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All About Pedro Almodóvar

From the early classics he performed in clubs with Fabio McNamara to Chavela Vargas’s bold voice in many of his films, the music in Pedro Almodóvar’s films is diverse and multifaceted. The emotional heat of the music tints the dramatic or comedic activity on-screen and uniquely complements each film.

Here is a playlist with 26 music tracks that breathe and live Pedro Almodóvar.

You can also enjoy our Playlists inspired from the films of Gaspar Noé and Xavier Dolan.

Music from the films:

Law of Desire (1987)

  • Voy a ser mamá, by Pedro Almodóvar & Fabio McNamara  

  • Susan Get Down, by Pedro Almodóvar & Fabio McNamara

  • Satanasa, by Pedro Almodóvar & Fabio McNamara

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

  • Puro teatro, by La Lupe

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

  • Canción del alma, by Loles León

  • Resistiré, by Dúo Dinámico

High Heels (1991)

  • Pecadora, by Los Hermanos Rosario

  • Un Año de Amor (C’est Irréparable), by Luz Casal

  • Piensa en mí, by Luz Casal

  • Saeta, by Miles Davis

Kika (1993)

  • Se nos rompió el amor, by Fernanda de Utrera and Bernarda de Utrera

  • Luz de luna, by Chavela Vargas

The Flower of My Secret (1995)

  • En el último trago, by Chavela Vargas

Live Flesh (1997)

  • Somos, by Chavela Vargas

All About My mother (1999)

  • Tajabone, Ismaël Lô

Talk to Her (2002)

  • Cucurrucucú Paloma, by Caetano Veloso

  • Hain’t It Funny, by k.d. lang

Bad Education (2004)

  • Quizás, Quizás, Quizás, by Sara Montiel

  • Cuore Matto, by Totò Savio  

Volver (2006)

  • Volver, by Estrella Morente

  • A Good Thing, by Saint Etienne

Broken Embraces (2009)

  • Vitamin C, by Can

  • Werewolf, by Cat Power

The Skin I Live In (2011)

  • Se me hizo fácil, by Buika

  • Shades of Marble, by Anders Trentemøller

I’m So Excited! (2013)

  • I’m So Excited, by The Pointer Sisters

  • Malagueña salerosa, by Luiz Bonfá