Squid Game: The Challenge soundtrack – All songs

Daisy Phillipson
Still from Squid Game: The Challenge on Netflix

The soundtrack might not be the first thing you think about when it comes to Squid Game: The Challenge, but the Netflix reality show features a surprisingly eclectic mix of songs from the original series and classical hits.

Netflix’s anticipated Squid Game: The Challenge is nearing its end, whittling down what was once 456 real-life players as they battled it out in the hopes of winning a whopping $4.56 million – the streamer’s largest cash prize in reality television history.

As per the synopsis: “As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – plus surprising new additions – their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them.”

There are plenty of goosebump-inducing songs that feature throughout the show – so, here’s your guide to the soundtrack so far. 

Squid Game: The Challenge soundtrack – Tracklist of all songs

Below, you’ll find a list of all the songs that play in Squid Game: The Challenge Episodes 1-9:

  • ‘Pink Soldiers’ – 23
  • ‘Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: VIII. Lacrimosa’ – Mozart
  • ‘Smile’ – Nat “King” Cole
  • ‘Kaiser-Walzer op.437’ – Johann Strauss II
  • ‘The Blue Danube Waltz’ – Johann Strauss II
  • ‘Needles and Dalgona’ – Min Joo Park
  • ‘Trois Gnossiennes’ – Erik Satie
  • ‘Moonlight Sonata’ – Beethoven
  • ‘I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl’ – Nina Simone
  • ‘Overture from The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492’ – Mozart
  • ‘Habanera’ from Carmen – Georges Bizet
  • ‘Histoires de la Forêt Viennoise’ – Johann Strauss II
  • ‘Chanson de Matin’ – Edward Elgar
  • ‘The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Waltz of the Flowers’ – Tchaikovsky
  • ‘An Ending, a Beginning’ – Dustin O’Halloran
  • ‘The Four Seasons, Winter (1st Movement)’ – Vivaldi 
  • ‘Swan Lake, Op. 20’’ – Tchaikovsky
  • ‘Danse Macabre’ – Camille Saint-Saëns
  • ‘Clair de lune’ – Claude Debussy
  • ‘Let’s Go Out Tonight’ – Jung Jaeil
  • ‘Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2’ – Chopin
  • ‘Cradle Song’ – Brahms 
  • ‘The Barber Of Seville, Overture’ – Gioachino Rossini
  • ‘The Four Seasons, Summer’ – Vivaldi

As you can see, a number of the iconic songs from the original Squid Game are in there, and you can bet they’re utilized throughout. 

There’s also plenty of classical music to give the series an atmospheric feel, while at other times it’s comedic, juxtaposed with the stressful situation the players are in. 

We’ll be sure to add all of the additional songs that play out in the grand finale once it arrives on Netflix. 

Squid Game: The Challenge Episodes 1-9 are available to stream on Netflix now, with the finale dropping on December 6. You can check out our other coverage below:

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