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The Boys Season 4 Soundtrack Guide: Every Song And When They Play

Summary

  • The Boys season 4 features catchy songs that complement its best moments, adding to its immersive and compelling narrative.
  • This season raises the stakes with shocking and sexually explicit scenes, delving into supe politics and action for its characters.
  • With a “Fresh” Rotten Tomatoes score, The Boys season 4 solidifies its reputation as a top satirical superhero genre representation.



Warning! Contains spoilers for The Boys season 4.

The Boys season 4 perfectly complements some of its best moments with catchy songs, making it hard not to be curious about the names of the tracks and the artists behind them. Developed by Eric Kripke, The Boys is one of Amazon Prime Video’s most valuable IPs as it has not only garnered high critical acclaim with each season but has also been commercially profitable for the streamer. Like its predecessors, The Boys season 4 also maintains a “Fresh” Rotten Tomatoes score, solidifying its reputation as one of the best satirical representations of the superhero genre.

In its opening episodes itself, The Boys season 4 features some of the most shocking and sexually explicit scenes that have appeared in the entire franchise. Even from a narrative standpoint, the series effectively raises the stakes for its characters by getting them embroiled in the murky waters of supe politics and action. What makes its darkly comical superhero drama even more immersive and compelling is its use of perfectly placed original and familiar musical scores.


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The Boys Season 4 Episode 1 Songs

“Department of Dirty Tricks”

“Goԁ Save The Queen” by Sex Pistols: The Boys season 4 episode 1 opens with Sex Pistols’ “God Save The Queen” as Victoria Neuman steps up to a stage to give a speech.

“Walkin’ On The Sun” by Smash Mouth: This track can be heard in The Boys season 4’s opening episode when Kimiko and Frenchie sneak into Victoria Neuman’s room to replace her drops. To their dismay, their visit is cut short when Neuman’s daughter, Zoe, who is a supe after taking Compound in season 3, enters the room and attacks them.


The Boys Season 4 Episode 2 Songs

“Life Among the Species”

Splinter (Rob Benedict) with the power to clone himself in The Boys season 4 episode 2
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“Hypnotize” by The Notorious B.I.G.: In The Boys season 4 episode 2’s opening moments, Adam Bourke films a movie that stars A-Train and seems hilariously similar to the 2009 sports drama The Blind Side. As the show features a series of scenes that walk through the neighborhood where the movie is being filmed, this popular track plays in the background.


“Burning Down the House” by Talking Heads: This starts playing in season 4’s episode 2 when Billy Butcher and the Boys enter the Truthcon, where people who believe in the wildest conspiracies come together.

“Love America” by Fortress II: Fortress II’s “Love America” plays in The Boys season 4’s episode 2, when Splinter’s multiple variants set up the stage at Truthcon right before Firecracker shows up to discuss some bizarre conspiracies.

“Hava Nagila” by The Barry Sisters: A showdown ensues between Splinter’s variants and the Boys in the episode’s final moments. In an attempt to escape Splinter’s many variants, Frenchie and MM break into a room, where they find some people celebrating a bat mitzvah. This is when The Barry Sisters’ “Hava Nagila” plays in the background.


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The Boys Season 4 Episode 3 Songs

“We’ll Keep the Red Flag Flying Here”

Actors dressed as Queen Maeve, Jesus, and Homelander in Vought On Ice in The Boys season 4

“America the Beautiful” by Katharine Lee Bates, Samuel A. Ward: As Homelander anxiously watches a crowd supporting Starlight in his own rally, a choir on stage sings this song before he gives a speech and introduces the new members of the Seven to the world.

“I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister: When The Deep, A-Train, and Black Noir show up on the stage to accompany Homelander, this track loudly blares through the speakers. While Homelander’s supporters cheer them on, Starlight’s followers boo them.


“Takin’ Care Of Business” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive: Moments later, as this Bachman-Turner Overdrive song plays in the background, Homelander summons Firecracker and Sister Sage on the stage, introducing them as the new members of the Seven.

“Sunshine, Lollipops anԁ Rainbows” by Lesley Gore: After convincing Ryan to visit him, Butcher brings home some supplies and prepares him a batch of cookies Rebecca used to make. The Lesley Gore song can be heard in the background as Butcher bakes the cookies.

“La Nuit Le Jour” by Les Terribles: Much later in The Boys season 4’s episode 3, Frenchie gets intoxicated before he and Kimiko duke it out with a group of armed men in a warehouse. To Kimiko’s dismay, she has to face the men all by herself because Frenchie becomes too impaired to help her. While Frenchie enjoys his high and Kimiko single-handedly takes down the men, this Les Terribles track plays in the background.


“Let’s Put The Christ Back in Christmas” by Shoshana Bean, Andrew Rannells, James Monroe Iglhart & Christopher Lennertz: The Boys season 4 puts this awful song in a viewer’s head during the scenes where a bunch of supe body doubles practice an ice-skating musical.

The Boys Season 4 Episode 4 Songs

“Wisdom of the Ages”

“Crying Time” by Ray Charles: Colin plays this track at his home in The Boys season 4’s episode 4 before he recalls what happened to his family and how they were murdered.

“Stomp My Flag I’ll Stomp Your Ass” by Creed Fisher: This Creed Fisher track can briefly be heard in The Boys season 4’s episode 4 in the opening moments of Firecracker’s show, Truthbomb.


“Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker & Jennifer: Firecracker and The Deep sing this one live on Vought News Network’s Truthbomb show in The Boys season 4 episode 4. This track plays again in the Amazon show during its end credits.

“Face Down Ass Up” by 2 Live Crew: In a shocking scene, Sister Sage asks The Deep to perform a lobotomy on her before they get intimate. After The Deep performs the lobotomy, 2 Live Crew’s “Face Down Ass Up” starts playing in The Boys season 4, episode 4.

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