Ready to fill all of your rom-com desires this summer is Resort to Love starring Christina Milian, Sinqua Walls, Jay Pharoah, and Alexander Hodge — out today on Netflix. This film is packed with pop songs, and with good reason, because our main character here is a wedding singer, and Alicia Keys served as one of the movie’s producers. Bring on the music!
“Experience” by Victoria Monét featuring Khalid & SG Lewis
The song plays as the movie starts. Victoria Monét released “Experience” with Khalid and SG Lewis as the third single from her debut album, JAGUAR. Fully embracing the disco vibes that are omnipresent among today’s hits but also feels like a little throwback. Monét and Khalid’s voice are smooth as silk.
“Body Pump” by Aluna
As Erica arrives to the Cre album listening party, Aluna’s song “Body Pump” is playing. Before releasing her own music, Aluna was known for her work in the duo AlunaGeorge. This song was her first single off her debut solo album.
“No One” by Alicia Keys
We briefly hear a cover of a girl playing it on the streets with her guitar. Christina Milian’s character, Erica, is then heard singing the song. Featuring “No One” in the movie is super relevant with the producer of the movie being Alicia Keys herself.
“Kifer To Pale Danse” by Jason Heerah & Otenik Groove
Milian’s character, Erica, gets picked up at the airport as she arrives to Mauritius with this song playing. Jason Heerah and Otenik Groove released the song on their 2017 album, Nou Sime.
“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Milian’s character, Erica, sings the song at a resort wedding. First featured in Dirty Dancing, “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” might just be one of those songs that I’ll never be able to hear without associating it with that scene from that film.
“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
In a full-on ‘80s get-up, Milian’s character Erica sings this disco song originally performed by Gloria Gaynor in 1978.
“Green” by KAINA
Milian’s character, Erica, bumps back into Sinqua Walls’ character, Caleb, on the beach as KAINA’s 2019 song, “Green” is playing. It appeared on her 2019 project, Next to the Sun.
“To Pu Dance” by A-Zal
A-Zal is artist you may not know by name, but his music has been featured in a few high profile series and films just this year alone. He wrote and produced this song, “To Pu Dance,” for Netflix for Resort to Love. He also had his songs featured in Marvel’s Loki on Disney+, as well as his feature film, Black Bud, on Amazon Prime Video.
“Go Where It Takes Us” by Dave Tough featuring Rizzi Meyers
While the characters are seen eating dinner after the hiking excursion, you can hear “Go Where It Takes Us” by Dave Tough featuring Rizzi Meyers. The song was released in 2019.
“Find Someone Like You” by Snoh Aalegra
Snoh Aalegra is no stranger to working with Alicia Keys, as she is featured on Keys’ most recent album, ALICIA, on the song “You Save Me.” This song, “Find Someone Like You,” however, was featured on Aalegra’s widely acclaimed 2019 album, ~ Ugh, those feels again. Milian’s character, Erica, sings the song at a wedding.
“Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj
One of the most widely recognized and iconic songs in recent memory, Nicki Minaj’s hit single “Super Bass” makes a brief cameo in the film. Jason’s new fiancée sings it live at the bachelorette party.
“Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend
Another live cover, Milian’s character, Erica, performs the song at a wedding. Meghan Trainor and John Legend released their duet in 2015, but it feels like such a timeless classic already.
“Dance In Place (Treasure Fingers Remix)” by CLAVVS & Treasure Fingers
This plays while the characters are seen dancing. Atlanta-based dj/producer Treasure Fingers remixed CLAVVS’ song “Dance In Place” earlier this year. CLAVVS coincidentally released their new album, o, today featuring the original version of the song.
“Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
Sung by Jay Pharoah’s character’s mother (played by Jeryl Prescott Gallien) at the restaurant, it’s definitely a memorable and funny scene. The song was actually first recorded in 1982 by Kamahl before being covered by Roger Whitaker, Lee Greenwood, Gladys Knight, and others. But it was Bette Midler’s 1989 rendition that made it so widely known.
“Lemonade” by Brooke Alexx
During a scene that takes place on the beach — one that I will not be spoiling by giving any further details — Brooke Alexx’s 2018 song “Lemonade” plays in the background.
“Better Than This” by Evie Irie
During another spoiler-y scene, that takes place in the ocean, Evie Irie’s 2020 song “Better Than This” is heard playing.
“Soley Pou Leve” by Justice Lecoq
With a song released just last month, Justice Lecoq’s “Soley You Live” plays over the end credits of Resort To Love.