When you hear the 60s music of the Last night in Soho soundtrack, you’ll instantly be transported to a time when capri pants were all the rage and Brigette Bardot’s hive was the hairstyle everyone envied. The psychological thriller follows high school student Ellie (Thomasin McKenzie) and her mission to avenge ’60s lounge singer Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy), after experiencing gruesome visions of Sandie’s murder decades earlier. The film is very stylized as it jumps between modern times and the 60s in London, and between the incredible costumes, the gorgeous sets and the perfect soundtrack, you will be hard pressed to let the sounds of the 60s in theater.
In addition to playing the role of Sandie, Taylor-Joy also sings an a cappella and uptempo version of “Downtown”, as well as the song “You’re My World” for the film. Much of the soundtrack features British artists who were gaining traction during the same time period the film is set. UK-based talent including Cilla Black, The Who and Peter and Gordon help set the ’60s British vibe. And of course, the film needed Barry Ryan’s “Eloise” as a nod. eye to the character of McKenzie. Plus, there’s “Last Night in Soho,” the ’60s hit from Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich which shares the horror film’s name. Check out all the wonderful songs of the 60s to come, but know that they will be stuck in your head for days.