WARNING! This article contains SPOILERS for Wednesday season 1!Music plays an important role in Wednesday season 1, with the show’s gothic score being accompanied by classic hits, new pop songs, instrumental covers, and tunes that reflect the characters’ cultures. Shockingly, the Tim Burton-directed series doesn’t feature The Addams Family’s iconic theme song, but Wednesday makes up for it with Danny Elfman’s ominous and exciting score. While Wednesday season 1 doesn’t have a long soundtrack, the songs included in the show have important meanings within various scenes as reflections of the characters who are often listening to or playing them.
The songs in Wednesday season 1 also come from various genres, with some of the most exciting scenes being scored by orchestral covers of hits like The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It, Black.” Considering Wednesday Addams is a talented cello player in the Netflix series, it’s unsurprising that Wednesday season 1’s soundtrack includes plenty of classical music, some of which are played on-screen by Jenna Ortega’s character. Here’s a guide to every song featured in Wednesday season 1.
Wednesday Episode 1, “Wednesday’s Child Is Full Of Woe”
“Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” by Édith Piaf: This is the first song in Wednesday’s soundtrack, which plays while the title character unleashes piranhas on her classmates who bullied Pugsley.
“In Dreams” by Roy Orbison: The classic song plays while Wednesday rides in the Addams family car to Nevermore Academy, with Morticia and Gomez lovingly singing along.
“La Llorona” by Chavela Vargas: This mournful ballad is heard in Wednesday season 1, episode 1 when the title psychic is writing on her typewriter and notices that Thing was sent to watch over her.
“Paint It, Black” by The Rolling Stones: Teenage Wednesday Addams plays a rendition of the hit ‘70s rock song on her cello, which is heard by various characters around Nevermore Academy.
Wednesday Episode 2, “Woe Is The Loneliest Number”
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin: The ‘Pitch Slaps’ choir sings an a cappella version of this song after Wednesday is sent by Weems to audition for the Nevermore club.
Wednesday Episode 3, “Friend Or Woe”
“Space Song” by Beach House: This song plays in Wednesday season 1, episode 3 as the Nevermore Academy students and Jericho normies gather near Joseph Crackstone’s statue to hear Mayor Walker’s speech.
“Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac: Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday Addams joins the Jericho High School band in playing a rendition of the classic 1970s song after Mayor Walker unveils Crackstone’s statue.
“Winter” by Vivaldi: As Thing helps blow up Crackstone’s statue and the citizens of Jericho scatter, Wednesday stays in her seat and continues performing this classical solo on her cello.
“Nothing Else Matters” by Apocalyptica: This instrumental cover of Metallica’s 1991 song plays on Wednesday’s season 1 soundtrack as Wednesday writes on her typewriter, Ajax accidentally “stones” himself in the bathroom, Thornhill sneaks into the Nightshades Library, Principal Weems burns Morticia’s picture, Tyler screams in his bathtub, and Enid scratches up a bus.
Wednesday Episode 4, “Woe What A Night”
“Tierra Rica” by Carmita Jiménez: The Spanish-language song plays at the beginning of Wednesday season 1, episode 4 as the title character organizes files and images of the monster’s victims on a board.
“It’s a Shame (feat. Pink Feathers)” by RAC: This is the first song heard playing at the Rave’N in Tim Burton’s Addams Family show, which plays as the Nevermore Academy couples initially walk into the dance.
“The Beginning” by Magdalena Bay: When Enid corrects Lucas about derogatory terms for Yeti at the Rave’N dance, this song is playing.
“Goo Goo Muck” by The Cramps: This upbeat tune plays in Wednesday episode 4 as Tyler and Wednesday share a peculiar dance at the Rave’N.
“Levels” by henry parsley & Amy Caddies McKnight: When Ms. Thornhill comes up to Principal Weems at the dance to let her know that it’s time for the “big finish,” this upbeat pop song plays in Wednesday season 1, episode 4.
“Physical” by Dua Lipa: The Rave’N’s MC Blood Suckaz brings the students in Netflix’s Wednesday Addams series out to the dance floor for this last pop song.
“La Mamma Morta” by Umberto Giordano: This opera song plays on Wednesday’s season 1 soundtrack as Jericho’s normies spray red paint all over Nevermore’s students and faculty.
Wednesday Episode 5, “You Reap What You Woe”
There are no songs that play during Wednesday season 1, episode 5, as the only music comes from the eerie score by composer Danny Elfman.
Wednesday Episode 6, “Quid Pro Woe”
“Sciuri Sciura” by Blonde Redhead: When Wednesday and Thing walk in on Xavier painting in his shed, the artist is listening to this song.
“Cello Concerto in E minor” by Elgar: Xavier makes the portrait of Morticia and Gomez Addams’ daughter Wednesday play this song on her cello about 17 minutes into Wednesday season 1, episode 6.
Wednesday Episode 7, “If You Don’t Woe Me By Now”
“If I Be Wrong” by Wolf Larsen: This solemn song plays over Mayor Walker’s funeral in Wednesday season 1, episode 7’s opening scene.
“Perfect Day” by Hoku: This song plays within the film Legally Blonde, which Tyler and Wednesday watch as a “scary movie” on their date inside of Joseph Crackstone’s crypt.
Wednesday Episode 8, “A Murder Of Woes”
“In Your Dreams” by Huw Williams: When Wednesday‘s characters Enid and Ajax are kissing in her dorm room in episode 8 of the gothic Tim Burton comeback series, this pop song is playing on the show’s soundtrack.
“Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: This classic orchestral song plays as Enid’s ringtone when Eugene urgently calls her in Wednesday‘s season 1 finale.