Good Omens soundtrack: What songs appear in the Amazon fantasy drama?

31 May 2019, 14:12

By Tom Eames

Good Omens has finally been released on Amazon Prime Video today (May 31), and we're excited for many reasons.

Not only is it based on the excellent novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and stars the brilliant David Tennant and Michael Sheen among others, but it also has a kickass soundtrack.

The trailer alone featured the familiar sound of Queen and David Bowie's 'Under Pressure', and the whole show includes a heavy dose of the Freddie Mercury-fronted band.

The songs that feature are:

Episode 1:

- 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Episode 2:

- 'Bicycle Race'

Episode 5:

- 'You're My Best Friend'
- 'Somebody to Love'
- 'Another One Bites the Dust'
- 'We Will Rock You'
- 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Episode 6:

- 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

In fact, Freddie himself appears in the show (of sorts), when actor Ben Crowe voices the late singer while David Tennant's character Crowley listens to the radio in his car.

Speaking about why the show features so much Queen, Gaiman told i: “It began as a joke between me and Terry which was never intended for publication.

“Terry used to joke that you can never remember buying Queen’s Greatest Hits. But if you leave any cassette in your car long enough, it turns into Queen’s Greatest Hits. I put Crowley listening to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in his Bentley into the novel.”

Director Douglas Mackinnon added: “We’re all super-fans and the wonderful Queen have given us permission to use ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and other songs in the score, which is just a joy.”

Meanwhile, the series ends with a cover of 'A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square' by Tori Amos, which you can hear below:

David Arnold - the man behind the music of many James Bond films - composed the score the series, and a full soundtrack has also been released today. The tracklist is:

CD 1:

1. Good Omens Opening Title
2. Chattering Nuns
3. Three Card Switch
4. Warlock
5. Adam
6. Lullaby
7. Hell Hound
8. Wrong Boy
9. We’re Doomed
10. End Titles – The Theme That Got Left in the Car
11. Witch
12. Newt
13. Anathema
14. The Them
15. Anathema Meets Them
16. Paintball
17. Anathema Investigates
18. Sleeping Adam
19. I Should Cocoa
20. Crucified
21. The Black Knight
22. The Globe
23. St.James Park
24. Holy Water
25. Adam and Dog
26. We’re Not Killing Anybody
27. Atlantis
28. Gabriel
29. Bad Angel Michael
30. Delivery for Pollution
31. Message for Mr Death
32. Aliens!

CD 2:

1. Ambassador Arrives
2. Ansaphone
3. Adam Ascending
4. Shadwell Breaks In
5. Bookshops ON Fire
6. Is That You?
7. Four Horsemen
8. Thundergun
9. Adams Changed
10. Horsemen to the Airfield
11. On Your Bikes
12. Requiem for a Bentley
13. The Gathering
14. Despatch the Horsemen
15. Computers Down
16. End of This Story
17. Ineffable Plan
18. They’ve Told His Father
19. Another Place
20. Life After Death
21. Adams Bedroom
22. Restoration
23. Newt and Anathema Wake Up
24. Hell and Holy Water
25. Lawyer With a Box
26. Shadwell and Tracy
27. Together
28. All’s Well that Ends
29. All Change
30. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – Tori Amos