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Soundtracks of Television: ‘Human Resources’

Human Resources Soundtrack - Every Song in the Netflix Series

The Human Resources soundtrack includes music by Janelle Monáe, Kelly Clarkson and Frank Ocean. This info article contains spoilers for Netflix’s Big Mouth spin-off series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Human Resources stars Aidy Bryant as Emmy Fairfax, a Lovebug who clashes with colleagues while trying to uplift the spirits of humans. Randall Park co-stars as Pete, a rock monster who values logic. The storyline explores the personality traits of several characters as they attempt to find happiness. The animated series features a theme song, “Make Me Feel,” by American musician Janelle Monáe, and each episode includes one or two needle-drop tunes. Here’s every song in Human Resources, a series created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Kelly Galuska, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett.

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Human Resources Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1 “Birth”

Human Resources Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1

  • “The Monster” by Eminem feat. Rihanna (00:24): Becca (Ali Wong) gives birth to a child. Emma isn’t impressed with the newborn’s appearance. The Human Resources soundtrack song scores the final moments and end credits.

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Human Resources Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2 “Training Day”

Human Resources Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2

  • “I Like the Way” by Tommy James and the Shondells (00:25): Various monsters celebrate their accomplishments. They proudly state that “Teamwork is cream-work.” The music plays during the end credits.

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Human Resources Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3 “Bad Mummies”

Human Resources Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3

  • “Momma’s Boy” by Chromeo (00:25): Lionel (David Thewlis) finishes a conversation with his estranged mother, Rita St. Swithens (Helen Mirren). The track accompanies the end credits.

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Human Resources Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4 “Rutgers Is for Lovers”

Human Resources Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4

  • No Featured Songs

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Human Resources Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5 “Love in the Time of Postpartum”

Human Resources Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5

  • “My Life Would Suck Without You” by Kelly Clarkson (00:25): Becca bonds with her husband, Barry (Mike Birbiglia). The Human Resources soundtrack song kicks in at the end of the episode; it continues during the end credits.

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Human Resources Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6 “The Addiction Angel”

Human Resources Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 6

  • “All I Want” by The Offspring (00:20): Barry trains with Pete. The music scores the moment. Pete says, “I want to fuck your muscles right now” as Barry guzzles down some pills.
  • “Number One Fan” by Muna (00:25): Rochelle (Keke Palmer) enjoys an intimate moment with Dante (Hugh Jackman). Emmy spots them in a driveway as the episode ends. The music plays during the end credits.

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Human Resources Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7 “International Creature Convention”

Human Resources Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7

  • “Eternelle” by Brigitte Fontaine (00:25): Maury (Nick Kroll) states that he’s not in love with Connie (Maya Rudolph). They agree to “keep it that way.” The Human Resources soundtrack song scores the end credits.

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Human Resources Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8 “The Light”

Human Resources Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8

  • “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor (00:19): Maury offers advice to Cocky Ballsboa. He tells him to “stroke the shaft.” The Rocky theme song accompanies a montage sequence.
  • “You’re the One That I Want” by Julia Stone (00:25): Sonya Poinsettia (Pamela Adlon) parts ways with Claudia (Janelle Monáe). The Lovebug and human bond as the episode ends. The Grease cover song scores the end credits.

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Human Resources Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 9 “It’s Almost Over”

Human Resources Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 9

  • “Moon River” by Frank Ocean (00:25): Walter Las Palmas (Brandon Kyle Goodman) bonds with humans. The music scores an episode-ending death sequence and continues during the end credits.

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Human Resources Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 10 “Shitstorm”

Human Resources Soundtrack on Netflix - Every Song in Season 1, Episode 10

  • “Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monáe (00:25): Emmy earns a bunch of new clients. She receives support from Rochelle. The Human Resources soundtrack song scores the end credits.

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Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.