If you haven't already seen this marvelous show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,
you need to get on it! The leading lady, Miriam "Midge" Maisel, played by Rachel Brosnahan, is literally every gal out there who thinks they're the funniest person on the planet, because we are... From the creator of Gilmore Girls
, Amy Sherman-Palladino brings us yet another hilarious female living her life in the big apple. It's set in 1950s New York, so if you're a sucker for period shows with the cutest outfits and the most colorful production design, this is the show for you. But it doesn't end there -- the soundtrack is also super on point, so we've decided to run down our top 10 favorite musical moments from the show.
1. "Girls Talk" - Dave Edmunds
This is an absolute classic and fits perfectly with the theme of the whole show. Its placement at the end of the first episode keeps you hooked for the next. With the chirpiness that this show brings, it's an all time favorite, because that is exactly what this show brings -- a happy vibe all the way through.
2. "It Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)" - Jimmie Lunceford
This track sums up Mrs. Maisel and her attitude towards her career and life in general. It's not about what you do, as long as you love it and do it the way you want to. If we had to take away one thing from this show, it would be the ever-so-relevant life advice it speaks.
3. "Happy Days Are Here Again" - Barbra Streisand
Would this show be complete if there wasn't a Barbra Streisand track? With Mrs. Streisand singing along, there's nothing this Mrs. Midge Maisel cannot do! Femme power forever.
4. "Fever" - Peggy Lee
A more sultry track, this is where we're introduced to Midge's new life and damn... i's good. If this was the song that soundtracked a pivotal moment in my life, I'd be set for success.
"A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)" - Romeo Void
True to its title, this track proves that us women aren't in trouble for long. We will always find our way out and wind up back to the top. This is around when Midge figures out her life and gains her independence. What a strong idol.
6. "Blue Christmas" - Elvis Presley
What would a 50s period show be without a bit of Elvis? This track is really lovely and suits the scene perfectly. It's as if it was made just for this show. Maybe Elvis predicted this all along.
7. "Yakety Yak" - The Coasters
The placement of this track is quite spot on. It plays in the bar after a rather awkward phone call. Yep, it's just a bunch of yakety yaks, as The Coasters put it so perfectly. We don't like Joel (Midge's husband) at the moment and this track sums up that feeling in only a brief moment, but does surprisingly really well.
8. "Mama Look A Boo Boo" - Harry Belafonte
Another 50s icon, Harry Belafonte, being the dream boat that he was (still is?), creates just the right atmosphere in the scene where Midge meets the infamous Herb Smith, played by the ever so lovely Wallace Shawn. Any scene with these two is a hoot.
9. "I Enjoy Being A Girl" - Sutton Foster & Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks
This track, although from the musical Flower Drum Song,
fits like a bug in a rug in this series, as it's all about Midge embracing her femininity and exploring the humor within that. This track is fun and flirty and embodies the overall tone of the show.
10. "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning" - Frank Sinatra
This is a really brutal part of the series and really gets those emotions flowing. But this track makes it kind of bearable... or does it kind of make it worse? Either way, it adds a deeper emotional layer as the episode closes, leaving you not just a bit teary (more like sobbing in confusion) but ready for a more upbeat episode.