Lady Whistledown will be pleased to hear that the Bridgerton season 2 soundtrack has been revealed a few weeks ahead of the show's sophomore installment.
Thankfully, the streaming service is giving us a little taste of what we can expect come March 25—in addition to that Bridgerton love triangle. If your playlist needs a little TLC, here are the tunes that will be featured on your favorite sexy show!
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'Bridgerton' season 2 soundtrack revealed
Netflix's Tudum decided to make heads spin with the Bridgerton soundtrack announcement on March 4. Needless to say, iTunes and Spotify accounts everywhere are being revamped as we speak.
"I chose all of these songs for very specific reasons. Each one is incredibly powerful and deeply emotional in its own special way," Bridgerton showrunner Chris Van Dusen told Tudum.
- "Stay Away" by Nirvana (performed by the Vitamin String Quartet)
- "Material Girl" by Madonna (performed by Kris Bowers)
- "Diamonds" by Rihanna (performed by Hannah V and Joe Rodwell)
- "Dancing on My Own" by Robyn (performed by the Vitamin String Quartet)
- "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette (performed by Duomo)
- "Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham" by Kris Bowers
- "Sign of the Times" by Harry Styles (performed by Steve Horner)
- "What About Us" by Pink (performed by Duomo)
- "How Deep is Your Love" by Calvin Harris & Disciples (performed by Kiris)
- "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus (performed by Midnight Street Quartet)
'Bridgerton' music: season 1's tunes
- Celeste (feat. Hillary Smith) and Kris Bowers, "Strange"
- Ariana Grande, "Thank U, Next"
- Shawn Mendes, "Written In My Blood"
- Maroon 5, "Girls Like You"
- Taylor Swift, "Wildest Dreams"
- Billie Eilish, "Bad Guy"
'Bridgeton' music composers
Justin Kamps serves as the series’ music supervisor and Kris Bowers, an American pianist and composer, penned the score to the debut season. Bowers has previously provided soundtracks to films and video games including Green Book, Dear White People and Madden NFL.
What classical music is featured in 'Bridgerton'?
Of course, it wouldn't be a period drama without some actual classical music. So as not to disappoint classical music fans, the show's creators made sure there was some throughout the popular Netflix drama.
- Episode 4 - Lady Lady Trowbridge’s guests at her steamy soirée dance to the Waltz from Shostakovich’s Jazz Suite No. 2. Followed by the ‘Barcarolle’ from Offenbach’s 1881 opera The Tales of Hoffmann.
- Episode 5 - The queen's rage-filled reading scene is accompanied by Beethoven Symphony No. 5 and later one of his ‘Razumovsky’ string quartets is played at the wedding party.
- Episode 7 - The scene opens with Daphne playing the German composer’s fiery Piano Sonata in C, ‘Waldstein’.
- At the final rain-drenched ball you can hear an adaptation of the Gigue from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6. The music is taken from the 2018 album Recomposed by Peter Gregson: Bach – The Cello Suites and if you're a fan of that music then the entire album is worth a stream.
- The last episode of Bridgerton features music from Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, interpretations on Vivaldi’s famous concertos.
If you're looking for more ways to excite your ears, check out this Bridgerton-inspired audio experience that promises a heaping of sexiness.
Bridgerton season 2 hits Netflix on Friday, March 25, 2022.
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