Follow TV Tropes

Following

Awesome Music / WandaVision

Go To

As it released more episodes every Friday, WandaVision proved that it was capable of delivering both original and some well-known music that will have you singing and dancing along after you hear it.

    open/close all folders 

     Sitcom theme songs 
  • All of the theme songs, despite being vastly different in style, are well-crafted to reflect the period and tone of the episode while still being clever and catchy. It helps that they were all written and composed by husband-and-wife songwriting team Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the ones behind Frozen and Coco.
  • "Newlywed Couple" the theme for the series' 50s-centric first episode incorporates wedding chimes and a classic big band orchestra to give an overall wholesomeness to the start of the WandaVision show.
  • "WandaVision!" marks the style of the 60s, and somehow manages to make a Broken Record of the show’s title into a groovy ear worm that stays stuck in your head.
  • "We Got Something Cooking" is a nice homage to the The Partridge Family and The Brady Bunch, while also providing romantic lyrics about Wanda and Vision preparing for the birth of their children.
  • "Making It Up as We Go Along" is much more laidback than the bouncy showtimes of before, but still manages to capture the spirit of the 80s in the form of a love ballad between Wanda and Vision.
  • "Let's Keep It Going" is set in the fast-paced rock style of Malcolm in the Middle, but with much more foreboding lyrics as the singers tell Wanda to keep up the illusion of Westview.
  • "W-V 2000" is a bouncy techno instrumental in the style of The Office (US) which really helps enforce the late 2000's/early 2010's style Episode 7 was going for.
  • Emmy-winning "Agatha All Along" from the end of "Breaking the Fourth Wall"note  is a ridiculously catchy Villain Song for Agatha Harkness inspired by the theme tune from The Munsters. Mere hours after the episode aired many fans claimed they couldn't get it out of their heads, and it was so popular that it led to the soundtrack for the episode being released three days early. Even The Other Wiki gave it a full-fledged article because of its notable popularity! It even made #1 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart and reached #5 on iTunes' Top 100 singles chart the week it came out, as well as placing 36th on Billboard's Digital Songs Sales chart and reaching 1.6 million streams on the week ending February 25th 2021, which is seriously impressive for an original song written for a TV show.
Advertisement:

     OST 
  • Wanda's Leitmotif, used as the end credits theme, is a beautifully eerie contrast to the bouncy sitcom score of the rest of the episode. It's practically screaming "something is wrong here". It makes an appearance in Episode 8 in a flashback to when Wanda got her powers from the Mind Stone, as well as a triumphant appearance in Episode 9 when Wanda creates her new Scarlet Witch outfit and showcases how powerful she really is.
  • "What Is Grief" serves as the background music for Wanda and Vision's now-iconic conversation on love and loss in her bedroom at the Avengers compound.
  • "Genesis" plays over Wanda finally unleashing her grief and creating the Hex all around Westview.
  • "Ascendant" is basically Wanda's Leitmotif made more triumphant. Fitting, considering this is played when she finally transforms into the Scarlet Witch.
  • From the last episode, "What Am I?" is played over the scene of Wanda and Vision tucking in Billy and Tommy for the final time, as well as when they say goodbye to each other. The orchestral swell at the end does nothing short of showcasing just how desperate Wanda is to make these last few minutes with her family stretch, as well as give the listener something like a sense of hopefulness that Wanda and Vision will indeed say hello once more in the future.

     Real World songs 
  • The first official trailer makes excellent use of The Platters' "Twilight Time", fading the song out for creepy effect.
  • The first episode has "Yakety Yak" by The Coasters playing in Vision's office as he works. While he seems nonplussed by the song's lyrics, they prove catchy enough for Vision to use them as a karaoke break while trying to entertain the Hart family in his home.
  • The second episode uses "Help Me, Rhonda" by The Beach Boys during the scene where reality begins to intrude on Westview in the form of Jimmy Woo's radio broadcast.
  • The third episode plays a remix of "Daydream Believer" by The Monkees as we get our first look at the real world, shortly after Monica Rambeau is thrown out of Westview. Also...  This was also used in the second trailer of the series, which blends in with the sitcoms across the decades throwback the series is going for, while highlighting that the show feels unreal and plays to Wanda's deepest fantasies.
  • The fourth episode swaps out the typical end credits theme in exchange for Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child". Not only is it not a typical sitcom theme, reflecting that this isn't a sitcom episode, it's also a perfect description for Wanda and Vision's new twin children, being products of Wanda's reality changing powers.
Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report