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Super Soundtrack: “Insecure” on HBO [Season 5]

“Insecure” on HBO delivers one of the most reliably phenomenal soundtracks of any show on TV, specializing in R&B and hip-hop by spotlighting both established and up-and-coming artists.

This is exciting but saddening news to share: the new season of Insecure is upon us (but it’s also the final season of the HBO series!) We’ve come to love these characters, and they truly do feel like real people at this point.

Starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, and Courtney Taylor, the HBO series continues following these characters on the paths to the next phase of their lives. It’s going to be hard to say goodbye to this show and these characters, so let’s hope these final few weeks of episodes don’t fly by.

Insecure delivers one of the most reliably phenomenal soundtracks of any show on TV, specializing in R&B and hip-hop by spotlighting both established and up-and-coming artists. Let’s break down the music featured in season five of this phenomenal show…

Season 5, Episode 1: “Reunited, Okay?!”

“Master P” by Choker

Heard at the very beginning of the episode

“Still I Rise” by Kamaiyah ft. Jackboy 

Heard when the title card drops and as Issa arrives to the Stanford reunion

“HOT PINK” by AG Club

Heard during a scene transition when Issa runs into someone she went to school with at Stanford

“Blow The Whistle” by Too $hort

Heard playing at the reunion with a woman playing the flute along to the song

“Stanky Legg” by GS Boyz

Heard during a funny moment during the In Memoriam segment of the Stanford reunion

“I Luv Your Girl” by The-Dream ft. Young Jeezy

Heard while the girls are on the way to the club

“Give A Little” by Ego Ella May

Heard as everyone arrives home from the Stanford reunion

“Fun” by Nnena

Heard during the final scene and plays over the end credits (*this song was released specifically for the Insecure Season 5 Soundtrack*)

Season 5, Episode 2: “Growth, Okay?!”

“Sunbathe” by Tainy & Miguel

Heard at the very start of the episode before we jump to “one year later”

“Get Me Some” by TOKiMONSTA ft. Drew Love & Dumbfoundead

Heard after we jump to “one year later” and see what Issa and Molly are up to now

“Freeze” by Kari Faux featuring Amal Marie & Ymtk

Heard when the title card drops

“Make Em Mad” by Big Boss Vette

Heard during a scene transition before we meet Kofi’s character, Shawn

“You Gotta” by Larry June

Heard during a scene transition before seeing Issa set up the Crenshawn show

“Moving Fast” by DOM KENNEDY

Heard during the Crenshawn show

“Movin’ On” by India.Arie & Anderson .Paak

Heard after the Crenshawn show ends

“Lay (Season 5 Version)” by bLAck pARty

Heard while Issa and Nathan are together

“Icarus” by Fana Hues

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 5, Episode 3: “Pressure, Okay?!”

“What’s The Use” by Nick Hakim & Josh Levi

Heard at the very beginning of the episode

“Snoring” by Drew Love & Loshendrix

Heard when the title card drops

“On My Shit” by Phony PPL ft. Joey Bada$$

Heard while Lawrence is putting together the crib

“All or Nothin” by Chuck Sutton

Heard while we see Lawrence and Condola texting onscreen

“Home” by IYAMAH

Heard while we see Lawrence and Condola living their separate lives via split screen

“Blurred Lines” by Joyce Wrice

Heard while Lawrence is on the plane

“Satellite” by Thundercat

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 5, Episode 4: “Faulty, Okay?!”

“Dialtone” by Phony Ppl

Heard at the very beginning of the episode

“Show Me Something” by Renni Rucci

Heard when the title card drops

“Can’t Believe It” by Matt Martians

Heard while they’re playing spades on the beach

“We Outside” by 27Delly & Willie ft. GAL

Heard while everyone is seen driving

“Get It Girl” by Saweetie

Heard playing at the bar

“Back Then” by Mike Jones

Heard at the bar

“Sensitive” by Serena Isioma

Heard while they’re driving to the party

“MANGO (Remix)” by KAMAUU ft. Adeline & Masego

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 5, Episode 5: “Surviving, Okay?!”

“U Around?” by Spencer.

Heard at the start of the episode while Molly is getting it on with a new man

“Interstellar” by Monte Booker

Heard when the title card drops and we see Molly at the hospital with her family

“raw” by LOONY

Heard when we see Issa waking up at Nathan’s place

“GUCCI” by Bree Runway & Maliibu Miitch

Heard while Issa and Molly are switching clothes

“PBJ” by Tay Money

Heard when Issa leaves the hospital wearing Molly’s dress

“vanishing . (chipmunk)” by anaiis

Heard when Molly’s family comes into the hospital room asking for an update

“Why Hide” by Mark Ronson ft. Diana Gordon

Heard when Molly is sitting with her mom, and Issa runs into Lawrence

“Whew Chile” by Dai Burger ft. TT The Artist

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 5, Episode 6: “Tired, Okay?!”

“Like That Bitch” by Flo Milli

Heard when Issa is living out a funny fantasy in her head

“fubu” by Ambré

Heard when the title card drops

“Get Money” by Butch Dawson

Heard while Nathan is working at the barber shop

“Coconut Oil” by KIRBY

Heard while Issa is meeting with potential clients on Fairfax

“50 Lem Hunnits” by 27Delly & Akeem Ali

Heard while all of the barbers are splitting up the pay for the rent

“If It’s Good” by Raphael Saadiq

Heard playing during a scene transition

“Mad Bitches” by Mikhala Jene

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 5, Episode 7: “Chillin’ Okay?!”

“You And I” by Jakob Ogawa

Heard at the very beginning of the episode

“damn Right” by AUDREY NUNA

Heard when the title card drops

“Last Night” by P. Diddy ft. Keyshia Cole

Heard when Issa, Molly, Kelli, and Tiffany sing along to the song together

“Make Me” by Teedra Moses ft. Uncle Chucc & Brody

Heard playing in the background while Issa, Molly, Kelli, and Tiffany are playing The Truth Game

“Green Light” by John Legend ft. André 3000

Heard while Molly is trying to make a decision and the song plays, so she thinks it was a sign to just do it

“Changes” by BOSCO

Heard during a scene transition

“On God” by Latto

Heard during a scene transition while Issa is seen walking down the hall in her dress

“Shy Girl” by Samaria

Heard during a scene transition

“Centrefold” by Genesis Owusu

Heard while Issa, Molly, Kelli, and Tiffany are on the back deck getting high

“The Distance” by Gavin Turek

Heard after Issa and Nathan hang up, then Issa gets another phone call from Lawrence. It then plays over the end credits.

Season 5, Episode 8: “Choices, Okay?!”

“Pillows” by Emanuel

Heard at the very beginning of the episode

“SKATE” by BIA

Heard when the title card drops

“Thin Lines” by PawPaw Rod

Heard at Issa’s latest Blocc party

“ARE YOU WITH THAT?” by Vince Staples

Heard before Issa starts talking to “herself” in the mirror

“O-o-h Child” by The Five Stairsteps

Issa sings a line of the song at a talk she’s taking part in

“Chattin’ Shit” by Kari Faux

Heard when Issa is sitting next to Ty Dolla $ign on the plane

“Your Turn” by Ty Dolla $ign ft. Musiq Soulchild, Tish Hyman & 6LACK

Heard while Issa and Nathan are talking in their new West Hollywood house

“Bubble Coat” by 27Delly

Heard when Crenshawn is introducing Issa to the rest of the artists he has been working with

“F**k It Up” by YG

Heard when Issa sees what could happen if she stays in Inglewood, works with Crenshawn, and gets the key to the city

“323 Go Crazy” by DOM KENNEDY

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 5, Episode 9: “Out, Okay?!”

“Time Off” by B.K. Habermehl

Heard when the title card drops

“Passionate” by Roddy Ricch

Heard during a scene transition

“Somewhere” by Nnena

Heard during a scene transition before the party

“Hey Boy” by Brijean

Heard playing at the party

“Up & Down” by 6ixbuzz ft. Pressa & Houdini

Heard when Nathan walks away to go give his co-worker the key to the shop

“Lights Up” by Flight Facilities ft. Channel Tres

Heard when Molly and Taurean go “straight to the source” and devour all of the snacks

“Specific” by TeaMarr ft. DUCKWRTH

Heard while Molly and Taurean are in the pantry

“Hazel Chandeliers” by rum.gold

Heard at the very end of the episode and continues playing over the end credits

Episode 10: “Everything’s Gonna Be, Okay?!”

“Glock Peaceful” by Mereba

Heard when Issa gets out of Nathan’s car and walks into her place

“Gravity” by Brent Faiyaz & DJ Dahi ft. Tyler, The Creator

Heard when the title card drops

“Birthday Ouu” by DJ Chose

Heard during a scene transition after Molly’s birthday party

“Birthday Bitch” by Trap Beckham

Heard in the background

“Eat the Cake” by Club Queen ft. TT The Artist

Heard at Issa’s birthday party

“Happy Birthday To U” by Steve Black

Heard after Issa walks away after talking with Nathan

“Ratchet Happy Birthday” by Drake

Heard when Issa shows up (with her new boyfriend Nasir) to her birthday party

“the catch up” by Ambré

Heard during a scene transition after Kelli makes her big announcement

“Live Your Best Life (Do It Like It’s Yo Bday)” by Joseline Hernandez

Heard during a scene transition

“Distance” by Yebba

Heard while Issa is showing her new work space and continues playing when we see the wedding take place

“For The Love Of You (Part 1 & 2)” by The Isley Brothers

Heard as the Father-Daughter Dance at the wedding

“Feels Good” by Tony! Toni! Toné!

Heard playing at the wedding reception

“Rose in the Dark” by Cleo Sol

Heard after Issa leaves Molly’s and goes by The Blocc

“Bossy” by Kelis ft. Too $hort

Heard playing over the end credits

All five seasons of Insecure are now streaming on HBO Max.

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