The soundtrack of Guy Ritchie’s classic crime comedy Snatch is filled with great needle drops from a wide variety of musicians ranging from Oasis to 10cc to Madonna. After establishing his darkly comedic take on the British crime film in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Ritchie returned to London’s criminal underworld for more violence and pitch-black humor at the hands of tough-as-nails gangsters in Snatch. Snatch weaves two separate narratives – one about the search for a stolen diamond and the other about a crime boss forcing a small-time boxing promoter to step up his game – with ironic twists and chance encounters.


From wisecracking mobsters to nonlinear narratives to a twisted sense of humor, Ritchie borrowed a lot from the Tarantino playbook in rounding out his own signature filmmaking style. Soundtrack needle-drops are another stylistic flourish that Ritchie has taken from Tarantino. Like Tarantino, Ritchie often pairs violent scenes with upbeat pop music to create a hilarious juxtaposition. His use of pop songs also keeps the energy of his movies at a fast pace. There are plenty of examples of this on the Snatch soundtrack, like Ritchie’s use of an Oasis song over the brutal climactic boxing match.

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This is every song that plays on the Snatch soundtrack, in order:

  • “Supermoves” by Overseer
  • “Diamond” by Klint
  • “Hernando’s Hideaway” by the Johnston Brothers
  • “Viva Las Vegas” by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
  • “Golden Brown” by the Stranglers
  • “Ghost Town” by the Specials
  • “Dreadlock Holiday” by 10cc
  • “Cross the Tracks (We Better Go Back)” by Maceo Parker
  • “Disco Science” by Mirwais
  • “Angel” by Massive Attack
  • “Hot Pants – I’m Coming, I’m Coming” by Bobby Byrd
  • “Lucky Star” by Madonna
  • “The Sensual Woman” by the Herbaliser
  • “Hava Nagila” by Los Lobos
  • “Are You There?” by Klint
  • “F****n’ in the Bushes” by Oasis
  • “Don’t You Just Know It” by Huey P. Smith

When Exactly Every Song Plays In Snatch

Jason Statham talks to Brad Pitt in the ring in Snatch

“Supermoves” by Overseer – This song kicks off the soundtrack as the opening diamond heist kicks off the plot. It plays as Franky Four-Fingers, played by Benicio del Toro, leads a band of thieves, disguised as Orthodox Jews, to hold up a diamond dealer in Antwerp. They steal the 86-carat diamond that the rest of the movie will revolve around.

“Diamond” by Klint – This track plays over the opening titles as the sprawling ensemble cast of characters is introduced.

“Hernando’s Hideaway” by the Johnston Brothers – This song plays as Liam is tortured with a plastic bag pulled over his head. The big crime boss, “Brick Top” Pulford, ominously tells Errol to “feed him to the pigs.

“Viva Las Vegas” by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman – This Vegas-themed song, appropriately, plays over a montage of Franky Four-Fingers gambling.

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“Golden Brown” by the Stranglers – This song plays when Brad Pitt’s bareknuckle boxer character, Mickey O’Neil, knocks out famed fighter Gorgeous George in a fight, instantly establishing his prowess in the underground sport. The song plays as the crowd surrounds Gorgeous George’s unconscious body to make sure he’s not dead.

“Ghost Town” by the Specials – This track kicks in as Vinny arrives at the pawn shop while walking the dog he found.

“Dreadlock Holiday” by 10cc – After his rally driving course, the crew’s chosen getaway driver Tyrone can be heard listening to this song in his car.

“Cross the Tracks (We Better Go Back)” by Maceo Parker – This song is playing when small-time crooks Vinny and Sol enter the bookie’s office owned by Brick Top (one of Ritchie’s best character nicknames) to rob Franky. The robbery goes awry because the bookie has no money since the fight was canceled because Gorgeous George dropped out.

“Disco Science” by Mirwais – This song plays over the dogs chasing after the rabbit. This scene is famous for its abundance of cursing.

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“Angel” by Massive Attack – This song plays during the harrowing sequence in which Brick Top has his goons burn down Mickey’s mother’s caravan while she’s sleeping inside it. This is a crucial juncture in the plot, as it explains why Mickey was so desperate for revenge against Brick Top in the final reel.

“Hot Pants – I’m Coming, I’m Coming” by Bobby Byrd – This song creates a darkly hilarious juxtaposition when Vinnie Jones’ contract killer character, Bullet Tooth Tony, slams a man’s head in his car door before casually answering a phone call. This scene establishes how hard-as-nails and cold-blooded Bullet Tooth Tony is.

“Lucky Star” by Madonna – This hit song from Madonna’s self-titled debut studio album can be heard when Bullet Tooth Tony drives his car down the street with Mullet’s head trapped in his window. Madonna was dating Ritchie at the time the movie was being made and the two got married shortly after Snatch was released.

“The Sensual Woman” by the Herbaliser – This psychedelic trip-hop track is a flute song that is heard multiple times throughout the film, like a recurring musical theme. Specifically, it’s played when Bullet Tooth Tony shoots Boris “The Blade” Yurinov and catches Sol and Vinny by surprise.

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“Hava Nagila” by Los Lobos – Snatch’s narrative plays around with coincidence a lot, like a gangster movie version of Robert Altman’s intertwining opus Short Cuts, and the three-way car crash is a perfect example. This song is heard playing when three sets of characters are all driving and end up in a big crash.

“Are You There?” by Klint – This song plays after Mickey’s mother’s wake on the night before the fight as Mickey drinks heavily and parties with his friends. Mickey gets so drunk that Turkish worries he won’t be able to make it to the fourth round as promised.

“F****n’ in the Bushes” by Oasis – This profanely titled Oasis hit can be heard on the soundtrack throughout the climactic boxing match (particularly the electric guitar solo that kicks in around halfway through the song) as Mickey double-crosses Brick Top and his goons and knocks out his opponent.

“Don’t You Just Know It” by Huey P. Smith – This song plays the movie out, one of the best uses of popular music over end credits.

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Where To Listen To The Snatch Soundtrack

The cast of Snatch on the movie poster

The official soundtrack album for Snatch, titled Snatch: Stealin’ Stones and Breakin’ Bones, isn’t available on any of the major music streaming platforms. But most of the songs featured in the film can be heard on “Snatch Soundtrack Complete,” a Spotify playlist created by the user Boisterous Pop.

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