‘The Politician’: Songs from Netflix’s new teen drama

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If you haven’t immersed yourself into Ryan Murphy’s (Glee, American Horror Story, Nip/Tuck) new high school/high-class world, then you are truly missing out. Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) is an ambitious high school-er on the path to being President of the United States…maybe? His eagerness for power and leadership spill over into his personal life wreaking havoc on almost everyone around him. As his world starts to crumble, music is what seems to be the glue holding him together. Murphy does this in a subtle yet obvious way (do your research and watch the drama and glory that is Glee) as iconic songs are treated with acoustic kindness throughout The Politician.

Here are some of the best songs heard in The Politician:

Try not to cry at this one…


An alt favorite


So so so iconic


The title sequence song and a good one at that


Everything Tame touches is gold


Yes, yes, and more yes


One of my all-time favorites and fits so elegantly in the show