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Review + Super Soundtrack: “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV+

Ted Lasso, one of the best shows on TV (or on streaming) is officially back for its second season on Apple TV+! Just like the last time we spent some time with these characters, your dopamine level will be through the roof in no time.

Ted Lasso, one of the best shows on TV (or on streaming) is officially back for its second season on Apple TV+! Just like the last time we spent some time with these characters, your dopamine level will be through the roof in no time.

It’s such a nice change of pace to watch something that just truly makes you feel good for those thirty minutes. I love Mare of Easttown, This Is Us, and The White Lotus more than anyone, but there’s something soothing about Ted Lasso. It’s the show we all needed last year, and “darn it,” it’s the show we all need now.

There are moments this time around that get even more touching and emotional. In its first go, we’re introduced to an American football coach who takes over coaching for an England soccer (football) team, and he’s clueless. That doesn’t sound like a premise that would dig very deep, but you’d be surprised. Tackling toxic masculinity, tapping into relationships, figuring out family-related drama; all things to expect in this new batch of episodes.

Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso is the role model we need right now. With his one-of-a-kind one-liners, his overflow of positivity, and life advice that I personally take to heart with each episode, this might just be one of the greatest characters of all time.

Brett Goldstein as Roy Kent with his endless supply of F-bombs never get old. Juno Temple as Keeley Jones proves that there is always more than first meets the eye. Someone I thought was a real underdog last season but whose performance is entirely elevated this time around, is Nick Mohammed as Nathan Shelley. He’s just a different kind of funny.

It feels like critics of the show are waiting for it to falter and take a misstep, but that nitpicking is just unnecessary. There really are no weak spots in Ted Lasso. If you liked the first season, I would like to guarantee that you will straight-up love the second.

Breaking the record for the most nominations for a first-year comedy, Ted Lasso is truly unique. While I found last season to have its fair share of surprises, I was astonished at the intricacies to be found among the new challenges these characters face.

Now, let’s take a deep dive into the music featured in season 2 of Ted Lasso for Super Soundtrack!

Episode 1: “Goodbye, Earl”

“Wise Up” by Aimee Mann

While Rebecca is on a date in a café, she starts looking around at other couples on their phones. This Aimee Mann song was originally released on the Jerry Maguire soundtrack in 1996, but it gained most of its popularity when it appeared on the soundtrack for the film Magnolia in 1999.

“Live Is Life” by Opus

The song that plays over the end credits for the season 2 premiere is the Opus hit song, “Live Is Life.” Released in 1985, it was the number one song in Europe that summer before becoming a top 40 hit in America by 1986.

Episode 2: “Lavender”

“Anarchy in the U.K.” by Sex Pistols

Roy is getting ready to take the stage for his first show as a TV sports analyst with Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the U.K.” playing in the background of the scene. The punk rock band released the song as their debut single in 1976.

“Tear It Up” by Queen

Soundtracking the end credits is Queen’s “Tear It Up,” which appeared on Queen’s 1984 album, The Works. The song was written by Brian May and features May on the vocals rather than Freddie Mercury.

Episode 3: “Do the Right-est Thing”

“Hand In My Pocket” by Alanis Morissette

This Alanis Morissette song plays at the start of the episode as Ted Lasso meets the “new receptionist.” Morissette released the song on her iconic album, Jagged Little Pill, in 1995.

“Caroline” by Arlo Parks

Rebecca and her friend Flo’s daughter are talking while Arlo Parks’ song “Caroline” plays. Parks released the song as the fifth single from her critically acclaimed debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, earlier this year.

“Khala My Friend” by Amanaz

Amanaz’s song, “Khala My Friend” plays over the end credits. Amanaz released the song on their album, Africa, in 1975.

Episode 4: “Carol of the Bells”

“Mele Kalikimaka” by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters

Heard while they’re wrapping Jamie Tart’s Secret Santa Christmas gift

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Ella Fitzgerald

Heard while Keeley is decorating the house for her sexy Christmas party with Roy Kent

“Merry Christmas Baby” by the Beatles

Heard while Higgins and his family open Christmas presents

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” by Bing Crosby

Heard while Ted and his son open presents together over FaceTime

“Last Christmas”

A cover of the song is performed live on the street

“Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt

Heard while all of the players are enjoying the Christmas party at Higgins’ party

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Harry Connick Jr.

Heard when we see what Ted and Rebecca are up to on Christmas

“Carol of the Bells (Voice)” by John Williams

Heard over a montage containing several different scenes showing how different characters are spending the day

“Deck the Halls”

Heard while Roy Kent and his niece look for a dentist

“O Holy Night”

Heard playing softly in the background

“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues ft. Kirsten MacColl

Heard while Roy, Keeley, and Roy’s niece are walking down the street

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

Heard when Rebecca and Ted sing the song together on the street

Episode 5: “Rainbow”

“Swingin’ on a Rainbow” by Frankie Avalon

Heard when the song opens the episode

“To Love What I Want, And Want What I Love” by Mable John

Heard playing while Rebecca is looking at the Bantr app on her phone

“Song 2” by Blur

Heard playing during a practice sequence 

“L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole

Heard when it’s officially game day, and it’s a little bit romantic

“She’s A Rainbow” by The Rolling Stones

We’ve heard the song a few times this season already as Higgins’ ringtone, but the song plays this time during a scene involving Roy Kent I won’t spoil that’s while he’s seen using a ride share service.

Episode 6: “The Signal”

“The Bathroom Blitz” by Sweet

Heard at the start of the episode

“Jumpman” by Drake

Heard when it is revealed who Rebecca has been messaging on the Bantr app

“Only” by RY X

Heard playing at the end of the episode over the end credits

Episode 7: “Headspace”

“Walkin’ In The Sunshine” by Roger Miller

Opens the episode as we see Roy wake up next to Keeley and as they get ready to head to work

“I’m Your Man” by Spiritualized

Heard while Roy and Keeley are at their house

“By Your Side” by Sade

Heard while Keeley takes a bath

“I Feel Free” by Queen

Heard paying over the end credits

Episode 8: “Man City”

“Witness (1 Hope)” by Roots Manuva

Heard while Sharon is biking to work

“La Virgen de la Macarena” by Arturo Sandoval

Heard while Sam is getting his hair cut with the prestigious clippers

“Down By The Riverside” by Mahalia Jackson

Heard during the elusive haircut

“Loving Is Easy” by Red Orange County featuring Benny Sings

Heard during the blind dinner date

“Beware of Darkness” by George Harrison

Heard during a touching scene that goes against toxic masculinity in the locker room

“Don’t Look Back In Anger” by Oasis

Heard when Rebecca arrives home and turns on her TV to see Sam’s interview playing

“Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane

Heard playing at the end of the episode and continues through credits

Episode 9: “Beard After Hours”

“Fit But You Know It” by The Streets

Heard while Coach Beard is on his way to a club

“Last Train To London” by Electric Light Orchestra

Heard while Coach Beard’s friends the playing pool

“Alone Again (Naturally)” by Gilbert O’Sullivan

Heard when Coach Beard gets his phone back and checks his messages

“We Are The Champions” by Queen

Heard when Beard’s friends make their way to Nelson Road

“Hello” by Martin Solveig & Dragonette

Heard when Beard finally makes his way to the club

“The Universal” by Blur

Heard playing at the end of the episode

Episode 10: “No Weddings and a Funeral”

“I Wanna Sex You Up” by Color Me Badd

Heard at the beginning of the episode as we see two characters waking up together

“Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley

Heard quite a few times throughout the episode

“Easy Lover” by Philip Bailey & Phil Collins

Heard while Ted is getting dressed for the funeral

“I Remember” by Molly Drake

Heard playing over the end credits

Episode 11: “Midnight Train to Royston”

“Love Is Everywhere (Beware)” by Wilco

Heard while Keeley is at her photo shoot and when Sam answers his phone

“Cold/Mess” by Prateek Kuhad

Heard playing during Keeley and Roy’s photo shoot

“Karma Police” by Radiohead

Heard after Ted gets a text message from a reporter at the end of the episode and continues playing over the end credits

Episode 12: “Inverting the Pyramid of Success”

“Yesterday’s Papers” by The Rolling Stones

Heard while Ted Lasso heads out of his apartment

“Don’t Bring Me Down” by Electric Light Orchestra

Heard while everyone is seen getting ready for the big match

“yankee and the brave (ep. 4)” by Run The Jewels

Heard playing over the shocking (and infuriating) final scene and continues playing over the end credits

Season two of Ted Lasso is now streaming on Apple TV+, and it has already been announced that it will return for another season next year. Watch here.


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