All the 70s, 80s and 90s Songs Heard on the 'Mixtape' Movie Soundtrack

With a name like Mixtape, it's no surprise the Netflix movie features a killer soundtrack.

This coming-of-age comedy drama is set in the late '90s and is filled with classic rock music dating back to the 1970s. Julie Bowen stars in Mixtape alongside a talented young cast who discover music from the generations that came before them.

Eight songs from the movie's eponymous mixtape are highlighted and explored but the soundtrack as a whole is filled with recognizable songs.

All the songs on the tape in Mixtape

Mixtape's story follows Beverly Moody who wants to get to know her late parents better when she finds a mixtape they made called "Love Riot." Through each of the songs on the tape, she sets out to learn more about her mom and dad.

The tracks featured on the titular mixtape are:

  1. "Getting Nowhere Fast" by Girls at Our Best
  2. "Linda Linda" by The Blue Hearts
  3. "Better Things" by The Kinks
  4. "I Got a Right" by Iggy & The Stooges
  5. "Teacher's Pet" by The Quick
  6. "More Than This" by Roxy Music
  7. "Crash Right Through It" by The Wes Kelley Band
  8. "The Wrong Song" by mxmtoon & Dylan Chenfield

The first five songs are listed on the tape from the beginning but Beverly and her friends have to figure out what the remaining three songs are during the movie.

From reading diaries, they discover song six is "More Than This" by Roxy Music.

Song number seven is an original track recorded for the film, as the fictional band The Wes Kelley Band sings "Crash Right Through It." It was written by Joel P. West and performed by actor Jackson Rathbone. Twilight actor Rathbone is a musician in real life and part of the funk rock band 100 Monkeys.

Finally, "The Wrong Song" is an original track recorded for the movie by artists mxmtoon and Dylan Chenfield. Songwriter Amy Wadge, who has written dozens of songs for the likes of Ed Sheeran, James Blunt, Keith Urban, Kylie Minogue and John Legend, penned the pivotal track for the movie Mixtape.

Other songs featured on the soundtrack

Mixtape is set in 1999 so the majority of the songs heard either on the soundtrack or organically in the background of scenes are from that time period and earlier, with the exception of an anachronistic track by Gossip.

As a result we hear Lenny Kravitz' "Fly Away" and early work by The White Stripes. There's also plenty of '70s and '80s classics by the likes of Cheap Trick and Bow Wow Wow.

  • "I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis
  • "Smile" by Vitamin C
  • "When I Hear My Name" by The White Stripes
  • "New Day" by Baby
  • "Hard Time" by Keith Poppin
  • "Best I Ever Had" by Vertical Horizon
  • "Surrender" by Cheap Trick
  • "You're The One I've Waited For" by Robbie Wyckoff
  • "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow
  • "Free" by The Martinis
  • "My Own Worst Enemy" by Lit
  • "Lesson Learned" by Gossip
  • "Leaving Home" by Jebediah
  • "Fly Away" by Lenny Kravitz
  • "Walk Away" by Jackson Rathbone (Original song for Mixtape)
  • "Les and Ray" by Le Tigre
  • "Four-Minute Stare" by Herdis Stefandottir & Dustin O'Halloran
  • "Talk is Cheap" by Sandy Gaye
  • "Never Let You" Go by Third Eye Blind
  • "Charlie Speaks" by Michael Brook & Stephen Chbosky
  • "Dancing In The Moonlight" by Gemma Allen, Audrey Hsieh and Olga Petsa (originally by Boffalongo, made famous by King Harvest)

The original songs and covers from Mixtape have been released as a soundtrack EP by Maisie Music Publishing.

Mixtape is available to watch on Netflix now.

Gemma Brooke Allen, Olga Petsa, Audrey Hsieh
Gemma Brooke Allen as Beverly, Olga Petsa as Nicky, Audrey Hsieh as Ellen in "Mixtape." Jake Giles Netter/Netflix

Correction 12/07/21, 3:10 a.m. ET: This article was updated to correct the spelling of mxmtoon.