Top TV Song Last Week: In Every Dream Home A Heartache by Roxy Music

Mindhunter season 2 returned with its killer soundtrack to Netflix last Friday and has already taken over the top TV song chart. The series picks up the story of the infamous BTK Killer, opening with an ominous song from Roxy Music to set the creepy tone.

 

 

Roxy Music lead singer Bryan Ferry’s disturbing spoken-word paired with spooky synth sounds adds even more tension to the eerie season 2 opening scene.  Joanne arrives home and puts away her groceries, before hearing a distant banging. She slowly walks through the halls to the rhythm of the 70s art-rock song as the rattling sound continues. She cautiously approaches a shaking door and turns the knob. She gasps and turns from what she has seen. She exits the house and the Roxy Music track ends abruptly.

Set in the late 70s/early 80s, the series features original score by composer Jason Hill alongside songs from Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads, Marianne Faithfull and more icons of that era. As if the Mindhunter soundtrack wasn’t ominous enough, this season also features a spine-chilling song by Charles Manson. Tunefind has a full list of every song from Mindhunter.

Roxy Music inspired glam-rockers of the early 70s and art-rockers/new wave groups of the late 70s. ‘In Every Dream Home A Heartache’ comes from their second album, For Your Pleasure, released by Island Records in March 1973.

Band members responsible for ‘In Every Dream Home A Heartache’ consist of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Bryan Ferry–who wrote the song and contributed numerous other instruments, Farfisa organ and saxophone player Andy Mackay–who played oboe with the London Symphony Orchestra, guitarist Phil Manzanera, drummer Paul Thompson–formerly of Quiet Sun, guest bassist John Porter, and Brian Eno on synthesizer.

There were many band members during the first five studio albums from 1972-75, Brian Eno being part of the first two, and after a brief hiatus Roxy Music released three more albums from 1979-82.

Roxy Music was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

 

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