Netflix's 'Dark' Soundtrack

Lisa Vicari and Moritz Jahn in the Netflix series "Dark" 
September 20, 2020 - 18:00 / Anna Valenzuela Rosas

November 2017 was the first time Dark debuted on Netflix, since then the German series has been taking the world by storm. The soundtrack has especially struck a chord with fans of the show, getting endless streams online and raising the tension of the warped series to the next level!

The hit German sci-fi mystery series Dark consists of 26 episodes in 3 seasons from 2017 to 2020. The story takes place in the fictional small town of "Winden" where children mysteriously begin to disappear...

Dark is a brilliant and intricate series that follows the closely related families in the town and the generational impact of their past and future actions. It is a very intense and addictive show with a soundtrack that beautifully pairs with the series to up the tension to an entirely new level. 

Dark on Netflix: This is the Soundtrack

Most of the songs composed for the series were created by Ben Frost, known for his minimalist and experimental instrumental music and the rest are perfectly fitting songs from multiple decades. The very recognizable mysterious title track for the series is actually "Goodbye" by Apparat featuring Soap & Skin, which was actually featured in one of the most pivotal episodes of Breaking Bad (Season 4, Episode 13 "Face-Off"). The song is a masterful melody of eerie whispers mixed with breaths and string instruments to perfectly lead curious viewers into each new episode. 

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Dark's soundtrack actually features songs from the 1950s and 1980s as the story spans across many different decades. The soundtrack of the whole series is available on Amazon Music and Spotify. Luckily, we have compiled the list of the brilliant soundtrack of all 3 seasons for you here!

Dark on Netflix: Soundtrack For Season 1

Song title & artist

Amazon Music Link

Spotify link

"Return" - Marathon Man

"Return" - Marathon Man

"You Spin Me Round" - Dead Or Alive

You Spin Me Round" - Dead Or Alive

"Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann" – Nena

"Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann" – Nena

"Industry" - Mire Kay

"Industry" - Mire Kay

"Anthracite Fields: IV. Flowers" - Choir of Trinity Wall Street

"Anthracite Fields: IV. Flowers" - Choir of Trinity Wall Street

"Shout" - Tears for Fears

"Shout "- Tears for Fears

"Pleasure To Kill" - Kreator 

"Pleasure To Kill" - Kreator

"The Look Of Love" - ABC

"The Look Of Love" - ABC

"Familiar" - Agnes Obel

"Familiar" - Agnes Obel

"Me and the Devil" - Soap & Skin

"Me and the Devil" - Soap & Skin

"Enter One" - Sol Seppy

"Enter One" - Sol Seppy

"I Ran" - A Flock Of Seagulls

"I Ran" - A Flock Of Seagulls

"Cow Song" - Meredith Monk & Collin Walcott

"Cow Song" - Meredith Monk & Collin Walcott

"Es wird ja alles wieder gut" - Detlev Lais

"Es wird ja alles wieder gut" - Detlev Lais

"Partita for 8 Singers: No.3. Courante - Roomful of Teeth

"Partita for 8 Singers: No.3. Courante - Roomful of Teeth

"Das Geisterschiff vom Ohio" - Stan Oliver

"Das Geisterschiff vom Ohio" - Stan Oliver

"Fridolin" - Nana Gualdi

"Fridolin" - Nana Gualdi

"Wishing Well" - Stomper feat. Lucy Tops

"Wishing Well" - Stomper feat. Lucy Tops

"When I Was Done Dying" - Dan Deacon

"When I Was Done Dying" - Dan Deacon

"A Quiet Life" - Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld

"A Quiet Life" - Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld

"Keep The Streets Empty For Me" - Fever Ray

"Keep The Streets Empty For Me" - Fever Ray

Whole Playlist on Spotify

Dark on Netflix: Soundtrack For Season 2

Song title & artist

Amazon Music Link

Spotify link

"Jeanny" - Falco

"Jeanny" - Falco

"It's Happening Again" - Agnes Obel

"It's Happening Again" - Agnes Obel

"Never Gonna Give You Up" - Rick Astley

"Never Gonna Give You Up" - Rick Astley

"Being Boiled" - The Human League

"Being Boiled" - The Human League

"Suspicious Minds" - Elvis Presley

"Suspicious Minds" - Elvis Presley

"Thunder" - RY X

"Thunder" - RY X

"Pleasure to Kill" - Kreator

"Pleasure to Kill" - Kreator

"Melody X" - Bonaparte

"Melody X" - Bonaparte

"The World Retreats" - David O’Dowda

"The World Retreats" - David O’Dowda

"May the Angels" - Alev Lenz

"May the Angels" - Alev Lenz

"Heaven is a Place on Earth" - Belinda Carlisle

"Heaven is a Place on Earth" - Belinda Carlisle

"I Pretend" - Kim Carnes

"I Pretend" - Kim Carnes

"Twisted Olive Branch" - Asaf Avidan

Twisted Olive Branch "- Asaf Avidan

"Anthracite Fields: IV. Flowers" - Choir of Trinity Wall Street

"Anthracite Fields: IV. Flowers" - Choir of Trinity Wall Street

"My Body is a Cage" - Peter Gabriel

"My Body is a Cage" - Peter Gabriel

Whole Playlist on Spotify

Dark on Netflix: Soundtrack For Season 3

Song title & artist

Amazon Music Link

Spotify link

"If I Could Turn Back Time" - Cher

"If I Could Turn Back Time" - Cher

"Bad Kingdom" - May and Robot Koch

"Bad Kingdom" - May and Robot Koch

"You Spin Me Round" - Dead or Alive

"You Spin Me 'Round" - Dead or Alive

"Is This Love" - Survivor

"Is This Love" - Survivor

"Broken Sleep" - Agnes Obel

"Broken Sleep" - Agnes Obel

"Partita III. Courante “- Roomful Of Teeth

"Partita III. Courante “- Roomful Of Teeth

"The Labyrinth Song" - Asaf Avidan

"The Labyrinth Song" - Asaf Avidan

"In the Woods Somewhere" - Hozier

"In the Woods Somewhere"- Hozier

"The Pioneers / M83 Remix" - Bloc Party

"The Pioneers / M83 Remix"- Bloc Party

"Cow Song" - Meredith Monk

"Cow Song" - Meredith Monk

"Pneumothorax" - Blueneck

"Pneumothorax" - Blueneck

"Anthracite Fields: IV. Flowers" - Choir of Trinity Wall Street

"Anthracite Fields: IV. Flowers" - Choir of Trinity Wall Street

"Down On The Street" - The Stooges

"Down On The Street" - The Stooges

"What a Wonderful World" - Soap & Skin

"What a Wonderful World" - Soap & Skin

Whole Playlist on Spotify