What Song Was Sylvie Listening To In Loki Season 2, Episode 5?

loki season 2 episode 5 song list sylvie

Music plays a big part in Loki Season 2, Episode 5, “Science/Fiction”. While Natalie Holt’s score is the usual standout, you might be a little more interested in another piece of music that played in the episode: what Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) was listening to in the record shop, right before her reality got turned into spaghetti.

Or perhaps you’re looking for a Loki Season 2 Episode 5 song list because you like cool tunes. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a breakdown of the song Sylvie was listening to and why it was so important to feature in the episode… And a full song list, with links to listen to all the songs in the episode, right here, right now.

What Song Was Sylvie Listening To In Loki Season 2 Episode 5?

The song is titled “Oh! Sweet Nuthin'”, by the Velvet Underground. Released in 1970, it’s the final song on Loaded, which Phish.net calls “the last real Velvet Underground album.”

In the episode, Sylvie has returned to the branched timeline where she works at McDonald’s, orders generic bourbon at the local bar where everyone knows her name, and visits the record store to just chill out after a hard day of confronting her alternate universe double, aka Loki (Tom Hiddleston). The proprietor of the record store, Lyle (Jason Pennycooke) tells Sylvie that after a rough day, this record will “cure what’s ailing you, or make it a whole lot worse.”

loki season 2 episode 5 sylvie listening to velvet underground

Sylvie settles into the couch in the back of the store and somehow skips directly to the final song on the record (hey, maybe in this branched timeline the track order is reversed?), chills out, and feels things.

Regardless, the track is pretty applicable to Sylvie. If you head over to the Genius breakdown of the song, you can see that it’s about Jimmy Brown and Ginger Brown, a couple who hit the streets with nothing, not even the shoes on their feet. Tying into late ’60s/early ’70s counterculture, the idea is that you start from scratch with absolutely nothing, and build up your life outside society from there. That’s exactly what Sylvie is doing, and she’s happy doing it. Presumably, the song would have cured what’s ailing her, if the entire timeline hadn’t been turned into spaghetti. Alas!

Loki Season 2 Episode 5 Song List:

Wondering about the rest of the tracks in the episode, from Mobius’s (Owen Wilson) jet ski store theme and beyond? Here’s everything that played in the episode:

“Thunder In Your Heart” (1986), from RAD: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Written by Lenny Macaluso and Gloria Skelrov; Performed by John Farnham

“How to Lie With Statistics”

Written by Dr. Steven Trip and Lawrence Sam Goldings

NOTE: As far as I can tell this is a track from the 2018 movie How It Ends, which isn’t available to listen to online.

“Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” (1978), from Rose Royce III: Strikes Again!

Written by Miles Gregory; Performed by Rose Royce

“Working for the Weekend” (1981), from Get Lucky

Written by Paul Dean, Matthew Frenette, and Mike Reno; Performed by Loverboy

“So Used to Having You Around (Pt 1)”

Written by Al Braggs; Performed by Al “TNT” Braggs

NOTE: Looking through Braggs’ discography, it’s unclear whether this song was ever officially released by the artist. However, it can be found on a collection titled Top Soul Masters From The Lone Star State: 1963-1975, with the track available to listen to in full on YouTube.

“Oh! Sweet Nuthin'” (1970), from Loaded

Written by Lou Reed; Performed by The Velvet Underground

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