The second season of Atlanta is here, and the music continues to be fantastic. From the season two teasers featuring Yellow Days and Sonder to the wide variety of songs in just the first episode, the crew seems to be picking up where season one left off in terms of having some of the best music supervision on TV.
"It's very organic," Rothstein, one of the show's two music supervisors told us. "It's just the stuff [the crew] is listening to. It's the music their little sisters and brothers are listening to. It's the stuff people are riding with in their cars."
Listen to a Spotify playlist of all the songs from Atlanta so far that we will update each week. Underneath that, find a breakdown of all the songs from season one.
It goes without saying at this point, but in case you're living underground: Donald Glover's Atlanta is the best show on TV right now. In recent memory, really. Rarely do we see writing, acting, and social commentary woven so skillfully together at such a high level. The show manages to be hilarious and poignant all at once, a hyper-real look into the lowest levels of the music industry and the intoxicating elixir of hype.
One of the ways Atlanta has maintained its vice grip on the viewing public is its soundtrack. This is a show about music, after all, and Glover's character Earnest is constantly lost in his headphones. The show's taste is impressively diverse in both genre and time period—it's a show about a rapper that opens with Tame Impala's "New Person, Same Old Mistakes."
See all the songs from Season 1 below and listen to a playlist of all the music from both season above.
Episode 1: "The Big Bang"
OJ Da Juiceman - "No Hook"
Emanuel Vo Williams & Cut One - "Not Your Hero"
Doe B - "Let Me Find Out"
Waldo - "SNS"
The System - "Don't Disturb This Groove"
Migos - "One Time"
Episode 2: "Streets on Lock"
Yo Gotti ft. E-40 - "Law"
Rich the Kid - "Running Threw It"
Bill Withers - "Grandma's Hands"
Episode 3: "Go for Broke"
Kodak Black - "SKRT"
Cousin Stizz - "Shoutout"
Migos - "Cook It Up"
Lloyd - "Get It Shawty"
Cheryl Lynn - "Encore"
Shabazz Palaces - "An Echo From The Hosts That Profess Infinitum"
Max P - "Gang"
Migos - "Spray The Champagne"
Episode 4: "The Streisand Effect"
Xavier Wulf - "Philosopher's Throne"
Beach House - "Space Song"
July A.D. - "No Time to Cry"
Lee Fields - "Could Have Been"
Keith Ape - "IT G MA (Remix)"
Eearz - "Ride Shotgun"
Michael Kiwanuka - "Home Again"
Episode 5: "Nobody Beats the Biebs"
Billy Paul - "Am I Black Enough For You?"
SYPH - "The Bag"
Episode 6: "Value"
Jeremih - "Oui"
The Ebonys - "It's Forever"
George Benson - "This Masquerade"
Funkadelic - "Hit It and Quit It"
Episode 7: "B.A.N."
Episode 8: "The Club"
Future - "Real Sisters"
Young Dro - "We in da City"
Crime Mob - "Knuck if You Buck"
Dreezy - "Body"
Steve G. Lover x Gonage - ‘Spray’
Jeremih - "Impatient"
Baby Huey - "Hard Times"
Little Beaver - "I Can Dig It Baby"
Young Thug - "Digits"
Episode 9: "Juneteenth"
Kamasi Washington - "Change of the Guard"
Kamasi Washington - "The Rhythm Changes"
Xavier Omär - "Grown Woman"
SevnthWonder ft. Deverano - "Maria I’m Drunk"
Pharoahe Monch - "So Good"
DyMe-A-DuZiN ft. Kehlani - "Stay Up"
Episode 10: "The Jacket"
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty - "Broccoli"
ILoveMakonnen - "Flippin All Night"
Nelly - "Ride Wit Me"
Jennifer Lopez ft. Ja Rule - "I'm Real"
Erykah Badu - "Other Side of the Game"
Outkast - "Elevators (Me & You)"