Griselda soundtrack: All songs featured in the crime drama by episode

David Bowie, Miami Sound Machine, Donna Summer, and more talented musicians feature on the Griselda soundtrack.

Griselda. Sofia Vergara as Griselda, Alberto Ammann as Alberto Bravo in episode 101 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023
Griselda. Sofia Vergara as Griselda, Alberto Ammann as Alberto Bravo in episode 101 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /
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Netflix has a significant selection of crime dramas, including acclaimed shows like Narcos, its spinoff Narcos: Mexico, and Ozark. The latest to join the mix is a female-led series about Colombian drug runner Griselda Blanco, with Emmy-nominated actress Sofia Vergara taking over the titular role in the series.

The six-episode limited series comes from Narcos and Narcos: Mexico showrunner Eric Newman, who co-created Griselda alongside Doug Miro, Ingrid Escajeda, and Carlo Bernard.

To underscore Griselda's ambitious climb to the top of the Miami drug scene in the 1980s, Griselda features an excellent musical score created by the Grammy and Emmy-winning composer Carlos Rafael Rivera. Rivera previously worked on The Queen's Gambit, A Walk Among the Tombstones, and Lessons in Chemistry.

Setting the right musical tone for Griselda

Discussing the music chosen for the series, co-creator Eric Newman says they wanted a mixture of period-accurate tunes, which wasn't too challenging considering how much great music was made during the 1970s and '80s.

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Griselda. Sofia Vergara as Griselda in episode 105 of Griselda. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

"The music in GRISELDA is very much of a time and place that people feel like they know, whether it’s from MIAMI VICE, or from Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, or more recently from COCAINE COWBOYS. I’m really pleased with our score and soundtrack."

Eric Newman, Griselda co-creator

Speaking specifically about Rivera's score, series director Andrés Baiz says they wanted Rivera to feel like he could be bold and unrestrained.

"I didn’t want a minimalistic score, I wanted something operatic and he went for it. The score is very out there, it’s ballsy. It reflects Griselda as a character very much," he reflects during an interview shared by Netflix press.

Griselda features some Caribbean and Latin influences, as well as several notable Disco tunes and the soundtrack includes songs from artists like David Bowie, Donna Summer, and more. Below we outlined all the songs featured in Griselda by episode.

Episode 1 songs

  • "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer
  • "Oye No Me Beses" by Charanga Sensación de Rolando Valdés
  • "Suéltame, Vieja" by Los Guaracheros de Oriente
  • "Mirando Al Mar" by Jorge Sepúlveda
  • "Soy una Nube" by Elia y Elizabeth
  • "El Aguardientoski" by Los Graduados & Gustavo Quintero
  • "For Your Love Suite (I Walk Alone) [B.B.M. Remix]" by Chilly

Episode 2 songs

  • "Come and Get It" by Ralph Rables
  • "We're Gonna Get Back Together" by Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson
  • "Salut" by Joe Dassin

Episode 3 songs

  • "Gloria (Spanish Version)" by Umberto Tozzi
  • "Yours Truly Love" by Shirley Nanette
  • "Gotta Go Home" by Boney M

Episode 4 songs

  • "Mammy Blue" by Roger Whittaker
  • "Invitation to the World" by Jimmy Briscoe
  • "La Senorita Lola" by Ray & His Court
  • "Sácalo Sácalo" by Los Kintos
  • "Lullaby in Ragtime" by Harry Nilsson

Episode 5 songs

  • "Talking In Your Sleep" by The Romantics
  • "Dolce Vita" by Ryan Paris
  • "Sweet Baby of Mine" by Ruth Brown
  • "Let's Dance" by David Bowie
  • "Dr. Beat" by Miami Sound Machine
  • "Good Things" by Pearl Dowell
  • "Sex Toy" by Julie Sims
  • "Black Trombone" by Serge Gainsborug
  • "Tu Lo Sientos? (Do You Feel It?)" by Joe Cuba

Episode 6 songs

  • "Nana" by Cake
  • "La Zenaida" by Armando Hernandez
  • "Jericho" by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  • "Who Knows" by Marion Black

Colombian singer and songwriter Karol G makes her acting debut in Griselda

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Griselda. (L to R) Karol G as Carla, Christian Tappan as Arturo in episode 102 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /

Of course, when speaking of music it's also worth mentioning that the popular Grammy-winning Colombian artist Karol makes her acting debut in the show as Griselda's friend Carla. She was reportedly going to play an even bigger role in the series, but ultimately revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she asked for a smaller part to play.

"I was a little sponge absorbing everything on the set and learning a lot from my other castmates and I'm super happy. I think everything is so beautiful. It came [out] so beautiful. I'm super excited for what the future brings," says the singer.

All six episodes of Griselda are now streaming on Netflix. Add the series to your watchlist here.

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