Super Soundtrack TV/Film Reviews

Super Soundtrack: “The Righteous Gemstones” on HBO [Season 2]

One of TV’s funniest comedies is finally back, and “The Righteous Gemstones” are surrounded by more chaos than ever.

One of TV’s funniest comedies is finally back, and The Righteous Gemstones are surrounded by more chaos than ever. Starring Danny McBride, Edi Patterson, Adam DeVine, John Goodman, Cassidy Freeman, Walton Goggins, Tim Baltz, Tony Cavalero, and Jennifer Nettles, while bringing in new cast members Eric Andre, Jessica Lowe, Jason Schwartzman, and Eric Roberts

This season digs deeper into Eli Gemstone’s upbringing, unveiling some of his deepest and darkest secrets by way of his childhood friend (played by Eric Roberts). Jesse and Amber Gemstone are the latest Christian power couple to emerge, and they want to befriend Lyle and Lindy Lisson’s (played by the newest additions to the cast, Eric Andre and Jessica Lowe). Joe Jonas even makes a special guest appearance in the second episode. A New York reporter (played by Jason Schwartzman) is coming into town, poking around for dirt on the Gemstone family.

This satirical comedy is packed with incredible performances, and the writing couldn’t be funnier. The deadpan line delivery and surprising comments are unforgettable. There are few shows lately that have the power to just make you laugh out loud anymore while still keeping their own unique footing in reality (however heightened that reality might be).

Let’s see what songs are featured in The Righteous Gemstones this season…

Season 2, Episode 1: “I Speak in the Tongues of Men and Angels”

“Memphis Soul Stew” by King Curtis

Heard when the wrestler is on the way somewhere and they encounter a Jim Crow Laws protest

“Tall Dark Stranger” by Buck Owens

Heard when the wrestler drives off on his motorcycle

“So Tell The Girls That I Am Back In Town” by Jay-Jay Johanson

Heard while Gideon (Skyler Gisondo) is driving his motorcycle to the Granddaddy Roy Manor

“F**K YEAH” by Timmy Trumpet, Will Sparks & Code Black ft. Toneshifterz

Heard while Kelvin’s (Adam DeVine’s) God Squad is getting out of the vans

“Jobe” by Gospel Classic Singers

Heard when Eli Gemstone (John Goodman) and the other pastors are finishing up their day of golf

“Last Night the Devil Learned My Name” by Moondog Matinee

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 2, Episode 2: “After I Leave, Savage Wolves Will Come”

“God Blessed Texas” by Joe Jonas

Heard when special guest star Joe Jonas sings the song at the Lisson’s event while leading everyone in a square dance

“One More Light” by One Voice Children’s Choir

Heard when a choir of kids sings the song at the Lisson’s event

Season 2, Episode 3: “For He Is a Liar and the Father of Lies”

“Down to the River” by Mike Gerbrandt

Heard while Keefe (Ton Cavalero) and the other men are hard at work

“Yum Yum (Gimme Some)” by The Fatback Band

Heard while BJ (Tim Baltz) is rollerblading around

“Gettin’ By, High and Strange” by Kris Kristofferson

Heard while the Jesse (Danny McBride), Judy (Edi Paterson), and Kelvin (Adam DeVine) are storming out of the Salvation Center after hearing some upsetting news from their Daddy (John Goodman)

“Sinner Man” by The Travelers Three

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 2, Episode 4: “As to How They Might Destroy Him”

“Candy Cane Lane” by Jack Howell

Heard while Baby Billy (Walton Goggins), Gloria (Chloe Traicos), and Harmon (Jeffrey T. Thomas) are taking a picture with Santa at the mall

“Through the Desert, Through the Storm” by Signum Regis

Heard while Kelvin (Adam Devine) and the God Squad are walking to the private jet to fly to Israel

“Instant Replay” by Dan Hartman

Heard at the party following BJ’s (Tim Baltz) baptism

“Waiting for a Star to Fall” by Boy Meets Girl

Heard at the party following BJ’s (Tim Baltz) baptism

“Catch Me I’m Falling” by Pretty Poison

Heard at the party following BJ’s (Tim Baltz) baptism

“Dance Hall Days” by Wang Chung

Heard at the party following BJ’s (Tim Baltz) baptism when he makes his grand entrance in his new outfit

“Send Me An Angel” by Real Life

Heard in the bathroom at the party after Judy (Edi Patterson) finishes talking to her sister-in-law

“Love for the Sake of Love” by Claudja Barry

Heard playing in the Gemstone Salvation Car while Jesse (Danny McBride) and Amber (Cassidy Freeman) are riding in it

Season 2, Episode 5: “Interlude II”

“Amen” by Johnny Cash

Heard while Baby Billy (Walton Goggins) is seen pulling up to the Gemstone estate

“Happy Birthday Jesus” by Slugs & Bugs

Heard while the Gemstone family is opening presents in the living room on Christmas morning

??? by Jennifer Nettles & Walton Goggins

Heard when Aimee-Leigh (Jennifer Nettles) and Baby Billy (Walton Goggins) sing it during the Christmas service on Sunday morning

“Merry Muthaf**kin’ Xmas” by Eazy-E

Heard when Judy (Edi Patterson) sings along to the song

“Lay Down (Candles in the Rain” by Melanie

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 2, Episode 6: “Never Avenge Yourselves, But Leave It to the Wrath of God”

“Sweet Sweet Song of Salvation” by Larry Norman

Heard while Jesse (Danny McBride) and the other men are running

“Faraway Places” by The Bachelors

Heard when Eli (John Goodman) is listening to the song on the radio and plays again over the end credits

Season 2, Episode 7: “And Infants Shall Rule Over Them”

“Oh No” by Matthias Hellberg

Heard while the Gemstone family comes to see Eli (John Goodman) in the hospital

“Sassy on Sunday” by Jennifer Nettles (as Aimee-Leigh)

Heard when Judy (Edi Paterson) plays one of Aimee-Leigh’s (Jennifer Nettles) songs for Eli (John Goodman)

“It’s So Easy (When You Know What You’re Doing)” by Ted Lucas

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 2, Episode 8: “The Prayer of a Righteous Man”

“Memphis You Ain’t Nothing But the Best” by Mack Allen Smith

Heard playing in the background while the guys are wrestling

“Balm in Gilead” by Walton Goggins (as Baby Billy)

Heard when Baby Billy (Walton Goggins) is performing the song

“Sassy on Sunday” by Edi Patterson (as Judy Gemstone)

Heard while Judy (Edi Patterson) is rehearsing the song to sing during Sunday’s service

“O Father O Satan O Sun” by Brides of Lucifer

Heard playing over the end credits

Season 2, Episode 9: “I Will Tell All Of Your Deeds”

“Beautiful Sunday” by Daniel Boone

Heard while all of the Gemstones pull up to the restaurant for church lunch

“Let’s Go To Zion” by Joe Jonas

Heard when Joe Jonas comes onstage to sing a song promoting Zion’s Landing — “join us in the promised land, come and shake my hand… Let’s all go to Zion’s Landing”

“Some Broken Hearts Never Mend” by Don Williams

Heard when Jesse (Danny McBride), Judy (Editor Patterson), and Kelvin (Adam DeVine) sing the song together during the church service

Seasons 1 and 2 of The Righteous Gemstones are now streaming in their entirety exclusively on HBO Max. The series has already been renewed for an upcoming third season.


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