Mike Flanagan, the director of The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, became one of Netflix's go-to people for horror programmes. With the release of The Midnight Club, his third series, Midnight Mass, launched a second franchise. This most recent series, however, also borrows from another master of teen horror, Christopher Pike, making it a double-barreled terrifying shot. The songs from The Midnight Club's Season 1 soundtrack take Pike's setting from the 1990s and transform it into a modern-day ode to classic jams.
The following contains Season 1 spoilers for The Midnight Club. Pike's The Midnight Club, which was first released in 1994, was set in the current hospice facility for young people with terminal diseases. However, Flanagan's adaptation is a little more overt and filled with jump scares, whereas Pike's book is a slow-build thriller.
The book's original 1990s setting is the one aspect of the series that does not change. The lives of terminally sick children may have a little more technology to deal with, but the unfairness of their shorter lives and the struggle with mortality are the same. The Midnight Club could have easily been changed to a modern series. However, Flanagan preserved Pike's world in its pre-broadband internet environment, giving the soundtrack the opportunity to bring back a number of songs from an era before Spotify.
The Final Chapter, from The Midnight Club Episode 1
Stereo MCs' "Connected"
Stone Temple Pilots' song "Interstate Love Song"
Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Brain"
Grand Puba and The Math Club's "It Don't Stop"
SK Project and Roberta Gilliam's song "Your Love Is Taking Me Over"
The Collective Soul song "Shine"
John McCormack's song, "Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming"
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "You're All I Need to Get By"
Harvey Danger's "Flagpole Sitta"
The Two Danas, The Midnight Club Episode 2
Tosch's "Acid & Strobe"
Blind Melon's "No Rain"
"The Wicked Heart," The Midnight Club episode three
by Concrete Blonde, "Joey"
Audio's "Starry Eyes" Jane
"Heartbreaker" by Fatlip and The Math Club
Local H's "Bound for the Floor"
Filter's "Take a Picture"
Episode 4 of The Midnight Club, "Gimme a Kiss"
The Seven Simons book "These Incantations"
Duran Duran, "Ordinary World
Deja Old Skool's "Creepin"
Episode 5 of The Midnight Club, "See You Later"
Morrie Morrison Orchestra's "Tonight in the Moonlight"
Salt-N-"Whatta Pepa's Man" featuring En Vogue
Rory Hoy's song "Mic Check" feat. Angelo DJ
Fatbelly's "Step Up"
Audio's song "Baby I Know" Groove's Jane "Hands of Time" Armada
Ada Lea's "can't stop me from dying"
"Witch," from The Midnight Club Season 6
Pot Valiant's "Loud Street"
The song "Got You (Where I Want You)" from The Flys
Narre's "Story to Tell"
Bad Influence's "What Flava"
You'll never understand "My Lovin'" from En Vogue
"Anya" from The Midnight Club episode 7
Green Day's song "Good Riddance" (performed by Cheri)
Terry Jacks' "Seasons in the Sun"
"Road To Nowhere," The Midnight Club episode eight
"Mmm, mm, mm," thanks to Crash Test Dummies
The Pixies' "Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)"
L7's "Pretend We're Dead"
Soundgarden's "Fell on Black Days"
"The Eternal Enemy," episode nine of The Midnight Club
The Funkdoobiest song "Drink Til We Sound Like"
P.M. Dawn's "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"
Deee-"Groove Lite's Is in the Heart"
P.M. Dawn's "Gotta Be... Movin' On Up"
"Midnight," from The Midnight Club Episode 10
the Hootie and the Blowfish song "Hold My Hand"
Richard Marx's "Hazard