Last week’s episode of Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ features a Coach Beard-centric storyline and the most popular song on Tunefind. The late night London adventures climax with a hit song from over a decade ago that plays as Coach Beard dances it out.
It’s been a long night for Coach Beard. He’s ended up in a church where he hears the faint sound of an electronic beat. The iconic intro of ‘Hello’ by Martin Solveig and Dragonette grows increasingly louder as Beard makes his way into a hidden neon club beneath the church. The beat drops and Beard dances wildly before spotting Jane. She hands him a hula hoop and the energy of the music picks up as Beard performs a solo on the stage. Beard lets the hula hoop drop and dances with Jane as the lights strobe and the beat drops once more. Beard is feeling better after an interesting evening.
‘Hello’ by Martin Solveig and Dragonette was released as the lead single in September 2010 before appearing on Solveig’s fifth studio album, Smash, released in June 2011. The single peaked at number one in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, and the Netherlands, before winning the Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year in April 2012. Dragonette has recorded several tracks with Solveig, including ‘Boys & Girls’ in 2009, along with ‘Can’t Stop’ and ‘Big in Japan’ in 2011.
Born Martin Picandet, French DJ Martin Solveig grew up studying classical music and singing in church choir. By the age of 13 Solveig had his first pair of turntables. When he was 18 years old, he worked at a record store and began spinning at some of the most well-known clubs in Paris. In 2002 Solveig released his first full-length record, Sur la Terre, which came out on his label, Mixture. Over the following six years Solveig released two more albums, Hedonist (2005) and C’est la Vie (2008), as well as numerous singles.
After the release of Smash (2011), Solveig broke through into the mainstream. He was approached to work with Madonna on her album MDNA after the success of Smash. Solveig continued collaborating and creating remixes, as well as releasing countless singles.
Dragonette is an electronic music band from Canada. The band formed in 2005 with singer-songwriter Martina Sorbara, bassist and producer Dan Kuntz, and drummer Joel Stouffer. During a busy first year, Dragonette released a self-titled EP, were signed to Mercury Records, and relocated to London. In 2007 they released their debut studio album, Galore. Three more albums followed, including Fixin to Thrill (2009), Bodyparts (2012), and Royal Blues (2016). However, Martina Sorbara and Dan Kuntz’s personal relationship ended in 2016 and with that, Sorbara took on Dragonette as a solo artist.
Sobara’s solo Dragonette has collaborated with many DJs like Basement Jaxx, Kaskade, and Galantis. Dragonette has toured with Duran Duran, Ke$ha, and Miike Snow, playing for thousands at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and other music festivals. As a songwriter she has worked with diverse artists from Cyndi Lauper to Keith Urban.
Martin Solveig and Dragonette have had numerous sync placements in TV, film, and video games. ‘Hello’ by Martin Solveig and Dragonette has been placed in TV shows like The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl, along with other songs from both artists individually. Martin Solveig has had his songs featured in How to Be Single (2016) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017), while Dragonette’s songs have appeared in Red Dawn (2012) and Neighbors (2014) just to name a few.
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〉Full list of songs in the Ted Lasso soundtrack