Music plays a crucial role in movies and TV shows because using licensed songs and original scores can help add the right feeling to every scene or a certain time period.
For a film largely set in the 1950s, this is particularly important for Prime Video’s latest release, My Policeman, as it seems to encapsulate the feeling of the era.
But what songs are on the My Policeman soundtrack and who composed the original music for the film?
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My Policeman release date and plot preview
My Policeman was released on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, November 4, 2022.
Based on the novel of the same name by Bethan Roberts, the film tells the story of three young people and the story of a forbidden love.
In 1950s Brighton, gay policeman Tom Burgess (Harry Styles) marries schoolteacher Marion (Emma Corrin) while secretly engaging in a relationship with a museum curator named Patrick (David Dawson), a secret that threatens to ruin them all.
Set in the 1990s, older versions of the characters are filled with nostalgia and regret, but they’re given one last chance to undo the damage of their past mistakes.
My Policeman Soundtrack
For a film largely set in the 1950s, it’s no surprise that the My Policeman soundtrack features plenty of songs appropriate for the era to help set the tone.
On top of that, several cast members from the film, including Harry Styles and Emma Corrin of The Crown, join in and cover one of the songs from the soundtrack, specifically the track I’m Going To Get Lit. Up (When The Lights Go Up In London) who play at a club they frequent and on a light road trip.
- Memories are made of this by Dean Martin
- magic mirror by The Empires
- Babe by Little Richard
- drop of honey by The 3 drops of honey
- I’ll light up (when the lights come on in London) covered by Joe Alexander, Emma Corrin, David Dawson and Harry Styles
- Lachyrms, op. 48 by Benjamin Britten, performed by Judith Busbridge and Chris Ma
- With all my heart by Petula Clark
- La Traviata / Act 3: Addio al Passato by Giuseppe Verdi, arranged by Julius Steffaro
- Stormy weather written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler, performed by Andy Massey
- Don’t move much anymore by Acker Bilk and his jazz band Paramount
- La Traviata / Act 1: Libiamo ne’ lieti calici (Brindisi) by Giuseppe Verdi, performed by the Royal Opera House Orchestra
- Bewitched, bored and bewildered by Ella Fitzgerald
- Gloria in D, R.589 – rev. Franz Giegling: Gloria in excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi
Who composed the score?
As well as a host of licensed songs, My Policeman also features an original score which is the work of British composer Steven Price.
The Nottingham-born composer began composing music for films and TV series in 2004 with notable works coming his way like Attack The Block, Fury, 2016’s Suicide Squad, Baby Driver, Last Night In Soho as well as the programs by David Attenborough A Life on our planet, hunting and our planet.
Price also composed the music for 2013’s Gravity which won him the Oscar for Best Original Score as well as the BAFTA for Best Original Score.
To coincide with the release of My Policeman, Steven Price’s heavy, melancholy score has been released on music streaming sites such as Spotify, Apple Music and, of course, Amazon Music.
My Policeman is available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video after its release on November 4, 2022.
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