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Super Soundtrack: “Sex Education” on Netflix [Season 3]

It’s finally back! Season 3 of Sex Education has officially premiered on Netflix. It may have only been a year-and-a-half, but it feels like we’ve been waiting so much longer. This bunch of British teenagers represent the most diverse, relatable, and accurately awkward group of kids on TV right now.

It’s finally back! Season 3 of Sex Education has officially premiered on Netflix. It may have only been a year-and-a-half, but it feels like we’ve been waiting so much longer. This bunch of British teenagers represent the most diverse, relatable, and accurately awkward group of kids on TV right now.

I know I’m not alone in thinking that season two was considerably lackluster in comparison to the paramount first season, but I’m here to tell you that this brand new third season is competing for the best season of the show so far. It perfectly matches up its unique level of raunchiness, satisfyingly developed character arcs, and smart writing.

This may just be the most timely season yet talking some heavy topics and bringing awareness to some big ticket items in society right now. We delve into these characters’ past and get to know more about their families. New characters are brought in, and characters that felt less developed are brought up to the forefront of the story. There’s a level of honesty that feels untapped when you look at past seasons, but they’re not afraid to take it there. That being said, it’s still undeniably sexy and fun.

This season gets right to it — literally — with a flashy montage of our beloved characters and their partners going at it set to the song “I Think We’re Alone Now” by The Rubinoos. After that, the music never lets up, so let’s dive into the rest of the songs featured this season…

Episode 1

“I Think We’re Alone Now” by The Rubinoos

Opens the new season with a sexy montage of everyone having sex

“Hound Dog” by Big Mama Thornton

Heard while Asa is getting ready to leave the house

“Land of 1000 Dances” by Wilson Pickett

Heard during first day of school festivities

“Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams

Heard while Otis is explaining what he had been up to over the summer

“Hour of Deepest Need” by Ezra Furman

Heard while Otis is texting with his “casual” friend

“Oh Yeah” by Yello

Heard when Dex enters the changing rooms, and it also plays again when he runs into Aimee and her goat

“Then She Kissed Me” by Hello

Heard at the end of the episode when Otis and his girlfriend decide to make things official and go public with their relationship. It continues to plat over the end credits.

Episode 2

“Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” by Doris Day

Heard while Eric is putting makeup on Adam

“Fantastic Man” by William Onyeabor

Heard while Otis is trying on new clothes with Ruby

“Piddly Patter Patter” by Nappy Brown

Heard when Otis and Ruby drive up arriving at school together

“F**k the Pain Away” by Peaches

Heard when the Morale Singers chorus are rehearsing the song for assembly

“Can I Sleep in Your Brain” by Ezra Furman

Heard when Adam and Eric are kissing

“Save A Prayer” by Duran Duran

Heard when Maeve contemplates calling Otis before backing out on the idea

“Sound of Da Police” by KRS-One

Heard when the title of Head Boy is handed off to someone else, and it continues playing over the end credits

Episode 3

“Rock Me Gently” by Andy Kim

Heard while we see Jeffrey and Cynthia sharing a scene together tragically involving their cat, Jonathan

“Macumba” by Titanic

Heard when Ola is playing Otis’ Titanic record

“Blank Generation” by Richard Hell & The Voidoids

Heard during the episode’s second scene between Jeffrey and Cynthia in their trailer

“Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels” by Todrick Hall

Heard when Eric is putting on makeup and signing along to the song in the mirror before dancing around his room to it

“The Man in Me” by Bob Dylan

Heard while Adam, Eric, Otis, and Ruby are bowling together

“Never My Love” by The Association

Heard while Otis is over at Ruby’s house hanging out with her dad and Jonathan

“Tender” by Blur

Heard as Ruby and Otis hang up after talking on the phone together and continues on during the end credits

Episode 4

“Don’t Sweat the Technique” by Eric B. & Rakim

Heard at the very beginning of the episode as we check in with a few of the couples

“So Much Love To Do” by Scout Niblett

Heard while Maeve is seen at home

“Stormy Weather” by Etta James

Heard while Jakob is seen building the treehouse

“Mysterious Power” by Ezra Furman & the Harpoons

Heard when Adam is seen looking out his window at his dad in the front yard

“Shake Body” by Skales

Heard when Eric is listening to the song and dancing along to it in the mirror in his room

“La Ballade Des Gens Heurex” by Gérard Lenorman

Heard as the students are getting on the bus to go on the school trip and continues playing during the end credits

Episode 5

“Mon Amour Mon Ami” by Marie Laforêt

Heard at the beginning of the episode while Viv is in the bathroom

“Hot Topic” by Le Tigre

Heard while the students are riding on the bus, and they’re behind schedule

“Zou Bisou Bisou” by Gillian Hills

Heard while Jackson and Cal are on a trip while on a trip

“Allez Donc Vous Faire Bronzer” by Sacha Distel

Heard when there is an accident between the bus and another car on the road

“Pump Up The Jam” by Technotronic

Heard when the teacher is trying to get the rest of the bus to join in on singing the song with him

“I Wanna Love” by Scout Niblett

Heard while Jackson and Cal share a moment together

“The Breeze/My Baby Cries” by Bill Callahan

Heard while Otis and Maeve and talking at the gas station after they got left behind

“When I Live My Dream” by David Bowie

Heard when the students are trying to fall asleep on the bus ride in the middle of the night

Episode 6

“Under Pressure” by Queen & David Bowie

Heard playing during a flashback scene where a young Lily is telling a story she wrote to her friend at school

“Oyejo” by Fela Ransome Kuti & His Koola Lobitos

Heard during a scene at Eric’s grandmother’s house in Nigeria

“Sweet Mother” by Prince Nico Mbarga

Heard while Eric is dancing along to the song in the mirror at his grandmother’s house in Nigeria

“Short and Sweet” by Brittany Howard

Heard while Adam is typing up an email to send to Eric

“Fall” by Davido

Heard when Eric goes to a club with Oba in Lagos

“Joro” by Wizkid

Heard playing at the club that Oba takes Eric to in Lagos

“Attention” by Tiwa Savage

Heard as Eric is saying goodbye to his grandmother as they leave Nigeria and continues playing over the end credits

Episode 7

“F**k the Pain Away” by Peaches

Heard when the school choir sings the song at the assembly as the school’s new anthem

“Hand Clapping Song”

Heard while Michael is seen cooking

“Oogum Boogum Song” by Brenton Wood

Heard playing after Otis and Lily finish talking and Otis leaves

“Breathe Your Name” by Sixpence None The Richer

Heard while Otis and Maeve share a moment together in the rain and continues playing over the end credits

Episode 8

“Summer Wine” by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood

Heard when Layla is getting ready for their day

“Milkshake” by Kelis

Heard when Viv shows up at school with a new boy

“I Get Along Without You You Very Well” by Chet Baker

Heard while Adam and Eric are talking on the bridge

“Save Me” by Aimee Mann

Heard while Adam and his dog compete in the dog trials

“Moanin’” by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers

Heard while Mitchell is setting the table for a fancy dinner for two

“The Ballad of El Goodo” by Big Star

Heard in the pivotal final scene of the season and continues playing over the end credits

Season 3 of Sex Education is now streaming on Netflix. Stream it here.

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