Soundtrack Songs: The Handmaid’s Tale S1 E1 Offred

So I’m re-introducing something I’ve not done for awhile, I think the title does say it all? But I’m going to do it a bit different than before if you need a little bit more explaining? It’s all the music from this a post per episode because I’m re-watching the TV series The Handmaid’s Tale again. I only watch it for the first time late last year so I’m a bit of late comer to it, I guess? Maybe, I’d been saving it or something? Watching the whole three seasons in just one weekend, the ending of the third one is pretty perfect ending in my little opinion! But a fourth season is coming soon too! I’ll say I’m a bit of an Elisabeth Moss fan, one of my fave female actors like the best thing about Mad Men wasn’t all the blokes but Peggy!

If this is just the very first post about all this, I shouldn’t say everything in this 1st one? Fun fact today: author Margaret Atwood who’s novel of the same name is based on this show, stars in this opening episode as an Aunt who slaps Offred (Elisabeth Moss) on the side of the head during one of the Red Center scenes. Look out for it, if you watch/re-watch it? I’ll try and not give too much away, if you’ve not seen it yet? In these posts but who knows, I might not be able to stop myself!

Anyway I don’t who selected all the songs in this but they’re all very great and here are the first three tracks:

Strings ‘N’ Things by Timothy Harold

Onward Christian Soldiers by The Joslin Grove Choral Society

Wildfire by SBTRKT featuring Little Dragon

Ending credits: You Don’t Own Me by Lesley Gore

Also you can find the The Handmaid’s Tale original score by Adam Taylor on Bandcamp website but I think you have to pay for it, god forbid to listen the whole thing!


Hannah and June aka Offred (EM) try and make a run for it!

So who’s seen it? It’s pretty hyped but maybe, you haven’t yet? If not, I hope you enjoy the songs!

Cheers 🙂



  1. Loved this show so much. I read the book 20 years ago and saw the 1990 film that had a very different ending to season one. I thoroughly recommend the sequel published last year The Testaments too. It’s like Aunt Lydia’s origin story crossed with a post Offred world. The use of pop music to devastating effect left us shell shocked every Sunday night before bed when it aired.

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    1. Oh right, didn’t know about 1990 film, haven’t yet read The Testaments yet but saying about that in the next post about it which I’m already getting together. Must have been very diff watching it one at time once a week!
      Cheers Steve 🙂

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  2. I loved the series and also the original book, it really expanded upon the characters and brought the whole story alive I thought. That’s unlike many TV adaptations that can be not as good as the book – I thought the series was better than the book! 🙂 Love that SBTRKT song too, I couldn’t recall the name of this song having heard it but now I have it thanks to you. I am an Elizabeth Moss fan as well, have you seen her in the Kiwi TV series, directed by Jane Campion – Top of the Lake? She is really good in this show. Hope you’re having a great weekend William, take care

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    1. Oh yeah, Top Of The Lake was mind-blowing too! I’ve did just watch the second one which is set Sydney which looks/feels very diff to the beautiful NZ landscape who it seem to play a part in season 1 too! btw another fave Aussie indie singer plays her brother is Kirin J Callinan in the second one! have you seen that yet or not? But yeah, Moss is amazing to say the least but i most likely will go on and on about her, if I’m doing one post per episode! Yeah again, it’s a great adaptation, one of the best around! I’ve already started on the next post and trying to say something about the book, hopefully post it soon? Trying to get back into blogging more a bit because the last month or so been few far between and been lazy lately but i guess, it doesn’t matter really? You take care and have a good weekend too! 🙂

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