The Serpent Is Incredibly Disturbing . . . but the Soundtrack Kind of Slaps, Right?

Watching The Serpent, you won’t forget for a moment that the limited Netflix series is set in the ’70s. Besides the shag haircuts and aviators, the ambient rock, dance, and funk music will constantly remind you of the decade in which the series takes place. As Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) preys on young travellers, the juxtaposition of funky oldies adds a layer of unease to The Serpent‘s storytelling. The sounds of Joni Mitchell and The Rolling Stones gently strum as intrepid travellers visit landmarks. James Gang and Labelle play over colourful shots of nightlife. As the series takes place predominantly in Thailand and France, we also hear a lot of Thai and French music from the era. To listen to all of the groovy and funky music from The Serpent, keep scrolling ahead!

“State of Flux” by Dominik Scherrer

“Funk #49” by James Gang

“Fingerprint File” by The Rolling Stones

“How to Catch a Girl” by Rita Chao & the Quests

“Got To Get Your Love” by Gary Davis

“Coyote” by Joni Mitchell

“Les Cactus” by Jacques Dutronc

“Nam Mun Pang” by Sroeng Santi

“Bootie Cooler” by Shuggie Otis

“Roses for Columbus” by Mark Fry

“Requiem Pour Un C… (BOF ‘Le pacha’)” by Serge Gainsbourg

“Sao Lam Plearn” by Chaweewan Dumnern

“69 Année Érotique” by Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg

“Vital Juices” by Funkadelic

“Tous Les Visages de L’amour” by Charles Aznavour

“Le Responsable” by Jacques Dutronc

“Cet Enfant Que Je T’avais Fait” by Brigitte Fontaine and Jacques Higelin

“Katmandu” by Bob Seger

“Jump into the Fire” by Harry Nilsson

“Black Sand” by Brainticket

“Kai Tom Yum” by Kawaw Siang Thong

“Jimmy” by Boudewijn De Groot

“Something on Your Mind” by Karen Dalton

“Visions” by Bliss

“You Gotta Hold on Me” by Clifton David Broadbridge

“Rally Notturno” by Piero Umiliani

“La Plus Belle Chanson” by Jacqueline Taieb

“He’s Gonna Step On You Again” by John Kongos

“Tanka II” by Brigitte Fontaine

“Cry for Love” by Bliss

“Messin’ With My Mind” by Labelle

“Moonlight Mile” by The Rolling Stones

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