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The Staircase Season 1 Soundtrack

Songs:  52  | Scene descriptions: 55 timelines  |  Airing date: Finished  |  Episodes: 8  |  Last episode: 9 June 2022
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The soundtrack to The Staircase Season 1 music, view and listen to all the songs from the 2022 HBO Max TV series, listed by episode, with scene descriptions and timelines, entire tracklist.

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The Staircase Season 1 Episode 8

Season 1 • Episode 1: ‘Death on the Staircase’ (S01E01)

5 May 2022
8 songs

1. The Emperor’s New Clothes – Sinéad O’Connor
[0:08′] Kathleen is surrounded by family. They are celebrating Martha, who will be leaving for college.
2. Solomon, Hwv. 67, Act 3: ‚Sinfonia’ (The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba) – Il Giardino Armonico
[0:10′] The entire family sits down for dinner.
3. You Are The Woman – Firefall
[0:26′] Kathleen is having a drink while cooking and her husband joins her in the kitchen.
4. Baby, Bunny (Sugar, Honey) – Little Jerry Williams
[0:34′] Michael and his brother meet with a lawyer to discuss his case.
5. Happy Birthday – Cast
[0:42′] The family celebrates Margaret’s birthday with a cake.
6. You Always Hurt The One You Love (The MIlls Brothers) – Cast
[0:43′] Lori hums this song at night.
7. More Today Than Yesterday – Spiral Starecase
[0:45′] Kathleen is having a drink with a friend.
8. I Can’t Stop Loving You – The Mills Brothers
[0:49′] Different photos with Kathleen in them are arranged at the entrance.

Season 1 • Episode 2: ‘Murder, He Wrote’ (S01E02)

5 May 2022
9 songs

1. Dead-Eyed Clown – Uppercut.Kydc
Starting song / The two men discuss the news they found in the newspaper.
2. The Staircase (Main Title Theme) [from “The Staircase”] – Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans
[0:02′] Intro song
3. A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
[0:04′] The girls are preparing the Christmas dinner.
4. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jimmy Boyd
[0:08′] Michael calls one of Kathleen’s sisters, but no one is answering.
5. Out Of The Blue – Debbie Gibson
[0:15′] Michael is working out at the gym.
6. Sacred Highway – Leon Ayers Jr.
[0:33′] Michael enters the store and picks up detergent. At the register, he changes his mind and doesn’t buy the item anymore.
7. Cantique De Jean Racine, Op.11-Arranged By John Rutter – Daniel Hope & Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin & Simon Halsey & Rundfunkchor Berlin
[0:37′] Caitlin is giving an interview and the reporter asks about her mom.
8. String Quartet No. 3 : Mishima/Closing – Kronos Quartet
[0:45′] The dancers start their performance and everyone is loving it.
9. Summer 1 – Max Richter & Daniel Hope & Raphael Alpermann & Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin & André De.
[1:04′] Candice takes out the blow poke from the fireplace and hits a pillow with it. She then tells everyone that this is what Michael hit Kathleen with.
End credits

Season 1 • Episode 3: ‘Voids Part I’ (S01E03)

5 May 2022
9 songs

1. The Staircase (Main Title Theme) [from “The Staircase”] – Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans
[0:02′] Intro song
2. Ride On Time (Garage Mix) – Black Box
[0:13′] The man is investigating Michael’s behavior.
3. Concerto N°5 En La Mineur: Allegro Ma Non Molto, Falk. 45 – Brigitte Haudebourg & Orchestre Pro Arte & Kurt Redel
[0:15′] Kathleen gets home and finds Michael with a physical therapist. He tells her this is a gift for her.
4. I Started A Joke – Bee Gees
[0:23′] Michael starts working out in his office.
5. Paisiello: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia: The Barber Of Seville (Act I: Cavatina: Saper Bramate: Count Almaviva, Rosina) – Jozsef Gregor & Krisztina Laki & Denes Gulyas & Hungarian State Orchestra & Adam Fischer
[0:30′] Michael drives down to the adult entertainment store and has sex with a man he finds there.
6. Echoes In Rain – Enya
[0:33′] Kathleen and Michael are preparing dinner while having a drink.
7. Here Without You – 3 Doors Down
[0:43′] Todd and his friend are having a drink at a bar.
8. Idomeneo Re Di Creta, K. 366: Act II Scene 4: March – Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
[1:00′] Michael, his kids, and friends arrive at the courthouse for the trial.
9. Lawyers, Guns And Money – Warren Zevon
[1:02′] End credits

Season 1 • Episode 4: ‘Common Sense’ (S01E04)

12 May 2022
2 songs

1. Mandatory Suicide – Slayer
[0:35′] Clayton is trying to start the car but doesn’t succeed.
2. The Staircase (Main Title Theme) [from “The Staircase”] – Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans
[1:05′] Sophie is showing Jean-Xavier and his colleague the footage she put together so far.
End credits

Season 1 • Episode 5: ‘The Beating Heart’ (S01E05)

19 May 2022
4 songs

1. Good Guys And Bad Guys – Camper Van Beethoven
[0:09′] Freda was making dinner when Martha came in, telling her she quit her job.
2. Vindicated – Dashboard Confessional
[0:18′] Clayton and Todd talk and have a beer together.
3. Whenever, Wherever – Shakira
[0:24′] Caitlin was at the gym when she bumps into an old friend.
4. Slow Motion – Juvenile Feat. Soulja Slim
[0:40′] Todd gets drunk and dances in front of the fire with his bottle.

Season 1 • Episode 6: ‘Red in Tooth and Claw’ (S01E06)

26 May 2022
6 songs

1. The Staircase (Main Title Theme) [from “The Staircase”] – Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurrians
[0:02′] Opening credits
2. Comment Te Dire Adieu – Françoise Hardy
[0:04′] Michael and his wife kiss on the bed.
3. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
[0:29′] The song starts playing at a family dinner.
4. Freek-A-Leek – Petey Pablo
[0:31′] Todd is at a party, drinking.
5. Le Voie Le Soleil (Pat’s Re-Work) – Patrick Prins
[0:31′] People dance in a club.
6. Le Pénitencier – Johnny Hallyday
[0:58′] Ending credits song

Season 1 • Episode 7: ‘Seek and Ye Shall’ (S01E07)

2 June 2022
11 songs

1. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
The song plays at the beginning of the episode, over the car’s radio.
Continues when the car approaches and the man enters the house to get his keys.

2. The Staircase (Main Title Theme) – Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans
Opening credits
3. Fairytale Lullaby – Bombay Bicycle Club
[0:07′] Martha drinks red wine and congratulates Margie for leaving her boyfriend, then they start arguing and Margie leaves the room.
4. Rudolph The Red – Nosed Reindeer – The Crystals
[0:15′] Kathleen enters a Christmas shop.
5. Here Comes Santa Claus – Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans
[0:16′] Kathleen gets her makeup done at the mall.
6. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow – Beegie Adair
[0:30′] Kathleen stands by the Christmas tree when Michael comes and tells her that Simon called.
7. Concerto No1 En Re Majeur: Andante, Falk. 41 – Brigitte Haudebourg & Orchestre Pro Arte & Kurt Redel
[0:31′] Kathleen and Michael arrive at the Christmas party.
8. Jingle Bells – Westway Sound
[0:31′] While at the party, Kathleen finds out that Nortel sold CommTech.
9. Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Spring 1 – Max Richter
[0:59′] While Michael sits in the car, Kathleen decides to clean up the attic.
10. Spring 3 – Max Richter & Daniel Hope & Raphael Alpermann & Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin & Andre De.
[1:00′] At the end of the episode, when Clayton, Margaret, and Martha all gather together.
11. Frosty The Snowman – The Ronettes
[1:02′] End credits

Season 1 • Episode 8: ‘America’s Sweethearts’ (S01E08)

9 June 2022
6 songs

1. Tell It To My Heart – Taylor Dayne
[0:12′] Michael remembers coming home one day, looking for his wife. She was listening to music and dressing up. They end up making love.
2. Boogie Oogie Oogie – Cast
[0:16′] Kathleen goes to the bathroom. She takes a pain killer and goes back to the party.
3. Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Cast
[0:17′] Michael and Kathleen enjoy each other and dance at the party.
4. Finally – Cast
[0:17′] Michael and Kathleen keep dancing together.
5. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Cast
[0:17′] Michael and Kathleen danced until they were the only ones left on the dance floor.
6. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
[0:31′] Michael was released from arrest as his trial is rejudged.

The Staircase Season 1 official OST album tracklist, original motion picture score.
Original release date: 9 June 2022
Label: WaterTower Music
Original music composed by Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans
1. The Staircase (Main Title Theme)
2. Cheers
3. Are You Ready?
4. Autopsy
5. Test
6. Grand Jury Hearing
7. That’s It
8. Mom Memories
9. A Delicate Flower
10. I Need You Here
11. Courtroom
12. Questions
13. Blow Poke
14. I Always Knew
15. Not Now
16. Credits
17. The Famous 640
18. La Reine Rouge
19. Time Will Pass
20. SBI Is Dirty
21. He’s Innocent
22. How Lucky Do You Feel
23. Kept Something from You
24. The End
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7 thoughts on “The Staircase Season 1 Soundtrack”

  1. Hi. Good morning. I just wanted to thank u for taking the time to make this list. This staircase series is sooo good…. And the score/soundtrack is outa hand! A couple of songs just fit in perfectly w the scenes and they kinda stuck w me… both scenes w todd drinking or partying (juvenile/petey pablo)

  2. The staircase episode 7. While sitting in the car, Michael is listening to Dido’s Lament by Purcell. It’s not Vivaldi.

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