'Yellowjackets' Season 2 Brings Even More '90s Bangers

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Yellowjackets is a show about a lot of things. If we want to be literal, it's a show split between timelines and mysteries, possibly with some supernatural fitting in. Getting more metaphorical, it's a show about the power of friendship, relationships (both romantic and platonic) built over time, and enduring even when things might seem impossible. It's a show that constantly keeps us on the edge of our seats as it's airing, and leaves us salivating for the next episode the very moment it ends. But all of that comes along with something else throughout it all: the soundtrack just rules.

Look, if you had a show that leaned as hard into '90s nostalgia and grunge as Yellowjackets and it didn't have an almost constant stream of the very best of '90s alternative rock (with a few other eras and genres thrown in here and there), it would be a huge missed opportunity. Luckily, this is not a show that misses opportunities, as Season 2 keeps the story going strong, keeps developing its already impressive characters, and, yes, brings us a full season of god damn jams.

We should be clear up front: not every song on the Yellowjackets Season 2 soundtrack comes from the '90s. Not every song from the Yellowjackets Season 1 soundtrack was from the '90s! One of Season 1's best needle drops, "Never Tear Us Apart" by Paloma Faith, was a cover of an older song, yes, but it was released in 2012. And given that the show takes place not only in the '90s, but also in present day, we're going to go ahead and say that's A-OK.

And we should also mention that even though some of the songs aren't from the '90s, they almost all either have the spirit of a song from the '90s—like Sharon Van Etten's "Seventeen," which was released in 2019 but has a distinct '90s feel and is also a perfect thematic fit for the show—or has it's own specific purpose; Papa Roach's "Last Resort," we're looking at you.

But that's enough chatter. You want to know the Yellowjackets Season 2 songs, and we've got them. Keep checking back here after every episode—we will keep this space updated.

Episode 1 "Friends, Romans, Countrymen"

Sharon Van Etten - "Seventeen"

Smashing Pumpkins - "Drown"

Graham Francis De Wilde - "A Night in Rio"

Garbage - "#1 Crush"

Papa Roach - "Last Resort"

Tori Amos - "Cornflake Girl"

Episode 2 "Edible Complex"

Peachy! - "No Room for a Nihilist in Hollywood"

Massive Attack - "Inertia Creeps"

Sadgirl - "Little Queenie"

Radiohead - "Climbing Up The Walls"

Episode 3 "Digestif"

10,000 Maniacs - "These Are The Days"

Popecoke - "When I Go Walking"

Veruca Salt - "Seether"

The Parachute Men - "Past Not Forgotten"

Sonica Disturbia - "Take Me Down"

Larry Thomas West - "Full Time Jack Move"

Tori Amos - "Bells For Her"

Episode 4 "Old Wounds"

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Original Evita Cast - "Rainbow Tour"

James Donald Davies & Martin Jackson- "Just Get Over It"

James Donald Davies & Martin Jackson - "Won’t Waste a Day"

Sparks - "Angst In My Pants"


Alanis Morissette - "No Return" cover (Yellowjackets Theme)

Episode 5 "Two Truths and a Lie"

4 Non Blondes - "What’s Up?"

Necking - "Big Mouth"

Tropical Fuck Storm - "Stayin' Alive"

Danzig - "Mother"

Episode 6 "Qui"

Blur - "Song 2"

White Town - "Your Woman"

Madonna - "Rescue Me"

Pulp - "Sorted for E's and Wizz"

Elliott Smith - "Pitseleh"

N.W.A. - "Fuck Tha Police"

Episode 7 "Burial"

Nirvana - "Something In The Way"

Alanis Morissette - "No Return (Yellowjackets Theme Song)"

Jan Pham Huu Tri - "Sat Nam Mantra"

Florence + The Machine - "Free"

Sneaker Pimps - "6 Underground"

Live - "Lightning Crashes"

Florence + The Machine - "Dream Girl Evil"

Episode 8 "It Chooses"

Barbra Streisand - "Not While I'm Around"

Andrew Lloyd Webber - "The Music of the Night"

The Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"

Low - "Poor Sucker"

Episode 9 "Storytelling"

The Cranberries - "Zombie"

St. Vincent - "Sad But True" (Metallica Cover)

Buffy Sainte-Marie - "God Is Alive Magic Is Afoot"

Nouvelle Vague - "The Killing Moon"

Radiohead - "Street Spirit (Fade Out)"

Echo & The Bunnymen - "The Killing Moon"

Alanis Morissette - "No Return (Yellowjackets Theme Song)"

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