Being Human Series Four: The Mix CD

The cast of Being Human series 4.

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UPDATE: We’ve now created a Spotify playlist of these tracks (all except the Wretch 32 track, which isn’t available on Spotify – bah!).

One of the many things we love about Being Human are the songs featured in the show, selected by music supervisor Ross Sellwood. Sadly, you can’t buy ’em all on an album, so we thought we’d piece together all the information you need to burn your own series four compilation.

Here’s the track listing (with notes below on where exactly the songs featured in the show). In each instance, click on the link to go to the iTunes preview page for an album containing the track (sorry overseas folks – these are all links to the UK iTunes).

Most of the tracks cost 79p each to download, with a few priced at 99p. Of course, you don’t have to download ’em all – we just thought we’d give you as many options as possible!

1. Wretch 32 – “Unorthodox” (opens in new tab) (3.05)
2. Howlin’ Wolf – “Smoke Stack Lightning” (opens in new tab) (3.05)
3. Timbuk 3 – “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” (opens in new tab) (3.23)
4. Louis Armstrong – “La Vie En Rose” (opens in new tab) (3.22)
5. Howlin’ Wolf – “I’m The Wolf” (opens in new tab) (2.54)
6. Henry’s Funeral Shoe – “Dog Scratched Ear” (opens in new tab) (4.37)
7. Nick Lowe – “The Beast In Me” (opens in new tab) (2.30)
8. Elbow “Grounds for Divorce” (opens in new tab) (3.39)
9. Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto In F Minor: Largo (opens in new tab) (2.57)
10. Chicory Tip – “Son Of My Father” (opens in new tab) (3.09)
11. Boney M – “Gotta Go Home” (opens in new tab) (3.45)
12. The King Blues – “We Are Fucking Angry” (opens in new tab) (3.04)
13. The Four Tops – “Reach Out I’ll Be There” (opens in new tab) (3.02)
14. Keith Caputo – “Got Monsters” (opens in new tab) (5.26)
15. The Isley Brothers – “Work To Do” (opens in new tab) (3.11)
16. Donny Osmond – “Puppy Love” (opens in new tab) (3.04)

“Barnacle Bill” (opens in new tab) ( Blue Peter Theme) (0.52)
18. Colin Smith – “Organ In Your Chest” (opens in new tab) (4.22)
19. The Heavy – “Who Needs the Sunshine?” (opens in new tab) (4.11)
20. Doris Day – “Que Sera Sera” (opens in new tab) (2.07)
21. Motor – “Black Powder” (opens in new tab) (7.28)

1. Episode one: heard (in the background) in the café.
2. Episode one: played in Leo’s barber shop.
3. Episode one: soundtracks Cutler’s first appearance.
4. Episode two: listened to by Leo in the barber shop.
5. Episode two: heard as Hal and Pearl push Leo’s car into Barry.
6. Episode two: soundtracks Tom’s return home.
7. Episode two: soundtracks Hal arranging his dominos.
8. Episode three: soundtracks Tom strapping on the baby to go shopping!
9. Episode three: Hal’s chill-out music.
10. Episode four: soundtracks the ‘70s prologue where Kirby’s hit by a car.
11. Episode four: danced to by a triumphant Kirby after Annie’s faded away.
12. Episode four: soundtracks Tom’s drunken rampage.
13. Episode five: briefly sung by Hal in the café.
14. Episode six: soundtracks the opening montage of Tom/Allison’s early-morning routines.
15. Episode six: sung along to by Hal as he cleans the café.
16. Episode six: soundtracks Allison’s vampire-staking training.
17. Episode six: soundtracks Allison’s celebrations after Tom stakes a vampire.
18. Episode six: soundtracks Tom breaking up with Allison.
19. Episode seven: soundtracks a confrontation between Hal and Cutler.
20. Episode seven: Annie sings a snatch of this as she contemplates what to do about Eve.
21. Episode seven: plays in the nightclub as Tom is unleashed.

Ian Berriman

Read more Being Human features, interviews and reviews .
Read about Leo’s “barber shop collection” on the official Being Human blog.

You can buy a soundtrack CD of the original music from series 1-3 (opens in new tab) .

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