15 May 2022
7 songs

1. I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Starting song / Newspaper articles about Nixon appear on the screen; The Ford family has breakfast together.
[0:01’] Continues with more news about president Nixon; Gerald Ford sits in his office, getting ready to appear on tv.
2. This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
[0:09′] Opening credits
3. Silver Bells – Johnny Mathis
[0:10′] Young Michelle sits at the table with her family, waiting for her mother to join them for the Christmas dinner.
4. Rock The Boat – The Hues Corporation
[0:31′] Betty talks to Nancy after she gives the information that she might have breast cancer to Shirley.
5. Don’t Look Back – The Temptations
[0:36′] Michelle plays this song in Barack’s room, then goes to take her phone from the office.
Continues when Michelle comes back to the room and hugs Barack.

6. La Conga Blicoti – Josephine Baker
[0:47′] Eleanor Roosevelt’s guests are listening to music and playing games after the press conference.
7. Betty In The Mirror – Geoff Zanelli
[0:50′] Betty looks at her breast in the mirror after having the mastectomy; Gerald comes and tells her that she is beautiful.

Season 1 • Episode 6: ‘Shout Out’ (S01E06)

22 May 2022
3 songs


1. This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
[0:02′] Opening credits
2. Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
[0:38′] While having breakfast, Gerald lets his daughter know that he agrees with the prom at the White House; a montage of people protesting on the street.
3. Enola Gay – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
[0:53′] President Obama declares that he would vote to legalize same-sex marriage; a montage of people of the same sex getting married.
End credits

Season 1 • Episode 7: ‘Nadir’ (S01E07)

29 May 2022
8 songs

1. Medley: O Holy Night/We Three Kings Of Orient Are/Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly – Ray Conniff
Starting song / (1975) Rummy and Dick discuss the article from the newspaper.
2. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree – Dawn
[0:01′] After Rummy talks on the phone with the president; later, Rummy and Dick interrupt the Christmas dinner at the Nixon’s.
[0:17’] Betty starts dancing with Tony Orlando at the Republican National Convention in Kansas City.
[0:19’] Nixon’s family and colleagues cheer for him after winning the elections.
3. This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
[0:05′] Opening credits
4. They Said He Killed Himself – Geoff Zanelli
[0:13′] Young Betty finds out that her father has died, then she attends the funeral and later asks her mother if the rumors are true.
5. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend – Booker T. & The M.G.’s
[0:29′] Footage of the life of colored people back in the 1930s.
6. America (My Country, ’Tis of Thee) – Marian Anderson & Kosti Vehanen
[0:31′] Marian Anderson rehearses this song at the Lincoln Memorial, then meets Eleanor Roosevelt.
7. Gospel Train – Marian Anderson & Kosti Vehanen
[0:32′] The next day, Marian Anderson sings this song live in front of a big audience at the Lincoln Memorial; (2013) Mrs. Robinson and Obama’s daughters watch the video of Marian Anderson singing.
8. Amazing Grace – Cast
[0:38′] People sing this song at church during Hadiya’s funeral.

Season 1 • Episode 8: ‘Punch Perfect’ (S01E08)

5 June 2022
7 songs


1. Respect – Aretha Franklin
The song plays at the beginning of the episode when the hairdresser fixes Mrs. Obama’s hair.
2.This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
[0:03′] Opening credits
3. Pills – Geoff Zanelli
[0:08′] At the press conference, Bettye talks to people about how proud her husband was to be their president.
4. This Is The Beginning Of The End – Frank Sinatra
[0:27′] Hick leaves the room after arguing with Eleanor.
5. Flor D’luna (Moonflower) – Santana
[0:48′] Bettye is having drinks with her husband at their new house.
6. Shadow Dancing – Andy Gibb
[0:51′] Bettye wakes up and goes to the neighbors’ party.
7. Last Dance – Donna Summer
[0:52′] Bettye drinks and dances at the party, then passes out on the floor when she arrives home.

Season 1 • Episode 9: ‘Rift’ (S01E09)

12 June 2022
5 songs


1. Pills – Geogg Zanelli
Starting song / Susan arrives at her mother’s house and finds her laying on the floor; later, she finds a makeup case full of pills in her drawer.
2. This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
[0:05′] Opening credits
3. The White Cliffs Of Dover – Sir Winston Churchill & Vera Lynn
[0:11′] Eleanor lays in bed after keeping a speech for the nation.
4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
[0:37′] The song plays through the speakers before Michelle Obama talks about women’s rights at the campaign in New Hampshire.
5. Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack
[0:53′] The song plays at the end of the episode when Barack sits in bed next to Michelle.
End credits

Season 1 • Episode 10: ‘Victory Dance’ (S01E10)

12 June 2022
4 songs


1. This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
[0:02′] Opening credits
[0:55′] End credits
2. After All These Years – Geoff Zanelli
[0:18′] Eleanor goes to say goodbye to her deceased husband, Franklin.
3. Detour Ahead – Billie Holiday
[0:36′] At her book launch, Michelle Obama gives an autograph to Zoe; (1945) Eleanor unpacks her stuff in the new house in New York.
4. Rapture – Blondie
[0:40′] (1981) While in the kitchen with Bettye and Susan, Gerald announces that he will also give up on alcohol.

The First Lady Season 1 official OST album tracklist, original motion picture score.
Original release date: 15 May 2022
Label: Lionsgate Records
Original music composed by Geoff Zanelli
 
1. Obamas to the White House
2. Hold for the West Wing
3. It’ll Never Seem Normal
4. I Am Interested in the Real
5. It’s Polio
6. I Love Him for That
7. Still at It
8. Let’s Get Going
9. I Am a Roosevelt
10. I’m Quite Sure She Is a Sapphist
11. What’s Your End Goal
12. Letter to Gerry
13. Your Dearest Lucy
14. Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
15. A Real Lady
16. Day Drinkin’
17. Pills
18. Betty in the Mirror
19. Daydreaming About Hick
20. Mammogram
21. Betty’s Breakdown
22. They Said He Killed Himself
23. Sandy Hook
24. Michelle Obama at Tuskegee University
25. Pearl Harbor Radio Address
26. After All These Years
27. Rehab
28. I Have Used My Moment Well
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2 thoughts on “The First Lady Season 1 Soundtrack”

  1. Renato Soares Gutierrez

    The ball party at White House, when Gerald Ford was recently nominated to President, and open the dances with his whife.

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