New Netflix series 1899 has captured the imagination of fans worldwide with its dark and foreboding tale.


Coming to our screens courtesy of the creators of Dark, the series tells the story of a migrant steamship whose journey takes an unexpected turn when another migrant ship is discovered adrift on open sea.

As the migrants step aboard the new ship, their journey quickly turns into a horrifying nightmare.

Mirroring the tense action is a stirring score and soundtrack, which features some popular, hugely atmospheric songs.

Read on for everything you need to know about the songs heard on the 1899 soundtrack.

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Anton Lesser in 1899
Anton Lesser in 1899. Netflix

Episode 1 - The Ship

White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

Episode 2 - The Boy

Child in Time - Deep Purple

Episode 3 - The Fog

The Killing Moon - Echo and the Bunnymen

Episode 4 - The Fight

(Don’t Fear) The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult

Episode 5 - The Calling

The Wizard - Black Sabbath

Rosalie Craig in 1899
Rosalie Craig in 1899. Netflix

Episode 6 - The Pyramid

All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

Episode 7 - The Storm

The Wind (Of My Soul) - Cat Stevens

Episode 8 - The Key

Starman - David Bowie

What is the theme song in Netflix's 1899?

1899 cast
1899 cast. Netflix

The theme song heard over the title credits of every episode is a cover of the Jefferson Airplane song White Rabbit, performed by Eliot Sumner and developed by Ben Frost.

The song was first released in 1967, and draws on imagery from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. It has previously been heard across a whole host of film and TV projects, including Platoon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Sopranos, Stranger Things and the trailer for The Matrix Resurrections.

Sumner is the child of musician and actor Sting and actress Trudie Styler, who was recently seen in Pose.

1899 composer: Who wrote the soundtrack?

The show's original music was composed by Ben Frost, an Australian-Icelandic musician known for his work on previous shows including Fortitude and Raised by Wolves.

He also wrote the music for Netflix's Dark, which comes from the same creators as 1899.

You can read our review of 1899 right here now.

1899 is available to stream on Netflix now. Sign up for Netflix from £6.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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