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Super Soundtrack: “Euphoria” on HBO [Season 2]

Just as important as Zendaya or Hunter Schafer’s characters are to the story, so is the music that soundtracks and scores each scene from this truly one-of-a-kind series.

Finally, some good news in 2022 — Euphoria is (finally, yes, finally) BACK with its long-awaited second season! Starring Emmy-winner Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi, Sydney Sweeney, Angus Cloud, Dominic Fike, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Nika King, Eric Dane, Austin Abrams, Algee Smith, Storm Reid, and Javon Walton, we will be getting new episodes Sundays at 9PM ET/PT on HBO and HBO Max.

Just as important as Zendaya or Hunter Schafer’s characters are to the story, so is the music that soundtracks and scores each scene from this truly one-of-a-kind series.

Labrinth quite literally creates a musical labyrinth to get lost inside of, crafting a sensational score that can be wholeheartedly enjoyed as a stand-alone project. 

Music supervisor Jen Malone meticulously selects and curates a batch of songs that other shows only wish they could. Some song choices seem obvious for a show like Euphoria, but the way they’re individually and collectively interpolated makes for such a special experience.

These songs fit together in such a way that is so seamless and perfect, you really can’t imagine them any other way.

Let’s get into the songs featured in Euphoria season two (note: very mild spoilers ahead)…

Season 2, Episode 1: “Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door”

“Don’t Be Cruel” by Billy Swan

Heard during a flashback scene while Fezco’s grandma is seen walking through the strip club

“Look At Grandma” by Bo Diddley

Heard during a montage showing Fezco’s upbringing as he was raised by his grandma

“Jump Into The Fire” by Harry Nilsson

Heard during a montage showing Fezco’s upbringing as he was raised by his grandma

“Think (Instrumental)” by Curtis Mayfield

Heard while Fez is helping take care of his baby brother

“Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic” by Isaac Hayes

Heard while Fez and his brother are working by the drink coolers

“What Time It Is” by Sonny Skillz

Heard playing in the background

“I Want Action” by Poison

Heard while Fez’s grandma is laying on the roof of the gas station and answers a phone call

“Walk On Guilded Splinters” by Johnny Jenkins

Heard while Fez’s grandma makes a stop by Family Donuts

“Who Am I” by The O’Jays

Heard while Fez’s little brother is walking through the house with a hammer

“Vampy Thing” by Analogue Skywalker

Heard playing in the background

“Hit ‘Em Up” by 2Pac & Outlawz

Heard when the title card drops, and then Rue (Zendaya) sings along to the song in the car with Fez (Angus Cloud) and Ashtray

“Right Down The Line” by Gerry Rafferty

Heard when the scary, intimidating guy is telling everyone to get naked, so he can see if they’re wearing a wire

“Dirty Work” by Steely Dan

Heard while everyone puts their clothes back on

“Affix 44577 Benji” by Decadez

Heard playing in the background

“Hypnotize” by The Notorious B.I.G.

Heard playing at the party

“Who’s That” by Virus Syndicate

Heard playing faintly in the background

“Thirsty” by Jackie Bristol

Heard playing in the background while Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) is buying donuts inside the convenience store

“Just My Luck” by David Fredericks

Heard playing in the background while Nate (Jacob Elordi) is buying beer inside the convenience store

“Nate Growing Up” by Labrinth

Heard when Nate (Jacob Elordi) gives Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) a beer in front of the convenience store

“Dead of Night” by Orville Peck

Heard while Nate (Jacob Elordi) is giving Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) a ride to the party as they fly down the road

“Runway” by Blaq Tuxedo

Heard when Maddy (Alexa Demie) knocks on bathroom door while Nate (Jacob Elordi) and Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) are inside, and it continues playing while different characters are talking at the party

“Back That Azz Up” by JUVENILE ft. Lil Wayne & Mamie Fresh

Heard while Maddy (Alexa Demie) is talking to Travis (Lil Meech) in the hallway

“Mr.Bangbadaboom” by Thrillah

Heard playing in the background at the party

“Uhuh Yeah” by G.L.A.M. & colbie

Heard while Jules (Hunter Schafer) is trying to find Rue (Zendaya) at the party

“Ferrari” by Troyman

Heard playing at the party while Fez (Angus Cloud) and Lexi (Maude Apatow) are talking

“Queen” by Foxxi

Heard playing in the background

“DIRT” by B.o.B.

Heard playing in the background at the party

“I Can’t Wait” by Nu Shooz

Heard playing faintly in the background

“Party Up” by DMX

Heard when Maddy (Alexa Demie) and Travis (Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr.) walk through the crowd at the party holding hands

“Madonna” by Tarik

Heard while Nate (Jacob Elordi) and McKay (Algee Smith) are talking about Cassie (Sydney Sweeney)

“Straight Shooter” by Jody Upshaw

Heard playing in the background when Jules (Hunter Schafer) comes and sits by Rue (Zendaya)

“4,5,6” by Big Mali

Heard playing in the background at the party while Lexi (Maude Apatow) and Fez (Angus Cloud) are talking

“Pull Up” by Derek Minor ft. Greg James & THICC James

Heard playing at the party while Fez (Angus Cloud) and Nate (Jacob Elordi)

“The Lake” by Labrinth

Heard during the New Year’s countdown

“(I Just Died) In Your Arms” by Cutting Crew

Heard playing over the end credits

“Aud Lang Syne” by Labrinth

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 2, Episode 2: “Out of Touch”

“Live or Die” by Lil Xan & Noah Cyrus ft. Labrinth

Heard during the sequence between Nate (Jacob Elordi) and Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) leading up to the title card drop

“I’ve Never Felt So Alone” by Labrinth

Heard playing when the title card drops

“Come Rain or Come Shine” by Judy Garland

Heard while Maddy (Alexa Demie) is at her babysitting job

“Do What You Want, Be Who You Are” by Hall & Oates

Heard while Kat (Barbie Ferreira) is with Ethan (Austin Abrams) before a Dothraki man comes in

“Outlast” by Mello Music Group ft. Dueling Experts, Apollo Brown * Joel Ortiz

Heard playing in the background

“Dmnd” by Jiggz & Damis

Heard playing in the background

“Haunted” by Laura Les

Heard while Lexi (Maude Apatow) is seen riding her bike

“Right Down The Line” by Gerry Rafferty

Heard while Rue (Zendaya) is over at Elliot’s (Dominic Fike’s) house

“You Are” by Raia Was

Heard playing in the background

“seaside_demo” by Seb

Heard playing in the background

“She Brings The Rain” by Can

Heard while Rue (Zendaya) is riding her bike with her headphones in and sees Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) running through the neighborhood. Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) gets into Nate’s (Jacob Elordi’s) truck.

“Six Short Interludes” by Ennio Morricone

Heard playing in the background

“Hennythings Possible” by Vintage Lee

Heard playing in the background

“Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison

Heard playing at the bowling alley

“Blue Monk” by Thelonious Monk

Heard playing on the radio when Ali (Colman Domingo) is driving Rue (Zendaya) home

“Understand Me” by Labrinth

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 2, Episode 3: “Ruminations: Big and Little Bullys”

“Mystify” by INXS

Heard when young Cal (Elias Kacavas) is seen spending time with his friend Derek (Henry Eikenberry)

“Never Let Me Down Again” by Depeche Mode

Heard while young Cal (Elias Kacavas) and his friend Derek (Henry Eikenberry) were out drinking milkshakes and driving around together 

“The Look” by Roxette

Heard when young Cal (Elias Kacavas) picks up Marsha (Rebecca Louise)

“Chains of Love” by Erasure

Heard while young Cal (Elias Kacavas) is explaining his eventful evening with his friend Derek (Henry Eikenberry)

“Lips Like Sugar” by Echo & The Bunnymen

Heard while young Cal (Elias Kacavas), Derek (Henry Eikenberry), and their girlfriends go skinny dipping together

“She Sells Sanctuary” by The Cult

Heard playing during a montage of sex scenes between young Cal (Elias Kacavas) and Marsha (Rebecca Louise)

“It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over” by Lenny Kravitz

Heard while young Cal (Elias Kacavas) and Derek (Henry Eikenberry) are wrestling each other

“I Can Dream About You” by Dan Hartman

Heard playing at the bar

“Need You Tonight” by INXS

Heard playing when Derek (Henry Eikenberry) picks the song to play on the jukebox for them to dance to

“Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS

Heard as the title card drops

“Call Me Irresponsible” by Bobby Darin

Heard when Rue (Zendaya) is singing along to the song in her bedroom

“Effigy (I’m Not An)” by Ministry

Heard playing from Cal’s (Eric Dane) truck when he drives by Rue (Zendaya) on her bike

“Como La Flor” by Selena

Heard playing while Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and Maddy (Alexa Demie) are talking by the pool

“Emotions” by Brenda Lee

Heard while Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and Nate (Jacob Elordi) are having sex

“Gangsta Nation” by Westside Collection

Heard while Zendaya (Rue) is seen biking home with a suitcase

“If” by Jo Stafford

Heard while we see Elliot (Dominic Fike) and Jules (Hunter Schafer) together, Lexi’s (Maude Apatow) play auditions, Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) is going out, Rue (Zendaya) arrives home, and Kat (Barbie Ferreira) is talking to Ethan (Austin Abrams) on the phone

“Watercolor Eyes” by Lana Del Rey

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 2, Episode 4: “You Who Cannot See, Think of Those Who Can”

“I’ll Be Here in the Morning” by Townes Van Zandt

Heard during a montage of Rue (Zendaya) and Jules (Hunter Schafer) recreating iconic movie scenes and pieces of artwork

“Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child” by Mahalia Jackson

Heard when the title card drops

“How Long” by Tove Lo

Heard playing at Maddy’s birthday party at Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and Lexi’s (Maude Apatow) house

“Devil Inside” by INXS

Heard when Nate (Jacob Elordi) walks into the kitchen while his dad, Cal (Eric Dane), is listening to the song

“I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar” by Jonathan Richman

Heard while Rue (Zendaya), Jules (Hunter Schafer), and Elliot (Dominic Fike) are hanging out together

“This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan

Heard playing at Maddy’s birthday party at Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and Lexi’s (Maude Apatow) house

“trademark usa” by Baby Keem

Heard playing on the radio while Elliot (Dominic Fike) is driving

“sad4whattt” by ericdoa

Heard playing when Nate (Jacob Elordi) shows up to Maddy’s (Alexa Demie) birthday party

“Heartbeat” by Red 7

Heard while Cal (Eric Dane) is drinking and driving

“Vitamin C” by Can

Heard playing on the radio in the car with Elliot (Dominic Fike), Rue (Zendaya), and Jules (Hunter Schafer)

“Bailala” by Chika Di

Heard while Maddy (Alexa Demie) is opening a birthday present

“Don’t Cha” by The Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes

Heard playing at Maddy’s birthday party at Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and Lexi’s (Maude Apatow) house

“New Sensation” by INXS

Heard when Cal (Eric Dane) pulls into the same bar he went to when he was younger (in the flashback from the last episode)

“Method of Modern Love” by Daryl Hall & John Oates

Heard playing as Cal (Eric Dane) walks into the bar

“Drink Before the War” by Sinéad O’Connor

Heard when Cal (Eric Dane) picks the song to play on the jukebox and continues to be heard while Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) is dancing and singing along to the song while drinking

“Love Like This” by Faith Evans

Heard while Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) is getting into the hot tub with Nate (Jacob Elordi), Maddy (Alexa Demie), and Kat (Barbie Ferreira)

“True” by Spandau Bullet

Heard while Cal (Eric Dane) is trying to wrestle with other guys at the bar

“Life at the Outpost” by SKATT BROS

Heard playing inside the bar Cal (Eric Dane) just got kicked out of

“Need You Tonight” by INXS

Heard playing on the radio while Cal (Eric Dane) is driving home from the bar

??? by Labrinth

Heard when Labrinth is seen performing the song live at the church in the “dream” Rue (Zendaya) is having 

“Pick Me Up” by James Blake ft. Labrinth

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 2, Episode 5: “Stand Still Like the Hummingbird”

“We All Knew” by Labrinth

Heard while Elliot (Dominic Fike) is watching Rue (Zendaya), her mom, and Gia (Storm Reid) driving away

“Yeh I F***in’ Did It” by Labrinth

Heard playing when the title card drops

“What’s Up” by Labrinth

Heard while Rue (Zendaya) is sneaking into someone’s garage while their garage door is closing

“Fever” by Sharon Cash

Heard while Rue (Zendaya) is breaking into the stranger’s safe

“Understand Me” by Labrinth

Heard while Rue (Zendaya) is running from the cop

“What a Fool Believes” by The Doobie Brothers

Heard playing while Rue (Zendaya) is on the run

“Lakmé, Act II: The Flower Duet” by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Heard while Rue (Zendaya) is running past a man painting in his garage

“Careful With That Axe, Eugene” by Pink Floyd

Heard while Rue (Zendaya) is watching the timer countdown on the microwave

“It Never Rains in Southern California” by Albert Hammond

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 2, Episode 6: “A Thousand Little Trees of Blood”

“All For Us” by Labrinth

Heard when the title card drops

??? by Labrinth

Heard playing while Nate (Jacob Elordi) is working out

“My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” by En Vogue

Heard playing in the kitchen when Nate (Jacob Elordi) walks into his mom dancing and smoking around the kitchen to the song

??? by Labrinth

Lyrics: “…they’ve got, we’ve got skeletons in the closet…” // Heard while Lexi (Maude Apatow) is knocking on the door asking Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) if she can use the bathroom

“Stand By Me” by Ben E. King

Heard while Fezco (Angus Cloud) and Lexi (Maude Apatow) are smoking and singing along to the song as it plays over the end credits of the movie, Stand By Me

“I’ll Be There For You / You’re All I Need To Get By” by Method Man ft. Mary J. Blige

Heard when Nate (Jacob Elordi) is leaving Maddy’s (Alexa Demie) house

“Quiet, The Winter Harbor” by Maddy Star

Heard when Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) is leaving the house to go be with Nate (Jacob Elordi), and her mom sees her

“Peace Piece” by Bill Evans

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 2, Episode 7: “The Theater and It’s Double”

“Amore Mio Aiutami” by Piero Piccioni

Heard playing during the overture segment

“Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain & Tennille

Heard while Lexi (Maude Apatow) is introducing the characters of her play

“The Word Hurricane” by Air

Heard while Nate (Jacob Elordi) and Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) are walking down the hall at school together

“Vivre Pour Vivre” by Francis Lai

Heard when Lexi (Maude Apatow) looks out into the crowd and notices Fezco (Angus Cloud) isn’t there

“More” by Bobby Darin

Heard while Lexi (Maude Apatow) is dancing with her family to the song in a flashback

“Spartacus Love Theme” by Alex North

Heard while Nate (Jacob Elordi) and Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) are seen together

“Oops (Oh My)” by Tweet ft. Missy Elliott

Heard during the cheerleading scene of the play

“Surrender (From Il Commissario Pepe)” by Armando Trovajoli

Heard while Nate (Jacob Elordi) and Lexi (Sydney Sweeney) are seen together

“What’s Up” by Labrinth

Heard while the “football players” are walking out onto stage

“Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler

Heard during the football players scene of the play

“Cannibal Holocaust (End Titles)” by Riz Ortolani

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 2, Episode 8: “All My Life, My Heart Has Yearned for a Thing I Cannot Name”

“Uno che grida amore” by Ennio Morricone

“Un homme qui me plaît (Concerto pour la fin d’un amour)” by Francis Lai

“For Gillian / End Title (The Fury)” by John Williams

“Ti prego amami” by Ennio Morricone

“La Strade Suite: I. Nozze in campagna — È arrivato Zampanò”

“The Lake” by Labrinth

“Concerto Pour La Fin D’un Amour” by Francis Lai

“L’amore Dice Ciao (Slow Take)” by Armando Trovajoli

“Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” by Kylie Minogue

“Elliot’s Song” by Dominic Fike (written by Zendaya and Labrinth)

“L’amore Dice Ciao (Slow Take)” by Amando Trovajoli

“I’m Tired” by Zendaya and Labrinth

Season 2 of Euphoria is now streaming in its entirety exclusively on HBO Max. The series has already been renewed for an upcoming third season.

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