'Bridgerton' Season 1 Tracklist: Ariana Grande to Taylor Swift, here are all the alluring songs on Netflix show
'Bridgerton' seamlessly integrates modern pop music into its soundtrack, making the show all the more enjoyable
Spoilers for 'Bridgerton' Season 1
'Bridgerton' is easily one of the most enjoyable shows to come on Netflix this year. Adapted from Julia Quinn's 'The Duke and I', the first season of 'Bridgerton' follows the heady, lusty tale of Daphne Bridgerton's (Phoebe Dynevor) romance with Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings (Rege-Jean Page). This is presumably just the first of many tales of the Bridgerton siblings that await viewers — there are seven more novels in the 'Bridgerton' book series, one for each of the siblings.
Daphne and Simon's romance begins when they pretend to court each other for their own gains — one to stave off proposals and the other to get better proposals. However, misunderstandings, social cues and more play spoilsport, but they eventually find their way together. Just as a happy ending is guaranteed, however, Simon's disturbing relationship with his late father rears its ugly head as Daphne tries to get through to the man she fell in love with.
One of the things that makes this Shondaland show just so good is its music. 'Bridgerton' comprises not just of an original score but also features string covers of popular music by artistes such as Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and more. The original score is composed by Kris Bowers, who has worked on other popular productions such as 'When They See Us', 'Dear White People', 'Green Book' and 'Mrs America'.
The original score often accompanies scenes of the Bridgerton family and Simon's backstory and includes 'We Could Form An Attachment', a tune that is sure to keep playing on repeat in your mind as you finish the first season and even after. Other tracks from the original score include 'Flawless My Dear', ' The Latest Whistledown', 'Shock and Delight', 'Simon and Lady Danbury', 'What Women Do Best', 'When You Are Alone', 'Come With Me' and more.
However, it is the covers that we are most impressed with. You would not listen to Grande's 'Thank U, Next' or Swift's 'Wildest Dreams' or even Billie Eilish's 'Bad guy' and think that these songs would be perfectly suited for a period drama set in 19th-century London. And yet, the covers of these songs by Los-Angeles based music group Vitamin String Quartet, and Duomo, do exactly that.
The covers also include Celeste's 'Strange', Maroon 5's 'Girls Like You', and Shawn Mendes's 'In My Blood'. Of course, if these covers are not enough for you, Vitamin String Quartet is known for its classical covers of popular music and playlists can be found on multiple platforms, including Spotify.
The soundtrack for Season 1 of 'Bridgerton' will be available on Friday, December 25 here, and can be accessed on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify. 'Bridgerton' Season 1 is available to stream on Netflix on Christmas Day.