The Umbrella Academy season two soundtrack staged a complete takeover of the Tunefind trending music chart last week. From a haunting cover of Gnarls Barkley earworm ‘Crazy’ to Bobby Darin’s 1960s classic ‘Beyond the Sea’, fans couldn’t get enough.
No surprise here, since s1 did the same. With a soundtrack sensibility that pulls from nostalgia and quirky juxtaposition, the music is a central element of the action. Who can forget Tiffany’s ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ playing as the Hargreeves’ dance, or a donut shop shootout set to ‘Istanbul (Not Constantinople)’ by They Might Be Giants?
The S2 soundtrack doesn’t disappoint, delivering familiar nostalgic hits like ‘Renegade’ by Styx and Mel Tormé’s ‘Comin’ Home Baby’. But mixed in were cover versions that give a different twist on some old – and new – favorites.
In addition to the reimagined ‘Crazy’, and a version of Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ during an epic Five fight, the second season also features an unreleased Swedish version of Adele’s ‘Hello’ by My Kullsvik. No spoilers here, but the Swedish take underscores an emotional scene with our Swedish villains.
The Umbrella Academy loves a good fight scene set to an unexpected music choice. The infamous donut shop, of course, and when Hazel and Cha Cha battle it out set to Lesley Gore’s sugary ‘Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows’ were only a couple of examples from season 1.
Number Five is back with another quirky fight scene in season 2, this time fighting himself to the tune of Dancing With Myself by Generation X. This season’s other popular battle songs include ‘Everybody’ by Backstreet Boys and ‘Pepper’ by Butthole Surfers.
The official Season 2 trailer and the end of the penultimate episode both feature a new original song by Gerard Way: ‘Here Comes the End,’ featuring Judith Hill. Way, formerly of My Chemical Romance, is the creator of the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel (along with illustrator Gabriel Bá) that serves as the source material for The Umbrella Academy. Previously, Way had two covers featured in S1 of The Umbrella Academy, ‘Happy Together’ and ‘Hazy Shade of Winter,’ both also featuring My Chemical Romance’s Ray Toro.
This latest season of The Umbrella Academy also includes several 50s/60s era tunes, in keeping with the action’s jump back to the 1960’s. In the first episode, ‘My Way’ by Frank Sinatra soundtracks a fight with the Soviets. In a callback to last season’s ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ dance sequence, this year, three of the siblings–Allison, Klaus and Vanya–dance around a salon to ‘Twistin’ the Night Away’ by Sam Cooke. Opening the second episode is ‘Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song)’ by Perry Como, in a scene featuring The Handler, who is nobody’s idea of a sweet fairy godmother.
Tunefind is tracking the most popular songs from The Umbrella Academy season 2 below. See Tunefind for complete lists of the songs featured in season 2 of The Umbrella Academy soundtrack.
Fan Favorite Top 10 Songs from The Umbrella Academy Season Two
Looking for a particular song from a specific scene? Tunefind has complete details for The Umbrella Academy soundtrack, listed by episode for both seasons.
〉Full list of songs featured in the The Umbrella Academy, s1 soundtrack
〉Full list of songs featured in the The Umbrella Academy, s2 soundtrack