The Wednesday soundtrack includes music by Édith Piaf, Roy Orbison and Beach House. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Alfred Gough, Miles Millar and Tim Burton’s Netflix series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.
Wednesday stars Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, a goth teenager who enrolls at Nevermore Academy. Gwendoline Christie co-stars as Larissa Weems, a principal who gets caught up in an on-campus conspiracy. The storyline follows Wednesday as she experiences visions while investigating a murderous monster. Composers Chris Bacon (Bates Motel) and Danny Elfman (Good Will Hunting) scored the Netflix series; music supervisors Jen Malone (Atlanta) and Nicole Weisberg (Zola) handled the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Wednesday, a series inspired by Charles Addams’ franchise characters.
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Wednesday Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1 “Wednesday’s Child Is Full of Woe”
- “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” by Édith Piaf (00:01): The Wednesday soundtrack song accompanies an opening pool sequence. Ortega’s character helps her brother, Pugsley (Isaac Ordonez). She unleashes a bunch of piranhas on a group of bullies.
- “In Dreams” by Roy Orbison (00:03): A road trip sequence begins. The music kicks in during an overhead shot. Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Gomez (Luis Guzmán) sing together and kiss.
- “La Llorona” by Chavela Vargas (00:27): The music scores an interior sequence. Wednesday works away at a typewriter. She stops and finds Thing (Victor Dorobantu) on a bed.
- “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones (00:40): Wednesday holds her necklace during a car ride. Larissa (Gwendoline Christie) looks at her nervously. Wednesday plays the orchestral cover tune on a cello during a transition scene.
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- “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin (00:10): Wednesday sings a note that only dogs can hear. Windows crack around the Nevermore campus. Wednesday walks away from Bianca (Joy Sunday) as a choir group performs a cover song.
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Wednesday Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3 “Friend or Woe”
- “Space Song” by Beach House (00:32): The Wednesday soundtrack song plays during a campus sequence. Ortega’s character narrates about being scared of Joseph Crackstone (William Houston). Wednesday plans for revenge.
- “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac (00:33): A Joseph Crackstone memorial sequence begins. The Nevermore Academy band performs a cover song. Wednesday plays the cello while observing Larissa and Mayor Noble Walker (Tommie Earl Jenkins).
- “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica (00:39): Wednesday narrates about not believing in mandatory volunteer work. The music sets in as she types. Wednesday narrates about not believing in coincidences.
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- “Tierra Rica” by Carmita Jiménez (00:04): The Wednesday soundtrack song scores an interior scene. Enid (Emma Myers) jokes about “Ted Bundy’s Pinterest.” Wednesday talks about a trip to the county morgue.
- “It’s a Shame” by RAC feat. Pink Feathers (00:23): A social event begins. Marilyn (Christina Ricci) greets Nevermore Academy students. Bianca arrives at Rave’N with Xavier (Percy Hynes White).
- “The Beginning” by Magdalena Bay (00:27): A Rave’N party continues. A DJ plays music in front of an ice sculpture. Enid talks to Lucas (Iman Marson) about yetis.
- “Goo Goo Muck” by The Cramps (00:33): The Wednesday soundtrack song scores a dance sequence. Ortega’s character grooves by herself at Raven’N. Wednesday impresses classmates with her performance.
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Wednesday Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5 “You Reap What You Woe”
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- “Sciuri Sciura” by Blonde Redhead (00:15): The Wednesday soundtrack song accompanies an interior scene. Xavier paints at his home. Wednesday arrives with Thing.
- “Cello Concerto in E Minor” by Elgar (00:17): Wednesday looks at a painting. Xavier manipulates his artwork. The painting figure of Wednesday plays a cello.
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Wednesday Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 7 “If You Don’t Woe By Now”
- “If I Be Wrong” by Wolf Larsen (00:00): The Wednesday soundtrack song plays during an opening exterior scene. Ortega’s character narrates about enjoying funerals. Wednesday looks for Mayor Walker’s killer.
- “Perfect Day (Lord Alge Mix)” by Hoku (00:24): Tyler (Hunter Doohan) asks Wednesday how she feels about scary movies. A film projection sequence begins. Wednesday and Tyler watch Legally Blonde.
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Wednesday Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 8 “A Murder of Woes”
- “In Your Dreams” by Huw Williams (00:21): Enid hangs out with Ajax. The characters kiss and giggle. Music plays from a stereo system.
- “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (00:22): Enid and Ajax kiss. They stop upon hearing a noise. The Wednesday soundtrack song plays as a ringtone.
Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.
Categories: 2020s, Comedy, Crime, Family, Netflix Originals, Soundtracks of Television, Streaming Originals
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