The Many Saints Of Newark: Soundtrack of Sopranos prequel explored

Olivia Olphin October 2, 2021


Fans are beyond excited for the new Soprano’s prequel The Many Saints Of Newark. We explore the soundtrack to the film, including iconic 60s and 70s tracks such as Somethin’ Stupid by Frank and Nancy Sinatra, and Sway by The Rolling Stones.

Sopranos prequel drops in theatres and HBO Max

The Many Saints Of Newark takes us back to Newark, New Jersey, through the 60s and 70s. Michael Gandolfini, son of James Gandolfini, steps into his father’s role as a young Anthony ‘Tony’ Soprano. We follow him as he grows up from a kid witnessing his father’s arrest to a young teenager turning to the mob lifestyle.

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The Many Saints Of Newark soundtrack explored

The Many Saints Of Newark soundtrack includes hits from across the 60s and 70s, as well as classic Italian songs in order to create that authentic Sopranos feel.

The soundtrack includes songs such as:

  • The Jam – Graham Central Station
  • The Ballad Of The Green Berets – Barry Sadler
  • Danger Heartbreak Ahead – The Marvelettes
  • Something’ Stupid – Frank and Nancy Sinatra
  • Fingertips, Part 2 – Stevie Wonder
  • Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye – The Casinos
  • Ain’t That A Kick In The Head – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn.
  • Your Soul And Mind – Gil Scott-Heron
  • San Franciso (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie
  • Forty Five Colt Beer – Dolores Claman, Jerry Toth
  • Sway – Rolling Stones
  • I Am…I Said – Neil Diamond
  • Calling All Angels – Jane Siberry, K.D Lang

While there is a dedicated playlist for the film on Spotify, this was only a speculative fan-made list inspired by the film. You can see a full list of the soundtrack alongside a description of each scene here.

The Many Saints Of Newark film was also scored by Peter Nashel, with the soundtrack including instrumental orchestral pieces alongside the more well-known 60s and 70s fare.

Fan reaction split over The Many Saints Of Newark

Fans have been waiting over 14 years for new Sopranos content, and the time has finally come. Some fans took to social media to gush about the new film.

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However, others were a little disappointed with The Many Saints Of Newark, having had extremely high hopes after the incredible success of the original series.

You can watch The Many Saints Of Newark in theatres or on HBO Max now.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.