“Last Night in Soho” is one of the more interesting movies to come along in some time. Only recently released in cinemas, it is one that takes you on a journey and makes you question everything that you think you know. It’s part horror story, part love story and seemingly everything else mixed in between. It also has a killer soundtrack that features a whopping 20 songs, all of which are ranked from worst to best right here. They all have YouTube links, too. That way, you can listen to any of the songs that interest you whenever you get the chance to do so.
20. Neon (Soundtrack Edit) (Steven Price)
If you stop and think about the way that neon colors make you feel when you look at them, then you’ll gain a much better understanding of how the song makes you feel when you hear it. It fits the tone of the movie perfectly. As a matter of fact, the soundtrack just wouldn’t be the same without it.
19. Eloise (Barry Ryan)
If you’ve ever felt like you were dealing with an alter ego, you can identify with this particular song. Most people have times in their lives when they feel like they’re not quite themselves or perhaps there’s f of some type in order to discover one’s true identity. That’s precisely what this song speaks to.
18. There’s A Ghost In My House (R. Dean Taylor)
As you might imagine, the thought of having a ghost in your house isn’t exactly the most pleasant thought under most circumstances. As such, this particular song reiterates those types of feelings. It’s designed to make you feel like you don’t quite understand what’s going on.
17. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave (The Who)
This is a very popular song that’s been around for some time. As a matter of fact, it’s one that has been well loved by people for generations. The fact that it showed up in this film is perfect because to a certain extent, the film makes you feel like you’re jumping through time.
16. You’re My World (Cilla Black)
Some people are fortunate enough to have someone in their life that is truly the center of their universe. For them, there’s a certain person who means everything to them and when you have someone like that, you obviously want to write about it. That’s what this song is all about. Surprisingly, it does a very good job of moving the story forward in the film as well.
15. Don’t Throw Your Love Away (The Searchers)
Here you have another song about love. This time, it’s a song imploring someone not to let their love slip through their fingers. It’s another lesson in learning to appreciate what you have as opposed to mourning it after it’s gone because you took it for granted in the first place.
14. Downtown (Uptempo) (Anya Taylor-Joy)
This is a version of the song that most people heard during one of the main trailers for the film. It’s an older song, but it’s done in a slightly different style for the film. The lyrics to the song itself don’t necessarily convey all of the things that you see the characters in the film go through, but they certainly do speak to a certain aspect of what this character must endure.
13. Last Night in Soho (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich)
Here, you have a song that echoes the title of the film itself. If you haven’t yet seen the film, it’s important not to describe this song too fully, as doing so without including spoilers would be next to impossible. Suffice it to say that it’s a classy song that makes you feel like you’re almost listening to something from a bygone era, yet it also has elements of music that you hear in today’s world.
12. (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me (Sandie Shaw)
This is another song that’s been popular for years. It also fits very well with the soundtrack because it talks about being reminded of something that you may or may not want to have thrown in your face every time you turn around.
11. Land of 1000 Dances (The Walker Brothers)
Just imagine what it would be like if such a land actually existed. Dance is a way that people communicate thoughts, feelings and ideas. When you look at it in that perspective, the song takes on a whole new meaning because it starts to bring in the possibility that the song itself is being used to convey something much deeper than what you actually see on the surface.
10. I’ve Got My Mind Set On You (James Ray)
Again, this is a version of a song that’s been around for decades. It’s a song about wanting to be with someone and then realizing everything that it will likely take in order to actually be with that person. Depending on your point of view, it might be about love or it could even potentially be about obsession, provided you want to allow things to take a bit of a dark return.
9. Starstruck (The Kinks)
Here is another song about being infatuated with someone that’s just out of reach. In case you haven’t noticed, there is a theme that starts to take place with the soundtrack and that tells you something about the theme that you’ll see throughout the film as well.
8. Wishin’ and Hopin’ (Dusty Springfield)
This is another classic song. It works great because there are parts of the film that take you back to a time that existed long ago. The original song is actually quite happy. Here, it sort of takes a bit of a different meaning, again coming back to that theme of wanting something that you can’t quite have.
7. DownTown (A Capella) (Anya Taylor-Joy)
This is the same song that’s already been discussed in a previous paragraph, albeit a different version. In this particular version, it’s performed without any accompanying music. That gives it an entirely different feel and it really forces you to zero in on the lyrics as well as the tone in the person’s voice as those lyrics are being performed.
6. Anyone Who Had A Heart (Cilla Black)
This is another classic song about love. Again, it serves to clue you in on what’s happening in the film because it talks about falling in love with someone and realizing all of the emotions that naturally come with that.
5. Happy House (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Don’t let the title of the song fool you. It’s not necessarily talking about a happy house in the sense that you probably think it is. Instead, it’s more about a slow descent into complete madness. Eventually, it refers to someone becoming so completely mad that they don’t even realize what’s happened to them in even the most basic sense.
4. Puppet On A String (Sandie Shaw)
No one really likes the idea of being a puppet on the end of a string. It implies that you’re being controlled by someone else, perhaps even willingly. In the film, this is a song that drives home the point that the main character is being controlled by someone else in the story, at least to a certain extent.
3. Wade in the Water (The Graham Bond Organisation)
Almost everyone has heard this song at some point in their lives. It’s designed to provide a sense of strength during difficult times, referring to children who are scared. The lyrics encourage them to literally wade through the storm until it passes.
2. Beat Girl (1993 Remaster) (John Barry Orchestra)
This is a song that originally appeared on a soundtrack to a 1960s British film about an exploited teen. Now, the remastered version appears here. That should give you a big clue into at least part of what happens throughout the film.
1. A World Without Love (Peter and Gordon)
The song continues the theme of love, talking about what a miserable world it would be if love didn’t exist. The thing is, it is very much a miserable world for those who aren’t fortunate enough to experience it. It’s equally miserable for those who are the object of someone’s affection when that affection is not desired.