“Wednesday”‘s Sinister Soundtrack Doubles as a Wicked Dance Playlist

“Wednesday”‘s Sinister Soundtrack Doubles as a Wicked Dance Playlist

As a member of TV’s spookiest family, Wednesday Addams is an expert at being masterfully morbid. From her hauntingly beautiful violin skills to her sinister, goth-inspired moves at the school dance, Nevermore Academy‘s most macabre student is, at heart, a patron of the arts — a passion she no doubt developed thanks to her parents, Gomez and Morticia. Featuring everything from morbid covers of The Rolling Stones and Metallica to original scores by Chris Bacon and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” composer Danny Elfman, “Wednesday”‘s season one soundtrack is a distinct reflection of the Addams family values.

In addition to knife-throwing and conceiving unique torture methods in their downtime, the Addams family are all skilled dancers and musicians. In the first episode, we hear Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) listening to “La Llorona” by Chavela Vargas as she taps away at her typewriter, a song she likely grew up listening to, along with “La Mamma Morta” by Umberto Giordano and “Tierra Rica” by Carmita Jimenez, which also appear in the season one soundtrack.

As the oldest Addams sibling creeps through the halls of Nevermore and makes unsanctioned trips to Jericho in search of the Hyde monster’s true identity, classical covers of “Paint It Black” and “Nothing Else Matters” lull us into a sense of eerie calm. When Wednesday’s classmates — including Enid (Emma Myers), Xavier (Percy Hynes White), and Bianca (Joy Sunday) — come into the picture, the tone shifts as more modern songs like “Space Song” by Beach House and “Physical” by Dua Lipa play in the background.

Between Lady Gaga‘s “Bloody Mary” and Wednesday’s personal violin cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s “Don’t Stop,” the entire “Wednesday” soundtrack is just as spooky as her wardrobe.

Listen to our full “Wednesday” season one playlist ahead.