Sex Education Will School You in Music, Too

Sex Education, the new Netflix original series from the UK, features a stellar soundtrack bringing together tracks from Beth Ditto, The Smiths, Chip Taylor, Ann Peebles, Bikini Kill and many more. Plus a ton of existing and original tracks from American rocker Ezra Furman. It’s an eclectic mix that has had fans desperate to find the music.

At Tunefind we often see a big spike in activity around new shows – especially Netflix shows where audiences quickly binge their way through a season – but Sex Education has broken all our previous records for a new show premiere.

This smart British dramedy stars Asa Butterfield as an awkward teen named Otis with a sex therapist for a mum (played by Gillian Anderson). Despite his lack of, ahem, experience, Otis teams up with savvy tough girl Maeve (Emma Mackey) to run a secret sex clinic for their fellow students.

Music supervisors Matt Biffa (The End of the F**king World, Lovesick) and Ciara Elwis (Derry Girls) ran point on music for the series, working with composer Oli Julian (Catastrophe) for original score. The series soundtrack also features at least 15 tracks by Ezra Furman, including many off his previously released albums, plus a number of covers and original tracks written just for Sex Education. Furman and his band, The Visions, even have a cameo as the band performing at the school dance in episode 7.

We’ll have more to come soon as we confirm details on all of the unreleased tracks featured in the soundtrack of Sex Education – stay tuned.

In the meantime, here’s a look at the most popular songs on Tunefind so far as people binge their way through the season:

Mannish Boy

by Muddy Waters

from Season 1 · Episode 1

Opening scene; Adam and Aimee are intimate.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

by Ezra Furman

from Season 1 · Episode 1

Adam walks to the cafeteria to own his narrative.

Love You So Bad

by Ezra Furman

from Season 1 · Episode 1

Otis and Eric cycling to school.

F**K All the Perfect People

by Chip Taylor, The New Ukrainians

from Season 1 · Episode 2

Walking out of the party; Maeve arrives home; Otis…

This Is the Day

by The The

from Season 1 · Episode 3

Jackson’s morning routine; Otis awakes to the morn…


by Beth Ditto

from Season 1 · Episode 3

End of the assembly; walking through halls, Otis a…

Love Really Hurts Without You

by Billy Ocean

from Season 1 · Episode 4

(Performed By Cast) Final scene, starts with Jacks…


Want to see the full list of songs? Check out the Sex Education soundtrack on Tunefind.


〉Full list of songs in Sex Education

〉More music by Ezra Furman

Popular songs on Tunefind