The Umbrella Academy soundtrack easily makes the series one of the most unique and exciting shows out right now. The kooky tunes are always perfectly fitting to the incredibly strange and silly situations the "Hargreeves" family get themselves into.

The Umbrella Academy Soundtrack

The songs behind The Umbrella Academy vary across different genres and decades using incredibly famous rock songs like Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" or one-hit wonders like Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now". Many times they are obscure and unexpected choices like They Might Be Giants' "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" playing while "Five" takes out dozens of bad guys violently and effortlessly or the Backstreet Boys' "Everybody" booming while "Klaus" wrestles his ghost brother "Ben".

'The Umbrella Academy' Powers

According to Den of Geek, Steve Blackman said "Music is such an important thing to me and I really take time to pick the songs. We do things differently on the show. Most shows finish the scene, the shooting, and then they add the music afterwards. I pick the songs mostly ahead of time. I put them in the scripts. Sometimes I even hear a song and then I decide what scene I want to write with that song in my mind."

Many scenes in The Umbrella Academy seem tailor-made for the song because they are! Steve explained that along with his composer Jeff Russo, "I sometimes will be listening to a song and then I imagine a scene. Very early on, I'm thinking, 'I want to put this song over a fight scene,' and I work that into the script - which is often backward. A lot of people add music after the fact. I work the opposite way." 

Check out The Umbrella Academy soundtrack here!

Season ONE



Spotify Playlist

"Picture Book" (Stereo Mix) – The Kinks

"Picture Book"

"The Walker" -Fitz and the Tantrums

"The Walker"

"I Think We're Alone Now" - Tiffany

"I Think We're Alone Now"

"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" - They Might Be Giants

"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"

"Run Boy Run" - Woodkid

"Run Boy Run"

"Goody Two Shoes" - Adam Ant

"Goody Two Shoes"

"Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen

"Don't Stop Me Now"

"Never Tear Us Apart" - Paloma Faith

"Never Tear Us Apart"

"Lost Woman" - The Yardbirds 

"Lost Woman"

"We're Through" - The Hollies

"We're Through"

"Sinnerman" - Nina Simone


"Blood Like Lemonade" - Morcheeba

"Blood Like Lemonade"

"Shingaling" - Tom Swoon


"This Year's Love" - David Gray

"This Year's Love"

"In the Heat of the Moment" - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

"In the Heat of the Moment"

"Mary" - Big Theif


"(Feels Like) Heaven" - Fiction Factory

"(Feels Like) Heaven"

"I'll Make It Easy" - The Incredibles

"I'll Make It Easy"

"Memory Bounds" - Don Mcginnis

"Memory Bounds" 

"Happy Together (feat. Ray Toro)" - Gerard Way

"Happy Together (feat. Ray Toro)"

"Soul Kitchen" - The Doors

"Soul Kitchen"

"Dancing in the Moonlight" - Toploader

"Dancing in the Moonlight"

"Kill of the Night" - Gin Wigmore

"Kill of the Night"

"One" - Three Dog Night


"Caffeine" - DJ Roc


"Party in the Hague" - DJ Roc

"Party in the Hague"

"Exit Music (For a Film)" - Radiohead

"Exit Music (For a Film)"

"Stormy Weather" - Lena Horne

"Stormy Weather"

"Stay With Me" - Mary J. Blige

"Stay With Me"

"They Call Me a Fool" - Damon

"They Call Me a Fool"

"Mad About You" - Hooverphonic

"Mad About You"

"Lundi Matin" - La Superstar des Comptines Rondes et Berceuses

"Lundi Matin"

"Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows" - Lesley Gore

"Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows"

"All Die Young" - Smith Westerns

"All Die Young"

"Barracuda" - Heart


"Saturday Night" - Bay City Rollers

"Saturday Night"

"Hazy Shade of Winter (feat. Ray Toro)" - Gerard Way

"Hazy Shade of Winter (feat. Ray Toro)"

Season 1 Playlist

Season TWO


Amazon Music

Spotify Playlist

"Right Back Where We Started" - Maxine Nightingale

"Right Back Where We Started"

"Beyond the Sea" - Bobby Darin

"Beyond the Sea"

"My Way" - Frank Sinatra

"My Way"

"You Must Be An Angel" - Richard Myhill

"You Must Be An Angel"

"I Wonder What the Future Holds For Me" - Glenn Snow

"I Wonder What the Future Holds For Me"

"Forever and a Day" - Jerry Burnham 

"Forever and a Day"

"Rocket Fuel" - DJ Shadow feat. De La Soul

"Rocket Fuel"

"Crazy" Gnarles Barkley Cover - Daniela Andrande


"Comin' Home Baby" - Mel Tormé

"Comin' Home Baby"

"You Only Want Me When You're Lonely" - Jim Boyd

"You Only Want Me When You're Lonely"

"Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song)" - Perry Como

"Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song)"

"Who's That Knocking" - The Genies

"Who's That Knocking"

"I'm a Man" - The Spencer Davis Group

"I'm a Man

"I'll Never Do You Wrong" - Joe Tex

"I'll Never Do You Wrong"

"Sunny" - Boney M. 


"Golden Brown" - The Stranglers

"Golden Brown"

"Renegade" - Styx 


"Unwind Yourself" - Marva Whitney

"Unwind Yourself"

"I Was Made For Lovin' You" - KISS

"I Was Made For Lovin' You"

"Major Tom" - Peter Schilling

"Major Tom"

"Hey Da Da" - Andrea Litkei & Ervin Litkei

"Hey Da Da"

"Love in the City" - John Stokes

"Love in the City"

"He Can't Love You" - Joe Hunter Feat. Four Holidays

"He Can't Love You"

"Twistin' The Night Away" - Sam Cooke

"Twistin' The Night Away"

"Bad Guy" Billie Eilish Cover - The Interrupters

"Bad Guy"

"My Kullsvik" - Hello

"My Kullsvik"

"Won't Be Long" - Aretha Franklin

"Won't Be Long"

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" - Jack Huddle

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

"The Order of Death" - Public Image Ltd. 

"The Order of Death"

"In Hell I'll Be in Good Company" - The Dead South

"In Hell I'll Be in Good Company"

"Pfiffikus Polka" - Petra Bechfelberger

"Pfiffikus Polka"

"Polk Salad Annie" - Tony Joe White

"Polk Salad Annie"

"Sister of Pearl" - Baio

"Sister of Pearl"

"Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" - Backstreet Boys

"Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"

"Pepper" - Butthole Surfers


"Dancing With Myself" Billy Idol Cover - Generation X

"Dancing With Myself"

"Here Comes the End" - Gerard Way feat. Judith Hill

"Here Comes the End"

"Wicked Game" Chris Isaak Cover - Parr for Curva feat. Anna Naklab

"Wicked Games"

"Waterfalls" - TLC


Season 2 Playlist

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