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Super Soundtrack: “Love Life” on HBO Max [Season 2]

This soundtrack for this show is unique in that the stylistic choices switch up with each episode. It becomes especially interesting when you can start to match up different genres and time periods of music with the different women Marcus is spending time with in the show.

Love Life returns for a second season on HBO Max revolving around William Jackson Harper’s character. Similar to the first season with Anna Kendrick, season two with William Jackson Harper features our main character Marcus navigating his own Love Life with different women he meets and re-encounters along the way.

In addition to William Jackson Harper, the show also stars Jessica Williams, Punkie Johnson and Chris “Comedian CP” Powell. Recurring guest stars include Arian Moayed, Leslie Bibb, and John Earl Jelks. Guest stars this season are Maya Kazan, Ego Nwodim, Kimberly Elise, Blair Underwood, Janet Hubert, Jordan Rock, and Steven Boyer. Keith David narrates. Familiar faces from season one — Anna Kendrick, Zoë Chao, Peter Vack, Sasha Compére, and Nick Thune — also show back up and appear in season two.

This soundtrack for this show is unique in that the stylistic choices switch up with each episode. It becomes especially interesting when you can start to match up different genres and time periods of music with the different women Marcus is spending time with in the show. Let’s break down the songs that pop up this season…

Episode 1: “Mia Hines”

“You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else” by The Jones Girls

Heard at the bar during the cake cutting scene

“Is It All Over My Face?” by Loos Joints

Heard while Marcus is seen at work

“You’re Gonna Need Me” by Dionne Warwick

Heard while Marcus is seen texting back and forth with Mia

“It’ll All Be Over” by The Supreme Jubilees

Heard while Marcus and Mia are talking at the art museum

“Give Me The Night” by George Benson

Heard while Marcus and Mia are spending time together

“Jasmine (Demo)” by Jai Paul

Heard playing over the end credits

Episode 2: “Paloma”

“Evil Twin” by Krrum

Heard while Marcus is hosting an office party

“Closer” by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

Heard while Marcus is hosting an office party

“Turn Me On” by Kevin Lyttle

Heard when Marcus invites Mia to dinner with his sister and her girlfriend

“Like Lust” by Movement

Heard while Marcus walks to his old apartment and continues to play over the end credits

Episode 3: “Destiny Mathis”

“Gotta Get You Home Tonight” by Eugene Wilde

Heard while Marcus, Ida, and Cako are driving to Marcus and Ida’s parents’ house in Michigan

“I Almost Blew My Mind” by The Positive Sounds

Heard while Marcus’ parents are dancing along to the song in the living room

“Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae Remix)” by Silento ft. Shotgun Quann

Heard at Marcus’ parents’ backyard party

“Wobble” by Wobble Baby

Heard at Marcus’ parents’ backyard party

“Gimme Some” by Weval

Heard while Destiny is arguing with someone

“Tripping Out” by Curtis Mayfield

Heard while Marcus and Ida are talking and continues playing over the end credits

Episode 4: “Ola Adebayo”

“Distant Lover” by Terry Mackson

Heard playing in the background

“Kickinit Alone” by Kiefer

Heard while Marcus and SNL girl are walking down the street together 

“Brother Father Mother Sister” by Tim Maia 

Heard while SNL girl is unloading her car

“Stranger” by Dijon

Heard playing in the background

“Nothing But a Heartache” by The Flirtations

Heard while Marcus and SNL are at home together

“Enjoy Your Life” by Oby Onyioha

Heard while Marcus is fantasizing in the shower

“If I Could Only Be Sure” by Nolan Porter

Heard playing over the end credits

Episode 5: “Becca Evans”

“Gang Gang” by Migos

Heard while Marcus is over at Becca’s house with her friend

“Leo” by Dreamcastmoe

Heard while Marcus is out eating dinner with his friends

“I Do Love You” by Ash Soul, Inc

Heard while Marcus and his dad are talking after Nikki Gioivanni’s poetry reading

“Ala Mood” by Nadine Jansen

Heard playing in the background

“Let’s Go For A Ride” by Bill Gordon Trio

Heard playing in the background

“Heart Full of Love (1999 Re-record)” by Dave Richardson & The Invincibles

Heard playing in the background

“Imagining My Man” by Aldous Harding

Heard playing over the end credits

Episode 6: “Becca Evans Part II”

“Eye of the Storm” by Ensemble Entendu

Heard playing in the background

“You Are Mine” by Jay Robinson

Heard playing over the end credits

Episode 7: “Suzanné Hayward and Leon Hines”

“You’ve Got A Woman” by Lion

Heard when we flash forward to 2019

“What More Can I Say” by Notations

Heard playing in the background

“Am I A Good Man” by Them Two

Heard playing in the background

“Can We Try Love Again” by Kool Blues

Heard while Marcus is laying in bed

“Call Me When You Want Me” by Love Apple

Heard playing in the background

“Not Too Cool To Cry” by Renaldo Domino

Heard playing in the background

“Love Dog” by TV On the Radio

Heard playing over the end credits

Episode 8: “Yogi & Kian”

“Deep End” by BenjiFlow

Heard when the title card drops

“I’d Like to Walk Around in Your Mind” by Vashti Bunyan

Heard when Marcus picks the song they listen to in the car

“Lil Thing” by Knox Fortune

Heard in the background

“Today (feat. The California Dreamers)” by Tom Scott

Heard while Marcus is riding his bike through the woods

“Spinning Away” by Brian Eno & John Cale

Heard playing over the end credits

Episode 9: “Marcus Watkins”

“Sheer Magic” by Ice Cold Love

Heard playing in the background

“Debold” by Vegyn

Heard playing in the background

“Haenim (The Sun)” by Kim Jung Mi

Heard while Marcus and Mia are talking

“Auld Lang Syne”

Heard playing over the end credits

Episode 10: “Epilogue”

“Home Boy” by Sea Bee

Heard playing in the background

“Is It All Over My Face? (Female Version) [2012 Remaster]” by Loose Joints

Heard while Marcus is working from on his book from home while the nanny is there

“Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)” by The Ramones

Heard playing at the party in the background while Marcus is being interviewed for a profile on his new book

“Merry Christmas, Baby” by Otis Redding

Heard playing at the party in the background while Marcus is being interviewed for a profile on his new book

“Sidepiece” by Project

Heard playing in the background

“Ride Wit Me” by Nelly ft. City Spud

Heard when Marcus and Mia are dancing and drinking along to the song at the bar while they’re having their parents’ night out

“You Can Have It All” by George McCrae

Heard while Marcus and Mia are on the plane ride to the Bahamas and continues playing over the end credits 

New episodes of season two of Love Life debut Thursdays on HBO Max.

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