The Staircase Season 1 Soundtrack

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 6

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


The Staircase Season 1 official OST album tracklist, original motion picture score.
Original music composed by Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans


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One Comments

  • Jules Black 26 / 05 / 2022 Reply

    Ep. 6 Behind closing credits. House of the Rising Sun in French.

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