Created by Álex Pina (La Casa de Papel) and Esther Martínez Lobato, the 2021 Spanish Netflix series follows three prostitutes who oppose their abusive boss. Overall, a Dirty Rock aesthetic enlivens each of the eight episodes, along with club tracks that match the main setting in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Sky Rojo season 1 revolves around the club drama Las Novias. A Cuban dancer, Gina (Yany Prado), physically confronts her boss / pimp, Romeo (Asier Etxeandia), then escapes with her colleagues Coral (Verónica Sánchez) and Wendy (Lali Espósito). The women are pursued throughout Tenerife by two hand brothers, Moisés (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) and Christian (Enric Auquer), while flashback footage reveals their history and what led them to the Romeo club.
In Netflix’s new Sky Rojo TV series, each episode usually begins with a great moment of music. The action quickly evolves for each 25-minute production, so the tracks are crucial to the rhythm and suspense. The Spanish series incorporates the music of Clash frontman Joe Strummer, as well as a classic by iconic French singer Johnny Hallyday, giving the main protagonists a road trip feel as they travel through Tenerife. Here are all the songs from the Sky Rojo Season 1 soundtrack.
Sky Rojo Episode 1: “Red leatherette sofa”
“Rocks” by Primal Scream: The Netflix show begins with Coral describing her profession as a sex worker, as well as her past as a housewife and biologist.
Paulo Londra’s ‘Tal Vez’: Dancers at Las Novias club enjoy the outdoors as Coral recounts her day ‘torn in two’.
“Better” by Andrea Rocha: Coral remembers her first experience at the Las Novias club, and how it is the perfect place to hide on the island of Tenerife.
“Earthquake” by Dana McKeon and Max Mayers: Coral starts working for Romeo but refuses his sexual advances.
“Perfidia” by Los Panchos: An aerial shot shows Romeo’s arrival at club Las Novias.
“La Leyenda del Tiempo” by Camaron de la Isla: Gina meets Romeo and tries to settle her debts. She assaults him and is then stabbed in the Netflix series.
“Duele” by Bomba Estéreo: A guest at the Las Novias club pays all night long, and asks Coral to kiss Wendy.
“Ready to Go” by Dana McKeon and Max Mayers: Coral talks about her drug use and her preference for propofol.
“Dangerous Lap” by François-Maxime Boutault, Gabin de l’Auray: Wendy blackmails veterinarian Alfredo to operate on an injured Gina.
“Way Back Home” by Williams Henries and Michael Holborn: The song is played on the end credits.
Sky Rojo Episode 2: “Alternative reality”
“India” by Ecstasy: Romeo opens the Las Novias club, and presents the “brides”. Gina then recounts the questionable practices of her boss.
KC & The Sunshine Band’s “I’m Your Boogie Man”: Wendy, Gina, and Coral find a place to hide in the Camino a Casa furniture store.
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros’ Coma Girl: Coral takes a road trip on her own in the Netflix series and takes a pill.
Johnny Hallyday’s “The Penitentiary”: Coral, Wendy, and Gina get on a bus. Christian and his brother Moisés follow them as the episode ends.
Sky Rojo Episode 3: “A Whore’s Love”
“Tall Towers” by Tori Sparks: The episode begins with Coral narrating her various lives as a sex worker.
“Devuélveme a mi chica” by Hombres G: Coral does a roadtrip and sings with Moisés.
Bambino’s Ódiame: Christian assaults a man while Coral, Gina, and Wendy run away from a bus.
Dana McKeon and Max Mayers’ I Want More: Coral and Wendy enjoy a mojito by a pool.
Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day”: Gina talks about the perception of sex workers while thinking of Moisés.
Sky Rojo Episode 4: “Blood and Sex”
“You Are the Shining Light” by Eels: The episode begins with Coral in the backseat of Moisés’s vehicle.
“This Inconsequential Life” by Thieves and Misfits: Arcadio listens to a song on the radio shortly before hitting Christian.
Sleeper’s “Atomic”: Christian and Moisés put Arcadio in the trunk of his vehicle, and Wendy escapes.
Sky Rojo Episode 5: “The Escape”
“Diferente” by Sananda and Alex Olmedo: The episode begins with Coral’s narration of sleeping with overweight men.
“La Vida es un Carnaval” by Celia Cruz: A montage shows various women dancing at the Las Novias club.
Jade Bird’s “I Get No Joy”: Gina, Coral, and Wendy befriended on a road trip at the end of the episode.
Sky Rojo Episode 6: “Hare or Vixen? “
“Se Queen” by Miss Bolivia and J Mena: The episode begins with Gina driving and Coral asking to stop at a gas station.
“A Woman Scorned” by Abigail O’Neill, Dena Kelley, and Zedrick Eugene Kelley: At a gas station, Coral says she turned her jacket on Romeo by removing the makeup he forced her to wear.
Alex Olmedo’s “This Will Be Our Day”: Coral, Gina, and Wendy arrive at the hospital and see Romeo in a wheelchair.
Amy Winehouse’s “The Girl from Ipanema”: Coral plays a record and dances with Romeo.
“S.O.B. By The Night Sweats & Nathaniel Rateliff: Romeo takes control of a vehicle and pursues Coral, Gina, and Wendy.
Honeychain Crushed: Romeo loses control of his vehicle as Baraqué struggles in the back.
Sky Rojo Episode 7: “Thinking with your cock”
“Me Gusta” by X-Ray Dog: A club scene shows several women dancing at the start of the episode.
“California Sun” by The Rivieras: Wendy talks about collateral damage and her attempt to save Arcadio.
“All About Your” by SaraoMusic: Moisés reveals his advertising plan to Romeo.
“Spring Wind” by Greg Brown: Coral chronicles the long-term effects of personal wars, and the psychological dissociation that results.
“Going In” by Oakfield Mansion: Wendy talks about getting drunk before a big day.
“No One Rides a Train” by Richard McCulley, Ted Kamp, and Josef Peters: The song is played during the end credits.
Sky Rojo Episode 8: “Bear Trap”
“My Baby’s Just A Baby (But I Love Him So)” by Knickers: Wendy uses a digger at the start of the episode.
Timber Timbre’s “Run from Me”: Romeo cuts cocaine with a sword in his office.
“Sexy Rouge (Remix)” by Pierre Terrasse: Coral enters the Las Novias club and prepares to meet Romeo.
“The Motorcycle” by Los Bravos: Wendy and Gina try to escape Moisés.
“Lágrimas Negras” by Bebo Valdés and Diego el Cigala: The song is played during an end-of-season moment between Coral and Romeo.
Sky Rojo Season 1 was released in March 2021 on Netflix.
Read also: SKY ROJO SEASON 2: RELEASE DATE, RENEWAL, FULL DETAILS
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