The Best Songs Featured in HBO’s Euphoria (So Far)

    HBO’s hit teen drama Euphoria has a distinctive visual aesthetic, which has made the show easy to distinguish from others like it – the characters wear glittery makeup and bright outfits, the lighting is alternately colorful and stark, and the camera maneuvers draw the viewer right into this hyper-stylized world.

    Plot-wise, the series follows teenager Rue (Zendaya), who struggles with addiction following her father’s death. She has drifted away from her best friend Lexi (Maude Apatow), so the only company she finds is with her mother Leslie (Nika King), sister Gia (Storm Reid), and dealer Fez (Angus Cloud). These three characters are often the ones to deal with Rue’s lies and overdoses – until Jules (Hunter Schafer) moves to town. Jules befriends some of the other girls in Rue’s circle, including Kat (Barbie Ferreira), who is on a journey of self-discovery and reinvention. This is influenced by Maddy (Alexa Demie), who is dating the violent Nate (Jacob Elordi). In season 2, Lexi’s self-absorbed sister Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) becomes involved in a messy love triangle with Nate and Maddy, who is her best friend.

    Each episode focuses mostly on one of these characters but always returns to Rue, who is also the (unreliable) narrator. Every character has their own distinctive traits, and some even have their own theme song. Along with the vibrant visuals, Euphoria is also known for its shimmery soundtrack. The show is scored by English artist Labrinth, who brings a unique sound to the series. Here are some of the best songs featured in Euphoria‘s first two seasons.

    1. All For Us – Labrinth, Zendaya
    2. All My Heroes (The Tox Avenger Remix) – Naeleck, Sarah Rebecca
    3. Champagne Coast – Blood Orange
    4. Dirty Work – Steely Dan
    5. Don’t Be Cruel – Billy Swan
    6. Gangster – Labrinth
    7. Formula – Labrinth
    8. Haunted – Laura Les
    9. Holding Out for a Hero – Bonnie Tyler
    10. Hot – The Last Artful, Dodgr
    11. How Long – Tove Lo
    12. I’m Tired (with Zendaya) – Labrinth
    13. Jump Into The Fire – Harry Nilsson
    14. Liability – Lorde
    15. Me in 20 Years – Moses Sumney
    16. Mount Everest – Labrinth
    17. Nate Growing Up – Labrinth
    18. Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
    19. Right Down the Line – Gerry Rafferty
    20. Run the Road – Santigold
    21. seaside_demo – SEB
    22. She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult
    23. Snow Flake – Jim Reeves
    24. Stand by Me – Ben E. King
    25. Still Don’t Know My Name – Labrinth
    26. Stuck In The Middle With You – The Sometimes Island
    27. Vitamin C – CAN
    28. Watercolor Eyes – Lana Del Rey
    29. When I R.I.P. – Labrinth
    30. Work – Charlotte Day Wilson

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