The school for good and evil has so many popular songs on the soundtrack that it is challenging to remember them all. The Netflix #1 movie features songs from artists like Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo, with names as big as the actors in The schools star cast. An epic battle scene is choreographed to an ambitious cover of Britney Spears’ Toxic. The list continues.
Music is a big reason The school for good and evil works just as well as it does. The creative team effectively uses the right songs to attract their intended YA audience, and the film has reached the top of the charts despite mixed critical and popular reactions. Theodore Shapiro’s lively, nimble score makes the music a key player in scenes in the film, boosting action, building suspense, or slowing down the tempo as needed.
Here’s every song in The school for good and evilin order:
- “Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846: Well-Tempered Clavier” by JS Bach, performed by Erica Goodman
- “Evergirl’s Hymn” by Theodore Shapiro and director Paul Feig
- “Rock & Roll Queen” by The Subways
- “cheeky” by Olivia Rodrigo
- “you should see me with a crown” by Billie Eilish
- “Toxic” by 2WEI
- “SPACE MAN” by Sam Ryder
- “Who do you think You Are” by Kiana Ledé & Cautious Clay
- “HERE COMING PROBLEMS” by OUTSTANDING VIPERS
- “Ready for” by Rayelle
When every song in the school plays for good and evil
“Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846: Well-Tempered Clavier” by JS Bach, performed by Erica Goodman – the Bach Prelude on harp begins at 0:19:50 after the Stymph drops Agatha in School for Good.
“Evergirl’s Hymn” by Theodore Shapiro and Paul Feig – The Evergirls begin singing the hymn at 0:23:20 after the fairies fly away from Agatha.
“Rock & Roll Queen” by The Subways – This rocker kicks off around 27 minutes, during Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington’s first scene, after the rose wilts in Evergirl’s hand.
“cheeky” by Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal” fades at about 0:47 as the Evergirls wake up, and it goes full throttle as the Nevers come up.
“you should see me with a crown” by Billie Eilish – “you should see me with a crown” Sophie’s finger glow at 1:23 gives just the punch it needs.
“Toxic” by 2WEI – “Toxic” sets the beat for Sophie’s counterattack against the Evers. The frenetic action of that scene, perfectly cut to that beat, marks the pinnacle of the film.
“SPACE MAN” by Sam Ryder – The cheerful chord progressions of Sam Ryder’s “SPACE MAN” wind through the film’s ending scenes as Sophie and Agatha return home.
“Who do you think You Are” by Kiana Ledé & Cautious Clay – Produced for The school for good and evil, “Who do you think You Are?” begins as the credits roll.
“HERE COMING PROBLEMS” by STRIKING VIPERS – “HERE COMES PROBLEM” begins over the end credits after “Who Do You Think You Are?” ends, a little after 2:20.
“Ready for” by Rayelle – “Ready For It” is the third song after the end credits at 2:23.
“Evergirl’s Hymn” by Theodore Shapiro and Paul Feig – The fourth and final song before the end credits.
What about the School For Good & Evil score? Where to listen
Original music composed by Theodore Shapiro for the film The school for good and evil is available on the album The School of Good and Evil (soundtrack from the Netflix movie). Stream it on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTubeand Amazon.
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