Riverdale provides us with enough twisty TV drama to last us all year practically every week. The OMG moments are never-ending and our jaws are usually on the floor by the closing credits of each episode. Well, the Season 2 premiere was no different than what we've come to expect. You're probably still reeling from everything went on, but you also might have a new favorite song in your head, even if you don't know what it was you were listening to. What's the shower scene song in Riverdale Season 2, Episode 1? The show's soundtrack is just as good as the series it provides the perfect musical backdrop for.
If you're a #Varchie fan, then that sexy shower scene was just... a lot to handle. We knew those two were gonna take things up a notch in that department, and we're guessing this isn't the last steamy moment we've seen between the two of them. You may have heard a sultry ballad as Veronica and Archie brought the heat in the episode — if you didn't we don't blame you, but it was there. The track is Cat Pierce's "You Belong To Me," and personally, I can't stop listening now.
Teen dramas have a history of turning gems fans may have not previously heard of into all-time favorite bangers. Riverdale is a great example of using music to the show's tonal advantage. One of their most intense Season 2 trailers, titled "Motive," applied Lykke Li's almost 10-year-old song "Window Blues" for maximum eerie-ness and it totally worked.
And yes, Imagine Dragons is a hugely popular band, and their single "Believer" was employed expertly in the final moments of last season's shocking finale, "The Sweet Hereafter." I didn't think I was an Imagine Dragons fan, but hearing this booming track alongside all the action made me believe I might actually be one now.
The song in one of the original promos for the first season of Riverdale last January, of Verona's "Paint the Pictures," definitely set up the sinister vibes for what was to come on the series. It certainly got the audience's attention too, since the show was a hit from the get-go.
Of course, music plays a major role in the show because of Archie and Veronica's interest, as well as the spotlight on Josie and the Pussycats. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa even said he would consider taking that aspect to the next level, which might leave some fans with mixed feelings. “I would be more than open to doing a musical episode. It’s a lot of planning and we had a big murder mystery this season, so there’s often times not room to do that, but I’d love to. My background is musical theater, so yeah," he said at Paley Live. Hey, it worked for Buffy. The more Pussycat covers and original songs, the better.
And no wonder the songs are so good on Riverdale. Alexandra Patsavas is the music supervisor, and she's behind the soundtracks to TV shows like Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl, and The O.C. The latter two are definitely cases of teen soaps that had me running to my computer to look up what I had just heard after every episode.
As far as Riverdale is concerned, we are huge fans of last season's choices and this season is shaping up to be music to our ears already. Even in the first few minutes, as the piano swelled. we were instantly transported back to the town of a million mysteries. Now that it's on the air again we'll definitely be watching intently, but we'll be listening, too.