Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History

Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History is an eight-part series executive-produced by Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Brian Gewirtz that will explore the music tied to iconic moments in history. Every episode will cover a tragedy, triumph, or the start of a movement – and the music that came to define it. From the March on Washington to the riots at Stonewall, the moon landing to Hurricane Katrina – music has played an integral part in celebrating, criticizing, and amplifying these seismic events in our collective history. Soundtracks is produced by Show of Force and Seven Bucks Productions.

Show Info

Airs on: United States CNN (2017 - now)
Schedule: Fridays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 8 episodes

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Previous Episode

September 11th

Episode 1x02; Apr 27, 2017

Following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, songs like Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" took on a new and heightened meaning and politically charged country music took center stage.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x02: September 11thApr 27, 2017
1x01: The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.Apr 20, 2017
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