Bridgerton Season 2’s pop music covers feature some very unlikely choices…

Ahead of the release of the second season of its hit regency drama, Bridgerton, Netflix revealed the list of tracks the series will feature as orchestral covers.

One of the most notable features of Bridgerton’s first season was the blending of a more traditional score with orchestral renditions of contemporary popular music. Among the tracks shown on screen were Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande, Girls Like You by Maroon 5, In My Blood by Shawn Mendes and Bad Guy by Billie Eilish, much of it during the many ballroom scenes of the show. The covers were performed by the Italian-German duo Duomo and the Vitamin String Quartet.

Now that the show’s second season is coming at the end of the month, showrunner Chris Van Dusen has revealed which tracks will be featured in the new series. Now, while the first season made extensive use of contemporary pop songs, things are a bit different for the second run…

What songs will be in Bridgerton season 2?

Well, there are some pretty surprising choices and a bigger mix of arrangers for this new series.

Perhaps most surprising is Nirvana’s shredded blast Stay Away, which the Vitamin String Quartet have reinterpreted. We have a hard time imagining what scene will be the soundtrack, maybe a heated argument?

The Vitamin String Quartet also put an orchestral spin on Robyn’s seminal heartbreaker, Dancing On My Own, a track suitable for a show about the ups and downs of young romance.

Duomo also returns. He’s reworked Alanis Morissette’s You Outta Know, a classic angry jam to embed somewhere, as well as P!nk’s whirlwind pop number What About Us.

Elsewhere, Rihanna’s sparkling hit Diamonds, Harry Styles’ Sign Of The Times, Madonna’s Material Girl, Calvin Harris’ collaboration with Disciples How Deep Is Your Love and Miley Cyrus’ giant smash Wrecking Ball have also been reworked.

Arranger Kris Bowers, who provides the show’s score, reworked Material Girl and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, a track from the film of the same name, one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time.

Speaking about his picks, Van Dusen told the official Netflix blog, tudum“I chose all of these songs for very specific reasons. Each one is incredibly powerful and deeply emotional in its own way. I always try many different songs for a scene before landing on the perfect one to use. This season, I couldn’t be happier with our music playlist.

What songs will be in Bridgerton season 2?

  • Nirvana – Stay Away (Vitamin String Quartet)
  • Madonna – Material Girl (Kris Bowers)
  • Rihanna – Diamonds (Hannah V & Joe Rodwell)
  • Robyn – Dancing On My Own (Vitamin String Quartet)
  • Alanis Morissette – You Should Know (Duomo)
  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Kris Bowers)
  • Harry Styles – Sign of the Times (Steve Horner)
  • P!nk – What About Us (Duomo)
  • Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love (Kiris)
  • Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Midnight String Quartet)

What can we expect from Bridgerton season 2?

Bridgerton is based on the best-selling novel series by Julia Quinn and follows the Bridgerton siblings – Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory and Hyacinth – as they navigate Regency era London in seeking love and approval from a viciously talkative society.

The lives and loves of the siblings, and others, are chronicled by a scandalous columnist known as Lady Whistledown, who makes it a point to know each other’s secrets.

The show’s first season largely followed Daphne Bridgerton and the ups and downs of her courtship with Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, but for season two the focus will be on Anthony and his search for love.

When is Bridgerton season 2 release date?

It will be here on March 25, so you don’t have long to wait…

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