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The Big Little Lies Soundtrack Is Freaking Glorious

Chloe would be proud

Big Little Lies sountrack: Reese Witherspoon as Madeline on Big Little Lies

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HBO announced that the Big Little Lies soundtrack that we have all been craving is officially happening and we are so here for this.

Michael Kiwanuka’s “Cold Little Heart” has become synonymous with Sunday nights, snuggled on the couch, watching our fave first-grade mom squad (Nicole Kidman as Celeste, Reese Witherspoon as Madeline and Shailene Woodley as Jane) navigate the unruly waters of Monterey’s social scene.

A GIF from Big Little Lies showing the cast in a limo and reese witherspoon saying "cheers, everybody!"

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The music in HBO’s Big Little Lies is like the show’s ultra-hip, laid-back, yet sassy AF fourth protagonist.

As Bustle points out, each leading lady has her own soundtrack which recurs throughout the miniseries. Celeste’s soft yet sad nature is set to the tune of “Straight from the Heart” by Irma Thomas while her BFF Madeline’s struggle to find happiness plays out to “This Feeling” by Alabama Shakes. Meanwhile, Jane processes her dark past with aggressive post-jog dance parties to “Bloody Mother F*cking Asshole” by Martha Wainwright.

Viewers have been raving about the hit show’s on-point music selection—specifically bowing down to first grader Chloe, Madeline’s daughter, who quite possibly has the all-time best taste in bedtime songs. (In the last episode, she winds down by dancing to a vid of “Grass is Greener” by St. Paul and The Broken Bones that will warm your dang soul.)

Since not all of us have a Chloe to provide the playlist to our lives, HBO has given us the next best thing. The show’s official soundtrack will be available this Friday, so you can binge listen it in advance of the big finale on Sunday.

The Big Little Lies soundtrack will include the following:

  1. Cold Little Heart,” Michael Kiwanuka
  2. Victim of Love,” Charles Bradley
  3. Bloody Mother F*cking Asshole,” Martha Wainwright
  4. River,” Leon Bridges
  5. Queen of Boredness,” Kinney ft. Diesler
  6. September Song,” Agnes Obel
  7. This Feeling,” Alabama Shakes
  8. Changes,” Charles Bradley
  9. Straight From the Heart,” Irma Thomas
  10. Nothing Arrived,” Villagers (Live from Spotify London)
  11. “Don’t,” Zoë Kravitz
  12. “The Wonder of You,” Conor O’Brien
  13. “How’s the World Treating You,” Daniel Agee
  14. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” Ituana

The list presents a few surprises, such as the lack of OG David Bowie, given the name of one of the first-grade protagonists, Ziggy. But there, if you’re looking for more, there’s also a 39-track playlist, updated each week by the show’s creators, available on Spotify and Apple Music.

If you’re looking for a soundtrack to get you through a rough day, trust, this is it.

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