Soundtrack Roundup: The Good Place

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The fourth and final season of “The Good Place” is coming up soon. To get you ready for the last adventures of Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason, we’ve collected a list with all of the music featured in each season of “The Good Place”.

If you haven’t yet watched Michael Shur’s fantasy comedy series, then now’s the time. But here’s a synopsis in case you’re a bit curious (no spoilers).

“The Good Place” follows the story of Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), who wakes up in an afterlife introduced to her as the Good Place by the “angel” Michael (Ted Danson). However, Eleanor soon finds out she was sent there by mistake. In order to prove that she belongs in the Good Place, she enlists the help of a moral philosophy professor to teach her to become a better person.

While it may be about becoming a better person, “The Good Place” also sports a collection of solid songs in its soundtrack. Granted, it doesn’t reach the same level of meticulously crafted soundtracks as we’ve seen in other shows. Music plays a bit more of a muted role here. But because of its sparse soundtrack, it makes it easy to bring the entire collection of songs to one article. Episodes below that are omitted contain only the original soundtrack as music.

So without further ado, here’s our roundup of every song played in each season of “The Good Place”.

The Good Place, Season 1 Songs

Musical highlights of this season include Ariana Grande, Louis Armstrong, and N’Sync.

S1E1: Everything Is Fine

  1. “(Are You) Ready For A Miracle” – Patti Labelle with Edwin Hawkins
  2. “Break Free (feat. Zedd)” – Ariana Grande

S1E4: Jason Mendoza

  1. “Silenthia” – Jay Fab
  2. “Pow” – Mr. Music The DJ

S1E9: …Someone Like Me as a Member

  1. “What A Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong

S1E10: Chidi’s Choice

  1. “At Last” – Etta James
  2. “Digital Get Down” – N’Sync

S1E12: Mindy St. Clair

  1. “My Way” – Frank Sinatra

The Good Place, Season 2 Songs

The best (read: worst) two tracks of Season 2, “She Hates Me” and “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” end up being played simultaneously in a few scenes. This is what they listen to in the Bad Place. You don’t want to go there.

S2E8: Derek

  1. “She Hates Me” – Puddle of Mudd
  2. “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” – Elmo & Patsy

S2E9: Leap to Faith

  1. “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” – Elmo & Patsy
  2. “I Wish You Were Here” – Al Green
  3. “Sitting in Limbo” Jimmy Cliff
  4. “Green Light (Chromeo Remix)” – Lorde
  5. “Unforgettable” – Nat “King” Cole

S2E10: Best Self

  1. “Green Light (Chromeo Remix)” – Lorde
  2. “Unforgettable” – Nat “King” Cole
  3. “Sitting in Limbo” Jimmy Cliff
  4. “I Wish You Were Here” – Al Green

S2E12: The Burrito

  1. “Wind Beneath My Wings” – Bette Midler
  2. “Maybe” – The Submarines”

S2E13: Somewhere Else

  1. “Untie the Ribbon” – Wanda Johnson
  2. “Maybe” – The Submarines”
  3. “No Heart For Love To Know” – Peter Sivo Band

The Good Place, Season 3 Songs

N’Sync makes a comeback in this season, but as the drama intensifies, we get more songs that pull on our heartstrings like, “We Love You So” by Carter Burwell. Also, Cher.

S3E: Everything is Bonzer! Part 1

  1. “Right Here Waiting” – Richard Marx

S3E5: Jeremy Bearimy

  1. “Coconut” – Cast of The Good Place

S3E6: The Ballad of Donkey Doug

  1. “The First Dance With You (feat. Harry Allen)” – Bill Cunliffe Big Band

S3E9: Don’t Let the Good Life Pass You By

  1. “Don’t Let The Good Life Pass You By” – Cass Elliot
  2. “Tell Me” – Mack Fields
  3. “Bad Case Of You” – Sanford Clark
  4. “Anything But Me” – Red Johnson

S3E10: Janet(s)

  1. “Believe” – Cher
  2. “Digital Get Down” – N’Sync

S3E13: Pandemonium

  1. “We Love you So” – Carter Burwell

 

That about does it for our soundtrack roundup of “The Good Place”, seasons 1 – 3. The fourth and final season of “The Good Place” is set to premiere on NBC on September 26th. So be sure to get all of your binging out of the way before then. And be sure to keep your ears open throughout this season for any musical gems you might hear.

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