'Firefly' Lane music: every song played on the hit Netflix series

We break down all of the 'Firefly Lane' music that Kate and Tully jam out to in seasons one and two

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Want a musical flashback? The Firefly Lane music choices will take you right back to your youth—from your own pre-teen CD collections to the records your parents played or the tunes that had us all racing to the dance floor at the school prom. Best friends Tully and Kate transport us right back to some of our favorite memories. 

We were left with many questions after the first part of Firefly Lane season 2 debuted on the streamer on Friday, December 2 (does Johnny die in Firefly Lane? Does Kate ever forgive Tully? And when will Firefly Lane season 2 part 2 comes out?!), but it has also made us all feel warm and fuzzy inside. And there's no better way to keep the spirit of the show going on than by creating our own playlist based on songs from the series.

Tully Hart (played by Katherine Heigl) and Kate Mularkey (Sarah Chalke)—two lifelong best friends who met as teenagers—have captured our hearts with their imperfect friendship. As the series flips back and forth between scenes, the music follows suit as we're sonically taken through the decades of the 1970s, 1980s, and early 2000s, from familiar tracks like Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" and "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" by The Police or completely new tunes. 

So what are you waiting for? Get ready to add the following hits to your Spotify or iTunes account!

'Firefly Lane': music from the hit Netflix show

Music from 'Firefly Lane' season one

Episode 1: "Hello Yellow Brick Road"

  1. Time in a Bottle - Megan O'Neill
  2. Thousand Watt Workout - John Moran
  3. She Turns My Radio On - Jim Ford
  4. Shifting Sands - The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
  5. You're The One - Nikki And The Corvettes
  6. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
  7. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

Episode 2: "Oh! Sweet Something"

  1. Oh! Sweet Nuthin - The Velvet Underground
  2. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police

Episode 3: "Dancing Queens"

  1. Superstar - Jamelia
  2. The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
  3. You're The Only Thing I've Got Going For Me - Bill Wright
  4. Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
  5. I Go Wild - The Three O'Clock
  6. Star - Randy Coleman

Episode 4: "Love is a Battlefield"

  1. We Got The Beat - The Go-Go's
  2. Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer
  3. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

Episode 5: "Sweet Child O' Mine"

  1. Coming Around Again - Carly Simon

Episode 6: "Dirty Laundry"

  1. He Is A Hustler - Andrew Kingslow & Henry Parsley & Laura Dowling & Louis Edwards
  2. Hey Ya! - Outkast
  3. No Matter What - Badfinger

Episode 7: "Total Eclipse of the Hart"

  1. Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
  2. Why Can't I Touch It? - Buzzcocks
  3. On Saturday Afternoons In 1963 - Rickie Lee Jones

Episode 8: "Mawaige"

  1. Big Sur - David Wax Museum
  2. Only Yesterday - Thelma Jones

Episode 9: "You Say It's Your Birthday?!"

  1. Crazy - Patsy Cline
  2. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  3. Tubthumping - Chumbawamba

Episode 10: "Auld Lang Syne"

  1. Silent Night - Sinead O'Connor
  2. This Woman's Work - Kate Bush
  3. Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
  4. Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Eva Cassidy

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Music from 'Firefly Lane' season two

Episode 1: "Wish You Were Here"

  1. Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille
  2. Sternenhimmel by Hubert Kah
  3. Hip Shakin by Harlow
  4. Baby, Give Me Some Love Back by Terry Webster
  5. True Colors by Cyndi Lauper

Episode 2: "On the Road"

  1. I Got a Name by Jim Croce
  2. Military Stars and Stripes Forever by Bobby Morgenstein productions
  3. Summertime by The Pretty Things
  4. Jesus Is Alright by The Doobie Brothers
  5. The Virgin by Gene Clark
  6. Can’t Find My Way Home by Blind Faith

Episode 3: "I'm Coming Out"

  1. Closer to Fine by The Indigo Girls
  2. My Sharona by The Knack
  3. Let’s Go Down by Terry Reid
  4. Finally by Cece Peniston

Episode 4: "Papa Don't Preach"

  1. Funny How Time Slips Away by Willie Nelson
  2. I’m Every Woman by Whitney Houston
  3. Vinyl Store by Carlos Sarmiento & Marco Siniscalco
  4. You Mean Everything to Me by Four Tracks
  5. Here by Luscious Jackson
  6. Come and Get It: by The Steppers
  7. Houses by Elyse Weinberg

Episode 5: "Simple Twist of Fate"

  1. Are You Ready for the Sex Girls by Gleaming Spires
  2. Ask Me No Questions by Bridget St. John

Episode 6: "Reborn on the Fourth of July"

  1. Go For It by Spirit of Brotherhood
  2. Lion by Modern Sound Quartet
  3. Milkshake by Kelis
  4. Magic Man by Heart
  5. Feels So Good by Daniel Dove, Richard Searle & Patrick Hagenaar
  6. We’re Breakin’ Out by Knight Ryder, Jermain Brown & Calico
  7. The Star-Spangled Banner”
  8. Is That All There Is? by Peggy Lee

Episode 7: "Good Riddance/Time of Your Life"

  1. Hot Pants by Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw
  2. You Got Me by Nicolas Dagnall, Stella Talpo & Penguin Asylum
  3. How Will I Know by Whitney Houston
  4. Ain’t Nobody by Chaka Khan

Episode 8: "All Apologies"

  1. Accused of Stealing by The Delgados
  2. So Sorry by Feist
  3. I Want To See You Dancing by Terry Webster

Episode 9: "Hart Shaped Box"

  1. Closing by H Parsley
  2. Dido’s Lament by Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt
  3. Where Evil Grows by The Poppy Family
  4. The First Cut Is The Deepest by Sheryl Crow
  5. Reykjavik by Girosan & Lesiman
  6. See The Hearld Angels Swing by Georffrey Gascoyne, William Cummings & Felix Mendelssohn
  7. The Scientist by Coldplay

'Firefly Lane': music from the book series

If you're still wanting more music, Kristin Hannah—the author of the Firefly Lane book series, upon which the Netflix show is based—has revealed the songs that her characters Tully and Kate listened to in the novels:

  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones
  • Call Me – Blondie
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics 
  • Do You Really Want to Hurt Me – Boy George
  • Here Comes the Bride 
  • Crazy for You – Madonna
  • I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston
  • Hey Little Girl is Your Daddy Home – Bruce Springsteen
  • Desperado – The Eagles
  • A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
  • Didn’t We Almost Have it All – Whitney Houston
  • Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  • You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King
  • One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men
  • Dancing Queen – ABBA
  • Daydream Believer – The Monkees
  • Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
  • Taking Care of Business – Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
  • American Pie – Don McLean
  • Don’t Give Up on Us – David Soul
  • Thank God I’m a Country Boy – John Denver
  • Shout! – The Isley Brothers
  • Brick House – The Commodores 
  • Twistin’ the Night Away – Sam Cooke 
  • Louie, Louie – The Kingsmen
  • Love is a Battlefield – Pat Benatar 
  • Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield 
  • Purple Rain – Prince

Part one of Firefly Lane season 2 is streaming now on Netflix.

Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life.

Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. Having spent the start of her career working on local newspapers and online, Selina spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she dug into hard news stories, conducted interviews, covered court reporting, features, and entertainment, whilst going to gigs in her spare time.

Whilst at the paper she was awarded an O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart through a successful newspaper campaign. Things like this are close to her heart when it comes to using journalism to make a positive difference in people's lives.

Selina later branched further into all things celebrity to became a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine, covering red carpet events, showbiz parties, and various launches before going freelance for two years. One of her biggest celebrity achievements - aside from generating celebrity exclusives - was interviewing Take That (including Robbie Williams) and bumping into Simon Cowell so much at events she told him 'I'm calling you my showbiz dad!'

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a senior reporter on Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, Woman's Weekly celebrity desk before branching online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first.

When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.

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