Emerald Fennell's follow-up to her Oscar-winning debut feature Promising Young Woman is here - and it features a catchy soundtrack.


Set in the early 2000s, the movie is filled with noughties pop bangers, in addition to a couple of more classical choices - such as the iconic anthem Zadok the Priest.

And ahead of release, Fennell spoke exclusively to RadioTimes.com about putting together the film's soundtrack, and how some of the very different songs that appear combined to give it a "more British" flavour.

"Music in general, for me, is really, really important," she explained. "It's a huge part of the writing process, and then a lot of songs will be in the script just so I kind of know where we are as these sort of anchor points.

"But then obviously, I mean, songs like Have a Cheeky Christmas by The Cheeky Girls come later. And, you know, it just completely transformed the film, because to see Zadok the Priest next to Have a Cheeky Christmas really does feel for some reason more British!"

Read on for more details about which songs appear in Saltburn, as well as everything you need to know about the captivating score by Anthony Willis.

Saltburn score

Saltburn features a score composed by Anthony Willis, who also made the music for Fennell’s Promising Young Women.

Talking about the task of composing the music for Saltburn, Willis told Deadline: "I don’t want to ruin it, but the score is [for the] audience to navigate what we want to know about Oliver.

"He goes to Oxford, thinks his life going to be perfect, and then he falls desperately in love with Felix [Elordi]. It’s really about managing how you feel about him any given moment."

You can find the titles of all the tracks featured in the score below:

  • I Loved Him/ Oliver Quick!
  • NFI’D
  • Felix Amica
  • Throwing Pebbles
  • Journey to Saltburn
  • Felix’s Tour
  • You’re So Real
  • A Shared Bathroom/Inconsistent Stories
  • Venetia’s See-Through Night Dress
  • Slightly Bad Form
  • Accusations & Departures
  • The Summer Burned On
  • Spit Roast
  • Blood Run Cold
  • The Maze
  • Staff Exit
  • Almost None
  • Felix’s Suite

Saltburn soundtrack

Rosamund Pike as Lady Catton in Saltburn
Rosamund Pike as Lady Catton in Saltburn. WB

In addition to the aforementioned score, the film also features an epic soundtrack.

The following songs all feature in the Saltburn soundtrack:

  • Zadok The Priest performed by Simon Preston / Choir of Westminster / ECO
  • Merry Xmas Everybody performed by Slade
  • Merry Christmas Everyone performed by Shakin’ Stevens
  • No Cars Go performed by Arcade Fire
  • Sound Of The Underground performed by Girls Aloud
  • Destroy Everything You Touch performed by Ladytron
  • Hang Me Up To Dry performed by Cold War Kids
  • This Modern Love performed by Bloc Party
  • I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor performed by Arctic Monkeys
  • Time To Pretend performed by MGMT
  • Low performed by Karaoke Karaoke
  • Rent performed by Blur
  • Country House performed by Blur
  • Mr. Brightside performed by The Killers
  • Perfect (Exceeder) performed by Mason Vs Princess Superstar
  • Saltwater performed by Chicanne
  • Loneliness (Klub Cut) performed by Tomcraft
  • Lord Of All Hopefulness performed by York Minster Choir
  • Murder On The Dancefloor performed by Sophie Ellis Bextor

Saltburn is showing in UK cinemas from Friday 17th November. Check out more of our Film and Drama coverage, or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


Try Radio Times magazine today and get 10 issues for only £10 – subscribe now and celebrate the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who with a special issue of Radio Times. For more from the biggest stars in TV, listen to The Radio Times Podcast.