The 15 best ’80s songs from Netflix’s new show ‘GLOW’

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With its authentic look at all things 1980s, the new Netflix series “GLOW” has become our latest binge obsession. And then there’s its incredible soundtrack.

Following the creation of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling promotion, which really became a hit TV show in the late 1980s, the Netflix comedy starring Alison Brie and breakout star Betty Glipin pays homage to the era with loud outfits, teased hair, and some of the best music of the era.

Here we highlight the 15 best songs from the show:

Warning: Minor spoilers revealed if you haven’t seen the entire first season.


1. “The Warrior” by Patty Smyth

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The first episode of the show kicks off with this classic anthem.

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2. “Separate Ways” (Worlds Apart) by Journey

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When Debbie (Egan) finally learns that Ruth (Brie) has been sleeping with her husband, Mark (Rich Sommer), she confronts her at the wrestling gym. With both ladies in the ring, G.L.O.W. director Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron) has a vision of what could be. Cue this classic Journey song.

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3. “Stir It Up” by Patti LaBelle

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The song in the first episode’s end credits is a track best known for being on the “Beverly Hills Cop” soundtrack, which, at the time the show is set in, would have been a huge hit on the radio.

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4. “The Look” by Roxette

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This hit plays over the introduction of the limo driving Melrose (Jackie Tohn) in episode two.

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5. “We Don’t Get Along” by The Go-Go’s

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Played over the end credits of episode two.

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6. “4-3-1” by The Jetzons

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With this song in the background, the girls party hard at Bash’s (Chris Lowell) house in Malibu, which features a robot filled with drugs.

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7. “Life in a Northern Town” by The Dream Academy

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Things slow down during the opening of episode three, as we watch the creation of Sheila the She-Wolf (Gayle Rankin).

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8. “Movin’ Out” (Anthony’ Song) by Billy Joel

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This staple from The Piano Man plays while we watch the girls preparing to move into The Dusty Spur motel.

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9. “Head over Heels” by Tears For Fears

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One of the greatest songs of the decade plays during the entrance of Billy the pizza guy (Casey Johnson), who Justine (Britt Baron) has the hots for.

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10. “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by Scorpions

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This hit plays over the end credits of episode five.

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11. “Dare” by Stan Bush

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Ruth and Debbie hone their routine with the help of some pro wrestlers. And accompanying the practice is a killer montage featuring this song.

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12. “Under Pressure” by Queen

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This classic from Queen may seem a little too on the nose for this scene where Ruth takes a pregnancy test. But we’ll forgive the show, it is a great song.

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13. “Car Wash” by Rose Royce

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Yes, this song is from the late 1970s, but who’s counting! This track is perfect for the scene in episode eight when the girls go to a roller derby for Sheila’s birthday.

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14. “Things Can Only Get Better” by Howard Jones

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“Radio voodoo” really does work! The girls’ spirits are high when this hit comes on the radio in Melrose’s limo as they drive to their first televised event.

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15. “Invincible” by Pat Benatar

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This iconic song comes on during the dramatic ending of the season finale when Liberty Bell (Eagan) takes on the heel Zoya the Destroyer (Brie).

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