The new Netflix series Wednesday, which is based on Tim Burton’s adaptation of The Addams Family, is ideal for fans of dark comedy. As Wednesday Adams enrols in the Nevermore Academy, a school for outcasts, the coming-of-age programme tracks her exploits.
As a number of students begin to be attacked in the school, the girl finds herself in the heart of a murder investigation. The songs that are included in each episode highlight the plot as it develops. We have the soundtrack for the episode available if you want to listen to it as well.
Table Of Content
- 1 Wednesday Soundtrack
- 2 Episode 1: Wednesday’s Child Is Full of Woe
- 3 Episode 2: Woe Is the Loneliest Number
- 4 Episode 3: Friend or Woe
- 5 Episode 4: Woe What a Night
- 6 Episode 5: You Reap What You Woe
- 7 Episode 6: Quid Pro Woe
- 8 Episode 7: If You Don’t Woe Me By Now
- 9 Episode 8: A Murder of Woes
- 10 Who has Composed the Soundtrack?
- 11 Wednesday is Receiving Positive Reviews from the Audience
The complete list of songs played during the programme is provided below:
Episode 1: Wednesday’s Child Is Full of Woe
Roy Orbison’s “In My Dreams” and Édith Piaf’s “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rein”
Chavela Vargas’s Can’t Stop features Rhythmking La Llorona.
Episode 2: Woe Is the Loneliest Number
Woe Is the Loneliest Number’s cover of Wednesday by Paint It Black
Episode 3: Friend or Woe
Bobby McFerrin’s song Don’t Worry, Be Happy is sung by Nevermore’s a cappella group in
Beach House’s Space Song, Antonio Vivaldi’s Winter, and Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters (instrumental)
Episode 4: Woe What a Night
Carmita Jiménez’s Tierra Rica
Featuring Shoppingmode, It’s A Shame by RAC, “Pink Feathers”
Magdalena Bay’s The Beginning
Both Immortal Girlfriend Secrets by Birthday Girls and Someone Like You by Bravo
The Cramps’ Goo Goo Muck
Henry Parsley and Amy Caddies McKnight’s Levels and Dua Lipa’s Physical
Umberto Giordano’s La Mamma Morta
Episode 5: You Reap What You Woe
Episode 6: Quid Pro Woe
had no music.
Episode 7: If You Don’t Woe Me By Now
Sciuri Sciura is titled If You Don’t Woe Me By Now.
Wolf Larsen’s If I Be Wrong
Episode 8: A Murder of Woes
Perfect Day by Hoku: A Murder of Woes
No music was played.
Who has Composed the Soundtrack?
Danny Elfman, an Emmy-winning composer and singer who frequently works with Tim Burton, created the Wednesday theme music. Elfman collaborated with Smash and Bates Motel composer Chris Bacon to produce the series’ music.
On Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Danny Elfman collaborated with Burton. In the latter, he also appeared as Jack Skellington’s singing voice.
Wednesday is Receiving Positive Reviews from the Audience
The first season of Wednesday is currently available on Netflix and has received overwhelmingly good reviews from both viewers and critics. Along with Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems, Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott, Jamie McShane as Donovan Galpin, and Hunter Doohan as Tyler, Jenna Ortega plays the title role on the show.
The series is described as “a investigative, supernaturally laced mystery covering Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy” in the official synopsis.
Wednesday navigates her new and extremely complicated connections at Nevermore while trying to master her developing psychic ability, stop a horrific killing spree that has devastated the neighbourhood, and unravel the paranormal mystery that ensnared her parents 25 years ago.
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