39 min

How To Soundtrack A Villain: Killing Eve Switched on Pop

    • Music Commentary

When BBC America reached out to do a piece about the music of Killing Eve, we jumped at the opportunity. The series antagonist, Villanelle, is an unpredictable assassin. On a dime she shifts from cold and calculating to child-like and jocular. Her personality swings are accompanied by a captivating psychedelic pop soundtrack. Whether you are familiar with the series or not, this no spoilers episode breaks down music from the 1960s that has earned its place on primetime. 
SPONSORED BY BBC AMERICA
Songs Discussed

Unloved - We Are Unloved 

Psychotic Beats - Killer Shangri-:ah

The Ronettes - Walking In The rain

The Beatles - Strawberry Fields

Brigitte Bardot - Contact

Betty Hutton - It’s Oh So Quiet

Björk - It’s Oh So Quiet

Jo Stafford - Some Enchanted Evening

Duke Ellington - Skin Deep

Roxette - Listen To Your Heart

Jacqueline Taieb - La Plus Belle Chanson

The Beatles - Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!


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When BBC America reached out to do a piece about the music of Killing Eve, we jumped at the opportunity. The series antagonist, Villanelle, is an unpredictable assassin. On a dime she shifts from cold and calculating to child-like and jocular. Her personality swings are accompanied by a captivating psychedelic pop soundtrack. Whether you are familiar with the series or not, this no spoilers episode breaks down music from the 1960s that has earned its place on primetime. 
SPONSORED BY BBC AMERICA
Songs Discussed

Unloved - We Are Unloved 

Psychotic Beats - Killer Shangri-:ah

The Ronettes - Walking In The rain

The Beatles - Strawberry Fields

Brigitte Bardot - Contact

Betty Hutton - It’s Oh So Quiet

Björk - It’s Oh So Quiet

Jo Stafford - Some Enchanted Evening

Duke Ellington - Skin Deep

Roxette - Listen To Your Heart

Jacqueline Taieb - La Plus Belle Chanson

The Beatles - Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!


Support explainer journalism — all things pop included — by making a contribution to Vox today: Visit bit.ly/givepodcasts.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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