Check Out the Terrifyingly-Good Soundtrack of Lovecraft Country's First Season
What's an HBO show without its expertly put together soundtrack? Misha Green's book to TV adaptation of Lovecraft Country may be a sci-fi horror series with all sorts of ghoulish monsters lurking in every scene, but that doesn't mean it can't also have some of our favorite tunes bumping in the background! The show takes place in 1950s Jim Crow America, which heavily influences the mix of old-school and modern music that makes up the soundtrack.
Few shows can feature songs from both Tierra Whack and Etta James in the same episode and have it make perfect sense, but Lovecraft Country makes it work. While we await news on whether the show will be bringing us a second season full of old-school jams and modern hits, check out the music featured on the show ahead!
Music From Lovecraft Country Season 1, Episode 1: "Sundown"
"Sh-Boom" by The Crew Cuts
"I Just Want To Make Love To You" by Etta James
"Clones" by Tierra Whack
"Alley Corn" by Earl Hooker
"I Want a Tall Skinny Papa" by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" by Jerry Lee Lewis
"Ride Pretty Baby" by Big John Greer & The Du Droppers
"September Song" by Sarah Vaughan
"You Upset Me Baby" by B.B. King
"Cobb's Corner" by Arnett Cobb
"Sinnerman" by Nina Simone
(Performed in the show by Alice Smith)
Music From Lovecraft Country Season 1, Episode 2: "Whitey's on the Moon"
"Movin' on Up" by Ja'Net DuBois
"Whitey On the Moon" by Gil Scott-Heron
"River" by Leon Bridges
"Killing Strangers" by Marilyn Manson
"The End" by Earl Grant
"Blackbird" by Nina Simone
Music From Lovecraft Country Season 1, Episode 3: "Holy Ghost"
"Window" by The Album Leaf
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"Ain't That a Shame" by Fats Domino
"Good Rockin' Daddy" by Etta James
"Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" by Louis Jordan
(Performed in the show by Wunmi Mosaku)