Russian Doll returned to Netflix on April 20th for its highly anticipated second season. After a very successful first season, which saw the show’s music supervisor Brienne Rose nominated for an Emmy, the bar was set high for the series return. Season two involves mind bending themes such as time travel, existential dread, ghosts of the past, and more. This season’s soundtrack is encompassing all these moods and includes some fan favorites.
The Russian Doll season one soundtrack had everyone talking. The wide-ranging soundtrack featured French pop, psych rock, and – of course – Harry Nilsson’s song ‘Gotta Get Up,’ which played every time the show reset back to the beginning and has become the show’s unofficial theme song.
This season includes stand-out tracks from Pink Floyd, Depeche Mode, and Janis Joplin. In addition to the well-placed and creative licensed tracks of season two, the series composer Joe Wong released a score album. The score features musical pieces from both seasons and totals 30 tracks.
“Every song choice is deliberate,” shared Russian Doll music supervisor Brienne Rose in an interview with Men’s Health. “Even the very background pieces; they all have a purpose of informing the scene or the world. Each one has meaning. That doesn’t always mean lyrically—sometimes it can be a rhythmic element.” Rose elaborated on how season two’s music choices took shape stating, “Certainly playing with themes of time; timelessness, time identifying. Artists like Bauhaus and Depeche Mode fit squarely into our dark, gothy, cerebral world.”
As always, Tunefind is tracking the most popular songs from Russian Doll. See Tunefind for complete lists of the songs featured in season 2 of Russian Doll soundtrack.
Fan Favorite Top 5 from Russian Doll Season 2:
Fan Favorite Top 5 from Russian Doll Season 1:
〉Full list of songs featured in Russian Doll