Songs from Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Kilo Kiss, BTS, Fiona Apple and Lizzo were featured on the just-completed first run on HBO.
The only thing as intense as the angst that unfolded over the just-completed first season of HBO's Euphoria was the mind-expanding soundtrack that accompanied the tumultuous journey of Zendaya's troubled 17 year-old recovering addict Rue Bennett.
The eight-episode run concluded on Sunday (Aug. 4) with an action-packed trip to the winter formal and Rue's heartbreaking goodbye to Jules (Hunter Schafer), which segued into a hallucinatory flashback to her father's death cued to the new Zendaya/Labrinth song "All For Us."
Just like real-life teens, the lives of Lexi (Maude Apatow), Maddy (Alexa Demie), Kat (Barbie Ferreira) and Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) are filled with a galaxy of music to match their mercurial moods. From the pilot episode, which set up Rue's journey to recovery with an opening montage mashing up Beyoncé's "Hold Up" with 1950s/'60s crooner Andy Williams' mellow cheese ballad "Can't Get Used to Losing You," to the season finale dramatic "All For Us" moment, Euphoria served up the coolest mixtape on TV.