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Super Soundtrack: “The Afterparty” on Apple TV+

With one of the more star-studded casts of a TV series lately, “The Afterparty” is now streaming on Apple TV+.

With one of the more star-studded casts of a TV series lately, The Afterparty on Apple TV+ stars Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Demetriou, and Dave Franco. Seeing these typically funny actors take on this dramatic-murder-mystery-whodunnit is one of the real highlights of the show because everybody completely crushes their role.

Set at the afterparty of a high school reunion, these characters all must face the chaos surrounding a shocking death where they’re all a suspect. Tiffany Haddish plays the detective questioning each of the characters to uncover any possible motives and hearing each character’s version of the story. Each episode gets us closer to the shocking truth, but, rest assured, we have a fair bit of fun along the way.

Each episode follows a similar format: one of the high school reunion afterparty attendees being interviewed by Tiffany Haddish as they recount their version of the night’s events. On paper, that may sound grueling to sit through for multiple episodes, but it never gets boring thanks to these funny actors and their revolving door of storytelling approaches. Already drawing comparisons to Hulu’s similarly star-studded affair with Only Murders in the Building, I think it’s safe to say that The Afterparty is only getting started.

Let’s get into the music featured in the series…

Episode 1: “Aniq”

“Angel” by Shaggy ft. Rayvon

Heard playing on the radio in Aniq’s (Sam Richardson) car

“If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher

Heard when Zoe (Zöe Chao) sings the song at karaoke

“My Neck, My Back (Lick It)” by Khia

Heard when Aniq (Sam Richardson) sings the song at karaoke

“Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Heard playing over the slideshow at the class reunion

“Rollercoaster” by Bleachers

Heard while Zoe (Zöe Chao) and Aniq (Sam Richardson) are eating cookies together, and then Zoe (Zöe Chao) shows him around the school

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Eric Kupper Remix)” by Diana Ross

Heard while Yasper (Ben Schwartz), Chelsea (Ilana Glazer), and Aniq (Sam Richardson) are on the way to Franco’s house

Episode 2: “Brett”

“Feel Good Inc” by Gorillaz

Heard when Brett (Ike Barinholtz) sees Xaier (Dave Franco) and Zoe (Zöe Chao) talking from across the high school reunion

“Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Heard playing over the slideshow at the class reunion

Episode 3: “Yasper”

“Two Shots” by Ben Schwartz, Sam Richardson & Jamie Demetriou

Heard when Yasper (Ben Schwartz), Aniq (Sam Richardson), and Walt (Jamie Demetriou) break out into song during the episode

“Yeah Sure Whatever” by Ben Schwartz

Heard when Yasper (Ben Schwartz) breaks out into song during the episode

“Three Dots from Stardom” by Ben Schwartz

Heard when Yasper (Ben Schwartz) breaks out into song during the episode

Season 1, Episode 4: “Chelsea”

No songs featured in this episode

Season 1, Episode 5: “High School”

“The Way I Are” by Timbaland ft. Kari Hilson & D.O.E.

Heard while Walt (Jamie Demetriou) is thinking back to St. Patrick’s Day 2006 as he was getting ready for a party

“Ridin’” by Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone

Heard when Xavier (Dave Franco) pulls up to school in his sports car

“The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World

Heard while Aniq (Sam Richardson) is talking about getting into Stanford

“Heartbeats” by The Knife

Heard while Aniq (Sam Richardson) is talking to Zoë (Zoë Chao)  in class

“Hey Ya!” by Outkast

Heard playing during a party montage

“Needy Girl” by Chromeo

Heard while Chelsea (Ilana Glazer)  is talking to Eugene (Dave Franco) about his new hairstyle

“Ms. New Booty” by Bubba Sparxxx ft. Ying Yang Wins & Mr. Collipark

Heard when Eugene (Dave Franco) leaves the bedroom

“Dance Like This” by Wyclef Jean ft. Claudette Ortiz

Heard when Aniq (Sam Richardson) is drinking, and Yasper (Ben Schwartz) tells him to slow down with it

“Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

Heard during a montage of home videos

“My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas

Heard when Chelsea (Ilana Glazer) leaves the bedroom

“Angel” by Shaggy ft. Rayvon

Heard while Brett (Ike Barinholtz) is talking to Zoë (Zoë Chao) trying to woo her, and Zoë tells him that “Angel” is her favorite song

“Boom” by P.O.D.

Heard when Aniq (Sam Richardson) breaks Eugene’s (Dave Franco’s) windshield

Season 1, Episode 6: “Zoë”

“If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher

Heard when Zoë (Zoë Chao) is singing the song during karaoke

“My Neck, My Back (Lick It)” by Khia

Heard when Aniq (Sam Richardson) sings the song (along with some cleaner lyrical edits) during karaoke

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Heard when the slideshow featuring Brett (Ike Barinholtz) and Zoë (Zoë Chao) starts playing

Season 1, Episode 7: “Danner”

“Guilty All the Same” by Linkin Park ft. Rakim

Heard during a flashback sequence about Danner (Tiffany Haddish)

Season 1, Episode 8: “Maggie”

“Angel” by Shaggy

Heard while we see the coastline

“Imma Live Forever” by Xavier

Heard playing over the end credits

Season one of The Afterparty is now streaming in its entirety exclusively on Apple TV+, and the series has already been renewed for a second season coming soon.

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