Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black is most commonly praised for its stellar acting and captivating stories. However, the unseen hero of this series is probably the awesome music, which sets the tone for each episode. After going through season two's best music moments below, check out the best moments from season one right here on Zumic.
“Beautiful” – Christina Aguilera in Looks Blue, Tastes Red
Although we saw plenty of Taystee in season one, this is the first time we learn the truth about her background and how she landed in prison. In a flashback to her orphan days, a young Taystee is seen serenading some perspective parents with Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful."
"Workers In The Mine" & "The Sorcerers" - Sideboob in Low Self Esteem City
When the uniforms come off, these prison guards certainly know how to party. In Low Self Esteem City we find out that Caputo moonlights as the guitarist in the garage rock band Sideboob. We're treated to two of their hits in this episode as they rock out in a bar.
"Hey There Delilah" - Plain White T's in You Also Have a Pizza
In Poussey's flashback, we learn that she was a military child who often moved around according to her dad's assignments. It was in Germany that a young Poussey thought she would finally settle down and live with her new girlfriend. "Hey There Delilah" by the Plain White T's perfectly summed up the carefree days she had overseas, before things took a turn for the worse.
“Cleaver Lever” – The Growl in 40 OZ of Furlough
In one of my favorite episodes of the season, Mendez -- the most hated guard -- finally returned to the prison after being suspended for having sex with an inmate. As The Growl's "Cleaver Lever" played in the background, Mendez slammed through the prison's double doors and immediately started giving out the most trivial citations.
“(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” – Blue Oyster Cult in We Have Manners. We're Polite
In season two's finale, the cancer-stricken Ms. Rosa is given the opportunity to steal the prison van and break out. As she speeds down the road to freedom (mowing down one of her enemies in the process), Blue Oyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" is fittingly playing on the radio.
The Orange Is The New Black soundtrack is now available for download on Amazon.
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