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It’s A Sin soundtrack: All the best music from Russell T Davies’ hit AIDS crisis drama

Jonny Yates January 29, 2021
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The central cast of It's A Sin. (Channel 4)

It’s a Sin is the heartbreaking TV drama about the 1980s AIDS crisis that everyone is talking about, and its incredible soundtrack is definitely one of the highlights.

The first episode aired on Channel 4 on 22 January, with a new episode being released every Friday. Meanwhile the entire five-part series was also made available on streaming service 4 On Demand in the UK.

So whether you chose to binge-watch the whole series on its premiering weekend or you’re waiting to watch an episode each week, you might notice how important – and amazing – the It’s A Sin soundtrack is.

Each moment of joy, heartbreak and loss is complimented in the soundtrack with a classic, queer favourite song from the 1980s that only elevates each scene even more.

If you missed the chance to catch every single song on the It’s A Sin soundtrack but you’re wondering who the artist or what the title is then we’ve compiled the entire soundtrack below. It features songs from the Pet Shop Boys, whose classic track inspired the show’s title, Kate Bush, Divine, Culture Club, Blondie, Wham! and more.

You can find out each artist and track that is played in all five episodes of It’s A Sin, plus how to stream the songs or really capture the 80s vibe with vinyls.

Episode one

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay

Kelly Marie – Feels Like I’m in Love

Soft Cell – Tainted Love

The Teardrop Explodes – Reward

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Hooked on Classics Pts. 1 & 2

Toni Basil – Hey Mickey

Blondie – Call Me

Bad Manners – Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu

Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy

Soft Cell’s Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret on vinyl 

Episode two

Barry Manilow – One Voice

Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart

Hazell Dean – Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)

Culture Club – Karma Chameleon

Patrick Cowley & Sylvester – Do You Wanna Funk?

Carmel – More More More

Gwen Guthrie – Peanut Butter

Kim Wilde – Kids In America

The Flying Pickets – Only You

Laura Branigan – Gloria

Culture Club’s Colour by Numbers on vinyl

Episode three

Erasure – Oh L’Amour

Bronski Beat – I Feel Love

Wham! – Freedom

Divine – You Think You’re a Man

Queen – Who Wants to Live Forever

Queen’s Greatest Hits II on vinyl

Episode four

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Yazz – The Only Way Is Up

Pet Shop Boys – It’s a Sin

Belinda Carlisle – Heaven is a Place on Earth

Pet Shop Boys’ Actually on vinyl

Episode five


Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

Ronnie Hilton – A Windmill In Old Amsterdam

Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Telephone And Rubber Band

R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts

Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love on vinyl

Viewers can stream the soundtrack via the official Spotify playlist here or Apple Music here.

In the UK the series is available to stream on 4 On Demand or weekly on Channel 4, while US viewers can watch the show on HBO Max from 18 February.

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