Warning: Contains spoilers for Bros.
The LGBTQ+ rom-com starring Billy Eichner, Bros has a soundtrack that is full of both hilarious and poignant music. Bros follows a cynical podcaster working on opening an LGBTQ+ history museum in NYC, Bobby, who falls for an athletic, lawyer, who doesn’t want to be tied down, Aaron. From upbeat club music, to jazzy ballads, to touching original work, the Bros soundtrack perfectly underscores the love story.
The first LGBTQ+ romantic comedy from a major studio (Universal Studios), the Bros soundtrack includes the work of many queer artists. For example, Orville Peck, Jake Wesley Rogers, and Joan Armatrading are all LGBTQ+ musicians who are featured in the soundtrack. Additionally, artists who have become a huge part of LGBTQ+ community spaces, such as Kylie Minogue and Mariah Carey, are featured throughout the Bros soundtrack.
Additionally, Bros features an original song written by Billy Eichner and Marc Shaiman and performed by Eichner himself: “Love is Not Love.” The tune is a touching song about Bobby’s struggles with commitment and the unique nature of queer relationships, highlighting a distance from the idea that cultures must be homogenous, additionally showcased through the diverse cast of Bros. Here’s every song in the Bros soundtrack, and when each plays in the movie.
“Love Is Here To Stay” by Nat King Cole – As Bobby explains that he likes to take a walk around the city after a grinder hook-up, this jazzy tune plays while he does so.
“We All Move Together (Kevin Saunderson X Latroit Remix)” – Inner City, Idris Elba, Kevin Saunderson, & Latroit – This song plays in the background of Bros while Bobby and his friend, Henry, gossip in a nightclub.
“Heartbreaker/If You Should Ever Be Lonely (Junior’s Heartbreaker Club Mix)” by Mariah Carey – The Mariah Carey remix plays when Bobby first meets Aaron in the Bros movie. Aaron says he doesn’t recognize the song and prefers country music like Garth Brooks.
“Dreaming With A Broken Heart” by John Mayer – At the end of Bobby and Aaron’s first date, Aaron receives an invitation to an intimate night with a married couple. He invites Bobby, and the John Mayer song joins the Bros soundtrack during the awkward sexual encounter.
“When I Fall In Love” by Nat King Cole – This song plays over an intimate scene between Bobby and Aaron.
“She’s Like The Wind” by Patrick Swayze feat. Wendy Fraser – While visiting Provincetown, Aaron overhears Bobby singing along to “She’s Like The Wind” from Dirty Dancing in the shower, and he remarks that Bobby has a beautiful singing voice.
Love and Affection by Joan Armatrading – On a beach in Provincetown, Bobby opens up about his lifelong struggles as a gay man. Bobby and Aaron then dance together next to the sunset as the song by Joan Armatrading plays.
Santa Baby (written by Joan Javits, Anthony Springer, Phillip Springer) – Before Aaron and Bobby decide to be a monogamous couple, “Santa Baby” plays over a comical sex scene between them and two other men and Bobby ends up feeling uncomfortable with the situation.
“I’m Flying” – (written by Mark Charlap & Carolyn Leigh) – While Aaron’s family is visiting New York in Bros, Bobby takes them to a restaurant with singing waiters. One of the songs they sing is “I’m Flying.”
“We Go Together” (written by Warren Casey & Jim Jacobs) – This is another song sung by the singing waiters, made especially awkward as it follows an argument between Aaron’s mother and Bobby about teaching queer history to children.
“The People” by 1991 – After Bobby and Aaron have broken up following the argument between Bobby and Aaron’s mother, this song by 1991 is playing in a club when they run into each other again for the first time.
“Turn To Hate” by Orville Peck – After Bobby seemingly ends things with Aaron forever, Aaron decides to pursue his dream of being a chocolatier, something Bobby always encouraged him to do. This Bros song plays over a montage of him learning to make chocolate and opening his own chocolate shop.
Alive (Millenium Funk Mix) by Kevin Aviance – “Alive” plays during the opening of the LGBTQ+ museum.
“Love Is Not Love” (written Billy Eichner & Marc Shaiman) – This is Bobby’s original song which he wrote for Aaron while they were broken up. He sings “Love Is Not Love” to him when Aaron shows up to the museum opening. The title of the song references something Bobby says on his podcast in the beginning moments of the film, noting that LGBTQ+ romance and relationships are not the same as cishet relationships, and that’s okay. Bobby even wrote it in the style of Garth Brooks, because it’s Aaron’s favorite.
“Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” by Kylie Minogue – As Bobby and Aaron reconcile, they dance to the Kylie Minogue hit along with their other friends at the museum opening.
“Hindsight” by Jake Wesley Rogers – “Hindsight” plays during the Bros ending credits after the audience sees a scene set three months later as Aaron’s mother takes her 2nd-grade class to the LGBTQ+ museum and Bobby and Aaron are still happily together.