Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys is back for its second season on the streaming service, packing more outrageous thrills and shocking twists as Billy Butcher’s team takes on The Seven once again.
The satirical series doesn’t pull any punches and has been known to put some of its most memorable scenes to music, a process that showrunner Eric Kripke takes very seriously.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com and other press, he reveals that scenes are meticulously tested with several variations before a final decision is made.
Kripke said: “I’ll sit with the editors and we’ll try dozens of songs for a particular moment until we land on the one that works. And they know me by now, they know to never pitch a song that was recorded after 1983. They know my taste.
“A lot of shows put very current music in their programming and nine times out of ten, that music expires in a year or two. And if you rewatch that show down the road, it’s quite dated. You go ‘oh, that was that song from that summer and no one listens to that song anymore.’
“So, I feel it’s actually a lot more effective to use songs that have already stood the test of time and will feel timeless whether you play them now or ten years from now, and it lets your show feel a little more mythic.
“It makes it feel a little more timeless, I guess.”
Here are the songs featured in The Boys season two and where you can find them:
Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones
During the Vought meeting/Black Noir’s violent attack.
Pressure by Billy Joel
As Hughie and Starlight get ready for their secret meet.
Plays again at the end of the episode.
Indé-Structible by Guizmo
Playing at The Boys underground hideout.
Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls
The Deep listens to it during his drug trip.
You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker
The Deep sings to himself.
Psycho Killer by Talking Heads
Plays at the end of the episode.
You’re Only Human (Second Wind) by Billy Joel
Hughie listens to it on the boat.
Episode four of The Boys season two arrives on Friday 11th September. If you’re looking for something else to watch, check out our TV Guide.